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Liturgy Rundown

Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown

If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.

The Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Ordinary Time

August 19th, 2018 | 8.19.2018

Song of Adoration 

  This is Amazing Grace

Call to Worship – Psalm 47

 Mr. Charlie Bursi

Leader:  Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

People:  For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.

Leader:  He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.

People:  He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

Leader: God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

People:  For God is the King of all the earth;

Leader:  sing praises with a psalm!

People:  God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

All:  The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham.

For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!

Song of Praise

  Lamb of God

Confession of Sin – Prayer from Psalm 51

  Mr. Charlie Bursi

Leader:  In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.  Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.  For the LORD is God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him

All:  Have mercy on me, O God, in your faithful love, in your great tenderness wipe away my offences; wash me thoroughly from my guilt, purify me from my sin. For I am well aware of my offences, my sin is constantly in mind. Against you, you alone, I have sinned, I have done what you see to be wrong, that you may show your saving justice when you pass sentence, and your victory may appear when you give judgment, remember, I was born guilty, a sinner from the moment of conception. But you delight in sincerity of heart, and in secret you teach me wisdom. God, create in me a clean heart, renew within me a resolute spirit, do not thrust me away from your presence, do not take away from me your spirit of holiness. Give me back the joy of your salvation, sustain in me a generous spirit. Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will speak out your praise. Sacrifice gives you no pleasure, burnt offering you do not desire. Sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken, contrite heart you never scorn. Amen.

Song of Comfort

   His Mercy is More

Assurance of Pardon – Romans 5, Hebrews 4:16

  Mr. Charlie Bursi

The proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Receive God's faithfulness, mercy and compassion because of the work of Jesus. May the peace of Christ be always with you! 

People:  And also with you!

Passing the Peace

Community Life Announcements

Prayers of the People

   Emily Spare

Song of Preparation & Offering

   Agnus Dei

The offering is a way for Christians to support the mission and ministry of the church. Christians offer a sacrificial portion of their resources- time talents, possessions- as an act of faith and gratitude in response to God’s grace. If you are a visitor, please do not feel like you need to give anything. The offering is for those who call City Pres home to express their faith through giving.

A Throne and Two Books: Revelation 20:10-15

  Rev. Justin Edgar

Song of Response

Nailed to the Cross

The Lord’s Supper

Jesus has prepared this table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who see their need for Jesus as their Lord and Savior are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord. (Wine is on the outer circle and juice on the inner circles, gluten free bread is provided on the plate. Young children who do not yet take the sacrament may brought forward for prayer. If you have any worries about being on camera, please remain seated during this time. The stage and surrounding area is on FB Live.)

Words of Institution

  Minister: The Lord be with you.

  People: And also with you

  Minister: Lift up your hearts!

  People: We lift them up to the Lord.

  Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.

  People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

  Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

  People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

  Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.

Song of Communion

  Before the Throne

Song of Celebration


Benediction – Jude 24 and 25

Leader:  Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore.  Amen.  Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

People: Thanks be to God!