Albemarle Reformed Church

Order for the public worship of God July 20, 2014
Opening Prayer
Call to Worship: Hebrews 10:19-25
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Therefore, brothers,
[c]
since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of
Jesus,
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by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his
flesh,
21
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22
let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled cleanfrom an evil conscience and our
bodies washed with pure water.
23
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,
for he who promised is faithful.
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And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good
works,
25
not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another,
and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Singing Blessed Assurance (#255)
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 2:18-24
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Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit
for
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him.”
19
Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed
[f]
every beast of the field and every
bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever
the man called every living creature, that was its name.
20
The man gave names to all livestock and
to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam
[g]
there was not found a
helper fit for him.
21
So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept
took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
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And the rib that the Lord God had taken
from the man he made
[h]
into a woman and brought her to the man.
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Then the man said,“This at
last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken
out of Man.”
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Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and
they shall become one flesh.
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And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Singing Jesus Paid it all (#125)
Catechism: Questions 6-10 from A Catechism for boys and girls

6. Are there more gods than one? 9. Who is God?
There is only one God. God is a Spirit, and does not have a body like men
7. In how many persons does this one God exist? 10. Where is God?
In three persons God is everywhere.
8. Who are they?
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Singing Congregational Request
New Testament Reading: Matthew 15:10-20
10
And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand:
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it is not what goes
into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a
person.”
12
Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees
were offended when they heard this saying?”
13
He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father
has not planted will be rooted up.
14
Let them alone; they are blind guides.
[c]
And if the blind lead
the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
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But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.”
16
And he
said, “Are you also still without understanding?
17
Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth
passes into the stomach and is expelled?
[d]

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But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the
heart, and this defiles a person.
19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual
immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
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These are what defile a person. But to eat with
unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Congregational Praises and Prayer Requests
Prayer of Intercession
Sermon Tim Panek
1Corinthians 6:12-20
Singing Turn your eyes upon Jesus (#204)
Questions and Comments on the Message
Preparation for the Lord’s Supper
Confession
Assurance of Pardon: Jeremiah 31:34
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And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know
the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.
For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Singing There is Power in the Blood(#198)
Charge and Benediction: Revelation 1:4-5
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven
spirits who are before his throne,
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and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the
dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
Singing Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
Closing Prayer

Meet, welcome, and bless one another in the name of the Lord!