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Bulletin & Hymns

Friedens Reformed Church 

P.O. Box J, Tripp, South Dakota 57376

Church: 605-935-6758 Pastor Andy: 605-505-1010

Affiliated with: The Evangelical Association of Reformed & Congregational Christian Churches

August 23, 2023

Opening Prayer: 

 

**Opening Hymn: Be Thou My Vision 382

1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, 

save that Thou art--Thou my best thought, 

by day or by night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

 

2 Be thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word; I ever with Thee and 

Thou with me, Lord; Thou my great Father, I Thy true son,

Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

 

3 Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance, now and always; Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

 

4 High King of heaven, my victory won, may I reach heaven's joys, 

O bright heav'n's Sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

 

** Invocation: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth.

 

**Call to Worship: Hebrews 9:16-26

M: For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 

C: For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. 

M: Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. 

C: For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, 

M: he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 

C: saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.” 

M: Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. 

C: And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

M: Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 

C: For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, 

M: now to appear in the presence of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— 

C: He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17 

 

**Prayer of Confession: Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and sober life. To the Glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

 

Assurance of Absolution: 

 

Hymn: Amazing Grace 202

1 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.

 

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!

 

3 The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.

 

4 Thru many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come;

'tis grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

 

5 When we've been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun,

We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we’d first begun.

 

**Old Testament Reading: Exodus 12:1-14

Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man's need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover. 

'For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.'"  

**The Apostles’ Creed

**The Gloria Patri 

 

Reading of Sermon Text: Luke 22:14-20 

When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

 

Children’s Sermon

Sermon: The Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper 

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

 

The Offertory Hymn: Come Thou Almighty King 267

1 Come, Thou Almighty King, help us Thy name to sing, help us to praise; Father! all glorious,

o'er all victorious, Come, and reign over us, Ancient of Days.

 

2 Come, Thou Incarnate Word, gird on Thy mighty sword, Our prayer attend!

Come, and Thy people bless, And give Thy word success; Spirit of holiness, On us descend.

 

3 Come, Holy Comforter, Thy sacred witness bear in this glad hour. Thou, who almighty art, 

now rule in ev'ry heart, and ne'er from us depart, Spirit of pow’r.

 

4 To Thee, great One in Three, eternal praises be, hence evermore;

Thy sov'reign majesty may we in glory see, and to eternity love and adore.

 

**Doxology

**Prayer of Dedication

**Closing Hymn: The Solid Rock 404

1 My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

 

Refrain:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

 

2 When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace;

in ev'ry high and stormy gale my anchor holds within the veil.

 

Refrain:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

 

3 His oath, His covenant, His blood support me in the whelming flood;

when all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.

 

Refrain:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

 

4 When He shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found,

dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.

 

Refrain:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

 

**Benediction

Postlude

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