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)



Week 12, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, March 21, 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               The Hand of God                        Praise Team         

 

*HYMN 55                 To God Be The Glory!  

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Psalm 147: 7-11

Leader: Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre! 

All: He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.

Leader: He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. 

All: His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

 

*PRAISE SONGS             All My Ways Are Known To You

                                             I Will Wait For You

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty God, we believe that you are coming again in power to judge the earth. But we confess that we have not lived as those who daily expect your kingdom.  We have spoken harsh words, thought impure thoughts, and lived casual lives. We have ignored your promised judgment by not loving you with our whole hearts or our neighbors as ourselves.  Have mercy on us and forgive us for all our offenses. In your tender kindness, embrace us with your fatherly love, and fill our hearts with the joyful expectation of seeing you soon face to face. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Colossians 1:13-14

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 44                       How Great Thou Art!                                       

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Psalm 139:1-3

“O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.”

 

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                                      David Johnston

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                    Revelation 12

 

SERMON          “Already, And Not Yet”                      Charlie Van Meter

 

*HYMN 81          O Love of God, How Strong and True

 

*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 12:

 

Weekly Hymn:   246 Man of Sorrows, What A Name

                        https://youtu.be/MWOvD06hJqM           

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q19 From where do you know this? /

Answer: From the holy gospel, which God himself first revealed in Paradise. Later, he had it proclaimed by the patriarchs and prophets, and foreshadowed by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law. Finally, he had it fulfilled through his only Son.

 

  • Q20 Are all men, then, saved by Christ just as they perished through Adam? /

Answer: No. Only those are saved who by a true faith are grafted into Christ and accept all his benefits.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/22 – Numbers 17-20

Tue – 3/23 – Numbers 21-24

Wed – 3/24 – Numbers 25-28

Thurs – 3/25 – Numbers 29-32

Fri – 3/26 – Numbers 33-36

Sat – 3/27 – Psalms 37-39

Sun – 3/28 – Proverbs 13

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 21:33-46

 

Praise Music:    Dawning Light of Our Salvation

                        Lead on O King Eternal

 

Hymns: 237 Ride on, Ride on in Majesty

            246 Man of Sorrows, What A Name
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

 

“Moms of Littles” Small Group – This Bible study/fellowship group is geared towards mothers of young children (babies up to high school) who desire to keep scripture at the heart of these busy years.  Together we will study manageable portions of scripture on a weekly basis, and pray for and encourage one another in our walks with Christ.  Based on interest, we hope to form two groups: one will meet each Tuesday from 9:00-11:00AM at the Veldhuizen home and the other will meet each Thursday from 7:00-9:00PM at the Newman home, with a virtual option (Zoom) available at each of these times also.  We will begin with a 10 week study of Proverbs using the She Reads Truth: Proverbs book as our discussion guide.

 

Our first meeting will be an introduction/fellowship event at the Veldhuizens’ on Thursday, March 25 from 7:00-9:00, outdoors if weather permits.

The 10 week study will begin the week of April 6th (Tuesday) and 8th (Thursday), and end the week of June 8th/10th.

You are welcome to contact Arliss Veldhuizen or Anna Newman with any questions!



Week 11, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, March 14, 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 OF PRAISE             Come People of The Risen King  

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Psalm 147:1-6

Leader: Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

All: The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 

Leader: He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

All: Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.

 

*PRAISE SONGS            Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

                                            Christ Is Mine Forevermore

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 30              Our God, Our Help In Ages Past                              

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Psalm 37:21

“The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives….”

 

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                                   Martin Hudzinski

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 21:23-32

 

SERMON             “Authority and Two Sons”                  John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All:  Father, teach us not to sin with such abandon. We do it all so easily: Pretend, lie, envy, lust, criticize, brood, ignore, deny, consume, hoard, defame, distort, make excuses, and then expect an easy forgiveness for the asking. God, forgive us for our negligence of your holy character. Let us not misinterpret your patience with our sin as though it were permissiveness. Loving Father, astonish us with a wholesome, godly fear -which will not drive us to despair, but cause us to number our days and give us hearts of wisdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 469        How Sweet and Awesome Is The Place

 

*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 11:

 

Weekly Hymn:   81 O Love of God, How Strong and True

                        https://youtu.be/l0KcaT5MeFQ

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q17 Why must he at the same time be true God? /
    Answer: He must be true God so that by the power of his divine nature he might bear in his human nature the burden of God’s wrath, and might obtain for us and restore to us righteousness and life
  • Q18 But who is that Mediator who at the same time is true God and a true and righteous man? /

Answer: Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption (1 Cor 1:30).

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –  3/15 – Luke 22-24

Tue – 3/16 – Numbers 1-4

Wed – 3/17 – Numbers 5-8

Thurs – 3/18 – Numbers 9-12

Fri – 3/19 – Numbers 13-16

Sat – 3/20 – Psalms 34-36

Sun – 3/21 – Proverbs 12

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Guest Preacher

 

Praise Music:    Prince of Peace

                        Ancient of Days

 

Hymns: 44 How Great Thou Art

            81 Oh Love of God, How Strong and True

 



Week 10, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, March 7, 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 53                 Praise To The Lord, The Almighty  

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Psalm 146

Leader: Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live…

All: Blessed is he…whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;

Leader: who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lordopens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. 

All: The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. The Lord will reign forever….Praise the Lord!

 

*PRAISE SONGS                   Indescribable

                                                     Isaiah 43

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Merciful Lord, pardon our sins.  We have been hasty and short in prayer, and this first sin of the day leads to so many others.  Keep us from robbing you of the true worship which your glory requires and which our hearts so urgently need. Wipe out our sins, known and unknown, felt and unfelt, remembered and forgotten.  Enable us to remember the blood that cleanses from all sin, and the grace which overwhelms all evil, in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 130:3-4

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 465        Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord                          

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Psalm 39:6

“Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!”

 

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                                            Bert Hauver

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 21:18-22

 

SERMON          “Fruit and Faithful Prayer”                   John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 304              I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

 

*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 10:

 

Weekly Hymn:   469 How Sweet and Awesome is the Place

                        https://youtu.be/YkE8Ou8iw-A  

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q15 What kind of mediator and deliverer must we seek? /

Answer: One who is a true and righteous man,
and yet more powerful than all creatures; that is, one who is at the same time true God.

  • Q16 Why must he be a true and righteous man? /

Answer: He must be a true man because the justice of God requires that the same human nature which has sinned should pay for sin. He must be a righteous man because one who himself is a sinner cannot pay for others.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/8 – Luke 7-9

Tue – 3/9 – Luke 10-12

Wed – 3/10 – Luke 13-15

Thurs – 3/11 – Luke 16-18

Fri – 3/12 – Luke 19-21

Sat – 3/13 – Psalms 31-33

Sun – 3/14 – Proverbs 11

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 21:23-32

 

Praise Music:    Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

                        Christ is Mine Forevermore

 

Hymns:

            469 How Sweet and Awesome is the Place
 

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 Sunday, March 14th.

 

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 first Bible study will be on Saturday, March 20th at 9:00 am.  There are a total of 6 Chapters.  We will use Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  The study book is NOT available on Amazon, so **please let Christine Stalnaker or Susan Hauver know if you would like the book no later than March 7th so we can order them prior to the first study (there is homework.)  

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