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Example Liturgy for Sunday Morning Worship
* Hymn: YB 26 “Open The Eyes of My Heart”
* God’s Greeting
   The pastor usually gives a greeting similar to 2 Tim. 1.2b
* Hymn: PsH 373 “Beautiful Savior” (v.1-3)
* Hymn: GB 8 “O Come, Let Us Adore Him” (v.1, 2 & v.3 a cappella)
   The number of hymns is optional.

  Confession & Assurance: Matthew 5.3-11
   This should include a reference to our sin and to Jesus as savior.
  Prayer of Confession
   The Pastor usually leads a silent prayer and the congregation prays The Lord’s Prayer.

* Song of Restoration: PsH 354 “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” (v.1-3)
  Offering (Prayer offered by the Deacons)
  Offertory Music
   This may be special music from the congregation, but usually the organist plays.
  Congregational Prayer (Pastor or Elder)

  Children’s Song: “Jesus Loves Me”
   Many songs work here, but “Jesus Loves Me” is pretty traditional & expected.

  Children’s Message
   Usually a 5 minute message with the children up front.
  Scripture Reading: Philippians 2.25-30
   We encourage church members to read scripture during services.
  Prayer to Recieve the Word
   Delivered by the Pastor or person preaching.
  Message: Humility: The Example of Epaphroditus
   Our service usually lasts an hour, so a 20 minute message is recommended.
* Song of Response: GB 51 “Teach Me Your Way, O Lord” (v.1-3)

* Parting Blessing
   The pastor usually gives a blessing similar to 2 Corinthians 13.14.

* Doxology: GB 22 “He is Lord”
* Congregation stands, if able.
The Blue Psalter Hymnal (PsH); Songs for Worship (YB); Songs for Worship II (GB)

Example Liturgy for Sunday Evening Worship
* Hymn: GB 12 “Lift High the Cross” (v.1-3)
* God’s Greeting
  Hymn Sing
   On the 2nd and 4th Sundays, a congregation member leads songs of their choosing.
   On all other Sundays the person preaching is responsible for choosing 2 more songs.
* The Apostles’ Creed

  Pastoral Prayer
   The Pastor usually takes prayer and praise requests from the congregation.

* Song of Preparation: PsH 446 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” (v.1-3)
  Evening Reading: John 3.31-36 & Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 31
  Message: The Keys of the Kingdom
* Song of Response: GB 46 “Lead Me, Guide Me”

* Parting Blessing
* Doxology: PsH 493 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

Worship Music

  • THE PSALTER HYMNAL (Blue Cover ©1976)


    SONGS FOR WORSHIP (Yellow Book)

    1.   All Heaven Declares
    2.   Alleluia, He Is Coming
    3.   Ancient of Days
    4.   Arise, Shine
    5.   Be Exalted, O God
    6.   Come, Now Is The Time To Worship
    7.   Cry Of My Heart
    8.   Draw Me Close
    9.   Here I Am To Worship
    10. I Believe in Jesus
    11. I Exalt Thee
    12. I Stand In Awe
    13. Knowing You
    14. Micah 6:8 [Micah 6.8]
    15. More Precious Than Silver
    16. My Life Is In You Lord
    17. O Lord, You’re Beautiful
    18. Open The Eyes Of My Heart, Lord
    19. Refiner’s Fire
    20. Sanctuary
    21. Shine Jesus Shine
    22. Shout To The Lord
    23. Shout To The North
    24. Step By Step
    25. The Power Of Your Love
    26. Thy Word
    27. White As Snow
    28. Wonderful Merciful Savior
    29. You, O Lord, Are My Refuge


    Songs For Worship I (Blue Book)
    October through March

    1.   I Sing the Mighty Power of God [Exodus 20.11]
    2.   Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
    3.   All Creatures of Our God and King [Psalm 148.13]
    4.   Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee [Psalm 139.14]
    5.   Holy, Holy
    6.   All Things Bright and Beautiful
    7.   For the Beauty of the Earth [Ecclesiastes 3.11]
    8.   For Your Gift of God the Spirit
    9.   Love Divine, All Loves Excelling [1 John 4.9]
    10. Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet
    11. The Love of God [Jeremiah 31.3]
    12. Children of the Heavenly Father
    13. All Praise to You, My God, This Night
    14. Grace Greater Than Our Sin [Romans 5.20]
    15. Tell Me the Old, Old Story [1 Peter 1:10]
    16. There Is Power in the Blood [Revelation 12.11]
    17. His Name is Wonderful [Revelation 1.8]
    18. I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
    19. Wonderful Words of Life [John 6.63]
    20. I Lay My Sins on Jesus [Isaiah 53.6]
    21. Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
    22. Count Your Blessings [Psalm 40.5]
    23. Wonderful Grace of Jesus [Ephesians 2.8]
    24. Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
    25. Freely, Freely [Matthew 10.8]
    26. Living for Jesus
    27. I Will Sing of My Redeemer
    28. Near to the Heart of God [Psalm 73.28]
    29. Thou Art Worthy
    30. Be Still and Know
    31. Break Now the Bread of Life
    32. Father, We Love You
    33. God, the Father of Your People
    34. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
    35. We Plow the Fields and Scatter
    36. O, How He Loves You and Me [John 15.9]
    37. Thanks to God for My Redeemer [2 Cor. 9.15]
    38. Go, Tell It on the Mountains [Luke 2.17]
    39. Glory to God (Ere zij God)
    40. How Great Our Joy! [Luke 2.10]
    41. Redeeming Love [Isaiah 53.4]
    42. God Is So Good
    43. Angels We Have Heard On High [Luke 2.14]
    44. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne [John 1.11]
    45. O Little Town of Bethlehem [Micah 5.2]
    46. Away in a Manger
    47. Once in Royal David’s City
    48. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
    49. There’s a Song in the Air
    50. As Moses Raised the Serpent Up
    51. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow


    Songs For Worship II (Green Book)
    April through September

    1.   Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
    2.   Holy God, We Praise Your Name
    3.   Nearer, My God, to Thee [Psalm 119.151]
    4.   Let All Things Now Living
    5.   How Great Thou Art
    6.   In My Life Lord, Be Glorified
    7.   I Will Sing of the Mercies of the LORD
    8.   O Come, Let Us Adore Him [Matthew 2.2]
    9.   Crown Him with Many Crowns
    10. Come, Christians, Join to Sing [Rev. 1.18]
    11. Go to Dark Gethsemane
    12. Lift High the Cross
    13. At the Cross [1 Corinthians 1.18]
    14. Lead me to Calvary [1 Corinthians 2.2]
    15. Were You There
    16. Nothing But the Blood [1 John 1.7]
    17. Are You Washed in the Blood? [Rev. 7.14]
    18. I Stand Amazed [Ephesians 2.4]
    19. And Can It Be
    20. O for a Heart to Praise My God [Psalm 51.10]
    21. Victory in Jesus [1 Corinthians 15.57]
    22. He Is Lord
    23. I Serve a Risen Savior
    24. To God Be the Glory
    25. O, How I love Jesus [1 Peter 1.8]
    26. Because He Lives [John 14.18-19]
    27. The Solid Rock [Matthew 7.24]
    28. This Is the Day
    29. Beyond the Sunset [Revelation 21.4]
    30. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
    31. Redeemed [Psalm 107.2]
    32. I’d Rather Have Jesus [Philippians 3.8]
    33. God Will Take Care of You [Nahum 1.7]
    34. There Shall Be Showers of Blessing [Ez. 34.26]
    35. There Is a Redeemer [1 Corinthians 1.30]
    36. Jesus Is All the World to Me [Philippians 1.21]
    37. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus [John 10.10]
    38. The Light of the World Is Jesus [Ephesians 5.14]
    39. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms [Deut. 33.27]
    40. Standing on the Promises [2 Peter 1.4]
    41. Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine
    42. He Touched Me [Matthew 8.3]
    43. Jesus Loves Even Me [1 Timothy 1.15]
    44. Jesus is Coming Again [Matthew 25.13]
    45. The Joy of the Lord [John 1.4]
    46. Lead Me, Guide Me
    47. Spirit of the Living God
    48. Come, Holy Spirit [Luke 11.13b]
    49. Like a River Glorious
    50. Blessed Quietness [John 14.16]
    51. Teach me Your Way, O Lord [Psalm 25.4-5]
    52. When We Walk with the Lord
    53. Seek Ye First the Kingdom
    54. The Bond of Love
    55. Lord, We Praise You [2 Corinthians 1.3]
    56. May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
    57. We Praise Thee, O God
    58. The Family of God [2 Corinthians 6.16-18]
    59. Happy the Home [Joshua 24.15]
    60. A Christian Home [Proverbs 22.6]
    61. Eternal Father, Strong to Save [1 Thess. 5.24]
    62. America, the Beautiful [1 Peter 2.17]