To All Generations: An Old Year's service based on Psalm 90

The Opening of Worship

Prelude
"Jesus, Still Lead On" (Haan, Cherwein)

"Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" (Burkhardt, Powell)

Reading: Psalm 90:1-2

The Call to Worship

Declaration of Trust and God's Greeting
Congregation of Jesus Christ, in whom are you trusting?
Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.
Grace, mercy and peace to you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Amen!

Song: "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" PsH 170, PH 210, RL 1, TH 30

God Is Eternal...

Reading: Exodus 15:1-2, 11-13

Song: "I Will Sing unto the Lord" PsH 152, SFL 105

Reading: Deuteronomy 32:3-4, 39, 43

All: Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Reflections

Prayer

Solo: "Forever" (Rosasco)

Song: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" PsH 460, PH 263, RL 7, TH 38

But We're So Fragile ...

Reading: Psalm 90:3-12

All: Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Reflections

Prayer

Song: "Lead Me, Guide Me" PsH 544, SFL 220

Offertory Prayer

Offering

Offering Song: "If You But Trust in God to Guide
YOU" PsH 446, PH 282, RL 151, SFL 210

So We Need God's Compassion...

Reading: Psalm 90:13-17

All: Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Reflections

Prayer

Song: "Father, Long Before Creation" PsH 464

The Celebration of God's Grace

The Invitation to the Lord's Table

The Lord's Supper

Songs
"I Worship You O Lord" PsH 30
"Like a River Glorious" PsH 560, TH 699
"My Jesus, I Love Thee" PsH 557, TH 648
"I Will Sing of My Redeemer" PsH 479, TH 650
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" PsH 556, PH 276, RL 155, TH 32

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Closing of Worship

The Benediction

Song: "Hours and Days and Years and Ages" PsH 443

Organ Postlude: "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" (Fleischer)

Howard D. Vanderwell was the Resource Development Specialist of Pastoral Leadership for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, the author and editor of The Church of All Ages and Caring Worship: Helping Worship Leaders Provide Pastoral Care through the Liturgy, and co-author of Designing Worship Together.