Gospel-Shaped Service Example


Revelation: God Making Himself Known to Us

Silent Prayer and Meditation

Prelude: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Christian Greeting

Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 25:1–9

Reader:  The Word of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God.

Adoration: Exalting Our Glorious God

Hymn: Let Us, with a Gladsome Mind

Prayer of Praise

Gloria Patri

Confession: Lifting Contrite Hearts up to the Lord

Scripture Reading: Psalm 70:4–5

Hymn: Come, Ye Sinners

Silent Prayers of Repentance

Corporate Prayer of Confession

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
—from Psalm 51

Propitiation: God Declaring Forgiveness

Declaration of the Good News: 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Related:  Elder Ordination Service

Leader:  In Christ your sins are forgiven you!
People:  The Lord be praised!

Hymn: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Proclamation: God Speaking through His Word

Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Sermon: “What Is Sanctification?”

Dedication: Responding to the Word of God

Hymn: Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated

Offertory Prayer


Supplication: Praying for the Church & the World

Intercessory Prayer

Commission: God Sending Us Forth to Serve Him

Pastoral Welcome & Announcements

Hymn: Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

Pastoral Charge and Benediction

Postlude: “Glory Be to God on High”