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.

                       



Week 27, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 5, 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 100               Holy, Holy, Holy…

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 29:1-4, 9, 11

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
All: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.

All: The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Leader: The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth and strips the forests bare, and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

All: May the Lord give strength to his people!  May the Lord bless his people with peace!

 

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder

                                            Heal Us Emmanuel

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Merciful God, You pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness. In your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         2 Corinthians 5:21

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 296            All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:28

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

                                                                                                                    

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                                             Rich Rochford

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 6:25-34

 

SERMON  “Trust or Worry, Take Your Pick”  Charlie Van Meter

 

*HYMN 2                           O Worship the King

                                                           

*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 27:

 

Weekly Hymn:   179 Hallelujah! Thine the Glory

                        https://youtu.be/wMzq94KWl5Y

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q53 Which is the third commandment? /

Answer: The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 

  • Q54 What is required in the third commandment? /

Answer: The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –7/6 – Joshua 9, Psalms 140, 141, Jeremiah 3, Matthew 17

Tue – 7/7 – Joshua 10, Psalms 142, 143, Jeremiah 4, Matthew 18

Wed – 7/8 – Joshua 11, Psalms 144, Jeremiah 5, Matthew 19

Thurs – 7/9 – Joshua 12, 13, Psalms 145, Jeremiah 6, Matthew 20

Fri – 7/10 – Joshua 14, 15, Psalms 146, 147, Jeremiah 7, Matthew 21

Sat – 7/11 – Joshua 16, 17, Psalms 148, Jeremiah 8, Matthew 22

Sun – 7/12 – Joshua 18, 19, Psalms 149, 150, Jeremiah 9, Matthew 23

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 29

 

Praise Music:    Stronger

                        Revelation Song

 

Hymns: Psalm 29 (We Gather Together)

            179 Hallelujah! Thine the Glory    
 

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. In Contentment, Melissa Kruger considers what it really means to be content: to place our trust in our good and sovereign God. 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 11th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through July 25th.  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.

 

Pastor Vacation: from June 29th – July 6th.



Week 26, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, June 28, 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             Let The Nations Be Glad

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 28:6-9

Leader: Blessed be the LORD! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.

All: The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Leader: The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

All: Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder

                                                 By Thy Mercy

                                                                                         

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.  Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.  Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.  Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.  Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.  Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.  Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.  O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

 

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)

 

DEACON EMERITUS                                  Dwight Hutchinson

 

*PSALM 28 (tune: Tallis Canon)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:25

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him,

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                               Warren Paire

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                         Psalm 28

 

SERMON              “Walking in Dependence”                  John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 473                 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

                                                           

*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 26:

 

Weekly Hymn:   2 O Worship the King      

                        https://youtu.be/jAI5pWbjKQc

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q51 What is forbidden in the second commandment? /

Answer: The second commandment forbids the worshiping of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word.

 

  • Q52 What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment? /

Answer: The reasons annexed to the second commandment are, God’s sovereignty over us, his propriety in us, and the zeal he hath to his own worship.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –6/29 – Joshua 2, Psalms 123, 124, 125, Isaiah 62, Matthew 10

Tue – 6/30 – Joshua 3, Psalms 126, 127, 128, Isaiah 63, Matthew 11

Wed – 7/1 – Joshua 4, Psalms 129, 130, 131, Isaiah 64, Matthew 12

Thurs – 7/2 – Joshua 5, 6:1-5, Psalms 132, 133, 134, Isaiah 65, Matthew 13

Fri – 7/3 – Joshua 6:6-27, Psalms 135, 136, Isaiah 66, Matthew 14

Sat – 7/4 – Joshua 7, Psalms 137, 138, Jeremiah 1, Matthew 15

Sun – 7/5 – Joshua 8, Psalms 139, Jeremiah 2, Matthew 16

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 6:25-34

 

Praise Music:    Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

                        Heal Us Emmanuel

 

Hymns: 296 All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

            2 O Worship the King      

                       

 



Week 25, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, June 21, 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 164               O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 29:1-4, 9, 11

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
All: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.

All: The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Leader: The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth and strips the forests bare, and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

All: May the Lord give strength to his people!  May the Lord bless his people with peace!

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                              How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Holy Lord, we are guilty—of pride and unbelief, of failure to find your mind in your Word, of neglect to seek you in our daily lives.

All:  Our violations and shortcomings present our consciences with a long list of accusations, but they shall not stand! For we lay them all now on Christ, our sacrifice and advocate.

Leader:  Lord, subdue our weaknesses and selfishness, granting us grace to live above them.  Let us not be mastered by them, but have you rule over us in liberty and power.

All:  We praise and thank you for your wisdom and love, for sometimes putting us into the furnace to refine our gold and remove our dross.  Deliver us from every evil habit, everything that dims the brightness of your grace in us, everything that prevents us from taking our deepest delight in you.

 

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)

 

*PSALM 27 (tune: Rejoice the Lord is King)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:24

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

                                                                                                                    

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                                            Ken Lockridge

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                         Psalm 27

 

SERMON              “Walking in Confidence”                   John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 717        “Blest The Man That Fears Jehovah”

                                                           

*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 25:

Weekly Hymn:   473 Jesus Sinners Doth Recieve    

                        https://youtu.be/7MIupmIIyPQ

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q49 Which is the second commandment? /

Answer: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

 

  • Q50 What is required in the second commandment? /

Answer: The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in his Word.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –6/22 – Deuteronomy 28:20-68, Psalms 119:25-48, Isaiah 55, Matthew 3

Tue – 6/23 – Deuteronomy 29, Psalms 119:49-72, Isaiah 56, Matthew 4

Wed – 6/24 – Deuteronomy 30, Psalms 119:73-96, Isaiah 57, Matthew 5

Thurs – 6/25 – Deuteronomy 31, Psalms 119:97-120, Isaiah 58, Matthew 6

Fri – 6/26 – Deuteronomy 32, Psalms 119:121-144, Isaiah 59, Matthew 7

Sat – 6/27 – Deuteronomy 33, 34, Psalms 119:145-176, Isaiah 60, Matthew 8

Sun – 6/28 – Joshua 1, Psalms 120, 121, 122, Isaiah 61, Matthew 9

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 28

 

Praise Music:    Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

                        By Thy Mercy

 

Hymns: Psalm 28 (Tallis Canon)

            473 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive    
 

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. In Contentment, Melissa Kruger considers what it really means to be content: to place our trust in our good and sovereign God. 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, June 27th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through July 25th.  There is a study guide Contentment,  by Melissa Kruger 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.

 

Faith Church Officer Elections: The Session has examined Reid Wilson for the office of elder. We will hold elections at a Congregational meeting on Sunday, June 28th.  If we have more people than we can safely seat in the Sanctuary, there will be overflow seating in the Fellowship Hall with livestream.  All members present will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.

 

Picnic After Church: For those who are comfortable staying, you may bring a picnic lunch to the pavilion area and stay after the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 28th for a meal together.  We will have the grill fired up so if you would like to cook something there will be the option to bring your own meat.  Appropriate social distancing will still be observed.  We will cancel if there is rain, because we will have to remain outside.



Week 24, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, June 14, 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             Blessed Be Your Name

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 27:1,4,8

Leader:  The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
All:  The
Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Leader:  One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:  that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
All:  to gaze upon the beauty of the
Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Leader: You have said, “Seek my face.”
All:  My heart says to you, “Your face,
Lord, do I seek.”  

 

*PRAISE SONGS        Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                               10,000 Reasons

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O God of my exodus, great was the joy of Israel’s sons when Egypt died upon the shore. Far greater the joy when the redeemer’s enemy lay crushed in the dust.  Jesus strides forth as the victor, conqueror of death, hell and all opposing might; He bursts the bands of death, tramples the powers of darkness down and lives forever. Jesus, my gracious surety, apprehended for payment of my debt, comes forth from the prison of the grave free, and triumphant over sin, Satan, and death.  Show me herein the proof that his vicarious offering is accepted, that the claims of justice are satisfied, that the devil’s scepter is shattered, that his wrongful throne is leveled.  Give me the assurance that in Christ I died, in him I rose, in his life I live, in his victory I triumph, in his ascension I shall be glorified.  Gracious Redeemer, you who were lifted up upon a cross are ascended to highest heaven. You, who as a man of sorrows were crowned with thorns, are now as Lord of life wreathed with glory.  Once, yours the deepest shame, no agony more bitter, no death more cruel. Now, no exaltation higher, no life more glorious, no advocate more effective.  In your triumph you are leading captive your enemies behind you.  What more could be done than you have done!  Your death is my life, your resurrection my peace, your ascension my hope, your prayers my comfort.  All glory and honor be yours, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

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)

 

*PSALM 26 (tune: How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place. CM)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:4

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

                                                                                                                    

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                                               Collin Kenny

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                         Psalm 26

 

SERMON              “Walking in Integrity”                        John Armstrong

*HYMN 44                     “How Great Thou Art!”

                                                           

*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 24:

 

Weekly Hymn:   717 Blessed the Man That Fears Jehovah

                        https://youtu.be/57LFIvENzuM

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q47 What is forbidden in the first commandment? /

Answer: The first commandment forbids the denying, or not worshiping and glorifying, the true God as God, and our God;  and the giving of that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone.

 

  • Q48 What are we specially taught by these words before me in the first commandment? /

Answer: These words before me in the first commandment teach us, that God, who sees all things, taketh notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other God.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –6/15 – Deuteronomy 21, Psalms 108, 109, Isaiah 48, Revelation 18

Tue – 6/16 – Deuteronomy 22, Psalms 110, 111, Isaiah 49, Revelation 19

Wed – 6/17 – Deuteronomy 23, Psalms 112, 113, Isaiah 50, Revelation 20

Thurs – 6/18 – Deuteronomy 24, Psalms 114, 115, Isaiah 51, Revelation 21

Fri – 6/19 – Deuteronomy 25, Psalms 116, Isaiah 52, Revelation 22

Sat – 6/20 – Deuteronomy 26, Psalms 117, 118, Isaiah 53, Matthew 1

Sun – 6/21 – Deuteronomy 27, 28:1-19, Psalms 119:1-24, Isaiah 54, Matthew 2

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 27

 

Praise Music:    Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                        How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

 

Hymns: Psalm 27 (Rejoice the Lord is King)

            717 Blest The Man That Fears Jehovah
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Updating Our Nursery: We are in the process of updating our church nursery and have created a registry list of items we need for our nursery on Amazon. A link for this registry was sent out on our church email chain. If you did not get the link and would like to help purchase items to help us as we minister to our little ones, please email Debbie Tuel at gardentuel@icloud.com

 

Women’s Bible Study: All women in the church are invited to participate in our Women’s Bible study on Contentment. In Contentment, Melissa Kruger considers what it really means to be content: to place our trust in our good and sovereign God. 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, June 27th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through July 25th.  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: The Retreat has been postponed until August 21-23rd. If things are opened up enough by that time we will be gathering at the Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA. More information will be coming shortly.

 

Faith Church Officer Elections: The Session has examined Reid Wilson for the office of elder. We will hold elections at a Congregational meeting on Sunday, June 28th.  We will keep you informed as we have more specific details.



Week 23, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, June 7, 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 122   “God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory”

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 25:1, 2a, 4-6, 9-10

Leader: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  O my God, in you I trust….
All: Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me,
Leader: for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

All: Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Leader: He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
All: All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        Come People Of The Risen King

                                              Only A Holy God                                          

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.  We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable.  Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honor and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 32:10-11

“Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*PSALM 25 (v.1-7, Tune: Trentham SM “Breathe, On Me…”)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:1

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

                                                                                                                    

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                                           David Johnston

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                         Psalm 25

 

SERMON              “Walking in God’s Way”                    John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 44                      “How Great Thou Art”

                                                           

*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 23:

 

Weekly Hymn:   44 How Great Thou Art   

                        https://youtu.be/Cc0QVWzCv9k

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q45 Which is the first commandment? /

Answer: The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

 

  • Q46 What is required in the first commandment? /

Answer: The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –6/8 – Deuteronomy 13, 14, Psalms 99, 100, 101, Isaiah 41, Revelation 11

Tue – 6/9 – Deuteronomy 15, Psalms 102, Isaiah 42, Revelation 12

Wed – 6/10 – Deuteronomy 16, Psalms 103, Isaiah 43, Revelation 13

Thurs – 6/11 – Deuteronomy 17, Psalms 104, 53, 54, Isaiah 44, Revelation 14

Fri – 6/12 – Deuteronomy 18, Psalms 105, Isaiah 45, Revelation 15

Sat – 6/13 – Deuteronomy 19, Psalms 106, Isaiah 46, Revelation 16

Sun – 6/14 – Deuteronomy 20, Psalms 107, Isaiah 47, Revelation 17

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 26

 

Praise Music:    Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                        10,000 Reasons

 

Hymns: Psalm 26 (How Sweet and Awesome…)

            44 How Great Thou Art   
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Updating Our Nursery: We are in the process of updating our church nursery and have created a registry list of items we need for our nursery on Amazon. A link for this registry was sent out on our church email chain. If you did not get the link and would like to help purchase items to help us as we minister to our little ones, please email Debbie Tuel at gardentuel@icloud.com

 

Women’s Bible Study: All women in the church are invited to participate in our Women’s Bible study on Contentment. In Contentment, Melissa Kruger considers what it really means to be content: to place our trust in our good and sovereign God. 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, June 13th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through July 25th.  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 (June 8th, July 13th and August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Faith Church Retreat: The Retreat has been postponed until August 21-23rd. If things are opened up enough by that time we will be gathering at the Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA. More information will be coming shortly.

 

Faith Church Officer Elections: The Session has examined Reid Wilson for the office of elder. We will hold elections at a Congregational meeting on Sunday, June14th or at a later date depending on our ability, given COVID-19 restrictions. We will keep you informed as we have more specific details.

 



Week 22, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 31, 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 115               All Creatures Of Our God and King

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O gates!  And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates!  And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS         The Sands of Time are Sinking

                                   All My Ways are Known to You

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O God Most High, Most Glorious, The thought of your infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and struggling, troubled and distressed, but you are forever at perfect peace. Your designs cause you no fear or care of unfulfillment, they stand fast as the eternal hills. Your power knows no bounds, your goodness no limits.  You bring order out of confusion, and my defeats are your victories:  The Lord God omnipotent reigns.  I come to you as a sinner with cares and sorrows, to leave every concern entirely to you, every sin calling for Christ’s precious blood.  Revive deep spirituality in my heart.  Let me live near to the great shepherd, hear his voice, know its tones, follow its calls. Keep me from deception by causing me to abide in truth, keep me from harm by helping me to walk in the power of the Spirit. Increase my faith in the external truths, burning into me by experience the things I know. Let me never be ashamed of the truth of the gospel, that I may bear its reproach, prove it, see Jesus as its essence, know in it the power of the Spirit.  Lord, help me, for I am often lukewarm and cold; unbelief mars my confidence, sin makes me forget you.  Let the weeds that grow in my soul be cut at their roots.  Grant me to know that I truly live only when I live to you, anything else is wasted. Thy presence alone can make me holy, devout, strong and happy. Abide in me gracious God.  Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Colossians 1:13-14

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 598           Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

 

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.”

                                                                                                                    

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                                             Rich Rochford

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                           Matthew 15:29-39

 

SERMON              “Feeding the 4,000”                            John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 625                 Tell Me The Old, Old Story

                                                           

*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 22:

 

Weekly Hymn:   606 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord    

                        https://youtu.be/LKPhjvn3tIA

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q43 What is the preface to the ten commandments? /

Answer: The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

 

  • Q44 What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach us? /

Answer: The preface to the ten commandments teaches us, that because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 6/1 – Deuteronomy 6, Psalms 89, Isaiah 34, Revelation 4

Tue – 6/2 – Deuteronomy 7, Psalms 90, Isaiah 35, Revelation  5

Wed – 6/3 – Deuteronomy 8, Psalms 91, Isaiah 36, Revelation  6

Thurs – 6/4 – Deuteronomy 9, Psalms 92, 93, Isaiah 37, Revelation 7

Fri – 6/5 – Deuteronomy 10, Psalms 94, Isaiah 38, Revelation 8

Sat – 6/6 – Deuteronomy 11, Psalms 95, 96, Isaiah 39, Revelation 9

Sun – 6/7 – Deuteronomy 12, Psalms 97, 98, Isaiah 40, Revelation 10

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 25

 

Praise Music: Come People of the Risen King

                        Only a Holy God

 

Hymns: Psalm 25 v. 1-7

            606 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Returning to Worship – We will be returning to the worship service at 11:00 on Sunday, June 7th.  We are still encouraging people to stay home if they are in one of the higher risk groups, experiencing any symptoms, or are just not ready to be out yet. We are requiring the wearing of masks while in the building.  There will be no nursery, but we will have overflow space with livestream in the Fellowship Hall.  Ushers will be actively seating everyone and dismissing at the end. The seating will be unusual to allow for maximum participation and social distancing.

 

Updating Our Nursery: We are in the process of updating our church nursery and have created a registry list of items we need for our nursery on Amazon. A link for this registry was sent out on our church email chain. If you did not get the link and would like to help purchase items to help us as we minister to our little ones, please email Debbie Tuel at gardentuel@icloud.com

 

Women’s Bible Study: All women in the church are invited to participate in our Women’s Bible study on Contentment, by Melissa Kruger.  Our next study is on Saturday, June 13th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through July 25th.  A study guide is available for free download or purchase on line at 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 (June 8th, July 13th and August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Faith Church Retreat: The Retreat has been postponed until August 21-23rd. If things are opened up enough by that time we will be gathering at the Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA. More information will be coming shortly.

 

Faith Church Officer Elections: The Session has examined Reid Wilson for theoffice of elder. We will hold elections at a Congregational meeting on Sunday, June 14th or at a later date depending on our ability, given COVID-19 restrictions. We will keep you informed as we have more specific details.