Founders Journal 67 · Winter 2007 · p. 26
Sample Worship Service
From South Woods Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
January 7, 2007
Welcome and AnnouncementsScripture ReadingPsalm 69:1-18Ben CrippsCall to Worship“The King of Love My Shepherd Is”ChoirHymn 493 “It Is Well with My Soul”CongregationCongregation Confession of Sin
Lord God, eternal and almighty Father:
We acknowledge before your holy majesty that we are poor sinners,
conceived and born in guilt and in corruption, prone to do evil, unable of our own power to do good.
Because of our sin, we endlessly violate your holy commandments.
But, O Lord, with heartfelt sorrow we repent and turn away from all our offenses. We condemn ourselves and our evil ways, with true sorrow asking that your grace will relieve our distress.
Have compassion on us, most gracious God, Father of mercies, for the sake of your son Jesus Christ our Lord.
And in removing our guilt, also grant us daily increase of the grace of your Holy Spirit, and produce in us the fruits of holiness and of righteousness pleasing in your sight: Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. (Adapted from John Calvin’s Liturgy of 1543)
Pastoral PrayerHymn 432“From Every Stormy Wind That Blows”CongregationResponsive ReadingPsalm 27Hymn 348“Hiding in Thee”CongregationMessage in Music“Jesus, Lover of My Soul”Choir / FluteMessageDr. Phil Newton “The Seventh Seal: Quiet before the Storm”
(Revelation 8:1-12) Hymn 466“Jesus, Lover of My Soul”CongregationWorship with Tithes and OfferingsBenediction