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Worship on the Lord's Day at Providence

Every week on the Lord's Day the Triune God graciously calls us together in order to serve us. Yes, we gather to be served by God. This is fundamental for us. God brings us together in his presence to give us gifts; we gather at his call to receive his good gifts and respond with thanksgiving and praise.

For this reason, Sunday must be central in the life of our congregation. On this day, we are cleansed from sin, renewed in our faith and trust in Jesus, instructed by his Word, and strengthened as a community at the Table for sacrificial living in his kingdom.

Every Sunday the congregation assembles to take full advantage of every good gift the Lord himself desires to give us. We receive the gifts of the ministry of the Word and Sacrament in the Morning Service. Afterwards we sit under Bible teaching in Sunday School as children and adults. In the afternoon we rest from our normal six-day work. Finally, we conclude the day by returning in the evening for a more intimate meeting of praise, prayer, Bible teaching, and fellowship.

Our Weekly Bulletins

Here are some of our weekly bulletins in pdf format. When you open the pdf document with Acrobat Reader the layout will be just as it appears in the bulletin on Sunday. I will do my best to post each week's liturgy by Friday in case anyone would like to prepare for worship before the Sunday service. It should be noted that there will be some weeks when I am out of town or on vacation and therefore will not compose the service on my own computer. On these weeks the bulletin will not be available online. -Pastor Meyers
Christmas Eve Vespers, December 24, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006 - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 17, 2006 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 10, 2006 - Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 3, 2006 - First Sunday in Advent
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Sunday, November 5, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006 - Reformation Sunday
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Jackie Galan's Memorial Service, Saturday, October 14, 2006
Sunday, October 8, 2006
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Sunday, September 3, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Sunday, August 6, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Sunday, July 9, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Sunday, June 11, 2006 - Trinity Sunday
Sunday, June 4, 2006 - Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Sunday, May 7, 2006
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006 - Easter Sunday
Friday, April 14, 2006 - Good Friday Service
Sunday, April 9, 2006 - Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 2, 2006 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 26, 2006 - Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 19, 2006 - Third Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 12, 2006 - Second Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 5, 2006 - First Sunday in Lent / Audio Recording of Entire Service
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Sunday, February 5, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Epiphany Sunday - January 8, 2006
Christmas Eve Vespers Service - December 24, 2005
Fourth Sunday in Advent - December 18, 2005
Third Sunday in Advent - December 11, 2005
Second Sunday in Advent - December 4, 2005
First Sunday in Advent - November 27, 2005
Thanksgiving Day Service - November 24, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Sunday, November 6, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Sunday, October 9, 2005
Sunday, October 2, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Sunday, September 4, 2005
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Sunday, August 7, 2005
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Sunday, July 3, 2005
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Sunday, June 5, 2005
Sunday, May 29, 2005
Sunday, May 22, 2005 - Trinity Sunday
Sunday, May 15, 2005 - Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, May 8, 2005 - Ascension Sunday
Sunday, May 1, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Sunday, April 3, 2005
Sunday, March 27, 2005 - Easter Sunday
Friday, March 25, 2005 - Good Friday
Sunday, March 20, 2005 - Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Sunday, March 6, 2005
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Sunday, February 20, 2005

* Note: Pastor Meyers was in India for 2 weeks and in New Hampshire after that, so no bulletins are posted for January 23, 30, Feb. 6, & 13.

Sunday, January 16, 2005
Sunday, January 9, 2005
Sunday, January 2, 2005
Sunday, December 26, 2004 - Christmas Sunday
Friday, December 24, 2004 - Christmas Eve Vespers Service
Sunday, December 19, 2004 - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 12, 2004 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 5, 2004 - Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday, November 28, 2004 - First Sunday in Advent (New Bulletin Format)
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Sunday, November 7, 2004
Sunday, October 31, 2004 - Reformation Sunday
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Sunday, October 3, 2004
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Sunday, September 19, 2004
Sunday, September 12, 2004
Sunday, September 5, 2004
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Sunday, August 22, 2004
Sunday, August 15, 2004
Sunday, August 8, 2004
Sunday, August 1, 2004
Sunday, July 25, 2004
Sunday, July 18, 2004
Sunday, July 11, 2004
Sunday, July 4, 2004
Sunday, June 27, 2004
Sunday, June 20, 2004
Sunday, June 13, 2004
Sunday, June 6, 2004 - Trinity Sunday
Sunday, May 30, 2004 - Pentecost Sunday
Sunday, May 23, 2004
Sunday, May 16, 2004
Sunday, May 9, 2004
Sunday, May 2, 2004
Sunday, April 25, 2004
Sunday, April 18, 2004
Sunday, April 11, 2004 - Easter Sunday
Friday, April 9, 2004 - Good Friday
Sunday, April 4, 2004 - Palm sunday
Sunday, March 28, 2004 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, February 29, 2004 - First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, February 22, 2004
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Sunday, February 8, 2004
Sunday, February 1, 2004
All services were cancelled on January 25, 2004, because of snow and ice.
Sunday, January 18, 2004
Sunday, January 11, 2004
Sunday, January 4, 2004 - Epiphany Sunday
Sunday, December 21, 2003 - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 14, 2003 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 7, 2003 and Nicene Creed & Hymn - Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday, November 30, 2003 - First Sunday in Advent
Thanksgiving Day Service, November 27, 2003
Sunday, November 16, 2003
Sunday, November 9, 2003
Sunday, November 2, 2003
Sunday, October 26, 2003 and Reformation Day Insert
Sunday, October 19, 2003
Sunday, October 12, 2003
Sunday, October 5, 2003
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Sunday, September 14, 2003
Sunday, September 7, 2003
Sunday, August 24, 2003 | Here is an audio recording of this entire service.
Sunday, August 24, 2003
Sunday, August 17, 2003
Sunday, August 10, 2003
Sunday, August 3, 2003
Sunday, July 20, 2003
Sunday, July 13, 2003
Sunday, July 6, 2003
Sunday, June 29, 2003
Sunday, June 22, 2003 with the hymn "What God Ordains is Always Good"
Trinity Sunday, June 15, 2003
Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2003
Sixth Sunday After Easter, June 1, 2003 with Te Deum & Psalm 47
Fifth Sunday After Easter, May 25, 2003
Fourth Sunday After Easter, May 18, 2003
Third Sunday After Easter, May 11, 2003 with Psalm 72 & Bidding Prayer
Second Sunday After Easter, May 4, 2003
First Sunday After Easter, April 27, 2003
Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003
Good Friday, April 18, 2003

*Note: Pastor Meyers was on sabbatical January 1 through April 13, 2003. During this time no bulletins were posted online.

Missouri Presbytery Service (at PRPC), January 21, 2003
Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 2002
December 22, 2002
December 15, 2002 - Service of Lessons & Carols
December 15, 2002 - Third Sunday in Advent.
December 8, 2002 - Second Sunday in Advent.
December 1, 2002 - First Sunday in Advent. Pastor Meyers's Sermon on Galatians 5:13-6:2, "The Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit"
November 24, 2002
November 17, 2002 and Nicene Creed & Prayer of the Church
November 10, 2002 and Nicene Creed & Prayer of the Church
November 3, 2002 and The Prayer of the Church
October 27, 2002 - Reformation Day
October 20, 2002
October 13, 2002
October 6, 2002 and Te Deum
September 29, 2002
September 22, 2002 and Nicene Creed & Litany
September 15, 2002 and Nicene Creed & Litany
September 8, 2002 and Nicene Creed & Prayer of the Church
September 1, 2002
August 11, 2002
August 4, 2002
July 14, 2002
July 21, 2002 and The Prayer of the Church


Resources for Understanding Reformed Liturgy

For those who wish to read and learn more about our worship, I have listed below a number of essays and articles. Some of them are on our website (the ones by me) and some are located off site.

1. My book The Lord's Service: The Grace of Covenant Renewal Worship is now available from Canon Press or Amazon. I've removed the older online versions of the book that appeared on this site because I've made significant revisions to both previous editions of the book.

2. For those of you who may never have an opportunity to visit Providence but want to hear the liturgy we have made a recording of a typical morning service. You can download the MP3 file here.

2. In my article"Trinitarian Worship and Confession" I explain the relationship between what we confess to believe about God and how we worship him. This is a transcript of a lecture I gave at the Connecticut Valley Conference on Reformed Theology (CVCRT) in March, 1997. It was subsequently published as "Trinitarian Worship and Confession" in Christendom Essays: Biblical Horizons, No. 100, edited by James B. Jordan (Niceville, FL: Biblical Horizons, 1997), pp. 11-28. -JM

3. For the past two years I have sponsored a conference on Reformed Liturgy for men coming to the PCA General Assembly. The lectures from these conferences are avaiable from Biblical Horizons, PO Box 1096, Niceville, FL 32588 or you can write to James B. Jordan for information on ordering. You can read my lecture from the first conference:Why Some Presbyterians Don't Like Liturgy(offsite). I hope it will help you understand why some American Presbyterians have been afraid of liturgy. We are often much too "spiritual" for our own good. We forget that God has promised to work through very "physical means" to save and sanctify us.

4. It is our intention to install kneelers in our sanctuary so that the church might be faithful to the full range of bodily postures commanded in Scripture (kneeling, standing, siting, etc.). If this seems odd to you, even Roman Catholic you should read Pastor Rob S. Rayburn's excellent sermon on the proper Posture for Prayer (offsite).

5. We use the Anglo-Genevan Psalter regularly. Bill Hoover, our music director, has written an introduction to the Psalter for members and visitors.


The Anglo-Genevan Psalter

If you care to use the Anglo-Genevan Psalter in family or personal worship at home, you can view the entire Psalter as a pdf file here. If you want to know more about the Psalter, our music director has written an introduction to the Psalter for members and visitors.

The Trinity Hymnal

The entire Trinity hymnal can be accessed online here. This is a great site. You can search for a hymn even if you don't remember the number or the first line. So, for example, if all you remember is some phrase from the hymn like "prone to wander," type it in, and it will take you to the hymn "Come, thou fount of every blessing." If you click on the title you will bring up another page with the lyrics and the music. The music will play in the background for you. But, if you want, gather the whole family around the computer, crank the volume up and sing! You can even download the music as a midi file.




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