Sunday, October 29, 2017

“They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides forever. As the mountains are roundabout Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth even forevermore.” Psalm 125:1-2.

May God give us further testimony and reassurance of this gospel reality proclaiming and promising His boundless care and keeping of all who trust and follow, the Triune God of our salvation as revealed in Christ Jesus, the one and only Saviour of sinners.

We extend a warm welcome to all especially also to visitors who come and join us in Christian worship here today.

On this Sunday, in the sermons we will reflect on God mercifully rescuing and richly blessing His people in and with the Reformation movement of the 16th century. This year much of the Christian church has been celebrating the 500th anniversary since Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the church door of Wittenberg in Germany October 31, 1517.

We rejoice that God used that event to lead the church to turn from error and become reformed. The reformed faith providentially restored with the 16th century Reformation movement holds to five principle doctrines key to true Christianity. They are known as the five solas:

Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone

Solus Christus – Christ Alone

Sola Gratia – Grace Alone

Sola Fide – Faith Alone

Soli Deo Gloria – The Glory of God Alone.

May God ever keep us to these same Biblical convictions and confession of true religion, teaching and guiding us in this one only gospel way in the generations. God bless so that we always “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude, verse 3. As Kevin DeYoung recently stated: “Wherever we find the Scripture alone as the highest and final authority, grace alone as the only hope for sinners, faith alone as the only ground for justification, Christ alone as the only atoning sacrifice for sin, and God alone as the ultimate object of our worship—wherever we find these truths sung, savored, and celebrated, we have reasons to rejoice in the Reformation.”

Welcome & Pre Service Singing: Psalter 396:6

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing: Psalter 267

3. Reading of the Law

4. Singing: Psalter 170

5. Scripture Reading: I Chronicles 16:7-36

Text: Exodus 20:4-6 (See also Heidelberg Catechism, LD 35,

page 72 in back of Psalter.)

6. Prayer

7. Offering

8. Prayer

* 9. Singing: Psalter 259:1,2,3,4


Theme: Worshipping the LORD as He calls us to do!?

11. Singing: Psalter 256:1,3,5

12. Thanksgiving Prayer

13. Singing: Psalter 431:3,4,5,6

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 228:2

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre Service Singing: Psalter 163:3

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing: Psalter 403

3. Scripture Reading: John 5:17-29 and Revelation 20:1-6

Sermon Text: Rev. 20:6

4. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)

5. Singing: Psalter 53

6. Prayer

7. Offering

8. Prayer

*9. Singing: Psalter 247


Theme: The gospel wonders of the fifth word of blessing in


11. Prayer

12. Singing: Psalter 426:1,2,3,4,5,8,7

* 13. Benediction

* 14. Doxology: Psalter . 420:5

* Indicates Standing