Week 37, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, September 13, 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                It Is Finished  

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 66:1-4

Leader: Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
All: sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
Leader: Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!  So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All: All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.”

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS            Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                                      Psalm 29

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: God of grace, in every age you have raised up men and women to live and die in faith. Forgive our indifference to your will. You have commanded us to speak, but we have been silent. You have commanded us to do what is just, but we have been fearful. Have mercy on us, your servants. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to know, serve, and love you more, to the praise of your holy name. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 55:6-7

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 347              The Church’s One Foundation

 

THE OFFERING                                            Luke 6:38

“…give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” 

                                                                                                                    

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                                        Martin Hudzinski

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                 Matthew 16:13-20   

 

SERMON      “Who Do You Say That I AM?”         John Armstrong      

 

*HYMN 572                 Onward, Christian Soldiers

                                                           

*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 37:

 

Weekly Hymn:   108 Whatever My God Ordains is Right

                        https://youtu.be/f0LeOlSkyQI

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q73 Which is the eighth commandment? /

Answer: The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.

 

  • Q74 What is required in the eighth commandment? /

Answer: The eighth commandment requires the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –9/14 – 2 Samuel 12, 2 Corinthians 5, Ezekiel 19, Psalms 64, 65

Tue – 9/15 – 2 Samuel 13, 2 Corinthians 6, Ezekiel 20, Psalms 66, 67

Wed – 9/16 – 2 Samuel 14, 2 Corinthians 7, Ezekiel 21, Psalms 68

Thurs – 9/17 – 2 Samuel 15, 2 Corinthians 8, Ezekiel 22, Psalms 69

Fri – 9/18 – 2 Samuel 16, 2 Corinthians 9, Ezekiel 23, Psalms 70, 71

Sat – 9/19 – 2 Samuel 17, 2 Corinthians 10, Ezekiel 24, Psalms 72

Sun – 9/20 – 2 Samuel 18, 2 Corinthians 11, Ezekiel 25, Psalms 73

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-23

 

Praise Music:    Living Hope

                        Psalm 29

 

Hymns: 261 What Wondrous Love is This, O My Soul

            108 Whatever My God Ordains is Right

 

 

 

 

                       

Bulletin Announcements and Calendar Events— Please direct all bulletin announcements and events to be put on the church’s calendar to our Faith Church Administrative Assistant, Brittney Wilson (bwilson@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.

 

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. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our first study will be Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm and will continue to meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month.  The study book is available on Amazon. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

You are Invited! Small Groups for Fall – Our small groups will each be studying “The Small Group and the Vine: Foundational Training for Group Leaders.” You don’t have to be a small group leader to get a lot out of this great study. Learning what makes a good study will help make you a better student. These studies will begin in mid-September, meeting bi-weekly, and they will be done before Thanksgiving. We will be offering both in-person and online options as much as possible. The Armstrong group will begin 9/17 (Thursdays at 7:00 at the Armstrong’s). The Rochford group will begin 9/16 (Wednesdays at 7:00 at the Rochford’s). The Hauver group will begin 9/25 (Fridays at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall). There will be no childcare provided.  Sign up in the narthex or you can sign up by sending an email to Brittney (bwilson@faithreformed.org) or via Slack on the Small Groups channel.

 

Thursday Night Prayer – Our Thursday night prayer will begin meeting every other Thursday.  We will skip the 17th because of the Small Group schedule and begin meeting every other Thursday beginning September 24th.

 

Youth Group – We will kick off our Fall Youth program September 13th.  Meet at the Armstrong’s from 5-7 PM. Please mark your calendar.  More information will follow soon, it is a new beginning, with new people, and a new format.

 

Youth Group Meals – If you would like to provide a meal for the Youth Group beginning Sunday, September 20th, please sign up in the Narthex or send an email to: bwilson@faithreformed.org.

Pray for Frederick – Monday, September 21st, Faith has committed to praying for Frederick alongside Crossed Bridges. Please consider signing up for a half hour block of prayer. Sign up sheets as well as copies of the prayer priorities can be found in the Narthex.

 

Choir Starting Soon – The choir will begin rehearsals again on Monday, October 5th at 7:00PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Week 36, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, September 6, 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                                                                      Praise Team

 

*HYMN 448               We Have Heard the Joyful Sound

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                               Psalm 65:1-4

Leader: Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.
All: O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.
Leader:  When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.
All:  Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts!  We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

 

*PRAISE SONGS           Let The Nations Be Glad

                                              Lord Have Mercy

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

NEW FIRST GRADERS RECOGNIZED

 

*HYMN  654                 O Jesus, I Have Promised                                   

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Ecclesiastes 9:10a

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might….” 

 

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 THE PEOPLE                                                 Bert Hauver

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               Matthew 16:1-12

 

SERMON               “Signs and Leaven”                           John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: O King and Father, your Son died only to be raised.  Now give us to die to our sin in repentance, so we may rise to new life and power.

All:  Though you should guide us, we inform ourselves.  Though you should rule us, we control ourselves.  Though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves.

Leader: For we think your truth too high, your will too hard, your power too remote, your love too free.  But they are not!  And without them, we are of all people most miserable.

All:  Now heal our confused minds with your word, heal our
divided wills with your law, heal our troubled consciences with your love, heal our anxious hearts with your presence, all for the sake of your Son, who loved us and gave himself for us.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

°SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 429             Let Thy Blood In Mercy Poured

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                    Christine Kiewit

 

*Congregation standing if able

°Communion elements are gluten-free

Prayers for those not taking the Lord’s Supper

Today we welcome all baptized Christians, who are willing to forsake their sin and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, and who are members of congregations that believe the Bible and proclaim the gospel, to receive the Holy Communion with us. If you are not able to receive Communion, please use this time to meditate on the following prayers:

 

Prayer for those searching for Truth: Lord Jesus, you claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you as I consider the reasons for doing so. If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach me, and open me to the reality of who you are. Give me an understanding of you that is coherent and convincing, and that leads to the life you promise. Amen.

 

Prayer of Belief:  Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever dared admit, but through you I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt on the cross, taking what I deserved in order to offer me complete forgiveness. Knowing that you have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Amen. 

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 36:

 

Weekly Hymn:   572 Onward, Christian Soldiers    

                        https://youtu.be/vhiHoqp0neU    

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q71 What is the chief end of man? /
    Answer: The seventh commandment requires the preservation of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.

 

  • Q72 What is forbidden in the seventh commandment? /

Answer: The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 9/7 – 2 Samuel 3, 1 Corinthians 14, Ezekiel 12, Psalm 51

Tue – 9/8 – 2 Samuel 4, 5, 1 Corinthians 15, Ezekiel 13, Psalm 52, 53, 54

Wed – 9/9 – 2 Samuel 6, 1 Corinthians 16, Ezekiel 14, Psalm 55

Thurs – 9/10 – 2 Samuel 7, 2 Corinthians 1, Ezekiel 15, Psalm 56, 57

Fri – 9/11 – 2 Samuel 8, 9, 2 Corinthians 2, Ezekiel 16, Psalm 58, 59

Sat – 9/12 – 2 Samuel 10, 2 Corinthians 3, Ezekiel 17, Psalm 60, 61

Sun – 9/13 – 2 Samuel 11, 2 Corinthians 4, Ezekiel 18, Psalm 62, 63

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 16:13-20

 

Praise Music:    Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                        Psalm 29

 

Hymns: 347 The Church’s One Foundation

            572 Onward, Christian Soldiers

 

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. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. 

We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our first study will be Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm and will continue to meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month.  The study book is available on Amazon.

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

 

You are Invited! Small Groups for Fall – Our small groups will each be studying “The Small Group and the Vine: Foundational Training for Group Leaders.”  You don’t have to be a small group leader to get a lot out of this great study.  Learning what makes a good study will help make you a better student.  These studies will begin in mid-September, meeting bi-weekly, and they will be done before Thanksgiving.  We will be offering both in-person and online options as much as possible.  The Armstrong group will begin 9/17 (Thursdays at 7:00 at the Armstrong’s). The Rochford group will begin 9/16 (Wednesdays at 7:00 at the Rochford’s). The Hauver group will begin 9/25 (Fridays at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall).  There will be no childcare provided. Sign up in the narthex or you can sign up by sending an email to Brittney or via Slack on the Small Groups channel.

 

Youth Group – We will kick off our Fall Youth program September 13th.  Meet at the Armstrong’s from 5-7 PM. Please mark your calendar.  More information will follow soon, it is a new beginning, with new people, and a new format.

 

Youth Group Meals – If you would like to provide a meal for the Youth Group beginning Sunday, September 20th, please sign up in the Narthex or send an email to: bwilson@faithreformed.org.



Week 35, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 30, 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 173      Praise Him! Praise Him!                   

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 63:1-5

Leader: O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

All: So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.  Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Leader: So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

All: My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips…

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                 His Mercy Is More

                                               Lord Have Mercy

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Lord, we come to you today aware of our need for your grace. We have fallen short of your glory and not lived as kings and queens under your lordship. We have sought to build our own kingdoms rather than yours; to run after pleasures apart from your presence; to desire fame from others rather than honor from you. We call upon your mercy. Forgive us of our sins.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Romans 3:21-25

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*Psalm 36 (vv. 6b-12 tune: Manoah)

 

THE OFFERING                                            1 Timothy 6:10

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” 

                                                                                                                    

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!  

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                              Bruce Brierly

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                               Psalm 36

 

SERMON      “Walking in His Unchanging Love”      John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 529            Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

                                                           

*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 35:

 

Weekly Hymn:   429 Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured

                        https://youtu.be/7mxcT-CYqsg

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q69 What is forbidden in the sixth commandment? /

Answer: The sixth commandment forbids the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor, unjustly, or whatsoever tends thereunto.

  • Q70 Which is the seventh commandment? /

Answer: The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –8/31 – 1 Samuel 26, 1 Corinthians 7, Ezekiel 5, Psalms 42, 43

Tue – 9/1 – 1 Samuel 27, 1 Corinthians 8, Ezekiel 6, Psalms 44

Wed – 9/2 – 1 Samuel 28, 1 Corinthians 9, Ezekiel 7, Psalms 45

Thurs – 9/3 – 1 Samuel 29, 30, 1 Corinthians 10, Ezekiel 8, Psalms 46, 47

Fri – 9/4 – 1 Samuel 31, 1 Corinthians 11, Ezekiel 9, Psalms 48

Sat – 9/5 – 2 Samuel 1, 1 Corinthians 12, Ezekiel 10, Psalms 49

Sun – 9/6 – 2 Samuel 2, 1 Corinthians 13, Ezekiel 11, Psalms 50

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 16:1-12

 

Praise Music:    Lord Have Mercy

 

Hymns: 654 O Jesus, I Have Promised

            429 Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured

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. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. 

We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our first study will be Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm and will continue to meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month.  The study book is available on Amazon.

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

 

You are Invited! Small Groups for Fall – Our small groups will each be studying “The Small Group and the Vine: Foundational Training for Group Leaders.”  You don’t have to be a small group leader to get a lot out of this great study.  Learning what makes a good study will help make you a better student.  These studies will begin in mid-September, meeting bi-weekly, and they will be done before Thanksgiving.  The various groups will be meeting at different dates and times which hopefully will allow for you to find a group that fits your schedule. We will be offering both in-person and online options as much as possible.

 

Youth Group – We will start our Fall Youth program September 13th.  Please mark your calendar.  More information will follow soon, it is a new beginning, with new people, and a new format.

 

Youth Group Meals – If you would like to provide a meal for the Youth Group beginning Sunday, September 20th, please sign up in the Narthex or send an email to: bwilson@faithreformed.org.



Week 34, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 23, 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                                 Lord Have Mercy

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE    All My Ways Are Known To You                   

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 51:15-17

All: O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                  Only A Holy God

                                            Oh Help My Unbelief

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Almighty God, Maker of All things, visible and invisible: You sustain our every heart beat and breath—and our times are in Your hands. You are the only One to whom we may look and find true and lasting light, life and love. To You we come with our praise for Your worthiness; to You we come with the confession of our unworthiness; to You we come in with our cry for mercy and grace in Christ.

All: Your Word tells us that our hearts are deceitful above all things and desperately sick—and in our thoughts and by our actions we know this is true! We are grieved that in our sin we boast from our hearts as if all that we have is ours by our own efforts. Our hearts are broken because, even as You bless us with your grace and good gifts, we then boast in these gifts instead of in You. Forgive us, Lord God, for such boasting! Forgive us, O Father, that we are still so easily satisfied with the glitter of things instead of the glory of grace.

Leader: O Lord our God, have mercy on us! As our heavenly Father, hear us as we confess our sin—and in your compassion and love through Christ our Lord forgive us!

All: Give us repentant hearts where we are stubborn and defiant; melt us in sorrow for trusting in the idols of our hearts; raise us by Your Spirit to the heights of Your throne, where by faith we see and savor the riches of Your grace! Cause us to boast in the glorious truth that You have brought us to know You and caused us to love You through Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. Teach us not merely to hate our sin but especially to love You with all our heart, soul, mind and strength!

Leader: In your mercy forgive us for the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ, whom alone by Your grace we claim as our righteousness. Give, indeed, the grace You have promised, that we may boast alone in You and the cross of our Savior, Jesus Christ, in Whose Name alone we count our worth and satisfy our souls.

All: Amen!

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*Psalm 35 (vv. 1-8 tune: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross)

 

THE OFFERING                                            1 Timothy 6:9

“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” 

                                                                                                                    

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!  

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                 Brian Boyer

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                               Psalm 35

 

SERMON            “Walking in Protection”                  John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 710                      God Of Our Fathers

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE           Lord Have Mercy          

                                               

*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 34:

 

Weekly Hymn:   529 Divine Love, All Loves Excelling

                        https://youtu.be/J-6PMvgJHG0

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q67 Which is the sixth commandment? /

Answer: The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill.

  • Q68 What is required in the sixth commandment? /

Answer: The sixth commandment requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –8/24 – 1 Samuel 18, Romans 16, Lamentations 3, Psalms 34

Tue – 8/25 – 1 Samuel 19, 1 Corinthians 1, Lamentations 4, Psalms 35

Wed – 8/26 – 1 Samuel 20, 1 Corinthians 2, Lamentations 5, Psalms 36

Thurs – 8/27 – 1 Samuel 21, 22, 1 Corinthians 3, Ezekiel 1, Psalms 37

Fri – 8/28 – 1 Samuel 23, 1 Corinthians 4, Ezekiel 2, Psalms 38

Sat – 8/29 – 1 Samuel 24, 1 Corinthians 5, Ezekiel 3, Psalms 39

Sun – 8/30 – 1 Samuel 25, 1 Corinthians 6, Ezekiel 4, Psalms 40, 41

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 36

 

Praise Music:    His Mercy is More

                        Lord Have Mercy

 

Hymns: Psalm 36 (Manoah)

            529 Divine Love, All Loves Excelling

 

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. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. 

We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our first study will be Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm and will continue to meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month.  The study book is available on Amazon.

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

 

You are Invited! Small Groups for Fall – Our small groups will each be studying “The Small Group and the Vine: Foundational Training for Group Leaders.”  You don’t have to be a small group leader to get a lot out of this great study.  Learning what makes a good study will help make you a better student.  These studies will begin in mid-September, meeting bi-weekly, and they will be done before Thanksgiving.  The various groups will be meeting at different dates and times which hopefully will allow for you to find a group that fits your schedule. We will be offering both in-person and online options as much as possible.

 

Youth Group – We will start our Fall Youth program September 13th.  Please mark your calendar.  More information will follow soon, it is a new beginning, with new people, and a new format.

 

Youth Group Meals – If you would like to provide a meal for the Youth Group beginning Sunday, September 20th, please sign up in the Narthex or send an email to: bwilson@faithreformed.org.

 



Week 33, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 16, 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 172             Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder                     

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 47:1-2, 6-8

Leader: Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
All: For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth….

Leader: Sing praises to God, sing praises!

All: Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
Leader: For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!

All: God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                 Lord Reign In Me

                                  On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Our Lord, Your love is steadfast and true, yet we have neither relied upon it, nor practiced it.  We seek to love in our own strength, instead of Yours.  When confronted with our failures, we redefine the call to love in convenient terms.  Our daily lives betray a small view of Your love—doubting its depth and zeal—evidenced by despair and complaint.  Lord, forgive our unbelief.  We are envious of others—the blessings of our friends, siblings and co-workers.  We covet their talents, status, and beauty.  We resent our station in life—the measure which You have given to us.  Although You promise to exalt the humble, our envy reveals resistance to living by grace alone.  It has not been for Your glory that we long.  O Lord, show us mercy.  Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 51:17

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*Psalm 34 (vv. 15-22 tune: Finlandia)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Galatians 5:16-17

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” 

                                                                                                                    

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!  

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                    Matt Yost

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                               Psalm 34

 

SERMON            “Walking in Deliverance”                John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 355                     We Are God’s People

                                                           

*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 33:

 

Weekly Hymn:   710 God of Our Fathers

                        https://youtu.be/6tQ1IiPjmvg

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q65 What is forbidden in the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The fifth commandment forbids the neglecting of, or doing anything against, the honor and duty which belongs to everyone in their several places and relations.

  • Q66 What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is, a promise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all such as keep this commandment.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –8/16 – 1 Samuel 11, Romans 9, Jeremiah 48, Psalms 25

Tue – 8/17 – 1 Samuel 12, Romans 10, Jeremiah 49, Psalms 26, 27

Wed – 8/18 – 1 Samuel 13, Romans 11, Jeremiah 50, Psalms 28, 29

Thurs – 8/19 – 1 Samuel 14, Romans 12, Jeremiah 51, Psalms 30

Fri – 8/20 – 1 Samuel 15, Romans 13, Jeremiah 52, Psalms 31

Sat – 8/21 – 1 Samuel 16, Romans 14, Lamentations 1, Psalms 32

Sun – 8/22 – 1 Samuel 17, Romans 15, Lamentations 2, Psalms 33

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 35

 

Praise Music:    Only a Holy God

                        O Help My Unbelief

 

Hymns: Psalm 35 (When I Survey the Wondrous Cross)

            710 God of Our Fathers
 

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 are invited to participate in our Summer Book Club.  We will be reading the book “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” by Joni Eareckson Tada.  (You can order the book on Amazon.)  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month (September 14th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Inquirer’s Class – If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Faith Church, then please plan to participate in the Inquirer’s Class, Saturday, August 22nd at 9:00 AM.  If you are interested, please let John Armstrong know at: john@faithreformed.org.

 

Small Groups – If you are interested in participating in Small Groups, please keep an eye out here for the next set of groups beginning in September.



Week 32, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 9, 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                Brand New

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 46: 1-3, 10-11

Leader: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
All: Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Leader: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

All: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                Heal Us Emmanuel

                                           God You Are All To Us

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Father, we acknowledge and confess that, though we are saints – forgiven, justified, accepted, and redeemed – we often don’t live in light of that truth. We confess our individual sins and we also confess that there are certain entanglements to which we all succumb. We admit that we continue to move through life deluded: thinking we have power, ability, and sufficiency.

All: Forgive us, merciful Father.

Leader: We chase after prizes that the world says will bring us peace, when in reality all it brings us is enslavement and pressure and anxiety.

All: Forgive us, Lord Jesus.

Leader: We gather together like this and compare ourselves with others…and get either puffed up and self-righteous or dejected and discouraged.

All: Gracious Spirit, enable us to find our identity in the righteousness of Christ.

Leader: We have preached and believed a false gospel of self-improvement. We have failed to rest in the work of redemption, but rather have continued striving and manipulating and scheming. We have grieved your heart, O God, by failing to believe that you love us.

All: Forgive us of all our sins, we pray through Jesus. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 32:1-2

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the man against whom the Lordcounts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*Psalm 33 (tune: Ash Grove)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Colossians 3:23-24

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” 

                                                                                                                    

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!  

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                          John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 33

 

SERMON            “Walking in Praise”                         John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 508                    Jesus Lover of My Soul

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.

 

Week 32:

 

Weekly Hymn:   355 We Are God’s People

                        https://youtu.be/T0-t2lNV5L0

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q63 Which is the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The fifth commandment is, Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

  • Q64 What is required in the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The fifth commandment requires the preserving the honor, and performing the duties, belonging to everyone in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals.

 

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –8/10 – 1 Samuel 2, Romans 2, Jeremiah 40, Psalms 15, 16

Tue – 8/11 – 1 Samuel 3, Romans 3, Jeremiah 41, Psalms 17

Wed – 8/12 – 1 Samuel 4, Romans 4, Jeremiah 42, Psalms 18

Thurs – 8/13 – 1 Samuel 5, 6, Romans 5, Jeremiah 43, Psalms 19

Fri – 8/14 – 1 Samuel 7, 8, Romans 6, Jeremiah 44, Psalms 20, 21

Sat – 8/15 – 1 Samuel 9, Romans 7, Jeremiah 46, Psalms 22

Sun – 8/16 – 1 Samuel 10, Romans 8, Jeremiah 47, Psalms 23, 24

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 34

 

Praise Music:    Lord Reign in Me

                        On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

 

Hymns: Psalm 34 (Finlandia)

            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.

 

Women in the Church – All women are invited to participate in our Summer Book Club.  We will be reading the book “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” by Joni Eareckson Tada.  (You can order the book on Amazon.)  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month (August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Inquirer’s Class – If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Faith Church, then please plan to participate in the Inquirer’s Class, Saturday, August 22nd at 9:00 AM.  If you are interested, please let John Armstrong know at: john@faithreformed.org.

 

Small Groups – If you are interested in participating in Small Groups, please keep an eye out here for the next set of groups beginning in September.



Week 31, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 2, 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 170                  Fairest Lord Jesus

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 40:1-3

Leader: I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
All: He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
Leader: He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
All: Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the
Lord.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS           Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                                Fullness of Time

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All:  O God the Holy Spirit, You who proceed from the Father and the Son, have mercy on me. When you first hovered over chaos, order came to birth, beauty robed the world, fruitfulness sprang forth. Move, I pray, upon my disordered heart; Take away the infirmities of unruly desires and hateful lusts; Lift the mists and darkness of unbelief; Brighten my soul with the pure light of truth; Make it fragrant as the garden of paradise, rich with every good fruit, beautiful with heavenly grace, radiant with rays of divine light. Fulfill in me the glory of your divine offices; Be my comforter, light, guide, sanctifier; Take of the things of Christ and show them to my soul; Through you may I daily learn more of His love, grace, compassion, faithfulness, beauty; Lead me to the cross and show me His wounds, the hateful nature of evil, the power of Satan; May I there see my sins as the nails that transfixed Him, the cords that bound Him, the thorns that tore Him, the spear that pierced Him. Help me to find in His death the reality and immensity of His love.  Open for me the wondrous volumes of truth in His words, “It is finished”.  Increase my faith in the clear knowledge of atonement achieved, satisfaction made, guilt done away, my debt paid, my sins forgiven, my person redeemed, my soul saved, hell vanquished, heaven opened, eternity made mine.  O Holy Spirit, deepen in me these saving truths.  Write them upon my heart, that my walk may increasingly be sin-loathing, sin-fleeing, Christ-loving; And suffer no devil’s device to beguile or deceive me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:  though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*Psalm 32 (tune: I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say…)

 

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!” 

                                                                                                                    

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!  

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                      Charlie Van Meter

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 32

 

SERMON            “Walking in Forgiveness”          John Armstrong          

 

*HYMN 460                          Amazing Grace

                                                           

*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 31:

 

Weekly Hymn:   508 Jesus Lover of My Soul

                        https://youtu.be/jDZcBJlH0vM

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q61 What is forbidden in the fourth commandment? /

Answer: The fourth commandment forbids the omission, or careless performance, of the duties required, and the profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is in itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations.

 

  • Q62 What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment? /

Answer: The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God’s allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the sabbath day.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –8/3 – Judges 19, Acts 23, Jeremiah 33, Psalms 3, 4

Tue – 8/4 – Judges 20, Acts 24, Jeremiah 34, Psalms 5, 6

Wed – 8/5 – Judges 21, Acts 25, Jeremiah 35, Psalms 7, 8

Thurs – 8/6 – Ruth 1, Acts 26, Jeremiah 36, 45, Psalms 9

Fri – 8/7 – Ruth 2, Acts 27, Jeremiah 37, Psalms 10

Sat – 8/8 – Ruth 3, 4, Acts 28, Jeremiah 38, Psalms 11, 12

Sun – 8/9 – 1 Samuel 1, Romans 1, Jeremiah 39, Psalms 13, 14

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 33

 

Praise Music:    Heal Us Emmanuel

                        God You are All to Us

 

Hymns: Psalm 33 (Ash Grove)

            508 Jesus Lover of My Soul
 

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 are invited to participate in our Summer Book Club.  We will be reading the book “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” by Joni Eareckson Tada.  (You can order the book on Amazon.)  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month (August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Inquirer’s Class – If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Faith Church, then please plan to participate in the Inquirer’s Class, Saturday, August 22nd at 9:00 AM.  If you are interested, please let John Armstrong know at: john@faithreformed.org.

 

 



Week 30, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 26, 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    Indescribable

                                                                        

*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           Before There Was Time

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Our Lord, Your love is steadfast and true, yet we have neither relied upon it, nor practiced it.  We seek to love in our own strength, instead of Yours.  When confronted with our failures, we redefine the call to love in convenient terms.  Our daily lives betray a small view of Your love—doubting its depth and zeal—evidenced by despair and complaint.  Lord, forgive our unbelief.  We are envious of others—the blessings of our friends, siblings and co-workers.  We covet their talents, status, and beauty.  We resent our station in life—the measure which You have given to us.  Although You promise to exalt the humble, our envy reveals resistance to living by grace alone.  It has not been for Your glory that we long.  O Lord, show us mercy.  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)

 

*Psalm 31:17-24 (tune: All Glory, Laud, and Honor…)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Philippians 4:17

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

                                                                                                                    

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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                          John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 31

 

SERMON       “Walking in God’s Hand”                         John Armstrong

 

ORDINATION & INSTALLATION                                      Reid Wilson

 

*HYMN 498           Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners

                                                           

*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 30:

 

Weekly Hymn:   460 Amazing Grace

                        https://youtu.be/CDdvReNKKuk

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q59 Which day of the seven hath God appointed to be the weekly sabbath? /

Answer: From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian sabbath.

  • Q60 How is the sabbath to be sanctified? /

Answer: The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –7/27 – Judges 12, Acts 15, Jeremiah 24, Mark 10

Tue – 7/28 – Judges 13, Acts 16, Jeremiah 25, Mark  11

Wed – 7/29 – Judges 14, Acts 17, Jeremiah 26, Mark 12

Thurs – 7/30 – Judges 15, Acts 18, Jeremiah 27, Mark 13

Fri – 7/31 – Judges 16, Acts 19, Jeremiah 28, Mark 14

Sat – 8/1 – Judges 17, Acts 20, Jeremiah 29, Mark 15

Sun – 8/2 – Judges 18, Acts 21, Jeremiah 30, 31, Mark 16

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 32

 

Praise Music:    Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                        Fullness of Time

 

Hymns: Psalm 32 (I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say)

            460 Amazing Grace        
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women’s Bible Study: All women in the church are invited to participate in our Women’s Bible study on Contentment. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  An email will be sent in advance of each study with weblink and logon information.  Our last study is on Saturday, August 1st at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through August 1st.  There is a study guide Contentment, by Melissa Kruger which will be used in conjunction with the study.  The study guide is not required; however, it is available for free download or purchase on line at Ligonier Ministries: https://www.ligonier.org/store/contentment-dvd/  

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

 

Women in the Church – All women are invited to participate in our Summer Book Club.  We will be reading the book “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” by Joni Eareckson Tada.  (You can order the book on Amazon.)  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month (August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Strategic Survey Report – Saturday, August 1st we will gather at 6:30 PM for Sundaes followed by a report of the strategic survey results.  Sundaes will be made and served at the pavilion with social distancing observed.  The report will be made in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM with a Zoom option for those wishing to participate virtually.



Week 29, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 19, 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 167               When Morning Gilds The Skies

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 34:1-7

Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
All: My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.  Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!

Leader: I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
All: Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.  This poor man cried, and the Lordheard him and saved him out of all his troubles.  The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS               His Mercy Is More

                                            Heal Us Emmanuel

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Lord Jesus, You have commanded us to love You with all our hearts, with all our souls, and with all our minds.

All: But we confess that we have not been doers of Your Word. Our Hearts have not wholly loved You, loving the unclean things in this world more than our Creator.

Leader: You have commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves.

All: But we confess that we have not been doers of Your Word. Our mouths have not been quick to bring consolation and grace to others in our lives.

Leader: You have commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in Your name and teaching them to obey Your law.

All: But we confess that we have not been doers of Your Word. Our feet have not been swift to go out, carrying Your good news and proclaiming peace.

Leader: Lord, hear us as we silently confess the many ways that we have been hearers but not doers of Your Word.

 

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)

 

RECEIVING A NEW MEMBER

 

RECOGNIZING OUR GRADUATING SENIORS

 

*PSALM 30 (tune: O Jesus, I Have Promised…)

 

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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                   Steve Tuel

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                            Palm 30

 

SERMON                   “Walking in Joy”                           John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 305                      Arise, My Soul Arise

                                                           

*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 29:

 

Weekly Hymn:   500 Rock of Ages

                        https://youtu.be/Ah6xIq4mL0I

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q57 Which is the fourth commandment? /

Answer: The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

 

  • Q58 What is required in the fourth commandment? /

Answer: The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his Word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy sabbath to himself.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –7/20 – Judges 4, Acts 8, Jeremiah 17, Mark 3

Tue – 7/21 – Judges 5, Acts 9, Jeremiah 18, Mark 4

Wed – 7/22 – Judges 6, Acts 10, Jeremiah 19, Mark  5

Thurs – 7/23 – Judges 7, Acts 11, Jeremiah 20, Mark 6

Fri – 7/24 – Judges 8, Acts 12, Jeremiah 21, Mark  7

Sat – 7/25 – Judges 9, Acts 13, Jeremiah 22, Mark  8

Sun – 7/26 – Judges 10, 11:1-11, Acts 14, Jeremiah 23, Mark 9

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 31

 

Praise Music:     Before there was Time

                        Indescribable

 

Hymns: Psalm 31 v.17-24 (All Glory, Laud, and Honor)

            500 Rock of Ages
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women’s Bible Study: All women in the church are invited to participate in our Women’s Bible study on Contentment. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  An email will be sent in advance of each study with weblink and logon information.  Our next study is on Saturday, August 1st at 9:00AM.  There is a study guide Contentment, by Melissa Kruger which will be used in conjunction with the study.  The study guide is not required; however, it is available for free download or purchase on line at Ligonier Ministries: https://www.ligonier.org/store/contentment-dvd/  

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

 

Women in the Church – All women are invited to participate in our Summer Book Club.  We will be reading the book “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” by Joni Eareckson Tada.  (You can order the book on Amazon.)  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month (July 13th and August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Faith Church Retreat – In the Lord’s providence, it appears that we need to cancel the retreat for this year.  We found out this week we would have to share the retreat center with several other groups which would restrict our ability to spread out and have the room and facilities we need.  There were several other factors driving our decision, but suffice it to say we think it best to go ahead and wait until next year.  Lord willing, the 2021 Retreat will be a blessed time for us to be together.

 

Strategic Survey Report – Saturday, August 1st we will gather at 6:30 PM for Sundaes followed by a report of the strategic survey results.  Sundaes will be made and served at the pavilion with social distancing observed.  The report will be made in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM with a Zoom option for those wishing to participate virtually.

 

Officer Nominations – We have opened up officer nominations from now until August 8th.  If you have a candidate for either ruling elder or deacon, please prayerfully approach that person and ask if they would be willing to go through training, examination, stand for election, and then serve for a minimum of three years.  If they are willing, then give their name to one of the elders prior to Saturday, August 8th.



Week 28, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 12, 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             Stronger

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 33:1-4

Leader: Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!  Praise befits the upright.
All: Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Leader: Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

All: For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                     Jesus with Thy Church Abide

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O Lord, no day of my life has passed that has not proved me guilty in your sight.  Prayers have been uttered from a prayerless heart; praise has been often praiseless sound; my best service is as filthy rags. Blessed Jesus, let me find a covering in your appeasing wounds.  Though my sins rise to heaven your merits soar above them; though unrighteousness weighs me down to hell, your righteousness exalts me to your throne. All things in me call for my rejection; all things in you plead my acceptance.  I appeal from the throne of perfect justice to your throne of boundless grace, let me hear your voice assuring me: that by your stripes I am healed, that you were bruised for my iniquities, that you have been made sin for me that I might be righteous in you, that my grievous sins, my manifold sins, are all forgiven, buried in the ocean of your concealing blood.  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, and flood me every moment with descending grace, open to me the springs of divine knowledge, sparkling like crystal, flowing clear and unsullied through my wilderness of life. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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)

 

*Psalm 29 (tune: We Gather Together…)

 

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.” 

                                                                                                                    

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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                Reid Wilson

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                            Palm 29

 

SERMON       “Walking in God’s Storm”                        John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 179                Hallelujah! Thine the Glory

                                                           

*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 28:

 

Weekly Hymn:   305 Arise, My Soul Arise

                        https://youtu.be/2VE0A-7P0xM

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q55 What is forbidden in the third commandment? /

Answer: The third commandment forbids all profaning or abusing of anything whereby God makes himself known.

  • Q56 What is the reason annexed to the third commandment? /

Answer: The reason annexed to the third commandment is, that however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –7/13 – Joshua 20, 21, Acts 1, Jeremiah 10, Matthew 24

Tue – 7/14 – Joshua 22, Acts 2, Jeremiah 11, Matthew 25

Wed – 7/8 – Joshua 23, Acts 3, Jeremiah 12, Matthew 26

Thurs – 7/9 – Joshua 24, Acts 4, Jeremiah 13, Matthew 27

Fri – 7/10 – Judges 1, Acts 5, Jeremiah 14, Matthew 28

Sat – 7/11 – Judges 2, Acts 6, Jeremiah 15, Mark 1

Sun – 7/12 – Judges 3, Acts 7, Jeremiah 16, Mark2

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 30

 

Praise Music:    His Mercy is More

                        Jesus with Thy Church Abide

 

Hymns: Psalm 30 (O Jesus I Have Promised)

            305 Arise, My Soul Arise
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women’s Bible Study: All women in the church are invited to participate in our Women’s Bible study on Contentment. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  An email will be sent in advance of each study with weblink and logon information.  Our next study is on Saturday, July 18th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through August 1st.  There is a study guide Contentment, by Melissa Kruger which will be used in conjunction with the study.  The study guide is not required; however, it is available for free download or purchase on line at Ligonier Ministries: https://www.ligonier.org/store/contentment-dvd/  

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

 

Women in the Church – All women are invited to participate in our Summer Book Club.  We will be reading the book “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” by Joni Eareckson Tada.  (You can order the book on Amazon.)  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month (July 13th and August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Faith Church Retreat – In the Lord’s providence, it appears that we need to cancel the retreat for this year.  We found out this week we would have to share the retreat center with several other groups which would restrict our ability to spread out and have the room and facilities we need.  There were several other factors driving our decision, but suffice it to say we think it best to go ahead and wait until next year.  Lord willing, the 2021 Retreat will be a blessed time for us to be together.

 

Strategic Survey Report – Saturday, August 1st we will gather at 6:30 PM for Sundaes followed by a report of the strategic survey results.  Sundaes will be made and served at the pavilion with social distancing observed.  The report will be made in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM with a Zoom option for those wishing to participate virtually.