- Call to Worship and Hymns: We humbly wait for the Lord to call us into worship, and then respond to his upward invitation with thoughtful songs that celebrate his worth, sovereignty, faithfulness, holiness, and salvation.
- Confession of Sin and Assurance of Pardon: We confess our sins, humbling ourselves before God both emotionally and physically by kneeling. Then after hearing the assuring words of God’s pardon, we are called upon to lift up our hearts and souls unto the Lord.
- Scripture and Sacrament: We gather to hear God speak to us, humbly submitting to his Word being read and declared, and then in Gospel-rich hope we are raised up and invited to gather at his Son’s table to dine and be filled by his Spirit.
- Prayer and Benediction: We surrender ourselves to the timing and wisdom of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ in prayer, asking him to be with us; imploring his mercy and help for ourselves, the Church, our nation, world, families and friends. And finally, we are called upon to stand up and receive the Lord’s blessing at the end of the assembly.
(The original post of 19 June 2012 has been revamped, rewritten and now re-posted as of 29 August 2016. MWP)