August 20, 2017

Preaching:  Rev. Brad Lenzner

Call to Worship:  Psalm 149:1–2

Invocation: Psalm 51:2
“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity;"
“And cleanse me from my sin!"

The Law:  Matthew 22:37–40
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

The Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 30:17–21
 The Lord said to Moses, 18 “You shall also make a basin of bronze, with its stand of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it, 19 with which Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet. 20 When they go into the tent of meeting, or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn a food offering to the Lord, they shall wash with water, so that they may not die. 21 They shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they may not die. It shall be a statute forever to them, even to him and to his offspring throughout their generations.”

The New Testament Lesson:  Titus 3:4–7
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

The Sermon:  “The Bronze Basin for Washing” 
A Sermon on Exodus 30:17–21

Hymn 1  (Blue Psalter #307) “Ye Who His Temple Throng” 
Hymn 2  (Red Trinity #486) “God, Be Merciful to Me"
Hymn 3  (Red Trinity #499) “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”  

The Afternoon Service: 
Call to Worship: Psalm 24
“The Ascended Gift Giver” (Continuing in Ephesians)
Hymn 1  (Blue Psalter #125) “O Lord, Thou Has Ascended”
The Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 68:16–28
The New Testament Lesson: Ephesians 4:7–10  
The Heidelberg Catechism:  Lord’s Day 18 and 19, Q&A 49–51
Hymn 2  (Blue Psalter #361) “Praise the Savior”