Week 3, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, January 17, 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 2                      O Worship The King

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 111: 1-5

Leader: Praise the Lord!

All: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart ,in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 

Leader: Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. 

All: Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. 

Leader: He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful. 

All: He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                   Ancient of Days

                                                 In Christ Alone                                                        

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Because you were willing to humble yourself, to become human, to make yourself nothing,  
All: May we not think of ourselves more highly than we ought, but humbly serve you by serving each other. 

Leader:  Because you were born poor, weak, and homeless 
All: May we see the poor through your eyes, being generous and willing to share. 

Leader: Because God out of his great love for us sent you to live among us and die for us, 

All: May we believe that you are the Messiah, and therefore not perish, but have eternal life. 

Leader: Because those infant hands of the babe in the manger were pierced on the cross as you bore our sins,  

All: May we, healed by your wounds, die to sin and live for righteousness. 

Leader: Because you, the infant in swaddling clothes, are our great high priest, who was tempted in every way just as we are, yet was without sin, 

All: May we approach your throne of grace with confidence, knowing you sympathize with all our weaknesses, and will grant mercy and grace to help us in our time of need. 

Leader:  Because God has raised us with you on account of your sacrifice, seating us with you in the heavenlies above all powers and authorities, 

All:  May we stand against the devil’s schemes, living lives worthy of your calling, being made new in the attitude of our minds. 

Leader: Because you are the promised Messiah, the creator of life, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. 

All: May we adore you, praise you, and bless you, today and throughout the coming year. 

Leader: Because you, the Root and Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star, have promised to come again soon,  

All: May we all live in eager expectation of your return. Amen. 

Come, Lord Jesus 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 51:17

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 131             Children of the Heavenly Father                              

 

THE OFFERING                                            1 Timothy 6:9

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

 

*Doxology: Hymnal, p. 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

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                            John Armstrong 

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                            Matthew 19:13-15

 

SERMON                “Do Not Hinder Them”          John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 600          He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought

                                                           

*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 3:

 

Weekly Hymn:   253 There is a Fountain Filled with Blood

                                    https://youtu.be/b25-LJjrGQA

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q1 What is your only comfort in life and death? /

Answer: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.

 

  • Q2 What do you need to know in order to live and die
    in the joy of this comfort? /

Answer:  First, how great my sins and misery are; second, how I am delivered from all my sins and misery; third, how I am to be thankful to God

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –1/18 – Genesis 45-48

Tue – 1/19 – Genesis 49-50

Wed – 1/20 – Matthew 1-3

Thurs – 1/21 – Matthew 4-6

Fri – 1/22 – Matthew 7-9

Sat – 1/23 – Psalms 10-12

Sun – 1/24 – Proverbs 4

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 19:16-30

 

Praise Music:          10,000 Reasons

                                    Heal Us Emmanuel

 

Hymns:   461 Not What My Hands Have Done

253 There is a Fountain Filled with Blood
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our last study will be Saturday, January 30th at 9:00 am. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com) 

New Adult Sunday School – Please join us on zoom as we begin a new study of the Book of Nehemiah at 9:00AM on January 17th. This study will highlight how God works sovereignly to accomplish his redemptive purposes and keep his covenant promises. 

Congregational Meeting Today– There will be a congregational meeting following the worship service today.  This is our annual meeting where we receive the budget and vote on officers. 

Candidates for Office – Matt Yost, Warren Paire, and Matt Nardi will be standing for election to the office of deacon at our annual congregational meeting today, January 17, 2021.  Both Warren Paire and Matt Nardi are ordained deacons and are seeking continuation in active service.  Matt Yost is standing for election to ordination as a deacon.

Officer Elections in February – We are voting on deacons at our January meeting and correcting an administrative oversight by having to vote on extending Ruling Elders in service at a congregational meeting on February 14th.  Ruling Elders having been reexamined and approved for standing for continuation in office are: Charlie Van Meter, Rich Rochford, David Johnston, and Martin Hudzinski.

 



Week 2, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, January 10, 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                  Ancient of Days                       Praise Team         

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE             Blessed Be Your Name

 

*Call To Worship                                               Psalm 108:1-5

Leader: My heart is steadfast, O God!  I will sing and make melody with all my being!
All: Awake, O harp and lyre!  I will awake the dawn!  I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
Leader: For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

All: Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let your glory be over all the earth!

 

*PRAISE SONGS            Let The Nations Be Glad

                                                      Rejoice

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 606                 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord                                  

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Galatians 5:16-17

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

 

* Doxology: Hymnal, p. 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 19:1-12

 

SERMON               “The Divorce Question”                    John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Most Holy God, our heavenly Father, we confess that You have redeemed us by Your sovereign grace. At one time we were dead in our trespasses and sins.  We were blind and could not see.  But, Father, You are rich in mercy. You caused us to be born again to a living hope. You sought us when we were strangers.  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. It is not that we sought You, Father; rather, we confess freely that it was you who sought us.  And You have called us to seek others as we have been sought. You have commanded us to preach the gospel to every creature. And, we have not sought others as we have been sought by You. Often we have not even cared.  Our silence is sin.  Our coldness is dishonoring to You.  Forgive us, Father. Wash us afresh in the blood of the Lamb. And renew us by the Holy Spirit such that we will be changed into those who are burdened by the plight of the lost – a plight that we ourselves once were in.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 420           At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

 

*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 Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 2:

 

Weekly Hymn:   600 He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought

                                https://youtu.be/OXtxWi8Tnqk    

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q107 What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? /
    Answer: The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen, teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to him; and, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 1/11 – Genesis 25-28

Tue – 1/12 – Genesis 29-32

Wed – 1/13 – Genesis 33-36

Thurs – 1/14 – Genesis 37-40

Fri – 1/15 – Genesis 41-44

Sat – 1/16 – Psalms 7-9

Sun – 1/17 – Proverbs 3

 

 

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 19:13-15

 

Praise Music:      Ancient of Days

                                In Christ Alone

 

Hymns: 131 Children of the Heavenly Father

                 600 He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought

 

                                                     

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter –A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study. Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and we will continue to meet on January 30th and February 13th.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker7862@gmail.com )

 

Communion – We are having communion today Sunday, January 10th.

New Adult Sunday School – Please join us on zoom as we begin a new study of the Book of Nehemiah at 9:00AM on January 17th. This study will highlight how God works sovereignly to accomplish his redemptive purposes and keep his covenant promises. 

Candidates for Office – Matt Yost, Warren Paire, and Matt Nardi will be standing for election to the office of deacon at our annual congregational meeting coming up on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  Both Warren Paire and Matt Nardi are ordained deacons and are seeking continuation in active service.  Matt Yost is standing for election to ordination as a deacon.

Congregational Meeting – There will be a congregational meeting following the worship service on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  This is our annual meeting where we receive the budget and vote on officers. 

Officer Elections in February – We are voting on deacons at our January meeting and correcting an administrative oversight by having to vote on extending Ruling Elders in service at a congregational meeting on February 14th.  Ruling Elders having been reexamined and approved for standing for continuation in office are: Charlie Van Meter, Rich Rochford, David Johnston, and Martin Hudzinski.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Week 1, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, January 03, 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 1          All People That On Earth Do Dwell

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 106: 1-3b, 47, 48

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

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

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

All: “Amen!” Praise the Lord!

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS      All My Ways Are Known to You

                                How Deep the Father’s Love For Us                                       

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O Lord, Length of days does not profit me except the days are passed in your presence, in your service, to your glory. Give me a grace that precedes, follows, guides, sustains, sanctifies, aids every hour, that I may not be one moment apart from you, but may rely on your Spirit to supply every thought, speak in every word, direct every step, prosper every work, build up every little bit of faith, and give me a desire to show forth your praise, testify your love, advance your kingdom.  I launch my ship on the unknown waters of this year, with you, O Father, as my harbor, you, O Son, at my helm, you, O Holy Spirit, filling my sails. Guide me to heaven with my loins girded, lamp burning, my ear open to your calls, my heart full of love, my soul free. Give me your grace to sanctify me, your comforts to cheer, your wisdom to teach, your right hand to guide, your counsel to instruct, your law to judge, your presence to stabilize. May your fear be my awe, your triumphs my joy. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 32:1-2

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 499                Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me                                  

 

THE OFFERING                                            Colossians 3:23-24

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

 

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                 Collin Kenny

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                            Ephesians 4:1-7

 

SERMON                “Live Worthy”                    Martin Hudzinski

 

*HYMN 521           My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

                                                           

*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 Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 1:

 

Weekly Hymn:   420 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

                                    https://youtu.be/DS_pX2Et0qg

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q105 What do we pray for in the fifth petition? /

Answer: In the fifth petition, which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.

 

  • Q106 What do we pray for in the sixth petition? /

Answer:  In the sixth petition, which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –1/4 – Genesis 5-8

Tue – 1/5 – Genesis 9-12

Wed – 1/6 – Genesis 13-16

Thurs – 1/7 – Genesis 17-20

Fri – 1/8 – Genesis 21-24

Sat – 1/9 – Psalms 4-6

Sun – 1/10 – Proverbs 2

 

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 19:1-12

 

Praise Music:          The Nations Be Glad

                                    Rejoice

 

Hymns:   606 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord

420 At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and will have a final meeting on January 30th.

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

 

Communion – We will observe the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, January 10th.  Please be preparing your hearts to participate in the sacrament.



Week 52, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, December 27, 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                     Radiance                                 Praise Team

 

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING                            Matthew 2:1-12

 

*HYMN 224                  Go Tell It On The Mountain

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                     Psalm 105:1-4

Leader: Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 

All: Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! 

Leader: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

All: Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS       God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

                                               Joy To The World                                                      

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O love beyond compare, You are good when you give, when you take away, when the sun shines on me, when night gathers over me. You have loved me before the foundation of the world, and in love did redeem my soul; You love me still, in spite of my hard heart, ingratitude, distrust. Your goodness has been with me during another year, leading me through a twisting wilderness, in retreat helping me to advance, when beaten back making sure headway. Your goodness will be with me in the year ahead; I hoist my sail and draw up anchor. With You as the blessed pilot of my future as of my past. I bless You that you have veiled my eyes to the waters ahead. If You have appointed storms of tribulation, You will be with me in them; If I have to pass through tempests of persecution and temptation, I will not drown; If I am to die, I shall see Your face sooner; If a painful end is to be my lot, grant me grace that my faith will not fail; If I am to be cast aside from the service I love, I can make no stipulation; Only glorify Yourself in me whether in comfort or trial, as a chosen vessel ready always for Your use.

 

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)

 

*HYMN 226               As With Gladness Men of Old                                

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 50:23

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

 

OFFERTORY              “Bringer of Light”                    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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                 Bert Hauver

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                            Jeremiah 31:31-40

 

SERMON                “A Hint of Christmas”         Charlie Van Meter

 

*HYMN 230     Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor

                                                           

*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 Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 52:

 

Weekly Hymn:   521 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less…

                                    https://youtu.be/Ty8tw7ydxB4

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q103 What do we pray for in the third petition? /

Answer: In the third petition, which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.

 

  • Q104 What do we pray for in the fourth petition? /

Answer: In the fourth petition, which is, Give us this day our daily bread, we pray that of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –12/28 – 2 Chronicles 35, Revelation 21, Malachi 3, John 20

Tue – 12/29 – 2 Chronicles 36, Revelation 22, Malachi 4, John 21

Wed – 12/30 – Genesis 1-4

Thurs – 12/31 – Genesis 5-8

Fri – 1/1 – Genesis 9-12

Sat – 1/2 – Psalms 1-3

Sun – 1/3 – Proverbs 1

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text:

 

Praise Music:          Creation Sings

                                    Come to the Altar

 

Hymns:   499 Rock of Ages Cleft for Me

521 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less…

   

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and will have a final meeting on January 30th.

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

 

Communion – We will observe the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, January 10th rather than the first Sunday of the month.  Please be preparing your hearts to participate in the sacrament.

 



Week 51, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, December 20, 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                     Angels We Have Heard On High

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE                Angels From The Realms of Glory!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                          Psalm 103:1-5

Leader: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 

All: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS    How Glorious The Love of Heaven

                                        O Little Town of Bethlehem                                              

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty God, To know you is the fulfillment of our deepest longings and the satisfaction of our most ardent desires. Yet foolishly we have sought our pleasures elsewhere. We have put the seeking of idols, which are bound to leave us feeling empty, above seeking you. We have failed to love you with our whole heart, soul, and mind.  We have failed to love our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive us for our sins for the sake of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. And grant that from now on we might serve you in newness of life. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 44:22

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 216                  Infant Holy, Infant Lowly                                    

 

THE OFFERING                                            Philippians 4:17

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

 

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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                 Brian Boyer

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               1Peter 1:3-12

 

SERMON      “The Perspective of the Angels”      John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 207              Good Christian Men, Rejoice!

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE            

 

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 51:

 

Weekly Hymn:   230 Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor

                                    https://youtu.be/FcB9MlUMPdY

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q101 What do we pray for in the first petition? /

Answer: In the first petition, which is, Hallowed be thy name, we pray that God would enable us, and others, to glorify him in all that whereby he makes himself known; and that he would dispose all things to his own glory.

 

  • Q102 What do we pray for in the second petition? /

Answer: In the second petition, which is, Thy kingdom come, we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –12/21 – 2 Chronicles 27, 28, Hebrews 6, Joel 3, Psalms 143

Tue – 12/22 – 2 Chronicles 29, Hebrews 7, Amos 1, Psalms 144

Wed – 12/23 – 2 Chronicles 30, Hebrews 8, Amos 2, Psalms 145

Thurs – 12/24 – 2 Chronicles 31, Hebrews 9 Amos 3, Psalms 146, 147

Fri – 12/25 – 2 Chronicles 32, Hebrews 10, Amos 4, Psalms 148, 149, 150

Sat – 12/26 – 2 Chronicles 33, Hebrews 11, Amos 5, Luke 1:1-38

Sun – 12/27 – 2 Chronicles 34, Hebrews 12, Amos 6, Luke 1:39-80

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text:          Jeremiah 31:31-40

 

Praise Music:          God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

                                    Joy to the World

 

Hymns:                     226 As With Gladness Men of Old

230 Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and will have a final meeting on January 30th.

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

 

Christmas Eve Service – We will be observing our annual Lessons & Carols “candlelight” service on Thursday evening, 12/24 at 7:00 PM.   

Candidates for Office – Matt Yost, Warren Paire, and Matt Nardi will be standing for election to the office of deacon at our annual congregational meeting coming up on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  Both Warren Paire and Matt Nardi are ordained deacons and are seeking continuation in active service.  Matt Yost is standing for election to ordination as a deacon.



Week 50, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, December 13, 2020

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors this morning! Visitors, please complete the Welcome card in the pew rack and put it in the offering plate, so we may know how best to minister to/with you. Let’s prepare our hearts with silent Bible reading, meditation, and prayer before the service begins.

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                     Away In A Manger             Children’s Choir

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING                                Luke 1:26-38

 

*HYMN 203                  Hark The Herald Angels Sing!

                                   

*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 102:25-26a, 28 and 103:4b-5, 17-18

Leader: Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment.

All: The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.

Leader: The Lord crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, and satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 

All: But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

*PRAISE SONGS      Angels We Have Heard on High

                                    It Came Upon A Midnight Clear      

                                                             

*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 from others, and we sulk and become bitter if we do not get it. We attend to our own needs and concerns, yet fail to care for others except when it serves our 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, for we pray in Jesus name, Amen. 

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)

 

*HYMN 221             Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming!                              

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFERTORY     Once In Royal David’s City             Faith Choir

                                  Anna Yost – soloist                           

*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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                       Brian Boyer

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                      John 1:1-14

 

SERMON               “Heaven’s Perspective”             John Armstrong

*HYMN 211             God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE            
 

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 50:

Weekly Hymn:   207 Good Christian Men, Rejoice

                                    https://youtu.be/zwS-czS4kMo

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q99 What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer? /

Answer: The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord’s Prayer.

 

  • Q100 What doth the preface of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? /

Answer:  The preface of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, Our Father which art in heaven, teaches us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father able and ready to help us; and that we should pray with and for others.

Bible Reading:

Mon –12/14 – 2 Chronicles 18, Revelation 7, Zechariah 3, John 6

Tue – 12/15 – 2 Chronicles 19, 20, Revelation 8, Zechariah 4, John 7

Wed – 12/16 – 2 Chronicles 21, Revelation 9, Zechariah 5, John 8

Thurs – 12/17 – 2 Chronicles 22, 23, Revelation 10, Zechariah 6, John 9

Fri – 12/18 – 2 Chronicles 24, Revelation 11, Zechariah 7, John 10

Sat – 12/19 – 2 Chronicles 25, Revelation 12, Zechariah 8, John 11

Sun – 12/20 – 2 Chronicles 26, Revelation 13, Zechariah 9, John 12

A Look at Next Week

Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:3-12

 

Praise Music:          How Glorious the Love of Heaven

                                    O Little Town of Bethlehem

Hymns:   216 Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

207 Good Christian Men, Rejoice

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Women in the Church –All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and will have a final meeting on January 30th.

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

 

Christmas Eve Service – We will be observing our annual Lessons & Carols “candlelight” service on Thursday evening, 12/24 at 7:00 PM.   
 
Candidates for Office – Matt Yost, Warren Paire, and Matt Nardi will be standing for election to the office of deacon at our annual congregational meeting coming up on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Both Warren Paire and Matt Nardi are ordained deacons and are seeking continuation in active service. Matt Yost is standing for election to ordination as a deacon.

 



Week 49, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, December 6, 2020

 

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors this morning! Visitors, please complete the Welcome card in the pew rack and put it in the offering plate, so we may know how best to minister to/with you. Let’s prepare our hearts with silent Bible reading, meditation, and prayer before the service begins.

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING                        Matthew 1:18-25

 

PRELUDE      The Son Of God Goes Forth To War      Praise Team

 

*HYMN 208               O Come, All Ye Faithful

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                               Psalm 100

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 

All: Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 

Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! 

All: For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

*PRAISE SONGS            How Glorious The Love of Heaven

                                         It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 193         “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”                          

 

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            “Jesu, Bambino”                   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.

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                          John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                  Genesis 3:8-19

 

SERMON                      “The Seed”                                 John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Gracious God our heavenly Father, you are the supreme moving cause, may I always be subordinate to you, be dependent upon you, be found in the path where you walk, and where your Spirit moves, be aware of distance from you and of becoming unaware of your love. You do not move men like stones, but you give them life, not to enable them to move without you, but in submission to you, the first mover. O Lord, I am astonished at the difference between what I receive and what I deserve, between the state I am in now and my past lack of grace, between the heaven I am bound for and the hell I have earned. Who made me to differ, but you? I was no more ready to receive Christ than were others; I could not have begun to love you if you had not first loved me, or been willing unless you had first made me so. O that such a crown should fit the head of a sinner like me! Such advancement for one so unfruitful! Such joy for such a vile rebel! Infinite wisdom cast the design of salvation into the mold of purchase and freedom; Let wrath deserved be written on the door of hell, but the free gift of grace on the gate of heaven. I know that my sufferings are the result of my sinning, but in heaven both shall cease; grant me to attain this haven and be done with sailing, and may the gales of your mercy blow me safely into harbor. Let your love draw me nearer to yourself, wean me from sin, make me die to the world and make me ready for heaven. Secure me by your grace as I sail across this stormy sea.

SILENT CONFESSION

 

°SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 196           Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus!

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                     
               

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 49:

 

Weekly Hymn:   211 God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

                        https://youtu.be/pap0qMjYeaQ

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q97 What is required for the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper? /
    Answer: It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body, of their faith to feed upon him, of their repentance, love, and new obedience; lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves.

 

  • Q98 What is prayer? /

Answer: Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 12/7 – 2 Chronicles 9, Jude 1, Zephaniah 1, Luke 23

Tue – 12/8 – 2 Chronicles 10, Revelation 1, Zephaniah 2, Luke 24

Wed – 12/9 – 2 Chronicles 11, 12, Revelation 2, Zephaniah 3, John 1

Thurs – 12/10 – 2 Chronicles 13, Revelation  3, Haggai 1, John 2

Fri – 12/11 – 2 Chronicles 14, 15, Revelation 4, Haggai 2, John 3

Sat – 12/12 – 2 Chronicles 16, Revelation 5, Zechariah 1, John 4

Sun – 12/13 – 2 Chronicles 17, Revelation 6, Zechariah 2, John 5

A Look at Next Week

Sermon Text: John 1:1-14

 

Praise Music:    How Glorious the Love of Heaven

                        It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Hymns: 221 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

211 God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and will finish on January 30th.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

Communion – We are having communion today Sunday, December 6th.

 

Christmas Eve Service – We will be observing our annual Lessons & Carols “candlelight” service on Thursday evening, 12/24 at 7:00 PM.   

New Meal Ministry Coordinators –  Monica Paire has stepped down as coordinator of Faith’s Meal Ministry.  The new team is Maria Rochford, Anna Newman, and Ellen Nicodemus.  Please contact them via email, text, phone, or Slack with any meal requests or questions.  And please join us in thanking Monica for her many years of faithful service to this ministry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Pastor’s Ponderings: December 2020

by John Armstrong
 
I love Christmas, I love celebrating the coming of the Lord Jesus. I love listening to Christmas music, and all that goes with the season, particularly joining together with family and friends to celebrate and enjoy fellowship. I’m particularly disappointed this year that as a family, we will not be hostingour annual Christmas “Bob” after the Christmas Eve service. It is probably best this year given the realities of Covid-19. We are not hosting the “Bob” because we will be out of town to be with family in Texas as we are anticipating the birth of our grand-daughter. However, I digress. Let’s think about Christmas a bit more. I’m not going to talk so much about the incarnation of Jesus although that is the main point of why we celebrate Christmas, (listen to the advent series that I’m preaching for more on the incarnation). As Christians we can never let the incarnation leave our thoughts as we talk about how we celebrate Christmas, but for the moment, in this short pondering, I would like to address something far more trivial. How are you doing on your Christmas gift list? I am very well aware that for some of you that is not a trivial concern, it is a major issue. I’m not interested in passing judgment on whether or not your gift list is a big deal toyou or not. As the Teaching Elder of the church, I realize we are in a season of giving, when people are going to be giving gifts and I am one who fully participates in the giving of gifts. I don’t like getting gifts for people just to get the “x” in the block. I have some criterion for gifts. Ideally, I will get a gift that they actually want or one that they will find useful. Some of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten were things I wouldn’t have thought of, but I’ve found very useful. So, I need to know who I’m getting the gift for and think about who they are and what their needs and wants are. I would like to get a gift that will be around for a long time. I have gifts that were given to me decades ago and I’m still using them. I think we all probably want to give gifts that are going to be appreciated and enjoyed. We want to give gifts that say I love you and care about you. Now, bear with me as I shift gears a bit because I am going somewhere with this.What is the church to be doing? As Christians we are to love the Lord our God and our neighbor as ourself. Very simply that translates as we are to whole heartedly worship God, we are to reach out with the love of Christ to non-believers (outreach), and we are to share the love of Christ with believers (nurture). How might that impact your gift giving this year? Now, I’m being serious about this, this is not a “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine” moment. How might you, in love, reach out to unbelievers with a gift? How can you encourage believers with a gift? We have some options for your consideration on the Book Table in the Narthex. Particularly, we have some wonderful books for children. So let me encourage you to consider taking a look at the Book Table with your gift list in mind. If you don’t find something there, but are still interested in the book option for someone, let me know and I’m happy to help you find something appropriate for a believer or a non-
believer. Just so you know, all ESV Bibles are 50% off at Westminster Books if you are looking to gift a Bible.So in the end, has this Pastor’s Pondering been one big infomercial? Maybe. (In my defense, at no time did I say, “but wait, there is more”). I’ve written to try to give you something practical, something I hope will make your Christmas gift giving a little easier. At the same time, I want us as a congregation to take advantage of the Book Table, it is put there and maintained by the Committee on Discipleship Ministry with your growth in grace in mind. As Christmas rapidly approaches, may the Lord richly bless you with health, peace, and growth in grace.


Week 48, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, November 29, 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)

 

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING                                Isaiah 9:2,6-7

 

PRELUDE                     How Glorious the Love of Heaven

 

*HYMN 263                  Lift High The Cross!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 98:2-4a, 7-9

Leader: The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 

All: He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 

Leader: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth…

All: Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! 

Leader: Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. 

All: He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS               There Is A Redeemer

                                                Fullness of Time                                                       

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: We confess and acknowledge one God alone, to whom alone we must cleave, whom alone we must serve, whom only we must worship, and in whom alone we put our trust.  Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable, incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible; one in substance and yet distinct in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  By whom we confess and believe all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, to have been created, to be retained in their being, and to be ruled and guided by His inscrutable providence for such end as His eternal wisdom, goodness, and justice have appointed, and so the manifestation of His own glory, 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)

 

*HYMN 198       Lift Up Your Heads You Mighty Gates!                         

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:28

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

 

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                                        Matt Yost

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               Genesis 3:1-24

 

SERMON                          “The Fall”                     John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 194               O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

 

*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 48:

 

Weekly Hymn:   196 O Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

                                    https://youtu.be/NOxJFN-9_vs

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q95 To whom is Baptism to be administered? /

Answer: Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him; but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized.

 

  • Q96 What is the Lord’s Supper? /

Answer: The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ’s appointment, his death is showed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –11/30 – 2 Chronicles 1, 1 John 1, Micah 7, Luke 16

Tue – 12/1 – 2 Chronicles 2, 1 John 2, Nahum 1, Luke 17

Wed – 12/2 – 2 Chronicles 3, 4, 1 John 3, Nahum 2, Luke 18

Thurs – 12/3 – 2 Chronicles 5, 6:1-11, 1 John 4, Nahum 3, Luke 19

Fri – 12/4 – 2 Chronicles 6:12-42, 1 John 5, Habakkuk 1, Luke 20

Sat – 12/5 – 2 Chronicles 7, 2 John 1, Habakkuk 2, Luke 21

Sun – 12/6 – 2 Chronicles 8, 3 John 1, Habakkuk 3, Luke 22

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Genesis 3:8-19

 

Praise Music:          How Glorious the Love of Heaven

                                    What Child id This?

 

Hymns:   193 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

196 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, December 5th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates January 16 and 30th.   

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

 

Communion – We are having communion next Sunday, December 6th.  

 

Holiday Donation Opportunities – Faith Church is supporting two donation opportunities this holiday season, one for Bethany Tuel (Homeless Outreach Program) and one for Maria Rochford (Genesis Healthcare). Collections will continue through the end of December. Please place your donations in the appropriately marked box in the narthex.

1)Homeless Outreach Program: In need of items for men and women: winter coats, winter boots, socks, underwear (boxers, size medium and up), gloves, hats, scarves, sneakers, combs/brushes, razors, pre-packaged snacks (chips, crackers, granola bars, etc.),jeans. Underwear, hygiene products, and food should be new; everything else can be gently used. Contact Bethany for more info:240-405-9549.

2)Genesis Healthcare (nursing home facility):In need of: large print books, magazines, word search and puzzle books, bingo prizes (crocheted blankets, shawls, pens, cute pads of paper, hand cream, lip balm), and simple craft kits. No glass or candles. Contact Maria for more info:240-439-1218.

 

Ministry to Whittier elementary school – Last year our church family had the ministry opportunity to provide winter coats to Whittier Elementary school. The school has contacted Faith to see if we would be willing to help again this year as their needs are even greater this year

This year’s needs are as follows:

  • Boys & girls mittens
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target and grocery stores (Giant, Weis, etc.)Suggested amount $25
  • New Coats for boy & girls -sizes small & mediumA large box marked “Whittier Elementary” will be located in the church foyer, as well as, a smaller box for gift cards on the welcome desk. Donations need to be received no later Sunday, November 29th.Please see Christine Stalnaker with any questions (or emailCStalnaker786@cs.com)

 

New Meal Ministry Coordinators –  Monica Paire has stepped down as coordinator of Faith’s Meal Ministry.  The new team is Maria Rochford, Anna Newman, and Ellen Nicodemus.  Please contact them via email, text, phone, or Slack with any meal requests or questions.  And please join us in thanking Monica for her many years of faithful service to this ministry.  



Week 47, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, November 22, 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                By Faith

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 97:1-6

Leader: The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 

All: Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 

Leader: Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around. 

All: His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 

Leader: The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. 

All: The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS      How Great Is Your Faithfulness

                                      Glory Be To God The Father                                             

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

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 465        Marvelous Grace Of Our Loving Lord                         

 

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                                  Reid Wilson

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                              Philippians 4:4-7

 

SERMON     “By Prayer and Supplication, With Thanksgiving”                

                                                                                           John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 98                 Now, Thank We All Our God

                                                           

*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 47:

 

Weekly Hymn:   194 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

                                    https://youtu.be/7xtpJ4Q_Q-4

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q93 Which are the sacraments of the New Testament? /

Answer: The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.

 

  • Q94 What is baptism? /

Answer: Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,[Matthew 28:19]doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –11/23 – 1 Chronicles 21, 1 Peter 2, Jonah 4, Luke 9

Tue – 11/24 – 1 Chronicles 22, 1 Peter 3, Micah 1, Luke 10

Wed – 11/25 – 1 Chronicles 23, 1 Peter 4, Micah 2, Luke 11

Thurs – 11/26 – 1 Chronicles 24, 25, 1 Peter 5, Micah 3, Luke 12

Fri – 11/27 – 1 Chronicles  26, 27, 2 Peter 1, Micah 4, Luke 13

Sat – 11/28 – 1 Chronicles 28, 2 Peter 2, Micah 5, Luke 14

Sun – 11/29 – 1 Chronicles 29, 2 Peter 3, Micah 6, Luke 15

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Genesis 3:1-24

 

Praise Music:          The Grace of My God

                                    The Fullness of Time

 

Hymns:   198 Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates

194 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, December 5th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates January 16 and 30th. 

 

The study book is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/PeterLivingChristGospelCoalition/dp/143005154X/ref=sr_1_1crid=10EP6WUOWNAPW&dchild=1&keywords=i+peter+jen+wilkin&qid=1597771978&sprefix=I+Peter%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1 ) 

 

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

 

New Meal Ministry Coordinators –  Monica Paire has stepped down as coordinator of Faith’s Meal Ministry.  The new team is Maria Rochford, Anna Newman, and Ellen Nicodemus.  Please contact them via email, text, phone, or Slack with any meal requests or questions.  And please join us in thanking Monica for her many years of faithful service to this ministry.  

 

Joint Thanksgiving Eve Service – Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM we will meet together with the congregations of Good News ARP and New Hope OPC at: 5305 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD.  This will be a service of praise and thanksgiving.  Masks will be required.

 

Holiday Donation Opportunities – Faith Church is supporting two donation opportunities this holiday season, one for Bethany Tuel (Homeless Outreach Program) and one for Maria Rochford (Genesis Healthcare). Collections will continue through the end of December. Please place your donations in the appropriately marked box in the narthex.

 

1) Homeless Outreach Program: In need of items for men and women: winter coats, winter boots, socks, underwear (boxers,size medium and up), gloves, hats, scarves, sneakers, combs/brushes, razors, pre-packaged snacks (chips, crackers,granola bars, etc.), jeans. Underwear, hygiene products, and food should be new; everything else can be gently used. Contact Bethany for more info: 240-405-9549.

 

2) Genesis Healthcare (nursing home facility): In need of: large printbooks, magazines, word search and puzzle books, bingo prizes (crocheted blankets, shawls, pens, cute pads of paper, hand cream, lip balm), and simple craft kits. No glass or candles. Contact Maria for more info: 240-439-1218.

 

Ministry to Whittier elementary school – Last year our church family had the ministry opportunity to provide winter coats to Whittier Elementary school. The school has contacted Faith to see if we would be willing to help again this year as their needs are even greater this year   This year’s needs are as follows:

  • Boys & girls mittens
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target and grocery stores (Giant, Weis, etc.)  Suggested amount $ 25
  • New Coats for boy & girls – sizes small & medium

A large box marked “Whittier Elementary” will be located in the church foyer, as well as, a smaller box for gift cards on the welcome desk. Donations need to be received no later Sunday, November 29th.  Please see Christine Stalnaker with any questions (or email CStalnaker786@cs.com)