Week 24, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, June 13, 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     

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE             Dawning Light of Our Salvation  

 

*Call To Worship                                         Psalm 37:3-6

Leader: Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
All: Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Leader: Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
All: He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

 

*PRAISE SONGS             Make Me Your Instrument

                                  Pensive Doubting Fearful Heart

*INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH             The Nicene Creed (p. 846)

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

RECOGNIZING GRADUATES

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

 

*HYMN 487      In Thy Wrath and Hot Displeasure      (Psalm 38)           

 

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. 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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                            Reid Wilson

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                           Psalm 38

 

SERMON          “A Prayer For Help”                              John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty, eternal, most just and gracious God, Help me to know that all things are shadows, but You are substance; All things are quicksand, but You are mountain; All things are shifting, but You are anchor; All things are ignorance, but You are wisdom.  You are thrice Holy, yet my life and heart abound with apologies not made, repentance not completed, forgiveness not offered, brothers not respected, reputations not defended, peace not pursued, neighbors not loved, Sabbaths not kept, appetites not restrained, parents not honored, spouse not cherished, children not trained, prisoners not visited, strangers not clothed, hungry not fed, providences ignored, envy unchecked, prayers unspoken, fears not conquered, truth not defended, sheep not fed, feet unmoved, tongue unbridled, eyes unguarded, time wasted, talents wasted, treasure wasted.  Lord Jesus, Deliver me from these chains, from the wretchedness of the old man who still lives, from the sugar of sin as well as its gall, So that with earnest heart searching I may come to You, cast myself on You, trust in You, cry to You, be delivered by You.  I appeal from the throne of Your perfect justice to the throne of your boundless grace.  Grant me to hear Your voice assuring me that I am guilty, but pardoned; lost, but saved; wandering, but found; sinning, but cleansed.  Give me perpetual broken heartedness; Keep me always clinging to Your cross; Flood me every moment with descending grace.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 472         Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Wretched

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

                            

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 24

 

Weekly Hymn:   472 Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Wretched

                                https://youtu.be/9yQeOLxTOLI

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q31 Why is he called Christ, that is, Anointed?

Answer: Because he has been ordained by God the Father, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, to be our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption; our only High Priest, who by the one sacrifice of his body has redeemed us, and who continually intercedes for us before the Father; and our eternal King, who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who defends and preserves us in the redemption obtained for us.

  • Q32 Why are you called a Christian?

Answer: Because I am a member of Christ by faith and thus share in his anointing, so that I may as prophet confess his name, as priest present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to him, and as king fight with a free and good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and hereafter reign with him eternally over all creatures.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 6/14 – 1 Samuel 29-31

Tue – 6/15 – 2 Corinthians 1-3

Wed – 6/16 – 2 Corinthians 4-6

Thurs – 6/17 – 2 Corinthians 7-9

Fri – 6/18 – 2 Corinthians 10-13

Sat – 6/19 – Psalms 70-72

Sun – 6/20– Proverbs 25

 

A Look at Next Week:

Sermon Text: Psalm 39

Praise Music:      Make Me Your Instrument

                                Christ Is Mine Forevermore

Hymns: 122 God All Nature Sings Thy Glory

                720 Happy the Home When God Is There

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips (917 Sweet Gum Ct., Frederick). New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer”(Rom. 12:12).

 

Inquirer’s Class – If you are interested in becoming a member of Faith Church or if you would like to learn more about us, please mark your calendar and join us for our Inquirer’s Class that will be held on Saturday, June 19th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided.

 

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! – Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30.  We’re looking for volunteers to help.  If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant.

 

 



Week 21, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 23, 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                                                      Children’s Choir

                                                                                  

*HYMN  OF PRAISE                        Let the Nations be Glad

 

*Call To Worship                           Isaiah 30:15, 18

Leader: For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:

All: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”

Leader: Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.

All: For the Lord is god of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Leader: The Lord be with you!

All: And also with you!

Leader: Let us worship God!

 

*PRAISE SONGS             The Grace of My God

                                                  It Is Finished

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Almighty and Merciful Father, you have called us to be your people and have made us one body.  Yet we have not lived like we are one body.

All:  We have not loved one another as we ought.  Selfish ambition has gripped us, and we have failed to look out for others’ interests above our own.  Conceit has gripped us, and we have failed to associate with and care for those that are different from ourselves.  We have not treated one another as those in whom Christ dwells.  Forgive us for our offenses against you, and go on to subdue everything in us that is contrary to your purposes.  By the power of your Spirit make us a community that shows forth your acceptance, kindness and love. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                        Isaiah 44:22

“I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

HYMN 529               Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                              

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Psalm 50:23

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” 

 

OFFERTORY                                                                    

* 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                                              Jeff Taylor

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Amos 8:11-12

 

SERMON                                  “The Famine”                  John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 562                    All to Jesus I Surrender

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

 

*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 21:

 

Weekly Hymn:   629 What A Friend We Have in Jesus

                                https://youtu.be/8SCorW9r_Is

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q35 What do you confess when you say: He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary? /

Answer: The eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal God, took upon himself true human nature from the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary, through the working of the Holy Spirit. Thus he is also the true seed of David, and like his brothers in every respect, yet without sin.

  • Q36 What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ? /

Answer: He is our Mediator, and with his innocence and perfect holiness covers, in the sight of God, my sin, in which I was conceived and born.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/24 – Judges 17-21

Tue – 5/25 – 1 Corinthians 1-3

Wed – 5/26 – 1 Corinthians 4-6

Thurs – 5/27 – 1 Corinthians 7-9

Fri – 5/28 – 1 Corinthians 10-12

Sat – 5/29 – Psalms 64-66

Sun – 5/30 – Proverbs 22

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text:      James 2:14-26

 

Praise Music:      Eternal Weight of Glory

                                Our Redeemer

 

Hymns:                508 Jesus, Lover of My Soul

629 What A Friend We Have in Jesus
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips. New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer”(Rom. 12:12).

 

Ministry to Whittier elementary school – Whittier Elementary school is seeking out support with a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the love and grace of Christ.  The school needs various clothing items.  The women’s ministry team is requesting gift cards (of any amount) to stores such as Walmart, Target or Boscov’s.  We will purchase the clothing items and take them to the school.   A small box marked “Whittier Elementary” for the gift cards will be located on the foyer welcome desk.  Donations need to be received no later Sunday, May 30th.  Please see Christine Stalnaker with any questions (or email CStalnaker7862@gmail.com ) 

 

Church Retreat – Is coming soon, please make your payments to the church through the deacons.  Checks should be marked in the memo with “Retreat”.   Please contact john@faithreformed.org if you plan to attend or have any questions.   

 

Inquirer’s Class – If you are interested in becoming a member of Faith Church or if you would like to learn more about us, please mark your calendar and join us for our Inquirer’s Class that will be held on Saturday, June 19th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided.

 

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! – Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30.  We’re looking for volunteers to help.  If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant.

 

Help[H]er Advocacy Training Small Group – The purpose of this group is to develop skills necessary to assist women in crisis.  Personal spiritual growth is an essential component of this study.
Schedule: Beginning in September (day/time/location tbd), the group 
will meet monthly.  Each month, participants will be required to read 
a book and complete the study guide for that section.
If you are interested, please contact Mary Hudzinski for the book list.

 

 



Week 20, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 16, 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                                                     

                                                                                  

*HYMN 92                 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 72

Leader: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things!

All: For He delivers the needy when he calls; He has pity on the weak and the needy; and precious is their blood in His sight.

Leader: May all kings fall down before Him, all nations serve Him!

All: Blessed be His glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory! Amen and Amen!

 

*PRAISE SONGS             In the Cross of Christ I Glory

                                    Salvation Belongs to our God

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O giving God, My heart is drawn out in thankfulness to You, for your amazing grace and condescension to me in the influence and assistance of Your Spirit, for special help in prayer, for the sweetness of Christian service, for the thoughts of arriving in heaven, for always sending me the things I need, for raising me to new life when I am like one dead. I do not want the favor of men to lean on because Your favor is infinitely better.  No poor creature stands in need of divine grace more than I do, and yet no one abuses it more than I have and still do.  How heartless and slow I am! Humble me in the dust for not loving You more.  Every time I exercise any grace, I am renewed in my debt to You, the God of all grace.  I cannot boast when I think how dependent I am upon You for every act of grace; I never do anything but depart from You, and if I ever get to heaven it will be because You will it, and for no other reason.  I love, as a feeble, afflicted, despised creature, to cast myself on Your infinite grace and goodness, hoping for no happiness but from You; Give me special grace to equip me for special service, and keep me calm and submissive at all times, humble, solemn, and conformed to Your will. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Ephesians 1:7-8

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight….”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

 

*HYMN 529            Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                              

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Philippians 4:17

“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.”

 

OFFERTORY                                                                     Faith Church

* 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                                              Steve Tuel

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 22:41-46

 

SERMON      “David’s Son and David’s Lord”                John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 648                     My Jesus, I Love Thee

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

 

*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 20:

 

Weekly Hymn:   562 All to Jesus I Surrender

                        https://youtu.be/SW8EA7DEQ2M

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q33 Why is he called God’s “only begotten Son” when we also are God’s children? /

Answer: Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God. We, however, are adopted children of God—

adopted by grace through Christ.

 

  • Q34 Why do you call him “our Lord”? /

Answer: Because—not with gold or silver, but with his precious blood—he has set us free from sin and from the tyranny of the devil,

and has bought us, body and soul, to be his very own.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/17 – Romans 13-16

Tue – 5/18 – Judges 1-4

Wed – 5/19 – Judges 5-8

Thurs – 5/20 – Judges 9-12

Fri – 5/21 – Judges 13-16

Sat – 5/22 – Psalms 61-63

Sun – 5/23 – Proverbs 21

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text:     Amos 8:11-12

 

Praise Music:    The Grace of My God

                        It Is Finished

 

Hymns:            529 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

562 All to Jesus I Surrender

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Memorial Service for Dale McCluen – This Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00PM we will gather in the sanctuary for a memorial service with light refreshments to follow.

 

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips (917 Sweet Gum Ct., Frederick). New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer”(Rom. 12:12).

 

Ministry to Whittier elementary school – Whittier Elementary school is seeking out support with a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the love and grace of Christ.  The school needs various clothing items.  The women’s ministry team is requesting gift cards (of any amount) to stores such as Walmart, Target or Boscov’s.  We will purchase the clothing items and take them to the school.   A small box marked “Whittier Elementary” for the gift cards will be located on the foyer welcome desk.  Donations need to be received no later Sunday, May 30th.  Please see Christine Stalnaker with any questions (or email CStalnaker7862@gmail.com ) 

 

 

Church Retreat – Is coming soon, please make your payments to the church through the deacons.  Checks should be marked in the memo with “Retreat”.   Please contact john@faithreformed.org if you plan to attend or have any questions.   

 

Inquirer’s Class – If you are interested in becoming a member of Faith Church or if you would like to learn more about us, please mark your calendar and join us for our Inquirer’s Class that will be held on Saturday, June 19th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided.

 

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! – Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30.  We’re looking for volunteers to help.  If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant.



Week 19, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 9, 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                                                     

                                                                                  

*HYMN OF PRAISE             Rejoice

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Hebrews 12:1-2

Leader: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 

All: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

*PRAISE SONGS                  For The Cause

                                              Lord Have Mercy

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: O Lord, we want to enter your presence, worshipping you face to face awed by your majesty, greatness, and glory, yet encouraged by your love. 

All: Yet there is a coldness in our hearts, a hardness toward you, an unwillingness to admit our sin and need for you. Forgive us, for Jesus’ sake. Come near and strengthen us until Christ reigns supreme within us, in every thought, word, and deed. Give us a faith that purifies the heart, overcomes the world, works by love, fastens us to you, and always clings to the cross. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 37:39-40

“The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 498           Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners                             

 

THE OFFERING                                                      1Timothy 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                                        Rich Rochford

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 22:34-40

 

SERMON         “The Greatest Commandment”               John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 719                        A Christian Home

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

 

*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 19:

 

Weekly Hymn:   648 My Jesus, I Love Thee

                        https://youtu.be/EYfBZnMve_E

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q31 Why is he called Christ, that is, Anointed? /

Answer: Because he has been ordained by God the Father, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, to be our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption; our only High Priest, who by the one sacrifice of his body has redeemed us, and who continually intercedes for us before the Father; and our eternal King, who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who defends and preserves us in the redemption obtained for us.

 

  • Q32 Why are you called a Christian? /

Answer: Because I am a member of Christ by faith and thus share in his anointing, so that I may as prophet confess his name, as priest present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to him, and as king fight with a free and good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and hereafter reign with him eternally over all creatures.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/10 – Joshua 21-24

Tue – 5/11 – Romans 1-3

Wed – 5/12 – Romans 4-6

Thurs – 5/13 – Romans 7-9

Fri – 5/14 – Romans10-12

Sat – 5/15 – Psalms 58-60

Sun – 5/16 – Proverbs 20

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 22:41-46

Praise Music:    Eternal Weight of Glory

                        Only a Holy God

Hymns: TPH 110A The Lord Said To My Lord

             648 My Jesus, I Love Thee
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips. New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer”(Rom. 12:12).

 

Church Retreat – The 2021 church retreat is on!  We’ll be gathering at the Bongiorno Retreat Center near Carlisle, PA on Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6, 2021.  Please make checks payable to Faith Church and mark “Retreat” in the memo.  If financial assistance is required, please contact the deacons, we don’t want finances to keep anyone from attending.  If you have any questions, please contact john@faithreformed.org as soon as possible. 

 

Youth For Christ Banquet –The annual Youth for Christ banquet is set for Saturday, May 22 at the hotel in the FSK mall, at 6:00Faith Church has paid for a table (8) and we would love for you to attend and help this very important ministry.Please let Bob Miller know if you want a seat at the table!

 

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! –Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30. We’re looking for volunteers to help. If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant. 

 

Hudzinski Small Group–Join the Hudzinskis in studying Help[H]er Advocacy Training this Fall. The study is outlined at https://pcacdm.org/helpher/ This study is aimed at women, but husbands of women joining are also welcome. Pleae be in prayer for this new training study to get up and running and that resources will become available. Contact the Hudzinskis for more information.



Week 18, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 2, 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      Wake Up O Daughter Of Zion               Praise Team         

 

*HYMN 76                 Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven  

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Isaiah 25:1

Leader: O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. 

All: Let us worship our glorious God and King!

 

*PRAISE SONGS             Eternal Weight Of Glory

                                               Only A Holy God

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH             The Apostle’s Creed(p. 845)

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 634                     Sweet Hour Of Prayer                                      

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Psalm 37:25-26

“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.

 

OFFERTORY                                                              Faith Choir

                                                

* 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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                          Warren Paire

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 22:23-33

 

SERMON          “In The Resurrection”                            John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Gracious heavenly Father, We come confessing our blindness and stubbornness. We wanted a king and you sent Him, yet we denied Him because He did not fit our idea of what a king should be.  Lord Jesus, you came in our flesh and we denied You. Your word says: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”  Forgive us for our idolatry. Forgive us for not recognizing or receiving Your perfect provision. Apart from the gracious work of the Holy Spirit in us, we would continue to deny Jesus. Open the gates and doors of our hearts to joyfully receive our Lord and Savior and truly be the children of God. We claim to be those born of God, forgive us for living in ways that deny our heritage. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 541          When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*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 18:

 

Weekly Hymn:   719 A Christian Home

                        https://youtu.be/WUFbUjRfGGo

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q25 Since there is only one God, why do you speak of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? /

Answer: Because God has so revealed himself in his Word

that these three distinct persons are the one, true, eternal God.

 

  • Q26 What do you believe when you say:

I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? / Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and all that is in them, and who still upholds and governs them by his eternal counsel and providence, is, for the sake of  Christ his Son, my God and my Father. In him I trust so completely as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul, and will also turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me in this life of sorrow. He is able to do so as almighty God, and willing also as a faithful Father.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/3 – Joshua 1-4

Tue – 5/4 – Joshua 5-8

Wed – 5/5 – Joshua 9-12

Thurs – 5/6 – Joshua 13-16

Fri – 5/7 – Joshua 17-20

Sat – 5/8 – Psalms 55-57

Sun – 5/9 – Proverbs 19

 

A Look at Next Week:

Sermon Text: Matthew 22:34-40

Praise Music:    For the Cause

                        Lord Have Mercy

Hymns: 498 Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners

            719 A Christian Home
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Communion – We are having communion today, Sunday May 2nd.

 

Church Retreat – The 2021 church retreat is on! Mark your calendars for Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6, 2021. It will be held at
Bongiorno Retreat Center near Carlisle, PA, the site of the 2019 retreat
WE NEED A HEADCOUNT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Please
contact john@faithreformed.org if you plan to attend. Please include your name, the number in your family attending and your preference with regard to accommodations. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due April 25.

Custer Small Group – Join us, starting April 29th  from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Custer Home, as we meet weekly to feast, study and serve alongside one another. The first meeting each month will be a pot luck style meal. The second and fourth meetings each month will be reading and discussing the scripture and sermon from the prior Sunday, although this could change based on the group’s ideas pending Session approval. The third meeting each month will be devoted to some sort of service either at Faith or in our wider community.

Sign Up in the Narthex!
Please reach out to Angie or Jared with any questions you might have. We look forward to this time together!

Youth For Christ Banquet – The annual Youth for Christ banquet is set for Saturday, May 22 at the hotel in the FSK mall, at 6:00   Faith Church has paid for a table (8) and we would love for you to attend and help this very important ministry.  Please let Bob Miller know if you want a seat at the table!

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! – Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30. We’re looking for volunteers to help. If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant.

Hudzinski Small Group – Join the Hudzinskis in studying Help[H]er Advocacy Training. The study is outlined at https://pcacdm.org/helpher/ This study is aimed at women, but husbands of women joining are also welcome. Contact the Hudzinskis for more information.

 



Week 17, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 25, 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                                                      Children’s Choir

                                                                                  

*HYMN OF PRAISE             Stronger

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Isaiah 12:1-6

Leader: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. 

All: Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. 

All: Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

 

*PRAISE SONGS             Every Ditch and Valley

                                         Eternal Weight of Glory

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Lord Jesus Christ, though being in very nature God, when you came to redeem us you humbled yourself and made yourself nothing. Though you were rich, for our sakes you became poor, so that through your poverty we might become rich. 

All: We confess how unlike you we are in our attitudes and actions. We strive for recognition and acclaim from others, and we become bitter if we do not get it. We look out for our own needs and concerns, failing to care for others except for when it serves our own purposes. Forgive us our sin and renew our hearts. Grant us to realize that we only achieve greatness and gain our lives by giving them away. Work in us by the power of your Spirit so that we become more like you and so bring glory to our Father in heaven. 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 310                  Rejoice, The Lord Is King                                   

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:28

“Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.”

 

* Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                          Collin Kenny

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 22:15-22

 

SERMON                  “Render Unto…”                            John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 598            Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

 

*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 17:

 

Weekly Hymn:   541 When the Roll is called Up Yonder

                        https://youtu.be/JteXuQXjFMY

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q29 Why is the Son of God called Jesus, that is, Saviour? /

Answer: Because he saves us from all our sins, and because salvation is not to be sought or found in anyone else.

 

  • Q30 Do those who seek their salvation or well-being in saints, in themselves, or anywhere else, also believe in the only Saviour Jesus? /

Answer: No. Though they boast of him in words, they in fact deny the only Saviour Jesus. For one of two things must be true: either Jesus is not a complete Saviour, or those who by true faith accept this Saviour must find in him all that is necessary for their salvation.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/26 – Acts 13-15

Tue – 4/27 – Acts 16-18

Wed – 4/28 – Acts 19-21

Thurs – 4/29 – Acts 22-24

Fri – 4/30 – Acts 25-28

Sat – 5/1 – Psalms 52-54

Sun – 5/2 – Proverbs 18

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 22:23-33

 

Praise Music:    Eternal Weight of Glory

                        Only a Holy God

 

Hymns: 634 Sweet Hour of Prayer

             541 When The Roll is Called Up Yonder

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips .The first 30 minutes is typically spent sharing our lives and concerns; the last 30 minutes is spent praying for those needs and other supplications that the Holy Spirit inspires. New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer”(Rom. 12:12).

 

Church Retreat – The 2021 church retreat is on!  Mark your calendars for Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6, 2021.  It will be held at Bongiorno Retreat Center near Carlisle, PA, the site of the 2019 retreat

WE NEED A HEADCOUNT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  Please contact john@faithreformed.org if you plan to attend.  Please include your name, the number in your family attending and your preference with regard to accommodations.  A non-refundable $50 deposit is due April 25.  

 

Custer Small Group – Join us, starting April 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Custer Home, as we meet weekly to feast, study and serve alongside one another. The first meeting each month will be a pot luck style meal. The second and fourth meetings each month will be reading and discussing the scripture and sermon from the prior Sunday, although this could change based on the group’s ideas pending Session approval. The third meeting each month will be devoted to some sort of service either at Faith or in our wider community.

Sign Up in the Narthex!

Please reach out to Angie or Jared with any questions you might have. We look forward to this time together!

 

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! – Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30.  We’re looking for volunteers to help.  If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant.

 



Week 16, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 18, 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                  Eternal Weight of Glory                                                                              

*HYMN 57                 Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah! 

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Micah 5:2, 4, 5a; 6:6, 8; 7:7

Leader: But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

All: And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.

Leader: And he shall be their peace.

All: With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? 

Leader: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.

All: But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

 

*PRAISE SONGS                       Psalm 24

                                            Be Unto Your Name

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: “Whom have I in heaven besides you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” This we declare! This we know to be true. But, O Lord, we sin against You in disobedience, in faithlessness, and in joyless obedience. We trust in our own ways, we seek our own ends. We put our trust in the things of this world when we know that our hope, our home, our rest, our life rests only with You in Your eternal kingdom. We are ever ready to defend ourselves; ready to justify our sinful hearts and its fruit when You alone are able to justify in love and mercy. We turn to you in Christ our Lord. We have no merit of our own, but plead His shed blood as our only hope. He took our sin upon Himself, canceling our debt, having paid it in full! It is His righteousness that covers us as we trust in Him for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Forgive us through our savior Jesus Christ, the Lord and giver of life, the justifier of God’s elect. O Lord, hear us we pray. Amen. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Luke 18:13-14

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

 

*HYMN 347              The Church’s One Foundation                               

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:25

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

 

OFFERTORY                                                            Faith Choir

* Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                           Tom Maestri

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               Matthew 22:1-14

 

SERMON       “Parable of the Wedding Feast”                John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 355                     We Are God’s People

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

 

*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 16:

 

Weekly Hymn:   598 Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

                        https://youtu.be/SN_xKwxVktQ

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q27 What do you understand by the providence of God? /

Answer: God’s providence is his almighty and ever present power, whereby, as with his hand, he still upholds heaven and earth and all creatures, and so governs them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, indeed, all things, come to us not by chance but by his fatherly hand.

 

  • Q28 What does it benefit us to know that God has created all things

and still upholds them by his providence? /

Answer: We can be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and with a view to the future we can have a firm confidence in our faithful God and Father that no creature shall separate us from his love; for all creatures are so completely in his hand that without his will they cannot so much as move.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/19 – Deuteronomy 33-34

Tue – 4/20 – Acts 1-3

Wed – 4/21 – Acts 4-6

Thurs – 4/22 – Acts 7-9

Fri – 4/23 – Acts 10-12

Sat – 4/24 – Psalms 49-51

Sun – 4/25 – Proverbs 17

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 22:15-22

Praise Music:    Every Ditch, Every Valley

                        Eternal Weight of Glory

Hymns: 310 Rejoice, the Lord is King

             598 Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Bring a Broom 2021 – Faith Church will be participating in the Downtown Frederick Partnership’s annual Bring a Broom event scheduled for April 24th from 8:30am to 11:30am. Please review all of the details on the website before registering.https://downtownfrederick.org/event-pro/bring-a-broom-saturday/You must register on the website to serve. If anyone has any questions please reach out to Jared Custer at 301-788-7592.

 

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips (917 Sweet Gum Ct., Frederick).The first 30 minutes is typically spent sharing our lives and concerns; the last 30 minutes is spent praying for those needs and other supplications that the Holy Spirit inspires. New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer”(Rom. 12:12).

 

Church Retreat – The 2021 church retreat is on!  Mark your calendars for Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6, 2021.  It will be held at Bongiorno Retreat Center near Carlisle, PA, the site of the 2019 retreat

WE NEED A HEADCOUNT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  Please contact john@faithreformed.org if you plan to attend.  Please include your name, the number in your family attending and your preference with regard to accommodations.  A non-refundable $50 deposit is due April 25.  

 

Custer Small Group – Join us, starting April 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Custer Home, as we meet weekly to feast, study and serve alongside one another. The first meeting each month will be a pot luck style meal. The second and fourth meetings each month will be reading and discussing the scripture and sermon from the prior Sunday, although this could change based on the group’s ideas pending Session approval. The third meeting each month will be devoted to some sort of service either at Faith or in our wider community.

Sign Up in the Narthex!

Please reach out to Angie or Jared with any questions you might have. We look forward to this time together!

 

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! – Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30.  We’re looking for volunteers to help.  If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant.

 



Week 15, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 11, 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                                                                           

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE             This is Amazing Grace 

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Isaiah 11:1-3a

Leader: There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.

All: And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 

Leader: And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.

 

*PRAISE SONGS                       Psalm 29

                                              Your Great Name

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Gracious Lord, we confess that we dishonor you in our words, thoughts and deeds.  Depending on our strength, we stumble.  Glorying in our own  righteousness, we reject you. Turning our faces from you, we desire the things of this world to satisfy us.  We pray now, Lord, for you to forgive all of our many sins; to cleanse the darkness from our lives, and to turn our faces and our hearts back towards you. We pray these things in the name of your most precious son, Jesus Christ. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Hebrews 9:27-28

“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 94                   How Firm a Foundation…                                   

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:24

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.”

 

OFFERTORY                                                           

* Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                                              

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             I Corinthians 15

 

SERMON                                                                           Jeff Hutchinson

 

*HYMN 353                  I Love Thy Kingdom Lord

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

 

*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 15:

 

Weekly Hymn:   355 We Are God’s People

                        https://youtu.be/zZd6ypvfmrk

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q25 Since there is only one God, why do you speak of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? /

Answer: Because God has so revealed himself in his Word

that these three distinct persons are the one, true, eternal God.

  • Q26 What do you believe when you say:

I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? /

Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and all that is in them, and who still upholds and governs them by his eternal counsel and providence,  is, for the sake of Christ his Son, as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul, and will also turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me my God and my Father. In him I trust so completely in this life of sorrow. He is able to do so as almighty God, and willing also as a faithful Father.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/12 – Deuteronomy 13-16

Tue – 4/13 – Deuteronomy 17-20

Wed – 4/14 – Deuteronomy 21-24

Thurs – 4/15 – Deuteronomy 25-28

Fri – 4/16 – Deuteronomy 29-32

Sat – 4/17 – Psalms 46-48

Sun – 4/18 – Proverbs 16

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 22:1-14

Praise Music:    Psalm 24

                        Be Unto Your Name

 

Hymns: 347 The Church’s One Foundation

             355 We Are God’s People
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Bring a Broom 2021 – Faith Church will be participating in the Downtown Frederick Partnership’s annual Bring a Broom event scheduled for April 24th from 8:30am to 11:30am. Please review all of the details on the website before registering.https://downtownfrederick.org/event-pro/bring-a-broom-saturday/You must register on the website to serve. If anyone has any questions please reach out to Jared Custer.

 

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips.The first 30 minutes is typically spent sharing our lives and concerns; the last 30 minutes is spent praying for those needs and other supplications that the Holy Spirit inspires. New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer.”(Rom. 12:12



Week 14, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 4, 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 Team         

 

*HYMN 273               Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!  

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Psalm 150

Leader: Praise the Lord! 

All: Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!

Leader: Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! 

All: Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!

Leader: Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! 

All: Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Leader: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! 

All: Praise the Lord!

 

*PRAISE SONGS                    Living Hope

                                               Behold Our God

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH             The Nicene Creed(p. 846)

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

 

*HYMN 275          The Strife Is O’er, The Battle Done                            

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:4

“Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”

 

OFFERTORY            Christ Is Risen! Alleluia!            Faith Choir

by Mark Hayes      

                                                

* Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                     John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                    John 20:19-31

 

SERMON          “So That You May Believe”                   John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE 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

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 286             Worship Christ, The Risen King

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                      
              

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 14:

 

Weekly Hymn:   353 I Love Thy Kingdom Lord

                        https://youtu.be/yV0-C2zN0_g

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q23 What are these articles? /

Answer: I.  I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

  1. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only-begotten Son, our Lord; he was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell. On the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

III. I believe in the Holy Spirit; I believe a holy catholic Christian church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.

 

  • Q24 How are these articles divided? /

Answer: Into three parts: the first is about God the Father and our creation; the second about God the Son and our redemption; the third about God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/5 – John 16-18

Tue – 4/6 – John 19-21

Wed – 4/7 – Deuteronomy 1-4

Thurs – 4/8 – Deuteronomy 5-8

Fri – 4/9 – Deuteronomy 9-12

Sat – 4/10 – Psalms 43-45

Sun – 4/11 – Proverbs 15

 

A Look at Next Week:

Sermon Text: 1 Cor. 15

Praise Music:    Psalm 29

                        Your Great Name

Hymns: 94 How Firm a Foundation

            353 I Love Thy Kingdom Lord

   

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Communion – We are having communion today Easter Sunday, April 4th.

 

Bring a Broom 2021 – Faith Church will be participating in the Downtown Frederick Partnership’s annual Bring a Broom event scheduled for April 24th from 8:30am to 11:30am. Please review all of the details on the website before registering. https://downtownfrederick.org/event-pro/bring-a-broom-saturday/ You must register on the website to serve. If anyone has any questions please reach out to Jared Custer.

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips (917 Sweet Gum Ct., Frederick).  The first 30 minutes is typically spent sharing our lives and concerns; the last 30 minutes is spent praying for those needs and other supplications that the Holy Spirit inspires.  New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!”  Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome:  “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer.”  (Rom. 12:12)

                                               



Week 13, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, March 28, 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                                                                           

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE             Altar of God 

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. 

All: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder…

Leader: …and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

All: Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, 

Leader: on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. 

All: The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

 

*PRAISE SONGS             Dawning Light Of Our Salvation

                                               Lead On, O King

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your loving kindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.  Against You, You only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak, and blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me … Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow … Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me away from Your  presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit … The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 103:12

“…as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

RECEIVING OF NEW MEMBERS

 

*HYMN 237               Ride On, Ride On In Majesty!                                

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:1

“A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.”

 

OFFERTORY                                                            Faith Choir

* 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, Amen  

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                  Jonathan Newman

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 21:33-46

 

SERMON          “The Parable of the Tenants”                John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 246             Man Of Sorrows, What A Name!

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

 

*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 13:

 

Weekly Hymn:   286 Worship Christ, The Risen King

                        https://youtu.be/CD7WVcqhdU8

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q21 What is true faith? /

Answer: True faith is a sure knowledge whereby I accept as true

all that God has revealed to us in his Word. At the same time it is a firm confidence that not only to others, but also to me, God has granted forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness, and salvation, out of mere grace only for the sake of Christ’s merits. This faith the Holy Spirit works in my heart by the gospel.

 

  • Q22 What, then, must a Christian believe?/

Answer: All that is promised us in the gospel, which the articles of our catholic and undoubted Christian faith teach us in a summary.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/29 – John 1-3

Tue – 3/30 – John 4-6

Wed – 3/31 – John 7-9

Thurs – 4/1 – John 10-12

Fri – 4/2 – John 13-15

Sat – 4/3 – Psalms 40-42

Sun – 4/4 – Proverbs 14

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: John 21

 

Praise Music:    Living Hope

                        Behold Our God

 

Hymns: 275 The Strife is Ov’r, the Battle Done

             286 Worship Christ, The Risen King
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Communion – We are having communion next week Easter Sunday, April 4th.

 

Good Friday Service – We will be gathering as a congregation for a time of worship and reflection this Friday, April 2nd at 7:00PM.  This will be a service of Jesus’ Last Sayings from the Cross.

 

Women in the Church –  All women are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study – Flourish – How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus by Lydia Brownback.  A quick overview of the book “Flourish equips us with tools to identify the lies that come at us about where to find real life. As we dig deep into what God says in his Word, we will learn to discern the worldly influences that threaten to warp our understanding of what it really means to be a Christian and emerge with a faith that flourishes―full of the abundant life Jesus promises.”

Our next Bible study will be on Saturday, April 10th at 9:00 am.  There are a total of 6 Chapters.  We will use Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker7862@gmail.com)