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Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday | April 11  

Call to Worship  Psalm 115:1-18

1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.
4 Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
6 They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
7 They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8 Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them.
9 O Israel, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.
11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and their shield.
12 The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us;
he will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;
13 he will bless those who fear the LORD,
both the small and the great.
14 May the LORD give you increase,
you and your children!
15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
who made heaven and earth!
16 The heavens are the LORD’s heavens,
but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17 The dead do not praise the LORD,
nor do any who go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore.
Praise the LORD!

Prayer of Invocation

O Lord of all consolation and comfort,
look down upon your church oppressed by her enemies
and deliver her fro the glory of your holy name.
Destroy the idolatry which overruns the whole world.
Suffer not, good God,
that we be exposed to the angry will of our enemies;
that we, in despite of them,
being maintained by you,
may bless and glorify you, both now and forevermore. Amen.

Hymn 286  Worship Christ the Risen King


Rise, O church, and lift your voices, Christ has conquered death and hell.
Sing as all the earth rejoices; resurrection anthems swell.
Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ, the risen King!

See the tomb where death had laid him, empty now, its mouth declares:
""Death and I could not contain him, for the throne of life he shares.""
Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ, the risen King!

Hear the earth protest and tremble, see the stone removed with power;
all hell's minions may assemble, but cannot withstand his hour.
He has conquered, he has conquered, Christ the Lord, the risen King!

Doubt may lift its head to murmur, scoffers mock and sinners jeer,
but the truth proclaims a wonder thoughtful hearts receive with cheer.
He is risen, he is risen, now receive the risen King!

We acclaim your life, O Jesus, now we sing your victory;
sin or hell may seek to seize us, but your conquest keeps us free.
Stand in triumph, stand in triumph, worship Christ, the risen King!

Prayer of Confession (In Unison) 

O Almighty God and Heavenly Father, we poor, miserable sinners confess that we have sinned
against you from our childhood until this very hour, by evil thoughts, words, inclinations and deeds which we cannot count. Wherefore we are not worthy to be called your children or lift our eyes to heaven. O God and Father, we ask, for the sake of your steadfast love and mercy, to receive us into your grace, with the forgiveness of our sin. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

Assurance of Forgiveness   Psalm 103:8-12

8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Responding in Praise 735  Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. world without end. Amen, amen.

Affirmation of Faith (In Unison) The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Collection of Tithes and Gifts   

With gladness, let us present the offerings of our life and labor to the Lord as a sign of our trust in Him.

You can give financially to the church in one of the following ways:

1) Mail a check to: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4000 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.

2) text an amount to 601-202-4203;

3) Click here to give online by credit card or directly from your bank account; (Click here for tutorial on how to give online)

Children’s Catechism  Question 149

Q. What will God do for believers on the last day?
A. He will give them a home with him in the new heaven and the new earth.

Special Music  Hallelujah! from The Messiah by G.F. Handel 

New Testament Reading  Colossians 1:15

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  

Old Testament Reading   Exodus 20:4-6 

4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 

Sing the Doxology 731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heav'ly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Word Preached  "The Second Commandment”   Dr. Josh Cole

Hymn 170  Fairest Lord Jesus


Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature, Son of God and Son of Man!
Thee will I cherish, thee will I honor, thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fair are the woodlands, robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fair is the moonlight, and all the twinkling, starry host:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer than all the angels heav'n can boast.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations! Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and for evermore be thine.

Prayer of Intercession and the Lord’s Prayer

The following offers an outline of prayer.
As you pray, add other specific prayers to the Lord.

Pray that the Holy Spirit would move mightily around the world,
opening eyes to Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Church around the world.

Pray for the Church in Jackson.

Pray for the work of missionaries around the world.

Pray for Covenant.

Pray for our country.
For God’s Spirit to move and transform hearts within our land.
For the spread of COVID-19 to cease.
For the continued distribution of vaccines.
For the healing of divisions.
For our President — Joe Biden.

Pray for our city.

Pray for those on your heart this day.

Pray through our high priest and mediator, Jesus Christ.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

When you have specific Prayer Request call the church (601-981-7236) or send your prayer request to the pastors here:   

Read God’s Blessing  Numbers 6:24-26

24 The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Postlude    Toccatina on O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing by Alfred Fedak


Children's Worship Resources

Children's Worship Bulletin - Ages 3+
Children's Worship Bulletin - Ages 7+

Ten Commandments maze


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