WE WILL NOT BE MEETING FOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY AT VPC. There will be a worship service posted online Sunday morning which will include all the elements of a worship service except for The Lord's Supper. Sunday's liturgy is available online and your pastors and elders encourage you to gather around your multimedia devices to participate online at 11am. An email will go out Saturday evening with all the revelant links.

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 - 11:00 A.M.
GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE
Call to Worship - Psalm 24
Hymn - #295 Crown Him With Many Crowns
Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! how the heav’nly anthem drowns All music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the Virgin’s Son, the God Incarnate born
Whose arm those crimson trophies won, which now His brow adorn:
Fruit of the mystic Tree as of that Tree the Stem;
The Root whence flows Thy mercy free the Babe of Bethlehem.

Crown Him the Lord of Love: Behold His hands and side;
Rich wounds yet visible above in beauty glorified:
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sway.
From pole to pole, that wars may cease and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end and round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of glory now extend their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown Him the Lord of years, the Potentate of time.
Creator of the rolling spheres ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me;
Thy praise shall never, never fail throughout eternity.

WE COME TO GOD BY FAITH
Prayer of Adoration
God’s Greeting - 1 Corinthians 1:2-3 [mod.]
Confession of Faith - Philippians 2:6-11
People of God What Do You Believe?
6 Jesus, who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Hymn #734 - 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.

GOD RESHAPES THE HEARTS AND LIVES OF HIS PEOPLE
Call to Confess our Sin 
Confession of Sin - Trinity Psalter – Psalm 51    [read in unison]

God, be merciful to me, on thy grace I rest my plea; plenteous in compassion thou, blot out my transgressions now; wash me, make me pure within, cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.

My transgressions I confess, grief and guilt my soul oppress; I have sinned against thy grace and provoked thee to thy face; I confess thy judgment just, speechless, I thy mercy trust.

Broken, humbled to the dust, by thy wrath and judgment just, let my contrite heart rejoice and in gladness hear thy voice; from my sins O hide thy face, blot them out in boundless grace.

Gracious God, my heart renew, make my spirit right and true; cast me not away from thee, let thy Spirit dwell in me; thy salvation’s joy impart, steadfast make my willing heart.

Assurance of Pardon

Song - How Deep the Father's Love For Us
How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Old Testament Reading - Psalm 2
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. 3 “Let us break their chains,” they say, “and throw off their fetters.” 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. 5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, 6 “I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.”  7 I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:  He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.” 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

New Testament Reading - Philippians 4:4-13
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all thing, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation – 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

Song - Hosanna
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest;
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest;
Lord, we lift up Your name,
With hearts full of praise;
Be exalted, O Lord, my God,
Hosanna in the highest.
Glory, glory, glory to the King of kings;
Glory, glory, glory to the King of kings;
Lord, we lift up Your name,
With hearts full of praise;
Be exalted, O Lord, my God,
Hosanna in the highest.

GOD USES HIS PEOPLE IN HIS SERVICE
As We Pray - Pastoral Prayer
As We Give - Online Giving

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD
The Reading of God’s Word - Luke 19:28-46
The Preaching of God’s Word - His Entrance Says It All

GOD SENDS HIS PEOPLE OUT WITH HIS BLESSING
Prayer of Commitment
Benediction