Week 14, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 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 57               Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 5:3-4, 7, 11-12

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.  But I,  through the abundance of your steadfast love,  will enter your house.  I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

 

*PRAISE SONGS         How Great Is Your Faithfulness

                                          He Will Hold Me Fast

 

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     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 237                Ride On, Ride On in Majesty

                   

THE OFFERING                                                        1Timothy 6:10

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 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                                          John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                            John 12:9-19

 

SERMON         “The Triumphal Entry”                            John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 235               All Glory, Laud, and Honor…

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Day of Prayer and Fasting: The Session has declared Good Friday to be a day of prayer and fasting for Faith Church in connection with the rest of the PCA.  As a denomination we are joining with other denominations to pray for God’s mercy and grace in the midst of this time of crisis.  We will be publishing more information about this through email and Slack.

 

Good Friday Service: Please join us on Friday, April 10th at 7:00 PM for our  livestream Good Friday Service.  We will be doing a special service of Scripture and Music in the style of “lessons and carols” with a look at Jesus’ seven words from the cross.  You will be able to join us online at www.faithreformed.org.

 

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

 

Care Net Banquet: Has been postponed until May 7th.

 

Women’s Bible Study: The Women’s Bible study has completed our look into the book of Esther.  The Sight and Sound Theater in PA, is presenting Queen Esther this year and we are trying to see who is interested. We have chosen 3 days to consider to attend this performance.  The dates are: Thursday, June 11th at 3 pm; Thursday, July 16th at 3 pm and Thursday, August 13th at 3 pm. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for anyone who wants to attend to pick a date that works best.  We are looking to get at least 15 people so we can get a 5% discount on the tickets. Any questions, see Chris Johnson.
 
 

Week 14:

 

Weekly Hymn:   286 Worship Christ, the Risen King

                        https://youtu.be/NmGEMzq7bvI

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q27 Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist?/

Answer: Christ’s humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross; in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time.

 

      • Q28 Wherein consisteth Christ’s exaltation?/

Answer: Christ’s exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the last day.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/6 – Leviticus 10, Psalms 11, 12, Prv. 25, 1 Thess. 4

Tue – 4/7 – Leviticus 11,12, Psalms 13, 14, Prv. 26, 1 Thess. 5

Wed – 4/8 – Leviticus 13, Psalms 15, 16, Prv. 27, 2 Thess. 1

Thurs – 4/9 – Leviticus 14, Psalms 17, 18, Prv. 28, 2 Thess. 2

Fri – 4/10 – Leviticus 15, Psalms 19, Prv. 29, 2 Thess. 3

Sat – 4/11 – Leviticus 16, Psalms 20, 21, Prv. 30, 1 Timothy 1

Sun – 4/12 – Leviticus 17, Psalms 22, Prv. 31, 1 Timothy 2

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: …

Praise Music:    In Christ Alone

                        Behold Our God

Hymns: 275 The Strife is O’er, The Battle Done

            286 Worship Christ, the Risen King



Week 13, 2020

 

Order of Worship

March 29, 2020

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)
 
PRELUDE                                                            Christine Kiewit

 

*HYMN 55                 To God Be The Glory!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                         1 Chronicles 29:10b-13

“Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

 

*PRAISE SONGS                   It Is Finished

                                          He Will Hold Me Fast                                      

 

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                               Psalm 32:1-2

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 111                 This Is My Father’s World

                   

THE OFFERING                                              1Timothy 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. 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                      Charlie Van Meter

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                    Matthew 13:51-58

 

SERMON   “Understanding and Unbelief”      John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 334               Breath On Me, Breath of God

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                             Christine Kiewit

 

*Congregation standing if able.

 

 

Announcements 

PRAY: Please pray for the Backyard Bible Club hosted by the Johnston’s June 29, 30, and July 1 and for VBS on July 13 -17

 

Care Net Banquet: Has been postponed until May 7th.

 
 
Week 13
 

Weekly Hymn:   235 All Glory, Laud and Honor     

                        https://youtu.be/h3a8fTTrAdE

 

Shorter Catechism–

Q25 How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?/
Answer: Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making continual intercession for us.
 
Q26 How doth Christ execute the office of a king?/
Answer: Christ executes the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 3/30 – Leviticus 2,3, John 21, Prv. 18, Col. 1

Tue – 3/31 – Leviticus 4, Psalms 1,2, Prv. 19, Col. 2

Wed – 4/1 – Leviticus 5, Psalms 3,4, Prv. 20, Col. 3

Thurs – 4/2 – Leviticus 6, Psalms 5,6, Prv. 21, Col. 4

Fri – 4/3 – Leviticus 7, Psalms 7,8, Prv. 22, 1 Thess. 1

Sat – 4/4 – Leviticus 8, Psalms 9, Prv. 23, 1 Thess. 2

Sun – 4/5 – Leviticus 9, Psalms 10, Prv. 24, 1 Thess. 3

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text:

Praise Music:    How Great is Your Faithfulness

                        He Will Hold Me Fast

Hymns: 237 Ride on, Ride On in Majesty

            235 All Glory, Laud and Honor     
 


Week 12, 2020

                                         Order of Worship
March 22, 2020
 
Hymn  He Will Hold Me Fast
 
Prayers of the People                                                      Steve Tuel
 
Scripture Text                                                                  Psalm 118
 
Sermon          “A Father’s Love Endures”                        Martin Hudzinski
 
Hymn  All to Jesus I Surrender
 
Close in Prayer
 
 
Announcements
 

PRAY: Please pray for the Backyard Bible Club hosted by the Johnston’s June 29, 30, and July 1,

and for VBS on July 13 -17

 
 
Week 12
 

Shorter Catechism–

Q23 What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?/
Answer: Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.
 
Q24 How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?/
Answer: Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 3/23 – Exodus 35, John 14, Prv. 11, Eph. 4

Tue – 3/24 – Exodus 36, John 15, Prv. 12, Eph. 5

Wed – 3/25 – Exodus 37, John 16, Prv. 13, Eph 6

Thurs – 3/26 – Exodus 38, John 17, Prv. 14, Phil. 1

Fri – 3/27 – Exodus 39, John 18, Prv. 15, Phil. 2

Sat – 3/28 – Exodus 40, John 19, Prv. 16, Phil. 3

Sun – 3/29 – Leviticus 1, John 20, Prv. 17, Phil. 4