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Order of Worship 03-29-2020

Call to Worship

NSBC,

Rejoice! Your names are written in the book of life.

In an ongoing attempt to serve you during these unusual days, we've put together an order or worship for you to follow. We encourage you and your household to follow the order below. Participate together in the songs, readings, and prayer. Listen to the proclamation of God's word from 1 King 10. Worship the Lord through giving by the means provided below.

Please pray for the day when we can worship in one place as a body. Until that day arrives, continue to make the Lord's Day a special time of worship in your home.

Prepare your hearts now through this reading from the Valley of Vision.

O GOD,

Though I am allowed to approach thee
      I am not unmindful of my sins,
      I do not deny my guilt,
      I confess my wickedness, and earnestly
    plead forgiveness.

May I with Moses choose affliction rather than
    enjoy the pleasures of sin.
Help me to place myself always under thy guiding
    and guardian care,
  to take firmer hold of the sure covenant that
    binds me to thee,
  to feel more of the purifying, dignifying,
    softening influence of the religion I profess,
  to have more compassion, love, pity, courtesy,
  to deem it an honour to be employed by thee
    as an instrument in thy hands,
    ready to seize every opportunity of usefulness,
    and willing to offer all my talents to thy service.

Thou hast done for me all things well,
  hast remembered, distinguished, indulged me.
All my desires have not been gratified,
  but thy love denied them to me
  when fulfilment of my wishes would have
    proved my ruin or injury.
My trials have been fewer than my sins,
  and when I have kissed the rod it has fallen
    from thy hands.
Thou hast often wiped away my tears,
  restored peace to my mourning heart,
  chastened me for my profit.
All thy work for me is perfect,
  and I praise thee.

Worship in Song

Whate’er My God Ordains is Right

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Scripture Reading

Luke 11:27-32 English Standard Version (ESV)

True Blessedness
27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!”
28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

The Sign of Jonah
 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

Pastoral Prayer

Worship in Song (cont.)

Where Shall I Be?

O Christ, What Burdens Bowed Thy Head

Sermon/Benediction

Song of Response

Doxology/All Glory be to Christ

Announcements

Worship Through Giving

If you normally contribute to the church by check or cash, you have the opportunity to continue giving online through ChurchCenter. You can give directly through your bank account or by debit card. You may also mail checks to:

North Shore Baptist Church
202-09 42nd Ave.
Bayside, NY 11361

Thank you for your cheerful and faithful giving!