Founders Journal


Founders Journal 67 · Winter 2007 · p. 26

Sample Worship Service
From South Woods Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Morning Worship
January 7, 2007

Welcome and Announcements
Scripture ReadingPsalm 69:1-18Ben Cripps
Call to Worship“The King of Love My Shepherd Is”Choir
Hymn 493 “It Is Well with My Soul”Congregation
Congregation 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 Prayer
Hymn 432“From Every Stormy Wind That Blows”Congregation
Responsive ReadingPsalm 27
Hymn 348“Hiding in Thee”Congregation
Message in Music“Jesus, Lover of My Soul”Choir / Flute
MessageDr. Phil Newton
“The Seventh Seal: Quiet before the Storm”
(Revelation 8:1-12)
Hymn 466“Jesus, Lover of My Soul”Congregation
Worship with Tithes and Offerings