Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America

 
 

Family Devotions

Week 47, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, November 22, 2020

 

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors this morning! Visitors, please complete the Welcome card in the pew rack and put it in the offering plate, so we may know how best to minister to/with you. Let’s prepare our hearts with silent Bible reading, meditation, and prayer before the service begins.

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                    

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE                By Faith

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 97:1-6

Leader: The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 

All: Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 

Leader: Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around. 

All: His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 

Leader: The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. 

All: The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS      How Great Is Your Faithfulness

                                      Glory Be To God The Father                                             

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty God, gracious Father, we confess that we are not worthy of your presence, but we look now to the Lamb of God, who takes away our sin. Through him we would now come near to you, listening to your voice, trusting in your love, delighting in your Word, and leaning on your arm. We joyfully beg to see your face.  Now cleanse our minds of all error and our hearts of all idols, that we may shine in the world with the radiant light of your Spirit and your character. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         2 Corinthians 5:21

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 465        Marvelous Grace Of Our Loving Lord                         

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:25

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”

 

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                  Reid Wilson

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                              Philippians 4:4-7

 

SERMON     “By Prayer and Supplication, With Thanksgiving”                

                                                                                           John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 98                 Now, Thank We All Our God

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 47:

 

Weekly Hymn:   194 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

                                    https://youtu.be/7xtpJ4Q_Q-4

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q93 Which are the sacraments of the New Testament? /

Answer: The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.

 

  • Q94 What is baptism? /

Answer: Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,[Matthew 28:19]doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –11/23 – 1 Chronicles 21, 1 Peter 2, Jonah 4, Luke 9

Tue – 11/24 – 1 Chronicles 22, 1 Peter 3, Micah 1, Luke 10

Wed – 11/25 – 1 Chronicles 23, 1 Peter 4, Micah 2, Luke 11

Thurs – 11/26 – 1 Chronicles 24, 25, 1 Peter 5, Micah 3, Luke 12

Fri – 11/27 – 1 Chronicles  26, 27, 2 Peter 1, Micah 4, Luke 13

Sat – 11/28 – 1 Chronicles 28, 2 Peter 2, Micah 5, Luke 14

Sun – 11/29 – 1 Chronicles 29, 2 Peter 3, Micah 6, Luke 15

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Genesis 3:1-24

 

Praise Music:          The Grace of My God

                                    The Fullness of Time

 

Hymns:   198 Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates

194 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hearing assistance and large print pew Bibles are available during the worship service.  Please contact an usher for assistance.

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, December 5th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates January 16 and 30th. 

 

The study book is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/PeterLivingChristGospelCoalition/dp/143005154X/ref=sr_1_1crid=10EP6WUOWNAPW&dchild=1&keywords=i+peter+jen+wilkin&qid=1597771978&sprefix=I+Peter%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1 ) 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com) 

 

New Meal Ministry Coordinators –  Monica Paire has stepped down as coordinator of Faith’s Meal Ministry.  The new team is Maria Rochford, Anna Newman, and Ellen Nicodemus.  Please contact them via email, text, phone, or Slack with any meal requests or questions.  And please join us in thanking Monica for her many years of faithful service to this ministry.  

 

Joint Thanksgiving Eve Service – Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM we will meet together with the congregations of Good News ARP and New Hope OPC at: 5305 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD.  This will be a service of praise and thanksgiving.  Masks will be required.

 

Holiday Donation Opportunities – Faith Church is supporting two donation opportunities this holiday season, one for Bethany Tuel (Homeless Outreach Program) and one for Maria Rochford (Genesis Healthcare). Collections will continue through the end of December. Please place your donations in the appropriately marked box in the narthex.

 

1) Homeless Outreach Program: In need of items for men and women: winter coats, winter boots, socks, underwear (boxers,size medium and up), gloves, hats, scarves, sneakers, combs/brushes, razors, pre-packaged snacks (chips, crackers,granola bars, etc.), jeans. Underwear, hygiene products, and food should be new; everything else can be gently used. Contact Bethany for more info: 240-405-9549.

 

2) Genesis Healthcare (nursing home facility): In need of: large printbooks, magazines, word search and puzzle books, bingo prizes (crocheted blankets, shawls, pens, cute pads of paper, hand cream, lip balm), and simple craft kits. No glass or candles. Contact Maria for more info: 240-439-1218.

 

Ministry to Whittier elementary school – Last year our church family had the ministry opportunity to provide winter coats to Whittier Elementary school. The school has contacted Faith to see if we would be willing to help again this year as their needs are even greater this year   This year’s needs are as follows:

  • Boys & girls mittens
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target and grocery stores (Giant, Weis, etc.)  Suggested amount $ 25
  • New Coats for boy & girls – sizes small & medium

A large box marked “Whittier Elementary” will be located in the church foyer, as well as, a smaller box for gift cards on the welcome desk. Donations need to be received no later Sunday, November 29th.  Please see Christine Stalnaker with any questions (or email CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 




 

Praise Team Playlist

Check out some of the songs we’ll be singing in Sunday morning worship.