Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America

 
 

Family Devotions

Week 39, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, September 26, 2021

 

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                   

                                                                                         

*PRAISE SONG                        His Mercy is More

 

*Call To Worship                                                                  Psalm 106: 1-3b, 47, 48

Leader: Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

All: Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise? Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

Leader: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say,

All: “Amen!” Praise the Lord!

Psalm 105:1 : Ps. 145:4, 5, 11, 12

*PRAISE SONGS            O Day of Rest and Gladness

                                                    In Christ Alone

 

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

taken from the Heidelberg Catechism- question 60

 

Leader: How can I be right with God?

All: Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously sinned against all of God’s commandments and of never having kept any of them, and even though I am still inclined toward all evil, nevertheless, without my deserving it at all, out of sheer grace, God grants and credits to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner, as if I had been as perfectly obedient as Christ was obedient for me. All I need to do is accept this gift of God with a believing heart. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                                                 Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—everyone—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

SCRIPTURE READING                                                                         John 9:1-41

 

*HYMN 500                                      Rock of Ages

 

THE OFFERING                                                                            1 Timothy 6:18-19

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 

 

* Doxology: Hymnal, p. 732

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.

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                                     Warren Paire

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                                         Matthew 24:1-14        

 

SERMON                             “The End of the Age”                          John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 580                         Lead on O King Eternal

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                   Christine Kiewit                       

 

*Congregation standing if able

 

For 2021, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families to more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “A Daughter of the Reformation”, weekly questions from the Heidelberg Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 39:

 

Weekly Hymn:   580 Lead on O King Eternal

                   https://youtu.be/LfTcvHmPh-s

Heidelberg Catechism–

Q61 Why, do you say that through faith alone you are righteous? 

Answer: Not because I please God by the worthiness of my faith. It is because only Christ’s satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness make me righteous before God, and because I can accept this righteousness and make it mine in no other way than through faith.

 

Q62 Why can’t our good works be our righteousness before God, or at least a part of our righteousness?

Answer: Because the righteousness which can pass God’s judgment must be entirely perfect and must in every way measure up to the divine law. But even our best works in this life are imperfect and stained with sin.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 9/27 – Isaiah 33-36

Tue – 9/28 – Isaiah 37-40

Wed – 9/29 – Isaiah 41-44

Thurs – 9/30 Isaiah 45-48

Fri – 10/1– Isaiah 49-52

Sat – 10/2 – Psalms 118

Sun – 10/3 – Ecclesiastes 9

 

A Look at Next Week:

 

Sermon Text:  Mathew 24:15-28

 

Praise Music:       Rejoice

                              Psalm 126

 

Hymns:               693 Blessed Assurance

                             705 I Know Whom I Have Believed

                              

Bulletin Announcements and Calendar Events—Please direct all bulletin announcements and events to be put on the church’s calendar to our Church Administrative Assistant, Kriste Johnston (kjohnston@faithreformed.org). Bulletin announcements must be submitted no later than noon on Wednesdays.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Communion—We will have communion next Sunday, October 3.

 

Fellowship Luncheon— Lunch will be served after the worship service this afternoon. Please come on back and as Acts 2:42 tells us, devote ourselves to “fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and prayer.”

 

Walk for Life—Today, September 26, Care Net Frederick presents its annual ministry event—Walk for Life. Beginning at 1:00 PM at the Baker Park Bandshell there will be complimentary lunch, face painting, games, and live worship! We will then walk approximately 1.5 miles around Baker Park and finish up with Jimmie Cone Ice Cream!

 

Women’s Bible Study—All Women in the church are invited to join a new Women’s Bible Study “What’s She Doing Here?  The Messy Women in Jesus’s Genealogy” The study will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays will begin on October 2nd at 9:00 am at the church. This is an eight-chapter study written by Susan Tyner the Gospel of Matthew begins with Jesus’s family tree, an unusual one not only because it includes women, but messy women: Tamar, who tricked her father-in-law to impregnate her; Rahab, the Jericho prostitute who betrayed her countrymen; Ruth, the widowed Moabitess turned beggar; and Bathsheba, listed only by her murdered husband’s name. Then there was Mary. Although we know of her innocence and submission to God, those around her questioned her purity and the legitimacy of the Child she bore.  We will be studying how God wove the messy stories of these five women together into His Big Story of salvation.  Please be sure to let us know if you’ll be attending by indicating on the signup sheet in the foyer.  Should you have any questions, please see Susan Hauver or Grace Rochford.  

 

 




 

Praise Team Playlist

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