Ready Yourself For Jesus’ Return

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We are assembled as a people of God, preparing ourselves for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

Entry of the Bible:


Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)
L:         To Him Who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father—to Him be glory and power for ever and ever!  Amen.
P:        “Look, He is coming with the clouds”, and “every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of Him.”
So shall it be! Amen.
All:      “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty.”

“Sing a new song unto the Lord”                    422 (New)

Prayer of Adoration:                                          Minister

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“For all Your goodness, God”                            804 (New)

The Offertory Prayer:                                          Minister

Prayer of Confession:

“Happy the man” Psalm 32                                   629
“This is my Father’s world”                                     242

The passing of the Peace:

The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

Prayer for the opening of the Word:                  Minister

The Scriptures:
Malachi 3: 1-5                                                                 Marjorie Cross
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18                                       Minister

Sermon:  “Ready Yourself For Jesus’ Return”

Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.


“O Jesus, I have promised”                                478

Commissioning and Benediction

Closing Refrain: