Family Devotions

Join us as we read through the Bible in two years. Each week we’ll publish a daily Bible reading plan along with a hymn and catechism questions to learn together as a family. 
 
We’ll be using a modified version of “The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan” with the goal of reading through the Bible in two years. The original plan takes you trough the Bible in just one year and can be found here
 

Week 4, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, January 24, 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                     Dawning Light Of Our Salvation

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE                Before There Was Time

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 111: 1-5

Leader: Praise the Lord! 

All: Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!

Leader: Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! 

All: From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                   10,000 Reasons

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

SONG OF CONFESSION                   Lord, I Need You

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                          Isaiah 53:6

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

 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

HYMN 461               Not What My Hands Have Done                              

 

THE OFFERING                                            1 Timothy 6:10

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

 

*Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                             David Johnston

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                            Matthew 19:16-30

 

SERMON                “The Last Will Be First”         John Armstrong

 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION

 

*HYMN 253        There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood

                                                           

*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 4:

 

Weekly Hymn:   654 O Jesus I Have Promised

                                    https://youtu.be/ix-HNME3gDk

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q3 From where do you know your sins and misery? /

Answer: From the law of God.

 

  • Q4 What does God’s law require of us? /

Answer:  Christ teaches us this in a summary in Matthew 22:

Love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your mind.
This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:

Love your neighbour as yourself.
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these

two commandments.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –1/25 – Matthew 10-12

Tue – 1/26 – Matthew 13-15

Wed – 1/27 – Matthew 16-18

Thurs – 1/28 – Matthew 19-21

Fri – 1/29 – Matthew 22-24

Sat – 1/30 – Psalms 13-15

Sun – 1/31 – Proverbs 5

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 20:1-16

 

Praise Music:          Dawning Light of Our Salvation

                                    Heal Us Emmanuel

 

Hymns:   32 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

654 O Jesus I Have Promised
 

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 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 30th at 9:00 am.  The I Peter study will conclude on Saturday, February 13th. We will be announcing shortly the next Bible study and associated dates.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker7862@gmail.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. 

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.

 

Women’s Ministry Updates – After many years of faithful ministry, Kathryn Stephens has resigned from the Women’s Ministry Leadership Team.  Please join us in thanking Kathryn for her involvement in this ministry!  Going forward, Susan Hauver and Christine Stalnaker will continue to serve on the Leadership Team.  We are looking to form a more formal Women’s ministry team.  Please contact Susan Hauver or Christine Stalnaker if you are interested.

 



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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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)

 



Week 46, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, November 15, 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 370      Revive Thy Work, O Lord

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 96:1-3

Leader: Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

All: sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Leader: Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
All: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                    Creation Sings

                                        Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah                                              

                                                             

*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 heavens 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                         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)

 

*HYMN 85          The Lord, Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)                          

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:24

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

 

THE OFFERTORY  “Bringer of Light” Kathy Powell   Faith Choir

 

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                             Charlie Van Meter

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                           Matthew 18:21-35   

 

SERMON             “The Unforgiving Servant”        John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 521           My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

                                                           

*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 46:

 

Weekly Hymn:   98 Now Thank We All Our God

                                    https://youtu.be/42ZqYk1YwRA

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q91 How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? /

Answer: The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that doth administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them.

 

  • Q92 What is a sacrament? /

Answer: A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Christ; wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –11/16 – 1 Chronicles 11, 12, Hebrews 13, Amos 7, Luke 2

Tue – 11/17 – 1 Chronicles 13, 14, James 1, Amos 8, Luke 3

Wed – 11/18 – 1 Chronicles 15, James 2, Amos 9, Luke 4

Thurs – 11/19 – 1 Chronicles 16, James 3, Obadiah 1, Luke 5

Fri – 11/20 – 1 Chronicles 17, James 4, Jonah 1, Luke 6

Sat – 11/21 – 1 Chronicles 18, James 5, Jonah 2, Luke 7

Sun – 11/22 – 1 Chronicles 19, 20, 1 Peter 1, Jonah 3, Luke 8

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Philippians 4:4-7

 

Praise Music:          How Great Is Your Faithfulness

                                    Glory Be to God the Father

 

Hymns:   465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord

                  98 Now Thank We All Our God

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Day of Prayer Sign Up – Join with Crossed Bridges to pray for Frederick County on Monday, November 16th. Sign up in the Narthex for a time slot. Copies of Prayer Priorities available in the Narthex. See Rachel Hale for more info.

 

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, November 21st at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates December 5th, 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 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.



Week 45, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, November 8, 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                     Come To The Altar

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE    Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 95:6-7 and Psalm 96:9, 13

Leader: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

All: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Leader: Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

All: for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS    O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

                                         The Lord Is My Salvation                                                

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Hebrews 9:27-28

“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 335              Gracious Spirit Dwell With Me                               

 

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                                  Steve Tuel

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                           Matthew 18:15-20   

 

SERMON                 “Dealing With Sin”                John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 307             Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus

                                                           

*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 45:

 

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

                                    https://youtu.be/Ty8tw7ydxB4

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q89 How is the Word made effectual to salvation? /

Answer: The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching, of the Word, an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, unto salvation.

 

  • Q90 How is the Word to be read and heard, that it may become effectual to salvation? /

Answer: That the Word may become effectual to salvation, we must attend thereunto with diligence, preparation, and prayer; receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –11/9 – 2 Kings 24, Hebrews 6, Joel 3, Psalms 143

Tue – 11/10 – 2 Kings 25, Hebrews 7, Amos 1, Psalms 144

Wed – 11/11 – 1 Chronicles 1, 2, Hebrews 8, Amos 2, Psalms 145

Thurs – 11/12 – 1 Chronicles 3, 4, Hebrews 9 Amos 3, Psalms 146, 147

Fri – 11/13 – 1 Chronicles  5, 6, Hebrews 10, Amos 4, Psalms 148, 149, 150

Sat – 11/14 – 1 Chronicles 7, 8, Hebrews 11, Amos 5, Luke 1:1-38

Sun – 11/15 – 1 Chronicles 9, 10, Hebrews 12, Amos 6, Luke 1:39-80

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 18:21-35

 

Praise Music:          Creation Sings

                                    Come to the Altar

 

Hymns:   85 The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)

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, November 21st at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates December 5th, 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) 

Communion – We are having communion today Sunday, November 1st.  

 

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 44, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, November 1, 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 345       Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken

 

*Call To Worship                                               Psalm 95:1-7

Leader: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

All: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.  The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

All: Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!  For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

 

*PRAISE SONGS            Glory Be To God The Father

                           Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE       O, The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus                     

 

 

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:1

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

 

OFFERTORY     “Come And Let Us Worship 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!  

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                           John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               Matthew 18:1-14

 

SERMON               “Who Is The Greatest?”                    John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.  We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us.  But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us.  And grant, O most merciful Father, for Jesus’ sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and joyful life, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

°SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 472         Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Wretched

 

*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 44:

 

Weekly Hymn:   301 Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

                                https://youtu.be/Ju-9_NBB1Yo     

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q87 What is repentance unto life? /
    Answer: Repentance unto life is a saving grace whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience.

 

  • Q88 What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption? /

Answer: The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption are, his ordinances, especially the Word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for salvation.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 11/2 – 2 Kings 17, Titus 3, Hosea 10, Psalm 129, 130, 131

Tue – 11/3 – 2 Kings 18, Philemon 1, Hosea 11, Psalm 132, 133, 134

Wed – 11/4 – 2 Kings 19, Hebrews 1, Hosea 12, Psalm 135, 136

Thurs – 11/5 – 2 Kings 20, Hebrews 2, Hosea 13, Psalm 137, 138

Fri – 11/6 – 2 Kings 21, Hebrews 3, Hosea 14, Psalm 139

Sat – 11/7 – 2 Kings 22, Hebrews 4, Joel 1, Psalm 140, 141

Sun – 11/8 – 2 Kings 23, Hebrews 5, Joel 2, Psalm 142

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 8:15-20

 

Praise Music:      O Love that Will Not Let Me Go

                                The Lord is My Salvation

 

Hymns: 335 Gracious Spirit Dwell With Me

                307 Nothing But the Blood of 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, November 7th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates November 21, December 5th, 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)

Communion – We are having communion today Sunday, November 1st.

 

Secret Christmas Angel Gift Exchange – Sign up by Sunday, November 1st using any of the following methods:

  • Sign-up sheet in church foyer 
  • Slack – Direct message Maria Rochford to express your desire to participate
  • Text Maria Rochford (240-439-1218) to express your desire to participate
  • Email Maria Rochford (maria37@umbc.edu ) to express your desire to participate

Names will be drawn and randomly assigned by November 21st.No gifts worth more than $ 15 please.

Wrapped or bagged Gifts can be placed on the church Welcome Desk with the recipient’s name clearly labeled on the front. 

Be sure to include your name (to note who the gift is from).

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (cstalnaker786@cs.com) or Kathryn Stephens (stephens.ka@icloud.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. 

 

Women’s Ministry Meeting – All women of Faith are invited to attend the next women’s ministry meeting on Monday, November 2, at 4PM at the church.  If you have any questions, contact Kathryn Stephens at <stephens.ka@icloud.com> or via phone at 703-864-8026.



Week 43, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, October 25, 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                Glory Be To God The Father

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                      Psalm 92:1-5, 8, 15

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name O Most High; 

All: to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

Leader: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. 

All: How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep! 

Leader:…You, O Lord, are on high forever.

All:…the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                    Our Redeemer

                                           The Power of the Cross                                                 

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All:  My heavenly Father, I come to You in need of Your cleansing grace.  Forgive me for all of my sins that I have committed against You. You alone are holy and righteous and good, and yet I continue to sin against You in my words, thoughts, and actions. I have not surrendered to You as I ought, nor loved You with all of my heart.  Take these and all the other sins that reside in the secret recesses of my heart and make me pure by the shed blood of my Savior, Jesus Christ.  Fill me with Your Holy Spirit.  Come, Spirit of God, and have Your way with me. I yield myself afresh to You and ask that You remove anything in my life that prevents me from absolute obedience and responsiveness to You and Your Word.  Take my life and let it be consecrated to You that I may honor you by the way I live.  Give me the grace to implicitly trust You in all things and help me conquer the fear of putting all matters into Your hands.  Lead me gently and firmly, all the while assuring me of Your presence. We pray 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)

 

*HYMN 457          Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing                           

 

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. 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 17:22-27   

 

SERMON                 “Life and Taxes”                    John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 251                 Beneath The Cross of Jesus

                                                           

*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 43:

 

Weekly Hymn:   472 Come Ye Sinner Poor and Wretched

                        https://youtu.be/x2UcnKauKW8

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q85 What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for sin? /

Answer: To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for sin, God requires of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life, with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption.

 

  • Q86 What is faith in Jesus Christ? /

Answer: Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –10/26 – 2 Kings 9, 1 Timothy 6, Hosea 1, Psalms 119: 73-96

Tue – 10/27 – 2 Kings 10, 2 Timothy 1, Hosea 2, Psalms 119: 97-120

Wed – 10/28 – 2 Kings 11, 12, 2 Timothy 2, Hosea 3, 4, Psalms 11: 121-144

Thurs – 10/29 – 2 Kings 13, 2 Timothy 3, Hosea 5, 6, Psalms 119: 145-176

Fri – 10/30 – 2 Kings 14, 2 Timothy 4, Hosea 7, Psalms 120, 121, 122

Sat – 10/31 – 2 Kings 15, Titus 1, Hosea 8, Psalms 123, 124, 125

Sun – 11/1 – 2 Kings 16, Titus 2, Hosea 9, Psalms 126, 127, 128

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 18:1-14

 

Praise Music:    Glory Be To the Father

                        O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

 

Hymns: 444 O Zion Haste, Your Mission High Fulfilling

            472 Come Ye Sinners Poor and Wretched
 

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, October 31st at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates November 7 and 21, December 5th, 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)

 

Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride – Today from 2:00-6:00PM we will ride from Big Pool, MD on the Western Maryland Rail Trail to Hancock (10.5 miles one way).  We’ll rest in Hancock where you can get ice cream or a snack and then we’ll ride back to Big Pool for the trip home.  Please arrange to transport your own bike and bring money for ice cream. The Fall colors should be beautiful.  If you plan to ride or have questions, please contact Rich Rochford or John Armstrong.  If you would like to ride one way only, we can try to work out some transportation from Hancock back to Big Pool.

 



Week 42, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, October 18, 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                     Glory Be To God The Father

 

*HYMN 302                  Come Christians Join To Sing

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                      Psalm 89:5-8, 14-16

Leader: Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? Who among the heavenly being is like the Lord… 

All:…a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him? O LordGod of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you? Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Leader: Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, 

All: who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                              Rejoice!

                                                            Psalm 29

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All:  O Lord, I am your clay. You are my potter and skilled master. Because you pronounce me a sinner, I accept your word.  I sincerely acknowledge and confess the godless condition which shows itself in my flesh and my entire nature.  I do so that you may be glorified and I humiliated. As with all others, I am sin and death; you are life and righteousness.  Together with all people I am the worst evil; you are and remain the highest good.  I acknowledge and confess all this.  I am led to this confession not by my reason, which would rather cover up and disguise this godless condition, but through your law and promises, I want your honor to stay and increase.  Lord, I am your sin; you are my righteousness.  Therefore I am glad and have victory without fear.  For my sin cannot outweigh or overpower your righteousness.  Neither will your righteousness permit me to be or remain a sinner. Your Spirit, O Lord, must make and keep me alive. Blessed are you, O faithful God, my merciful Redeemer.  In you alone do I trust.  In Jesus’ name, 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 679             Tis’ So Sweet To Trust In Jesus!

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 37:21

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

OFFERTORY                All Things Bright and Beautiful                             

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                                      Warren Paire

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 17:14-21   

 

SERMON                 “Mustard Seed Faith”              John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 629           What A Friend We Have In Jesus!

                                                           

*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 42:

 

Weekly Hymn:   251 Beneath the Cross of Jesus

                        https://youtu.be/ZbaHBmxckC8

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q83 Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? /

Answer: Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.

  • Q84 What doth every sin deserve? /

Answer: Every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –10/19 – 2 Kings 2, 2 Thessalonians 2, Daniel 6, Psalms 112, 113

Tue – 10/20 – 2 Kings 3, 2 Thessalonians 3, Daniel 7, Psalms 114, 115

Wed – 10/21 – 2 Kings 4, 1 Timothy 1, Daniel 8, Psalms 116

Thurs – 10/22 – 2 Kings 5, 1 Timothy 2, Daniel 9, Psalms 117, 118

Fri – 10/23 – 2 Kings 6, 1 Timothy 3, Daniel 10, Psalms 119:1-24

Sat – 10/24 – 2 Kings 7, 1 Timothy 4, Daniel 11, Psalms 119:25-48

Sun – 10/25 – 2 Kings 8, 1 Timothy 5, Daniel 12, Psalms 119:49-72

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 17:22-27

 

Praise Music:    Our Redeemer

                        Oh to See the Dawn

 

Hymns: 457 Come thou Fount of Every Blessing

            251 Beneath the Cross of 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, October 31st at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates November 7 and 21, December 5th, 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)

 

Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride – Rescheduled to 10/25 from 2:00-6:00PM we will ride from Big Pool, MD on the Western Maryland Rail Trail to Hancock (10.5 miles one way).  We’ll rest in Hancock where you can get ice cream or a snack and then we’ll ride back to Big Pool for the trip home.  Please arrange to transport your own bike and bring money for ice cream. The Fall colors should be beautiful.  If you plan to ride or have questions, please contact Rich Rochford or John Armstrong.  If you would like to ride one way only, we can try to work out some transportation from Hancock back to Big Pool.

 

Pray for Frederick – Monday Oct 19 is the day that Faith covers for the Crossed Bridges prayer canopy. Please consider signing up for a half hour block of prayer at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EAEAA23ABFA7-dayofprayer8

There are hard copies of the sign-up sheet and the prayer priorities at the table in the foyer.



Week 41, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, October 11, 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                Come People of the Risen King

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                      Psalm 86:9-13, 15

Leader:  All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.

All: For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Leader: Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

All:  I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
Leader:  For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

All:…you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS           Not Yet I, But Through Christ In Me

                                          The Sands Of Time Are Sinking

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: My Father, Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips, supply words that proclaim ‘Love is glorious at Calvary.’ There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on Your Son. He was made a transgressor, a curse, and sin for me. There the sword of Your justice pierced Him. There Your infinite attributes were magnified, and infinite atonement was made; There infinite punishment was due, and infinite punishment was endured. Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy. He was cast off that I might be brought in, trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend, surrendered to hell’s worst that I might attain heaven’s best. He was stripped that I might be clothed, wounded that I might be healed, thirsty that I might drink, tormented that I might be comforted, made a shame that I might inherit glory. Christ entered darkness that I might have eternal light. My Savior wept that all tears might be wiped from my eyes, groaned that I might have endless song, endured all pain that I might have unfading health. He bore a crown of thorns, that I might have a crown of glory, bowed his head that I might lift mine up, experienced reproach that I might receive welcome, closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness, expired that I might forever live. O Father, who did not spare Your only Son that You might spare me, Help me to adore You with my lips and life. May my every breath be ecstatic praise, my every step buoyant with delight, as I see my enemies crushed, Satan baffled, defeated, destroyed, sin buried in the ocean of reconciling blood, Hell’s gates closed and Heaven’s gates open. Go forth, O conquering God, and show me the cross, mighty to subdue, comfort and save. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 130:3-4

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 353                 I Love Thy Kingdom Lord!

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 39:6

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

                                                                                                                    

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                                            Ken Lockridge

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                       Acts 2:37-47   

 

SERMON                 “On Being Christian”                    Rich Rochford

 

*HYMN 571              Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus!

                                                           

*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 41:

 

Weekly Hymn:   629 What A Friend We Have in Jesus

                        https://youtu.be/pi1-5kmbkyQ

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q81 What is forbidden in the tenth commandment? /

Answer: The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor, and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his.

  • Q82 Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? /

Answer: No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but doth daily break them in thought, word, and deed.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –10/12 – 1 Kings 17, Colossians 4, Ezekiel 47, Psalms 103

Tue – 10/13 – 1 Kings 18, 1 Thessalonians 1, Ezekiel 48, Psalms 104

Wed – 10/14 – 1 Kings 19, 1 Thessalonians 2, Daniel 1, Psalms 105

Thurs – 10/15 – 1 Kings 20, 1 Thessalonians 3, Daniel 2, Psalms 106

Fri – 10/16 – 1 Kings 21, 1 Thessalonians 4, Daniel 3, Psalms 107

Sat – 10/17 – 1 Kings 22, 1 Thessalonians 5, Daniel 4, Psalms 108, 109

Sun – 10/18 – 2 Kings 1, 2 Thessalonians 1, Daniel 5, Psalms 110, 111

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 17:1-13

 

Praise Music:    Rejoice

                        Psalm 29

 

Hymns: 679 ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus

            629 What A Friend We Have in 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, October 17that 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates October 31, November 7 and 21, December 5th, 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)

 

Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride – Moved from 10/18 to 10/25 from 2:00-6:00PM we will ride from Big Pool, MD on the Western Maryland Rail Trail to Hancock (10.5 miles one way).  We’ll rest in Hancock where you can get ice cream or a snack and then we’ll ride back to Big Pool for the trip home.  Please arrange to transport your own bike and bring money for ice cream. The Fall colors should be beautiful.  If you plan to ride or have questions, please contact Rich Rochford or John Armstrong.  If you would like to ride one way only, we can try to work out some transportation from Hancock back to Big Pool.



Week 40, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, October 4, 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 296       All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                               Psalm 84:1-4

Leader: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
All: My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the
Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Leader: Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and

my God.

All: Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!

 

*PRAISE SONGS            This Is Amazing Grace

                                          He Will Hold Me Fast

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN  310                 Rejoice, The Lord Is King                                   

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Psalm 39:5

“Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you.  Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!”

 

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                                               Collin Kenny

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               Matthew 17:1-13

 

SERMON               “The Transfiguration”                      John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O My Savior, help me, I am so slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb; I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights; I am grieved by my graceless heart, my prayerless days, my poverty of love, my sloth in the heavenly race, my sullied conscience, my wasted hours, my unspent opportunities.  I am blind while light shines around me; take the scales from my eyes, grind to dust the evil heart of unbelief. Make it my highest joy to know you and meditate upon you that I may truly love you.  Give me increase and progress in grace so that there may be more decision in my character, more vigor in my purpose, more constancy in my zeal, and more passion in my love for you.  Though I have a position in the world, keep me from making the world my position. May I never seek in the creature what can be found only in the Creator.  Let not my faith cease from seeking you until it vanishes into sight.  Ride forth in me, O King of kings and Lord of lords, that I may live victoriously, and in victory attain my end. In Jesus name. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

°SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

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

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                    Christine Kiewit

 

*Congregation standing if able

°Communion elements are gluten-free
 

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 40:

 

Weekly Hymn:   571 Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus  

                        https://youtu.be/r11Gmdq__-8    

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q79 Which is the tenth commandment? /
    Answer: The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.

 

  • Q80 What is required in the tenth commandment? /

Answer: The tenth commandment requires full contentment with our own condition with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbor, and all that is his.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 10/5 – 1 Kings 10, Philippians 1, Ezekiel 40, Psalm 91

Tue – 10/6 – 1 Kings  11, Philippians 2, Ezekiel 41, Psalm 92, 93

Wed – 10/7 – 1 Kings 12, Philippians 3, Ezekiel 42, Psalm 94

Thurs – 10/8 – 1 Kings 13, Philippians 4, Ezekiel 43, Psalm 95, 96

Fri – 10/9 – 1 Kings 14, Colossians 1, Ezekiel 44, Psalm 97, 98

Sat – 10/10 – 1 Kings 15, Colossians 2, Ezekiel 45, Psalm 99, 100, 101

Sun – 10/11 – 1 Kings 16, Colossians 3, Ezekiel 46, Psalm 102

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Acts 2:37-47

 

Praise Music:    Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me

                        The Sands of Time are Sinking

 

Hymns: 353 I Love Thy Kingdom Lord

            571 Stand Up, Stand Up for 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, October 17th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates October 17,31, November 7 and 21, December 5th, 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)

 

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

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

 

Communion – We are having communion today Sunday, October 4th.


Week 39, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, September 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                                 Come To The Altar

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE                Heal Us Emmanuel!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                      Psalm 68:1, 3-4, 19, 24, 32-33, 35

Leader: God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!

All: But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!

Leader: Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him!

All: Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.  Leader: Your procession is seen, O God, the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—

All: O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.

Leader: Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies.

All: Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people.  Blessed be God! 

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                        Psalm 24

                                               Lord Have Mercy

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Our gracious Father, you sent your Son to die and rise to new life in order that death might be brought to an end and that we too might live a new life. Yet foolishly, we have chosen death over life.  In our thoughts, words and deeds we have rebelled against you and your intentions for us.  In so doing, we have broken our fellowship with you whose love is better than life and whom to know is life itself.  In so doing, we have hurt others, sometimes unintentionally and sometimes deliberately, and have diminished their lives.  In so doing, we have damaged ourselves who had been created to reflect your beauty.  Father, forgive us our sin for Jesus’ sake. And grant that your resurrection power might course through our entire being so that we walk in the ways of love and justice to the glory of your holy name.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         1 John 1:8-9

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”   

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

RECEIVING NEW MEMBERS

 

*HYMN 252          When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 39:4

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!”

                                                                                                                    

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                                                 Matthew 16:24-28   

 

SERMON   “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me”    John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 610        Take Up Your Cross, The Savior Said

                                                           

*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 39:

 

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

                        https://youtu.be/zyMs-wJ-YGM

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q77 What is required in the ninth commandment? /

Answer: The ninth commandment requires the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbor’s good name, especially in witness-bearing.

  • Q78 What is forbidden in the ninth commandment? /

Answer: The ninth commandment forbids whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own, or our neighbor’s, good name.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –9/21 – 1 Kings 2, Galatians 6, Ezekiel 33, Psalms 81, 82

Tue – 9/22 – 1 Kings 3, Ephesians 1, Ezekiel 34, Psalms 83, 84

Wed – 9/23 – 1 Kings 4, 5, Ephesians 2, Ezekiel 35, Psalms 85

Thurs – 9/24 – 1 Kings 6, Ephesians 3, Ezekiel 36, Psalms 86

Fri – 9/25 – 1 Kings 7, Ephesians 4, Ezekiel 37, Psalms 87, 88

Sat – 9/26 – 1 Kings 8, Ephesians 5, Ezekiel 38, Psalms 89

Sun – 9/27 – 1 Kings 9, Ephesians 6, Ezekiel 39, Psalms 90

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 17:1-13

 

Praise Music:    He Will Hold Me Fast

 

Hymns: Rejoice the Lord is King

            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 first study will be Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates October 3,17,31, November 7 and 21, December 5th, 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)

 

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

 

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

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

 

Communion – We are having communion next Sunday, October 4th.



Week 38, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, September 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                                

 

*HYMN 295      Crown Him With Many Crowns!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 67

Leader: May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us,
All: that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.
Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! All: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.

Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!

All: The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us.  God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear him!

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                      Living Hope

                                                      Psalm 29

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O Lord, no day of our lives passes that does not prove us guilty in your sight.  Our best services are filthy rags.  All things in us call for our rejection.  However, all things in Christ plead our acceptance.  Grant us to hear your voice assuring us that by your stripes we are healed, that you were bruised for our iniquities, that you became sin for us that we might become righteous in you.  Grant that by resting in your righteousness we may hereafter walk in newness of life and run hard after your commandments. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         1 John 1:7

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

TAPESTRY DEDICATION

 

*HYMN 261              What Wondrous Love Is This…

 

THE OFFERING                                            Deuteronomy 10:14

“Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.”

                                                                                                                    

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                                                 Matthew 16:21-23   

 

SERMON                  “Get Behind Me, Satan!”            John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 108          Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right

                                                           

*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 38:

 

Weekly Hymn:   610 “Take up Your Cross,” The Savior Said

                        https://youtu.be/Mxw3jRhsVVY

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q75 What is forbidden in the eighth commandment? /

Answer: The eighth commandment forbids whatsoever doth, or may, unjustly hinder our own, or our neighbor’s wealth or outward estate.

  • Q76 Which is the ninth commandment? /

Answer: The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –9/21 – 2 Samuel 19, 2 Corinthians 12, Ezekiel 26, Psalms 74

Tue – 9/22 – 2 Samuel 20, 2 Corinthians 13, Ezekiel 27, Psalms 75, 76

Wed – 9/23 – 2 Samuel 21, Galatians 1, Ezekiel 28, Psalms 77

Thurs – 9/24 – 2 Samuel 22, Galatians 2, Ezekiel 29, Psalms 78:1-37

Fri – 9/25 – 2 Samuel 23, Galatians 3, Ezekiel 30, Psalms 78:38-72

Sat – 9/26 – 2 Samuel 24, Galatians 4, Ezekiel 31, Psalms 79

Sun – 9/27 – 1 Kings 1, Galatians 5, Ezekiel 32, Psalms 80

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 16:24-28

 

Praise Music:    Psalm 24

                        Lord Have Mercy

 

Hymns: 252 When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

            610 “Take Up Your Cross,” The Savior Said

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin.     Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.  We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our first study will be Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates October 3,17,31, November 7 and 21, December 5th, 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)

 

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

 

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

 

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

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



Week 37, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, September 13, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE                It Is Finished  

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 66:1-4

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

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS            Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                                      Psalm 29

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 55:6-7

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 347              The Church’s One Foundation

 

THE OFFERING                                            Luke 6:38

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                        Martin Hudzinski

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                 Matthew 16:13-20   

 

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

 

*HYMN 572                 Onward, Christian Soldiers

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 37:

 

Weekly Hymn:   108 Whatever My God Ordains is Right

                        https://youtu.be/f0LeOlSkyQI

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q73 Which is the eighth commandment? /

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

 

  • Q74 What is required in the eighth commandment? /

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

 

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-23

 

Praise Music:    Living Hope

                        Psalm 29

 

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

            108 Whatever My God Ordains is Right

 

 

 

 

                       

Bulletin Announcements and Calendar Events— Please direct all bulletin announcements and events to be put on the church’s calendar to our Faith Church Administrative Assistant, Brittney Wilson (bwilson@faithreformed.org). Bulletin announcements must be submitted no later than noon on Wednesdays.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Week 36, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, September 6, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                                                      Praise Team

 

*HYMN 448               We Have Heard the Joyful Sound

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                               Psalm 65:1-4

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

 

*PRAISE SONGS           Let The Nations Be Glad

                                              Lord Have Mercy

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

NEW FIRST GRADERS RECOGNIZED

 

*HYMN  654                 O Jesus, I Have Promised                                   

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Ecclesiastes 9:10a

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

 

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                 Bert Hauver

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               Matthew 16:1-12

 

SERMON               “Signs and Leaven”                           John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

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

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

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

°SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 429             Let Thy Blood In Mercy Poured

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                    Christine Kiewit

 

*Congregation standing if able

°Communion elements are gluten-free

Prayers for those not taking the Lord’s Supper

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

 

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

 

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

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 36:

 

Weekly Hymn:   572 Onward, Christian Soldiers    

                        https://youtu.be/vhiHoqp0neU    

 

Shorter Catechism–

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

 

  • Q72 What is forbidden in the seventh commandment? /

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

 

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 16:13-20

 

Praise Music:    Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                        Psalm 29

 

Hymns: 347 The Church’s One Foundation

            572 Onward, Christian Soldiers

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



Week 35, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 30, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                

 

*HYMN 173      Praise Him! Praise Him!                   

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 63:1-5

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

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

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

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                 His Mercy Is More

                                               Lord Have Mercy

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Romans 3:21-25

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

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

 

THE OFFERING                                            1 Timothy 6:10

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                              Bruce Brierly

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                               Psalm 36

 

SERMON      “Walking in His Unchanging Love”      John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 529            Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 35:

 

Weekly Hymn:   429 Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured

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

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q69 What is forbidden in the sixth commandment? /

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

  • Q70 Which is the seventh commandment? /

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

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 16:1-12

 

Praise Music:    Lord Have Mercy

 

Hymns: 654 O Jesus, I Have Promised

            429 Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



Week 34, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 23, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                 Lord Have Mercy

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE    All My Ways Are Known To You                   

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 51:15-17

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

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                  Only A Holy God

                                            Oh Help My Unbelief

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

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

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

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

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

All: Amen!

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 53:6

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

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

 

THE OFFERING                                            1 Timothy 6:9

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                 Brian Boyer

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                               Psalm 35

 

SERMON            “Walking in Protection”                  John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 710                      God Of Our Fathers

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE           Lord Have Mercy          

                                               

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 34:

 

Weekly Hymn:   529 Divine Love, All Loves Excelling

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

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q67 Which is the sixth commandment? /

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

  • Q68 What is required in the sixth commandment? /

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

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 36

 

Praise Music:    His Mercy is More

                        Lord Have Mercy

 

Hymns: Psalm 36 (Manoah)

            529 Divine Love, All Loves Excelling

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 



Week 33, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 16, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                

 

*HYMN 172             Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder                     

                                                                        

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

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

Leader: Sing praises to God, sing praises!

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

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

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                 Lord Reign In Me

                                  On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 51:17

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

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

 

THE OFFERING                                            Galatians 5:16-17

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                    Matt Yost

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                               Psalm 34

 

SERMON            “Walking in Deliverance”                John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 355                     We Are God’s People

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 33:

 

Weekly Hymn:   710 God of Our Fathers

                        https://youtu.be/6tQ1IiPjmvg

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q65 What is forbidden in the fifth commandment? /

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

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

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

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 35

 

Praise Music:    Only a Holy God

                        O Help My Unbelief

 

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

            710 God of Our Fathers
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



Week 32, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 9, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE                Brand New

                                                                        

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

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

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

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

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS                Heal Us Emmanuel

                                           God You Are All To Us

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

All: Forgive us, merciful Father.

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

All: Forgive us, Lord Jesus.

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

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

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

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 32:1-2

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*Psalm 33 (tune: Ash Grove)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Colossians 3:23-24

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                          John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 33

 

SERMON            “Walking in Praise”                         John Armstrong    

 

*HYMN 508                    Jesus Lover of My Soul

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.

 

Week 32:

 

Weekly Hymn:   355 We Are God’s People

                        https://youtu.be/T0-t2lNV5L0

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q63 Which is the fifth commandment? /

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

  • Q64 What is required in the fifth commandment? /

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

 

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 34

 

Praise Music:    Lord Reign in Me

                        On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

 

Hymns: Psalm 34 (Finlandia)

            355 We Are God’s People
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



Week 31, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, August 2, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                

 

*HYMN 170                  Fairest Lord Jesus

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 40:1-3

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

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS           Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                                Fullness of Time

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 1:18

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

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

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 50:23

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                      Charlie Van Meter

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 32

 

SERMON            “Walking in Forgiveness”          John Armstrong          

 

*HYMN 460                          Amazing Grace

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 31:

 

Weekly Hymn:   508 Jesus Lover of My Soul

                        https://youtu.be/jDZcBJlH0vM

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q61 What is forbidden in the fourth commandment? /

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

 

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

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

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 33

 

Praise Music:    Heal Us Emmanuel

                        God You are All to Us

 

Hymns: Psalm 33 (Ash Grove)

            508 Jesus Lover of My Soul
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

 



Week 30, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 26, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                                

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE    Indescribable

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 37:3-6

Leader: Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
All: Delight yourself in the
Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Leader: Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
All: He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

                                                                                   

*PRAISE SONGS           Before There Was Time

                                                             

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 44:22

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

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

 

THE OFFERING                                            Philippians 4:17

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 732

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                          John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 31

 

SERMON       “Walking in God’s Hand”                         John Armstrong

 

ORDINATION & INSTALLATION                                      Reid Wilson

 

*HYMN 498           Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 30:

 

Weekly Hymn:   460 Amazing Grace

                        https://youtu.be/CDdvReNKKuk

 

Shorter Catechism–

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

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

  • Q60 How is the sabbath to be sanctified? /

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

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 32

 

Praise Music:    Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                        Fullness of Time

 

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

            460 Amazing Grace        
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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



Week 29, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 19, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                             

 

*HYMN 167               When Morning Gilds The Skies

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 34:1-7

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

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

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS               His Mercy Is More

                                            Heal Us Emmanuel

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Ephesians 1:7-8

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight….” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

RECEIVING A NEW MEMBER

 

RECOGNIZING OUR GRADUATING SENIORS

 

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

 

THE OFFERING                                            1 Timothy 6:18-19

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”  

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 732

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                   Steve Tuel

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                            Palm 30

 

SERMON                   “Walking in Joy”                           John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 305                      Arise, My Soul Arise

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 29:

 

Weekly Hymn:   500 Rock of Ages

                        https://youtu.be/Ah6xIq4mL0I

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q57 Which is the fourth commandment? /

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

 

  • Q58 What is required in the fourth commandment? /

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

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 31

 

Praise Music:     Before there was Time

                        Indescribable

 

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

            500 Rock of Ages
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



Week 28, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 12, 2020

 

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

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                             

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE             Stronger

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 33:1-4

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

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

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                     Jesus with Thy Church Abide

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 37:39-40

“The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.  The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*Psalm 29 (tune: We Gather Together…)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 37:25-26

I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.  He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.” 

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 732

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                Reid Wilson

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                            Palm 29

 

SERMON       “Walking in God’s Storm”                        John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 179                Hallelujah! Thine the Glory

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

For 2020, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “M’Cheyne Daily Bible Reading Plan”, weekly questions from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 28:

 

Weekly Hymn:   305 Arise, My Soul Arise

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

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q55 What is forbidden in the third commandment? /

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

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

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

 

 

Bible Reading:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 30

 

Praise Music:    His Mercy is More

                        Jesus with Thy Church Abide

 

Hymns: Psalm 30 (O Jesus I Have Promised)

            305 Arise, My Soul Arise
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                       



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.



Week 21, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 24, 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                      Days of Elijah

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             Psalm 20:6-8

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.

 

*PRAISE SONGS                        Majesty

                                                 It Is Finished

                                                           

 

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: God of grace, you love us, but we have not loved you. You call, but we have not listened. We walk away from neighbors in need, wrapped up in our own concerns. By our actions and our attitudes we praise what you condemn. Help us to admit our sin, so that as you come to us in mercy we may repent, turn to you, and receive forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     Psalm 130:3-4

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

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 478                   I Love To Tell The Story

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 37:21

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

                                                                                                                    

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 15:21-28

 

SERMON              “Faith and Gentiles”                           John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 439                Christ Shall Have Dominion

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 6th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.  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)

 

Care Net Frederick’s Virtual Banquet: Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 PM we want to join you in the comfort of your own home as we update you on what God has been doing at Care Net Frederick. We will also have a personal testimony and hear from Steve Arterburn who was to be our speaker at the banquet. In addition, there will be an opportunity to give financially as you feel led. The video will be shown from Care Net Frederick’s website and will only be approximately 25 minutes long. A link and more details coming soon! Mark your calendars and feel free to contact me with any questions at 301.662.5300 x229 or dena@carenetfrederick.com.  The Faith Church Prayer Meeting will be cancelled in order to support this event.

 

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

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.
 
 

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 21:

 

Weekly Hymn:   625 Tell Me the Old, Old Story     

                        https://youtu.be/hZqqTgo4qa0

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q41 Wherein is the moral law summarily comprehended?/

Answer: The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments.

 

  • Q42 What is the sum of the ten commandments? /

Answer: The sum of the ten commandments is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/25 – Numbers 35, Psalms 79, Isaiah 27, 1 John 5

Tue – 5/26 – Numbers 36, Psalms 80, Isaiah 28, 2 John 1

Wed – 5/27 – Deuteronomy 1, Psalms 81, 82, Isaiah 29, 3 John 1

Thurs – 5/28 – Deuteronomy 2, Psalms 83, 84, Isaiah 30, Jude 1

Fri – 5/29 – Deuteronomy 3, Psalms 85, Isaiah 31, Revelation 1

Sat – 5/30 – Deuteronomy 4, Psalms 86, 87, Isaiah 32, Revelation 2

Sun – 5/31 – Deuteronomy 5, Psalms 88, Isaiah 33, Revelation 3

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 15:29-39

 

Praise Music:   

 

Hymns: 598 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

            625 Tell Me the Old, Old Story                  



Week 20, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 17, 2020

 

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors this morning! Let us prepare our hearts with silent Bible reading, meditation, and prayer before the service begins.

 

PRAISE (We Acknowledge God’s Majesty)

 

PRELUDE                             

 

*HYMN 101               Come Thou Almighty King

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             Psalm 19:7-8

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        O Day of Rest and Gladness                                 

                                      Yet Not I, But Christ In Me

 

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

ALL: Most merciful Father, we have sinned against and are guilty before you. Forgive us the sins of our tongues. For deception and untruthfulness in our dealings with others; for resentment, coldness, impatience, and tempers out of control. Forgive us for the sins of our eyes. For impurity in our glances and imagination; for pining after more beauty, comfort, status, and wealth than you have given us. Forgive us the sins of our hearts. For hard-heartedness toward you and our neighbors; for pride, self-absorption, self-pity; and above all for rebelling against your Lordship and doubting your love.  Now, Holy Father, kill our envy, remove our pride, melt our hearts.   Give us grace to be holy, kind, gentle, pure, to live for you and not for ourselves, to be transformed into your likeness, to live wholly for your glory.   Take away our mourning and give us music; remove our sackcloth and give us your beauty.
 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     1 John 1:8-9

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 634                     Sweet Hour of Prayer

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 39:6

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

                                                                                                                    

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                                                   Matthew 15:10-20

 

SERMON              “Physical vs. Spiritual”                       John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 103            Holy God, We Praise Your Name

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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 6th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.  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)

 

Care Net Frederick’s Virtual Banquet: Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 PM we want to join you in the comfort of your own home as we update you on what God has been doing at Care Net Frederick. We will also have a personal testimony and hear from Steve Arterburn who was to be our speaker at the banquet. In addition, there will be an opportunity to give financially as you feel led. The video will be shown from Care Net Frederick’s website and will only be approximately 25 minutes long. A link and more details coming soon! Mark your calendars and feel free to contact me with any questions at 301.662.5300 x229 or dena@carenetfrederick.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

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.

 
 

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 20:

 

Weekly Hymn:   439 Christ Shall Have Dominion   

                        https://youtu.be/3l9rs5UcSxk

 

 

 

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q39 What is the duty which God requires of man? /

Answer: The duty which God requires of man, is obedience to his revealed will.

 

  • Q40 What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?/

Answer: The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience, was the moral law.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/18 – Numbers 28, Psalms 72, Isaiah 19, 20, 2 Peter 1

Tue – 5/19 – Numbers 29, Psalms 73, Isaiah 21, 2 Peter 2

Wed – 5/20 – Numbers 30, Psalms 74, Isaiah 22, 2 Peter 3

Thurs – 5/21 – Numbers 31, Psalms 75, 76, Isaiah 23, 1 John 1

Fri – 5/22 – Numbers 32, Psalms 77, Isaiah 24, 1 John 2

Sat – 5/23 – Numbers 33, Psalms 78:1-37, Isaiah 25, 1 John 3

Sun – 5/24 – Numbers 34, Psalms 78:38-72, Isaiah 26, 1 John 4

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 15:21-28

 

Praise Music:   

 

Hymns: 478 I love to Tell the Story

            439 Christ Shall Have Dominion



Week 19, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 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                             

*HYMN OF PRAISE             This is Amazing Grace

                                   

*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 18:1-3

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

*PRAISE SONGS                       Psalm 24

                      Thy Mercy, My God, Is The Theme Of My Song                  

*INVOCATION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty and Merciful Father, you have called us to be your people and have made us one body.  Yet we have not lived like we are one body. We have not loved one another as we ought.  Selfish ambition has gripped us, and we have failed to look out for others’ interests above our own.  Conceit has gripped us, and we have failed to associate with and care for those that are different from ourselves.  We have not treated one another as those in whom Christ dwells.  Forgive us for our offenses against you, and go on to subdue everything in us that is contrary to your purposes.  By the power of your Spirit make us a community that shows forth your acceptance, kindness and love. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
 

SILENT CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     1 John 1:7

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 672                          Trust and Obey

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 39:5

“Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you.  Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!”

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him,

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                        Martin Hudzinski

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                      Matthew 15:1-9

 

SERMON              “Handwashing?”                                 John Armstrong

*HYMN 720        Happy The Home When God Is There

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE                                    

*Congregation standing if able.
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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, May 16th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.  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)

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.

 

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 19:

Weekly Hymn:   103 Holy God We Praise Your Name

                        https://youtu.be/TVBQYnfkiBM

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q37 What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? /

Answer: The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being still united in Christ, do rest in their graves, till the resurrection.

  • Q38 What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection? /

Answer: At the resurrection, believers, being raised up in glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/11 – Numbers 21, 13, Psalms 60, 61, Isaiah 10:5-34, James 4

Tue – 5/12 – Numbers 22, Psalms 62, 63, Isaiah 11, 12, James 5

Wed – 5/13 – Numbers 23, Psalms 64, 65, Isaiah 13, 1 Peter 1

Thurs – 5/14 – Numbers 24, Psalms 66, 67, Isaiah 14, 1 Peter 2

Fri – 5/15 – Numbers 25, Psalms 68, Isaiah 15, 1 Peter 3

Sat – 5/16 – Numbers 26, Psalms 69, Isaiah 16, 9:1-7, 1 Peter 4

Sun – 5/17 – Numbers 27, Psalms 70, 71, Isaiah 17, 18, 10:1-4, 1 Peter 5

A Look at Next Week

Sermon Text: Matthew 15:10-20

 

Praise Music:

                        Yet Not I, but Christ in Me

Hymns: 634 Sweet Hour of Prayer

103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name



Week 18, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 3, 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 92                 A Mighty Fortress

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             Psalm 16:5-8

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.          

*PRAISE SONGS                    Living Hope

                                      Yet Not I, But Christ In Me

 

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O giving God, My heart is drawn out in thankfulness to You, for your amazing grace and condescension to me in the influence and assistance of Your Spirit, for special help in prayer, for the sweetness of Christian service, for the thoughts of arriving in heaven, for always sending me the things I need, for raising me to new life when I am like one dead. I do not want the favor of men to lean on because Your favor is infinitely better.  No poor creature stands in need of divine grace more than I do, and yet no one abuses it more than I have and still do.  How heartless and slow I am! Humble me in the dust for not loving You more.  Every time I exercise any grace, I am renewed in my debt to You, the God of all grace.  I cannot boast when I think how dependent I am upon You for every act of grace; I never do anything but depart from You, and if I ever get to heaven it will be because You will it, and for no other reason.  I love, as a

feeble, afflicted, despised creature, to cast myself on Your infinite grace and goodness, hoping for no happiness but from You; Give me special grace to equip me for special service, and keep me calm and submissive at all times, humble, solemn, and conformed to Your will.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     Isaiah 55:6-7

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 591                           Jesus Calls Us

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 39:4

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!”

                                                                                                                    

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                                                   Matthew 14:22-36

 

SERMON              “Jesus, Sovereign and Healer”            John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 469       How Sweet And Awesome Is The Place

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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, May 2nd at 9:00 am and will continue to meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.  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)
 
 

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 18:

 

Weekly Hymn:   720 Happy the Home When God is There    

                        https://youtu.be/raSXnPlvcyM

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q35 What is sanctification? /

Answer: Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.

 

  • Q36 What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification? /

Answer: The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God’s love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/4 – Numbers 12, 13, Psalms 49, Isaiah 2, Hebrews 10

Tue – 5/5 – Numbers 14, Psalms 50, Isaiah 3, 4, Hebrews 11

Wed – 5/6 – Numbers 15, Psalms 51, Isaiah 5, Hebrews 12

Thurs – 5/7 – Numbers 16, Psalms 52, 53, 54, Isaiah 6, Hebrews 13

Fri – 5/8 – Numbers 17, 18, Psalms 55, Isaiah 7, James 1

Sat – 5/9 – Numbers 19, Psalms 56, 57, Isaiah 8, 9:1-7, James 2

Sun – 5/10 – Numbers 20, Psalms 58, 59, Isaiah 9:7-21, 10:1-4, James 3

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 15:1-9

 

Praise Music:   

 

Hymns: 672 Trust and Obey

            720 Happy the Home When God is There    

 



Week 17, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 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                             All My Ways are Known to You

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 9:7-11

The Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness. The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!

 

*PRAISE SONGS                   Altar Of God

                                       The Lord Is My Salvation

 

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Gracious heavenly Father, We come confessing our blindness and stubbornness. We wanted a king and you sent Him, yet we denied Him because He did not fit our idea of what a king should be.  Lord Jesus, you came in our flesh and we denied You. Your word says: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”  Forgive us for our idolatry. Forgive us for not recognizing or receiving Your perfect provision. Apart from the gracious work of the Holy Spirit in us, we would continue to deny Jesus. Open the gates and doors of our hearts to joyfully receive our Lord and Savior and truly be the children of God. We claim to be those born of God, forgive us for living in ways that deny our heritage.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     Romans 3:21-25

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 381                                 Brethren, We Have Met To Worship

 

THE OFFERING                                            Deuteronomy 10:14

“Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.”

                                                                                                                    

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                                                       Matthew 14:13-21

 

SERMON              “Feeding the 5,000”                            John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 647        How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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, May 2nd at 9:00 am and will continue to meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month. 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)
 
 

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 17:

 

Weekly Hymn:   469 How Sweet And Awesome Is the Place  

                        https://youtu.be/cuf3OCyY1bE

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q33 What is justification? /

Answer: Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.

 

  • Q34 What is adoption? /

Answer: Adoption is an act of God’s free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges, of the sons of God.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/27 – Numbers 5, Psalms 39, Song 3, Hebrews 3

Tue – 4/28 – Numbers 6, Psalms 40,41, Song 4, Hebrews 4

Wed – 4/29 – Numbers 7, Psalms 42,43, Song 5, Hebrews 5

Thurs – 4/30 – Numbers 8, Psalms 44, Song 6, Hebrews 6

Fri – 5/1 – Numbers 9, Psalms 45, Song 7, Hebrews 7

Sat – 5/2 – Numbers 10, Psalms 46,47, Song 8, Hebrews 8

Sun – 5/3 – Numbers 11, Psalms 48, Isaiah 1, Hebrews 9

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 14:22-36

Praise Music:   

 

Hymns: 591 Jesus Calls Us: O’er the Tumult

            469 How Sweet And Awesome Is the Place  



Week 16, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 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 76     Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             Psalm 8:1, 2a, 3-5

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouth of babies and infants,  you have established strength… When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.                                                         

 

*PRAISE SONGS                        Rejoice

                                          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                                     Isaiah 53:6

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

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 108           Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right

 

THE OFFERING                                            Luke 6:38

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him,

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                          Matt Yost

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                        Matthew 14:1-12

 

SERMON     “The Death of John the Baptist”                  John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 310                  Rejoice, The Lord Is King

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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, May 2nd at 9:00 am and will continue to meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.  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)

 
 
 
 

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 16:

 

Weekly Hymn:   647 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds   

                        https://youtu.be/NoPlwPUYWaw

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q31 What is effectual calling?/

Answer: Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.

 

  • Q32 What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?/

Answer: They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/20 – Leviticus 25, Psalms 32, Ecc. 8, 2 Timothy 4

Tue – 4/21 – Leviticus 26, Psalms 33, 24, Ecc. 9, Titus 1

Wed – 4/22 – Leviticus 27, Psalms 34, Ecc. 10, Titus 2

Thurs – 4/23 – Numbers 1, Psalms 35, Ecc. 11, Titus 3

Fri – 4/24 – Numbers 2, Psalms 36, Ecc.12, Philemon 1

Sat – 4/25 – Numbers 3, Psalms 37, Song 1, Hebrews 1

Sun – 4/26 – Numbers 4, Psalms 38, Song 2, Hebrews 2

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 14:13-21

Praise Music:    Altar of God

                        The Lord is My Salvation

Hymns: 381 Brethren, We have Met to Worship

            647 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds   

 



Week 15, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 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                  Who Will Roll Away the Stone?                     

 

*HYMN 277   Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             1Peter 1:21

O hear a call to worship, you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Christ from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.  For we know that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. 

 

*PRAISE SONGS                  In Christ Alone

                                               Behold Our God

 

*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                                     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 275           The Strife Is O’er, The Battle Done

 

THE OFFERING                                            Ecclesiastes 9:10a

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

                                                                                                                    

Doxology: Hymnal, p. 731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him,

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

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                          John Armstrong

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                           John 11:17-44; 20:1-18

 

SERMON     “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”          John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 286            Worship Christ, The Risen 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.

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

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 an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on Contentment. The Apostle Paul was content in plenty and in want. What was Paul’s secret, and how do we cultivate contentment in our lives? 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.  The study starts on Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.  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)

 

Week 15:

 

Weekly Hymn:   310 Rejoice, the Lord is King        

                        https://youtu.be/2N0iVysrykU

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q29 How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?/

Answer: We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.

 

  • Q30 How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?/

Answer: The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/13 – Leviticus 18, Psalms 22, Ecc. 1, 1 Timothy 3

Tue – 4/14 – Leviticus 19, Psalms 23, 24, Ecc. 2, 1 Timothy  4

Wed – 4/15 – Leviticus 20, Psalms 25, Ecc. 3, 1 Timothy 5

Thurs – 4/16 – Leviticus 21, Psalms 26, 27, 18, Ecc. 4, 1 Timothy 6

Fri – 4/17 – Leviticus 22, Psalms 28, 29, Ecc.5, 2 Timothy 1

Sat – 4/18 – Leviticus 23, Psalms 30, Ecc. 6, 2 Timothy 2

Sun – 4/19 – Leviticus 24, Psalms 31, Ecc. 7, 2 Timothy 3

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 14:1-12

Praise Music:    Prince of Peace

                        He Will Hold Me Fast

Hymns: 419 Whate’er My God Ordains is Right

            310 Rejoice, The Lord is King                               

 

 

 



Good Friday: 2020

Faith Church
Good Friday Service
April 10, 2020 7:00PM
 
Prelude: Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted (PT)
 
Call To Worship                                                                 John Armstrong
 
Hymn: Come and Mourn With Me Awhile
 
Invocation                                                                           John Armstrong
 
I. Luke 23:33-34                                                                  Martin Hudzinski
33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the
criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they
know not what they do.”
 
Hymn 248 Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended
 
II. Luke 23:42-43                                                                   John Armstrong
42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to
him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
 
III. John 19:26-27                                                                  David Johnston
26When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his
mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”
And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
 
Hymn: His Mercy is More
 
IV. Matthew 27:46                                                                 Charlie Van Meter
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”
that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
 
V. John 19:28                                                                         Rich Rochford
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”
 
Hymn 246 Man of Sorrows! What a Name
 
VI. John 19:30                                                                       John Armstrong
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and
gave up his spirit.
 
VII. Luke 23:46                                                                      John Armstrong
Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!”
 
Hymn 261 What Wondrous Love Is This?
 
Benediction
 
Postlude In The Cross of Christ I Glory


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

 


Week 11, 2020

Week 11:

 

Weekly Hymn:   674 I Need Thee Every Hour            

                                https://youtu.be/tZIMDcgrF-Q      

 

Shorter Catechism–

        • Q21 Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect? /
          Answer: The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continues to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever.
      • Q22 How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man? /

Answer: Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without sin.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 3/16 – Exodus 28, John 7, Prv. 4, Gal. 3

Tue – 3/17 – Exodus 29, John 8, Prv. 5, Gal. 4

Wed – 3/18 – Exodus 30, John 9, Prv. 6, Gal. 5

Thurs – 3/19 – Exodus 31, John 10, Prv. 7, Gal. 6

Fri – 3/20 – Exodus 32, John 11, Prv. 8, Eph. 1

Sat – 3/21 – Exodus 33, John 12, Prv. 9, Eph. 2

Sun – 3/22 – Exodus 34, John 13, Prv. 10, Eph. 3

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text:  …

Praise Music:      Majesty

                                Power of the Cross

Hymns: 562 All to Jesus I Surrender

                674 I Need Thee Every Hour            



Week 10, 2020

Week 10:

 

Weekly Hymn:   696 I’ve found the Pearl of Great Price!       

                                https://youtu.be/djjR4_IUFto         

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q19 What is the misery of that estate where into man fell? /
        Answer: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries of this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell forever.
      • Q20 Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery? /

Answer: God, having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 3/9 – Exodus 21, Luke 24, Job 39, 2 Cor. 9

Tue – 3/10 – Exodus 22, John 1, Job 40, 2 Cor. 10

Wed – 3/11 – Exodus 23, John 2, Job 41, 2 Cor. 11

Thurs – 3/12 – Exodus 24, John 3, Job 42, 2 Cor. 12

Fri – 3/13 – Exodus 25, John 4, Prov. 1, 2 Cor. 13

Sat – 3/14 – Exodus 26, John 5, Prov. 2, Gal. 1

Sun – 3/15 – Exodus 27, John 6, Prov. 3, Gal. 2

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 13:44-50

Praise Music:      Let the Nations Be Glad

                                I Will Wait For You

Hymns: 81 O Love of God, How Strong and True

                696 I’ve Found the Pearl of Greatest Price!                 



Week 9, 2020

Week 9:

 

Weekly Hymn:   715 Come, Ye Thankful People Come

                                https://youtu.be/aIPzyy6asPM        

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q17 Into what estate did the fall bring mankind? /

Answer: The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery.

 

      • Q18 Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell? /

Answer: The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin; together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 3/2 – Exodus 14, Luke 17, Job 32, 2 Cor. 2

Tue – 3/3 – Exodus 15, Luke 18, Job 33, 2 Cor. 3

Wed – 3/4 – Exodus 16, Luke 19, Job 34, 2 Cor. 4

Thurs – 3/5 – Exodus 17, Luke 20, Job 35, 2 Cor. 5

Fri – 3/6 – Exodus 18, Luke 21, Job 36, 2 Cor. 6

Sat – 3/7 – Exodus 19, Luke 22, Job 37, 2 Cor. 7

Sun – 3/8 – Exodus 20, Luke 23, Job 38, 2 Cor. 8

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 13:1-23

Praise Music:      Rejoice

                                O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Hymns: 347 The Church’s One Foundation

                715 Come, Ye Thankful People Come



Week 8, 2020

Week 8:

 

Weekly Hymn:   383 Almighty God, Your Word is Cast           

                                https://youtu.be/toEZ-YxWQRo   

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q15 What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created? /
        Answer: The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit.
      • Q16 Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression? /

Answer: The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his posterity; all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him, in his first transgression.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 2/24 – Exodus 7, Luke 10, Job 24, 1 Cor. 11

Tue – 2/25 – Exodus 8, Luke 11, Job 25-26, 1 Cor. 12

Wed – 2/26 – Exodus 9, Luke 12, Job 27, 1 Cor. 13

Thurs – 2/27 – Exodus 10, Luke 13, Job 28, 1 Cor. 14

Fri – 2/28 – Exodus 11:1-12:21, Luke 14, Job 29, 1 Cor. 15

Sat – 2/29 – Exodus 12:22-51, Luke 15, Job 30, 1 Cor. 16

Sun – 3/1 – Exodus 13, Luke 16, Job 31, 2 Cor. 1

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 13:1-23

Praise Music:      Rejoice

                                O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Hymns: 499 Rock of Ages

                383 Almighty God, Your Word is Cast



Week 7, 2020

Week 7:

 

Weekly Hymn:   587 Who Is On the Lord’s Side       

                                https://youtu.be/iB75eRRP9I0       

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q13 Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created? /
        Answer: Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.

 

      • Q14 What is sin? /

Answer: Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 2/17 – Genesis 50, Luke 3, Job 16,17, 1 Cor. 4

Tue – 2/18 – Exodus 1, Luke 4, Job 18, 1 Cor. 5

Wed – 2/19 – Exodus 2, Luke 5, Job 19, 1 Cor. 6

Thurs – 2/20 – Exodus 3, Luke 6, Job 20, 1 Cor. 7

Fri – 2/21 – Exodus 4, Luke 7, Job 21, 1 Cor. 8

Sat – 2/22 – Exodus 5, Luke 8, Job 22, 1 Cor. 9

Sun – 2/23 – Exodus 6, Luke 9, Job 23, 1 Cor. 10

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 12:38-50

Praise Music:      Arise, My Soul Arise

                                Our Great God

Hymns: 130 There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

                587 Who Is On the Lord’s Side



Week 6, 2020

Week 6:

 

Weekly Hymn:   341 Oh Breath of Life, Come Sweeping Through Us   

                                https://youtu.be/oAjmYffP0us       

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q11 What are God’s works of providence? /
        Answer: God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions.

 

      • Q12 What special act of providence did God exercise towards man in the estate wherein he was created? /

Answer: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 2/10 – Genesis 43, Mark 13, Job 9, Rom. 13

Tue – 2/11 – Genesis 44, Mark 14, Job 10, Rom. 14

Wed – 2/12 – Genesis 45, Mark 15, Job 11, Rom. 15

Thurs – 2/13 – Genesis 46, Mark 16, Job 12, Rom. 16

Fri – 2/14 – Genesis 47, Luke 1:1-38, Job 13, 1 Cor. 1

Sat – 2/15 – Genesis 48, Luke 1:39-80, Job 14, 1 Cor. 2

Sun – 2/16 – Genesis 49, Luke 2, Job 15, 1 Cor. 3

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 12:22-37

Praise Music:      It Is Finished

                                Let the Nations Be Glad

Hymns: 304 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

                341 Oh Breath of Life, Come Sweeping Through Us



Week 5, 2020

Week 5:

 

Weekly Hymn:   308 Jesus Paid It All

                                https://youtu.be/D5DyeCx8H4U     

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q9 What is the work of creation? /
        Answer: The work of creation is, God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.

 

      • Q10 How did God create man? /

Answer: God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 2/3 – Genesis 35,36, Mark 6, Job 2, Romans 6

Tue – 2/4 – Genesis 37, Mark 7, Job 3, Romans 7

Wed – 2/5 – Genesis 38, Mark 8, Job 4, Romans 8

Thurs – 2/6 – Genesis 39, Mark 9, Job 5, Romans 9

Fri – 2/7 – Genesis 40, Mark 10, Job 6, Romans 10

Sat – 2/8 – Genesis 41, Mark 11, Job 7, Romans 11

Sun – 2/9 – Genesis 42, Mark 12, Job 8, Romans 12

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Malachi 1:1-14

Praise Music:      Every Ditch, Every Valley

                                Only a Holy God

Hymns: 94 How Firm a Foundation

                308 Jesus Paid It All



Week 4, 2020

Week 4:

 

Weekly Hymn:   605 All the Way, My Savior Leads Me           

                                https://youtu.be/ekUELQCnQlM  

 

Shorter Catechism–

        • Q7 What are the decrees of God? /
          Answer: The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.

 

      • Q8 How doth God execute his decrees? /

Answer: God executes his decrees in the works of creation and providence.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 1/27 – Genesis 28, Matt. 27, Est. 4, Acts 27

Tue – 1/28 – Genesis 29, Matt. 28, Est. 5, Acts 28

Wed – 1/29 – Genesis 30, Mark 1, Est. 6, Rom. 1

Thurs – 1/30 – Genesis 31, Mark 2, Est. 7, Rom. 2

Fri – 1/31 – Genesis 32, Mark 3, Est. 8, Rom. 3

Sat – 2/1 – Genesis 33, Mark 4, Est. 9-10, Rom. 4

Sun – 2/2 – Genesis 34, Mark 5, Job 1, Rom. 5

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 12:15-21

Praise Music:      Indescribable

                                It Is Finished

Hymns: 32 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

                605 All the Way, My Savior Leads Me

 



Week 3, 2020

Week 3:

 

Weekly Hymn:   650 I Will Sing of My Redeemer      

                                https://youtu.be/HU5hhE9cN6A    

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q5 Are there more Gods than one? /
Answer: There is but one only, the living and true God.

 

      • Q6 How many persons are there in the Godhead? /

Answer: There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

 

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 1/20 – Genesis 21, Matt. 20, Neh. 10, Acts 20

Tue – 1/21 – Genesis 22, Matt. 21, Neh. 11, Acts 21

Wed – 1/22 – Genesis 23, Matt. 22, Neh. 12, Acts 22

Thurs – 1/23 – Genesis 24, Matt. 23, Neh.13, Acts 23

Fri – 1/24 – Genesis 25, Matt. 24, Est. 1, Acts 24

Sat – 1/25 – Genesis 26, Matt. 25, Est. 2, Acts 25

Sun – 1/26 – Genesis 27, Matt. 26, Est. 3, Acts 26

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 12:1-14

Praise Music:      Psalm 24

                                Upon A Life I Have Not Lived

Hymns: 100 Holy! Holy! Holy!

                650 I Will Sing of My Redeemer



Week 2, 2020

Week 2:

 

Weekly Hymn:   629 What a Friend We Have in Jesus                            

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q3 What do the Scriptures principally teach? /
Answer: The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
      • Q4 What is God? /

Answer: God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.

 

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 1/13 – Genesis 14, Matt. 13, Neh. 3, Acts 13

Tue – 1/14 – Genesis 15, Matt. 14, Neh. 4, Acts 14

Wed – 1/15 – Genesis 16, Matt. 15, Neh. 5, Acts 15

Thurs – 1/16 – Genesis 17, Matt. 16, Neh.6, Acts 16

Fri – 1/17 – Genesis 18, Matt. 17, Neh. 7, Acts 17

Sat – 1/18 – Genesis 19, Matt. 18, Neh. 8, Acts 18

Sun – 1/19 – Genesis 20, Matt. 19, Neh. 9, Acts 19

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 11:25-30

Praise Music:      Living Hope

                                Lion of Judah

Hymns: 481 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

                629 What a Friend We Have in Jesus



Week 1, 2020

Week 1:

 

Weekly Hymn:   486 God Be Merciful To Me (Psalm 51)                        

 

Shorter Catechism–

      • Q1 What is the chief end of man? /
Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

 

      • Q2 What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him? /

Answer: The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 1/6 – Genesis 6, Matt. 6, Ezra 6, Acts 6

Tue – 1/7 – Genesis 7, Matt. 7, Ezra 7, Acts 7

Wed – 1/8 – Genesis 8, Matt. 8, Ezra 8, Acts 8

Thurs – 1/9 – Genesis 9-10, Matt. 9, Ezra 9, Acts 9

Fri – 1/10 – Genesis 11, Matt. 10, Ezra 10, Acts 10

Sat – 1/11 – Genesis 12, Matt. 11, Neh. 1, Acts 11

Sun – 1/12 – Genesis 13, Matt. 12, Neh. 2, Acts 12

 

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Matthew 11:16-24

Praise Music:      Lord, I Need You

                                Before the Throne of God

Hymns: 498 Jesus, What a Friend For Sinners

                486 God, Be Merciful to Me



Week 51, 2019

Week 51:

 

Weekly Hymn:      Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor

https://youtu.be/cXWgFCx6oWE

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q127 What is the sixth petition? /

Answer: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. That is: In ourselves we are so weak that we cannot stand even for a moment. Moreover, our sworn enemies – the devil, the world, and our own flesh – do not cease to attack us. Will you, therefore, uphold and strengthen us by the power of your Holy Spirit, so that in this spiritual war we may not go down to defeat, but always firmly resist our enemies, until we finally obtain the complete victory.

 

      • Q128 How do you conclude your prayer? /

Answer: For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. That is: All this we ask of you because, as our King, having power over all things, you are both willing and able to give us all that is good, and because not we but your holy name should so receive all glory forever.

 

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

We will be starting a new reading plan at the beginning of the New Year.



Week 50, 2019

Week 50:

 

Weekly Hymn:      Joy to the World

https://youtu.be/kyciMYZq2-Y

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q124 What is the third petition? /

Answer: Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. That is: Grant that we and all men may deny our own will, and without any murmuring obey your will, for it alone is good. Grant also that everyone may carry out the duties of his office and calling as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.

 

      • Q125 What is the fourth petition? /

Answer: Give us today our daily bread. That is: Provide us with all our bodily needs so that we may acknowledge that you are the only fountain of all good, and that our care and labour, and also your gifts, cannot do us any good without your blessing. Grant, therefore, that we may withdraw our trust from all creatures and place it only in you.

 

      • Q126 What is the fifth petition? /

Answer: Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. That is: For the sake of Christ’s blood, do not impute to us, wretched sinners, any of our transgressions, nor the evil which still clings to us, as we also find this evidence of your grace in us that we are fully determined wholeheartedly to forgive our neighbour.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 12/16 – Revelation 11-12 & Isaiah 61

Tue – 12/17 – Revelation 13-14 & Isaiah 62

Wed – 12/18 – Revelation 15-16 & Isaiah 63

Thurs – 12/19 – Revelation 17-18 & Isaiah 64

Fri – 12/20 – Revelation 19-20 & Isaiah 65

Sat – 12/21 – Revelation 21-22 & Isaiah 66

Sun – 12/22 – Catch Up Day



Week 49, 2019

Week 49:

 

Weekly Hymn:      Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

https://youtu.be/r-BGxUi2rU4

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q122 What is the first petition? /

Answer: Hallowed be your name. That is: Grant us first of all that we may rightly know you, and sanctify, glorify, and praise you in all your works, in which shine forth your almighty power, wisdom, goodness, righteousness, mercy, and truth. Grant us also that we may so direct our whole life – our thoughts, words, and actions – that your name is not blasphemed because of us but always honoured and praised.

 

      • Q123 What is the second petition? /

Answer: Your kingdom come. That is: So rule us by your Word and Spirit that more and more we submit to you. Preserve and increase your church. Destroy the works of the devil, every power that raises itself against you, and every conspiracy against your holy Word. Do all this until the fullness of your kingdom comes, wherein you shall be all in all.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 12/9 – Malachi 3-4 & Isaiah 55

Tue – 12/10 – Revelation 1-2 & Isaiah 56

Wed – 12/11 – Revelation 3-4 & Isaiah 57

Thurs – 12/12 – Revelation 5-6 & Isaiah 58

Fri – 12/13 – Revelation 7-8 & Isaiah 59

Sat – 12/14 – Revelation 9-10 & Isaiah 60

Sun – 12/15 – Catch Up Day



Week 48, 2019

Week 48:

 

Weekly Hymn:                                   God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

https://youtu.be/FlfHyb397VY

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q119 What is the Lord’s prayer? /
Answer: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

 

      • Q120 Why has Christ commanded us to address God as our Father? /

Answer: To awaken in us at the very beginning of our prayer that childlike reverence and trust toward God which should be basic to our prayer: God has become our Father through Christ and will much less deny us what we ask of him in faith than our fathers would refuse us earthly things.

 

      • Q121 Why is there added, in heaven? /

Answer: These words teach us not to think of God’s heavenly majesty in an earthly manner, and to expect from his almighty all things we need for body and soul

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 12/2 – Zechariah 1-3 & Isaiah 49

Tue – 12/3 – Zechariah 4-6 & Isaiah 50

Wed – 12/4 – Zechariah 7-9 & Isaiah 51

Thurs – 12/5 – Zechariah 10-12 & Isaiah 52

Fri – 12/6 – Zechariah 13-14 & Isaiah 53

Sat – 12/7 – Malachi 1-2 & Isaiah 54

Sun – 12/8 – Catch Up Day


Week 47, 2019

Week 47:

 

Weekly Hymn:      O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q117 What belongs to a prayer which pleases God and is heard by him? /

Answer: First, we must from the heart call upon the one true God only, who has revealed himself in his Word, for all that he has commanded us to pray. Second, we must thoroughly know our need and misery, so that we may humble ourselves before God. Third, we must rest on this firm foundation that, although we do not deserve it, God will certainly hear our prayer for the sake of Christ our Lord, as he has promised us in his Word

 

      • Q118 What has God commanded us to ask of him? /

Answer: All the things we need for body and soul, as included in the prayer which Christ our Lord himself taught us.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 11/25 – Nahum & Isaiah 43

Tue – 11/26 – 2 Peter & Isaiah 44

Wed – 11/27 – Habakkuk & Isaiah 45

Thurs – 11/28 – Zephaniah & Isaiah 46

Fri – 11/29 – Jude & Isaiah 47

Sat – 11/30 – Haggai & Isaiah 48

Sun – 11/31 – Catch Up Day



Week 46, 2019

Week 46:

 

Weekly Hymn:      Now Thank We All Our God

https://youtu.be/42ZqYk1YwRA

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q114 But can those converted to God keep these commandments perfectly? /

Answer: No. In this life even the holiest have only a small beginning of this obedience. Nevertheless, with earnest purpose they do begin to live not only according to some but to all the commandments of God.

 

      • Q115 If in this life no one can keep the ten commandments perfectly, why does God have them preached so strictly? /

Answer: First, so that throughout our life we may more and more become aware of our sinful nature, and therefore seek more eagerly the forgiveness of sins and righteousness in Christ. Second, so that, while praying to God for the grace of the Holy Spirit, we may never stop striving to be renewed more and more after God’s image, until after this life we reach the goal of perfection.

 

      • Q116 Why is prayer necessary for Christians? /

Answer: Because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness which God requires of us. Moreover, God will give his grace and the Holy Spirit only to those who constantly and with heartfelt longing ask him for these gifts and thank him for them.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 11/18 – 1 Thess. 3-5 & Psalm 148

Tue – 11/19 – Joel & Psalm 149

Wed – 11/20 – Micah 1-3 & Psalm 150

Thurs – 11/21 – Micah 4-5 & Isaiah 40

Fri – 11/22 – Micah 6-7 & Isaiah 41

Sat – 11/23 – 2 Thess. & Isaiah 42

Sun – 11/24 – Catch Up Day



Week 45, 2019

Week 45:

 

Weekly Hymn:      Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It

https://youtu.be/W8idr58JpxQ

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q112 What is required in the ninth commandment? /

Answer: I must not give false testimony against anyone, twist no one’s words, not gossip or slander, nor condemn or join in condemning anyone rashly and unheard. Rather, I must avoid all lying and deceit as the devil’s own works, under penalty of God’s heavy wrath. In court and everywhere else, I must love the truth, speak and confess it honestly, and do what I can to defend and promote my neighbour’s honour and reputation.

 

      • Q113 What does the tenth commandment require of us? /

Answer: That not even the slightest thought or desire contrary to any of God’s commandments should ever arise in our heart. Rather, with all our heart we should always hate all sin and delight in all righteousness.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 11/11 – John 19-21 & Psalm 142

Tue – 11/12 – Daniel 1-3 & Psalm 143

Wed – 11/13 – Daniel 4-6 & Psalm 144

Thurs – 11/14 – Daniel 7-9 & Psalm 145

Fri – 11/15 – Daniel 10-12 & Psalm 146

Sat – 11/16 – 1 Thess. 1-2 & Psalm 147

Sun – 11/17 – Catch Up Day



Week 44, 2019

Week 44:

 

Weekly Hymn:                                   And Can It Be…

https://youtu.be/Tu2uA6U4Fxg

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q109 Does God in this commandment forbid nothing more than adultery and similar shameful sins? /
        Answer: Since we, body and soul, are temples of the Holy Spirit, it is God’s will that we keep ourselves pure and holy. Therefore he forbids all unchaste acts, gestures, words, thoughts, desires, and whatever may entice us to unchastity.

 

      • Q110 What does God forbid in the eighth commandment? /

Answer: God forbids not only outright theft and robbery but also such wicked schemes and devices as false weights and measures, deceptive merchandising, counterfeit money, and usury; we must not defraud our neighbour in any way, whether by force or by show of right. In addition God forbids all greed and all abuse or squandering of his gifts.

 

      • Q111 What does God require of you in this commandment? /

Answer: I must promote my neighbour’s good wherever I can and may, deal with him as I would like others to deal with me, and work faithfully so that I may be able to give to those in need.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 11/4 – John 1-3 & Psalm 136

Tue – 11/5 – John 4-6 & Psalm 137

Wed – 11/6 – John 7-9 & Psalm 138

Thurs – 11/7 – John 10-12 & Psalm 139

Fri – 11/8 – John 13-15 & Psalm 140

Sat – 11/9 – John 16-18 & Psalm 141

Sun – 11/10 – Catch Up Day



Week 43, 2019

Week 43:

 

Weekly Hymn:      Jesus, Sinners Doth Receive

https://youtu.be/7MIupmIIyPQ

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q107 Is it enough, then, that we do not kill our neighbour in any such way? /

Answer: No. When God condemns envy, hatred, and anger, he commands us to love our neighbour as ourselves,1 to show patience, peace, gentleness, mercy, and friendliness toward him, to protect him from harm as much as we can, and to do good even to our enemies.

 

      • Q108 What does the seventh commandment teach us? /

Answer: That all unchastity is cursed by God. We must therefore detest it from the heart and live chaste and disciplined lives, both within and outside of holy marriage.

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 10/28 – Ezekiel 27-30 & Psalm 127

Tue – 10/29 – Ezekiel 31-34 & Psalm 128-129

Wed – 10/30 – Ezekiel 35-38 & Psalm 130-131

Thurs – 10/31 – Ezekiel 39-42 & Psalm 132

Fri – 11/1 – Ezekiel 43-45 & Psalm 133-134

Sat – 11/2 – Ezekiel 46-48 & Psalm 135

Sun – 11/3 – Catch Up Day



Week 42, 2019

Week 42:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

 

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q104 What does God require in the fifth commandment? /

Answer: That I show all honour, love, and faithfulness to my father and mother and to all those in authority over me, submit myself with due obedience to their good instruction and discipline, and also have patience with their weaknesses and shortcomings, since it is God’s will to govern us by their hand.

 

      • Q105 What does God require in the sixth commandment? /

Answer: I am not to dishonour, hate, injure, or kill my neighbor by thoughts, words, or gestures, and much less by deeds, whether personally or through another; rather, I am to put away all desire of revenge. Moreover, I am not to harm or recklessly endanger myself. Therefore, also, the government bears the sword to prevent murder.

 

      • Q106 But does this commandment speak only of killing? /

Answer: By forbidding murder God teaches us that he hates the root of murder, such as envy, hatred, anger, and desire of revenge, and that he regards all these as murder.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 10/21 – Ezekiel 5-7 & Isaiah 36

Tue – 10/22 – Ezekiel 8-11 & Isaiah 37

Wed – 10/23 – Ezekiel 12-15 & Isaiah 38

Thurs – 10/24 – Ezekiel 16-19 & Isaiah 39

Fri – 10/25 – Ezekiel 20-23 & Psalm 123-124

Sat – 10/26 – Ezekiel 24-26 & Psalm 125-126

Sun – 10/27 – Catch Up Day



Week 41, 2019

Week 41:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Jesus, and Shall it Ever Be

 

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

      • Q102 May we also swear by saints or other creatures? /

Answer: No. A lawful oath is a calling upon God, who alone knows the heart, to bear witness to the truth, and to punish me if I swear falsely. No creature is worthy of such honour.

 

      • Q103 What does God require in the fourth commandment? /

Answer: First, that the ministry of the gospel and the schools be maintained and that, especially on the day of rest, I diligently attend the church of God to hear God’s Word, to use the sacraments, to call publicly upon the LORD, and to give Christian offerings for the poor. Second, that all the days of my life I rest from my evil works,
let the LORD work in me through his Holy Spirit, and so begin in this life the eternal Sabbath.

 

 

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 10/14 – 1 John 1-3 & Isaiah 30

Tue – 10/15 – 1 John 4-5 & Isaiah 31

Wed – 10/16 – 2 &3 John & Isaiah 32

Thurs – 10/17 – 1 Peter 1-3 & Isaiah 33

Fri – 10/18 – 1 Peter 4-5 & Isaiah 34

Sat – 10/19 – Ezekiel 1-4 & Isaiah 35

Sun – 10/20 – Catch Up Day



Week 40, 2019

Week 40:

 

Weekly Hymn:                      All For Jesus

https://youtu.be/rJx_M-c5dko

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q99 What is required in the third commandment? / Answer: We are not to blaspheme or to abuse the name of God by cursing, perjury, or unnecessary oaths, nor to share in such horrible sins by being silent bystanders. Rather, we must use the holy name of God only with fear and reverence, so that we may rightly confess him, call upon him, and praise him in all our words and works.

 

  • Q100 Is the blaspheming of God’s name by swearing and cursing such a grievous sin that God is angry also with those who do not prevent and forbid it as much as they can? /

Answer: Certainly, for no sin is greater or provokes God’s wrath more than the blaspheming of his name. That is why he commanded it to be punished with death.

 

  • Q101 But may we swear an oath by the name of God in a godly manner? /

Answer: Yes, when the government demands it of its subjects, or when necessity requires it, in order to maintain and promote fidelity and truth, to God’s glory and for our neighbour’s good. Such oath-taking is based on God’s Word and was therefore rightly used by saints in the Old and the New Testament.

       

Bible Reading:

Mon- 10/7 – Jeremiah 40-42 & Isaiah 24

Tue – 10/8 – Jeremiah 43-46 & Isaiah 25

Wed – 10/9 – Jeremiah 47-49 & Isaiah 26

Thurs – 10/10 – Jeremiah 50-52 & Isaiah 27

Fri – 10/11 – Lamentations 1-2 & Isaiah 28

Sat – 10/12 – Lamentations 3-5 & Isaiah 29

Sun – 10/13 – Catch Up Day



Week 39, 2019

Week 39:

 

Weekly Hymn:       O Zion Haste

https://youtu.be/Otmdb-afNJM  

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q96 What does God require in the second commandment? /

Answer: We are not to make an image of God in any way, nor to worship him in any other manner than he has commanded in his Word

  • Q97 May we then not make any image at all? /

Answer: God cannot and may not be visibly portrayed in any way. Creatures may be portrayed, but God forbids us to make or have any images of them in order to worship them or to serve God through them.

  • Q98 But may images not be tolerated in the churches as “books for the laity”? /

Answer: No, for we should not be wiser than God. He wants his people to be taught not by means of dumb images but by the living preaching of his Word.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 9/30 – Jeremiah 22-24 & Isaiah 18

Tue – 10/1 – Jeremiah 25-27 & Isaiah 19

Wed – 10/2 – Jeremiah 28-30 & Isaiah 20

Thurs – 10/3 – Jeremiah 31-33 & Isaiah 21

Fri – 10/4 – Jeremiah 34-36 & Isaiah 22

Sat – 10/5 – Jeremiah 37-39 & Isaiah 23

Sun – 10/6 – Catch Up Day



Week 38, 2019

 

Week 38:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Amazing Grace

https://youtu.be/3G72NucLEGM  

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q94 What does the LORD require in the first commandment? /

Answer: That for the sake of my very salvation I avoid and flee all idolatry, witchcraft, superstition, and prayer to saints or to other creatures. Further, that I rightly come to know the only true God, trust in him alone, submit to him with all humility and patience, expect all good from him only, and love, fear, and honour him with all my heart. In short, that I forsake all creatures rather than do the least thing against his will.

 

  • Q95 What is idolatry? /

Answer: Idolatry is having or inventing something in which to put our trust instead of, or in addition to, the only true God who has revealed himself in his Word.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 9/23 – Jeremiah 4-6 & Isaiah 12

Tue – 9/24 – Jeremiah 7-9 & Isaiah 13

Wed – 9/25 – Jeremiah 10-12 & Isaiah 14

Thurs – 9/26 – Jeremiah 13-15 & Isaiah 15

Fri – 9/27 – Jeremiah 16-18 & Isaiah 16

Sat – 9/28 – Jeremiah 19-21 & Isaiah 17

Sun – 9/29 – Catch Up Day



Week 37, 2019

Week 37:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Lead On, Oh King Eternal

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q91 But what are good works? /

Answer: Only those which are done out of true faith,1 in accordance with the law of God, and to his glory, and not those based on our own opinion or on precepts of men.

 

  • Q92 What is the law of the LORD? /

Answer: SEE  Ex 20:1-17; Deut 5:6-21

 

  • Q93 How are these commandments divided? /

Answer: Into two parts. The first teaches us how to live in relation to God; the second, what duties we owe our neighbour.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 9/16 – Job 31-33 & Isaiah 6

Tue – 9/17 – Job 34-36 & Isaiah 7

Wed – 9/18 – Job 37-39 & Isaiah 8

Thurs – 9/19 – Job 40-42 & Isaiah 9

Fri – 9/20 – Titus  & Isaiah 10

Sat – 9/21 – Jeremiah 1-3 & Isaiah 11

Sun – 9/22 – Catch Up Day



Week 36, 2019

Week 36:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Come People of the Risen King

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q89 What is the dying of the old nature? /

Answer: It is to grieve with heartfelt sorrow that we have offended God by our sin, and more and more to hate it and flee from it.

 

  • Q90 What is the coming to life of the new nature? /

Answer: It is a heartfelt joy in God through Christ, and a love and delight to live according to the will of God in all good works

     

Bible Reading:

Mon- 9/9 – Job 13-15 & Psalm 122

Tue – 9/10 – Job 16-19 & Isaiah 1

Wed – 9/11 – Job 19-21 & Isaiah 2

Thurs – 9/12 – Job 22-24 & Isaiah 3

Fri – 9/13 – Job 25-27 & Isaiah 4

Sat – 9/14 – Job 28-30 & Isaiah 5

Sun – 9/15 – Catch Up Day

   



Week 35, 2019

Week 35:

 

Weekly Hymn:   Fairest Lord Jesus

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q86 Since we have been delivered from our misery by grace alone through Christ, without any merit of our own, why must we yet do good works? / Answer: Because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by his Holy Spirit to be his image, so that with our whole life we may show ourselves thankful to God for his benefits, and he may be praised by us. Further, that we ourselves may be assured of our faith by its fruits, and that by our godly walk of life we may win our neighbors for Christ.

 

  • Q87 Can those be saved who do not turn to God from their ungrateful and impenitent walk of life? /

Answer: By no means. Scripture says that no unchaste person, idolater, adulterer,

thief, greedy person, drunkard, slanderer, robber, or the like shall inherit the kingdom of God.

 

  • Q88 What is the true repentance or conversion of man? /

Answer: It is the dying of the old nature and the coming to life of the new.

         

Bible Reading:

Mon- 9/2 – Esther 8-10 & Psalm 119:113-128

Tue – 9/3 – 2 Timothy & Psalm 119:129-144

Wed – 9/4 – Job 1-3 & Psalm 119:145-160

Thurs – 9/5 – Job 4-6 & Psalm 119:161-176

Fri – 9/6 – Job 7-9 & Psalm 120

Sat – 9/7 – Job 10-12 & Psalm 121

Sun – 9/8 – Catch Up Day



Week 34, 2019

Week 34:

 

Weekly Hymn:       By Faith

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q84 How is the kingdom of heaven opened and closed by the preaching of the gospel? /

Answer: According to the Command of Christ, the kingdom of heaven is opened when it is proclaimed and publicly testified to each and every believer that God has really forgiven all their sins for the sake of Christ’s merits, as often as they by true faith accept the promise of the gospel.

The kingdom of heaven is closed when it is proclaimed and testified to all unbelievers and hypocrites that the wrath of God and eternal condemnation rest on them as long as they do not repent. According to this testimony of the gospel, God will judge both in this life and in the life to come.

 

  • Q85 How is the kingdom of heaven closed and opened by church discipline? /

Answer: According to the command of Christ,

people who call themselves Christians but show themselves to be unchristian in doctrine or life are first repeatedly admonished in a brotherly manner. If they do not give up their errors or wickedness, they are reported to the church, that is, to the elders. If they do not heed also their admonitions, they are forbidden the use of the sacraments, and they are excluded by the elders from the Christian congregation, and by God himself from the kingdom of Christ. They are again received as members of Christ and of the church when they promise and show real amendment.

     

Bible Reading:

Mon- 8/26 – Nehemiah 8-10 & Psalm 119:17-32

Tue – 8/27 – Nehemiah 11-13 & Psalm 119:33-48

Wed – 8/28 – 1 Timothy 1-3 & Psalm 119:49-64

Thurs – 8/29 – 1 Timothy 4-6 & Psalm 119:65-80

Fri – 8/30 – Esther 1-3 & Psalm 119:81-96

Sat – 8/31 – Esther 4-7 & Psalm 119:97-112

Sun – 9/1 – Catch Up Day



Week 33, 2019

Week 33:

 

Weekly Hymn:       When Morning Gilds the Skies

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q81 Who are to come to the table of the Lord? /

Answer: Those who are truly displeased with themselves because of their sins and yet trust that these are forgiven them and that their remaining weakness is covered by the suffering and death of Christ, and who also desire more and more to strengthen their faith and amend their life. But hypocrites and those who do not repent eat and drink judgment upon themselves.

 

  • Q82 Are those also to be admitted to the Lord’s supper who by their confession and life show that they are unbelieving and ungodly? /

Answer: No, for then the covenant of God would be profaned and his wrath kindled against the whole congregation. Therefore, according to the command of Christ and his apostles, the Christian church is duty-bound to exclude such persons by the keys of the kingdom of heaven, until they amend their lives.

 

  • Q83 What are the keys of the kingdom of heaven? /

Answer: The Preaching of the holy gospel and church discipline. By these two the kingdom of heaven is opened to believers and closed to unbelievers.

     

Bible Reading:

Mon- 8/19 – 2 Corinthians 10-13 & Psalm 115

Tue – 8/20 – Ezra 1-4 & Psalm 116

Wed – 8/21 – Ezra 5-7 & Psalm 117

Thurs – 8/22 – Ezra 8-10 & Psalm 118:1-14

Fri – 8/23 – Nehemiah 1-3 & Psalm 118:15-29

Sat – 8/24 – Nehemiah 4-7 & Psalm 119:1-16

Sun – 8/25 – Catch Up Day



Week 32, 2019

Week 32:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Stronger

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q79 Why then does Christ call the bread his body and the cup his blood, or the new covenant in his blood, and why does Paul speak of a participation in the body and blood of Christ?/

Answer: Christ speaks in this way for a good reason:

He wants to teach us by his supper that as bread and wine sustain us in this temporal life, so his crucified body and shed blood are true food and drink for our souls to eternal life. But, even more important, he wants to assure us by this visible sign and pledge, first, that through the working of the Holy Spirit we share in his true body and blood as surely as we receive with our mouth these holy signs in remembrance of him, and, second, that all his suffering and obedience are as certainly ours as if we personally had suffered and paid for our sins.

 

  • Q80 What difference is there between the Lord’s supper and the papal mass? /

Answer: The Lord’s supper testifies to us, first, that we have complete forgiveness of all our sins through the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which he himself accomplished on the cross once for all; and, second, that through the Holy Spirit we are grafted into Christ, who with his true body is now in heaven at the right hand of the Father, and this is where he wants to be worshipped. But the mass teaches, first, that the living and the dead do not have forgiveness of sins through the suffering of Christ unless he is still offered for them daily by the priests; and, second, that Christ is bodily present in the form of bread and wine, and there is to be worshipped. Therefore the mass is basically nothing but a denial of the one sacrifice and suffering of Jesus Christ, and an accursed idolatry.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 8/12 – 2 Chronicles 31-33 & Psalm 109

Tue – 8/13 – 2 Chronicles 34-36 & Psalm 110

Wed – 8/14 – Obadiah & Psalm 111

Thurs – 8/15 – 2 Corinthians 1-3 & Psalm 112

Fri – 8/16 – 2 Corinthians 4-6 & Psalm 113

Sat – 8/17 – 2 Corinthians 7-9 & Psalm 114

Sun – 8/18 – Catch Up Day



Week 31, 2019

Week 31:

 

Weekly Hymn:   Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q76 What does it mean to eat the crucified body of Christ and to drink his shed blood? / Answer: First, to accept with a believing heart all the suffering and the death of Christ, and so receive forgiveness of sins and life eternal. Second, to be united more and more to his sacred body through the Holy Spirit, who lives both in Christ and in us. Therefore, although Christ is in heaven and we are on earth yet we are flesh of his flesh and bone of his bones, and we forever live and are governed by one Spirit, as the members of our body are by one soul.

 

  • Q77 Where has Christ promised that he will nourish and refresh believers with his body and blood as surely as they eat of this broken bread and drink of this cup? /

Answer: In the institution of the Lord’s supper:

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying,“This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes (1 Cor 11:23-26).

This promise is repeated by Paul where he says:

Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ?And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf (1 Cor 10:16, 17).

 

  • Q78 Are then the bread and wine changed into the real body and blood of Christ? /

Answer: No. Just as the water of baptism is not changed into the blood of Christ and is not the washing away of sins itself but is simply God’s sign and pledge, so also the bread in the Lord’s supper does not become the body of Christ itself, although it is called Christ’s body in keeping with the nature and usage of sacraments.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 8/5 – 2 Chronicles 12-15 & Psalm 104:24-35

Tue – 8/6 – 2 Chronicles 16-18 & Psalm 105

Wed – 8/7 – 2 Chronicles 19-21 & Psalm 106:1-23

Thurs – 8/8 – 2 Chronicles 22-24 & Psalm 106:24-48

Fri – 8/9 – 2 Chronicles 25-27 & Psalm 107

Sat – 8/10 – 2 Chronicles 28-30 & Psalm 108

Sun – 8/11 – Catch Up Day



Week 30, 2019

Week 30:

 

Weekly Hymn:       On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q74 Should infants, too, be baptized? /

Answer: Yes.

Infants as well as adults belong to God’s covenant and congregation.

Through Christ’s blood the redemption from sin and the Holy Spirit, who works faith, are promised to them no less than to adults. Therefore, by baptism, as sign of the covenant, they must be incorporated into the Christian church and distinguished from the children of unbelievers. This was done in the old covenant by circumcision, in place of which baptism was instituted in the new covenant.

 

  • Q75 How does the Lord’s supper signify and seal to you that you share in Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross and in all his gifts? /

Answer: In this way:

Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat of this broken bread and drink of this cup in remembrance of him. With this command he gave these promises: First, as surely as I see with my eyes the bread of the Lord broken for me and the cup given to me, so surely was his body offered for me and his blood poured out for me on the cross. Second, as surely as I receive from the hand of the minister and taste with my mouth the bread and the cup of the Lord as sure signs of Christ’s body and blood, so surely does he himself nourish and refresh my soul to everlasting life with his crucified body and shed blood.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 7/29 – 1 Corinthians  9-11 & Psalm 99

Tue – 7/30 – 1 Corinthians 12-14 & Psalm 100

Wed – 7/31 – 1 Corinthians 15-16 & Psalm 101

Thurs – 8/1 – 2 Chronicles 1-4 & Psalm 102

Fri – 8/2 – 2 Chronicles 5-7 & Psalm 103

Sat – 8/3 – 2 Chronicles 8-11 & Psalm 104:1-23

Sun – 8/4 – Catch Up Day



Week 29, 2019

Week 29:

 

Weekly Hymn:       O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q71 Where has Christ promised that he will wash us with his blood and Spirit as surely as we are washed with the water of baptism? /

 Answer: In the institution of baptism, where he says:

 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

This promise is repeated where Scripture calls baptism the washing of rebirth and the washing away of sins

 

  • Q72 Does this outward washing with water itself wash away sins? /

Answer: No, only the blood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit cleanse us from all sins.

 

  • Q73 Why then does the Holy Spirit call baptism the washing of regeneration and the washing away of sins? /

Answer: God speaks in this way for a good reason. He wants to teach us that the blood and Spirit of Christ remove our sins just as water takes away dirt from the body. But, even more important, he wants to assure us

by this divine pledge and sign that we are as truly cleansed from our sins spiritually as we are bodily washed with water.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 7/22 – Hosea 5-8 & Song of Songs 7

Tue – 7/23 – Hosea 9-11 & Song of Songs 8

Wed – 7/24 – Hosea 12-14 & Psalm 95

Thurs – 7/25 – 1 Corinthians 1-2 & Psalm 96

Fri – 7/26 – 1 Corinthians 3-5 & Psalm 97

Sat – 7/27 – 1 Corinthians 6-8 & Psalm 98

Sun – 7/28 – Catch Up Day



Week 28, 2019

Week 28:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q69How does holy baptism signify and seal to you that the one sacrifice of Christ on the cross benefits you?/

 Answer:In this way: Christ instituted this outward washing and with it gave the promise that, as surely as water washes away the dirt from the body, so certainly his blood and Spirit wash away the impurity of my soul, that is, all my sins.

 

  • Q70 What does it mean to be washed with Christ’s blood and Spirit? /

Answer: To be washed with Christ’s blood means to receive forgiveness of sins from God, through grace, because of Christ’s blood, poured out for us in his sacrifice on the cross. To be washed with his Spirit means to be renewed by the Holy Spirit and sanctified to be members of Christ, so that more and more we become dead to sin and lead a holy and blameless life.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 7/15 – 1 Chronicles 15-17 & Song of Songs 1

Tue – 7/16– 1 Chronicles 18-20 & Song of Songs 2

Wed – 7/17 – 1 Chronicles 21-23 & Song of Songs 3

Thurs – 7/18– 1 Chronicles 24-26 & Songs of Songs 4

Fri – 7/19 – 1 Chronicles 27-29 & Songs of Songs 5

Sat – 7/20 – Hosea 1-4 & Song of Songs 6
Sun – 7/21 – Catch Up Day


Week 27, 2019

Week 27:

 

Weekly Hymn:   O Soul, Are You Weary and Troubled

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q66 What are the sacraments?/
Answer:The sacraments are holy, visible signs and seals. They were instituted by God so that by their use he might the more fully declare and seal to us the promise of the gospel. And this is the promise: that God graciously grants us forgiveness of sins and everlasting life because of the one sacrifice of Christ accomplished on the cross.

 

  • Q67 Are both the Word and the sacraments then intended to focus our faith on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as the only ground of our salvation?/

Answer:Yes, indeed. The Holy Spirit teaches us in the gospel and assures us by the sacraments that our entire salvation rests on Christ’s one sacrifice for us on the cross.

 

  • Q68 How many sacraments has Christ instituted in the new covenant?/

Answer:Two: holy baptism and the holy supper.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 7/8 – Amos 4-6 & Ecclesiastes 7

Tue – 7/9 – Amos 7-9 & Ecclesiastes 8

Wed – 7/10 – 1 Chronicles 1-4 & Ecclesiastes 9

Thurs – 7/11 – 1 Chronicles 5-8 & Ecclesiastes 10

Fri – 7/12 – 1 Chronicles 9-11 & Ecclesiastes 11

Sat – 7/13 – 1 Chronicles 12-14 & Ecclesiastes 12

Sun – 7/14 – Catch Up Day



Week 26, 2019

Week 26:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q64Does this teaching not make people careless and wicked? /
Answer:No. It is impossible that those grafted into Christ by true faith should not bring forth fruits of thankfulness.

 

  • Q65 Since then faith alone makes us share in Christ and all his benefits, where does this faith come from? /

Answer: From the Holy Spirit, who works it in our hearts by the preaching of the gospel, and strengthens it by the use of the sacraments.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 7/1 – Luke 10-12 & Ecclesiastes 1

Tue – 7/2 – Luke 13-15 & Ecclesiastes 2

Wed – 7/3 – Luke 16-18 & Ecclesiastes 3

Thurs – 7/4 – Luke 19-21 & Ecclesiastes 4

Fri – 7/5 – Luke 22-24 & Ecclesiastes 5

Sat – 7/6 – Amos 1-3 & Ecclesiastes 6

Sun – 7/7 – Catch Up Day


Week 25, 2019

Week 25:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q61Why do you say that you are righteous only by faith? /

 Answer:Not that I am acceptable to God on account of the worthiness of my faith, for only the satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ is my righteousness before God. I can receive this righteousness and make it my own by faith only.

 

  • Q62 But why can our good works not be our righteousness before God, or at least a part of it? /

Answer: Because the righteousness which can stand before God’s judgment must be absolutely perfect and in complete agreement with the law of God, whereas even our best works in this life are all imperfect and defiled with sin.

 

  • Q63 But do our good works earn nothing, even though God promises to reward them in this life and the next? /

Answer: This reward is not earned; it is a gift of grace.

     

Bible Reading:

Mon- 6/24 – 2 Kings 15-18 & Psalm 89:19-52

Tue – 6/25– 2 Kings 19-21 & Psalm 90

Wed – 6/26 – 2 Kings 22-25 & Psalm 91

Thurs – 6/27 – Luke 1-3 & Psalm 92

Fri – 6/28 – Luke 4-6 & Psalm 93

Sat – 6/22 – Luke 7-9 & Psalm 94

Sun – 6/23 – Catch Up Day



Week 24, 2019

Week 24:

 

Weekly Hymn:       Come Thou Almighty King

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q59But what does it help you now that you believe all this?/

 Answer:In Christ I am righteous before God and heir to life everlasting.

 

  • Q60 How are you righteous before God? /

Answer: Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. Although my conscience accuses me that I have grievously sinned against all God’s commandments, have never kept any of them, and am still inclined to all evil, yet God, without any merit of my own, out of mere grace, imputes to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ. He grants these to me as if I had never had nor committed any sin, and as if I myself had accomplished all the obedience which Christ has rendered for me, if only I accept this gift with a believing heart.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 6/17 – Jonah & Psalm 84

Tue – 6/18– Philemon & Psalm 85

Wed – 6/19 – 2 Kings 1-4 & Psalm 86

Thurs – 6/20 – 2 Kings 5-7 & Psalm 87

Fri – 6/21 – 2 Kings 8-11 & Psalm 88

Sat – 6/22 – 2 Kings 12-14 & Psalm 89:1-18

Sun – 6/23 – Catch Up Day



Week 23, 2019

Week 23:

 

Weekly Hymn:   Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q56 What do you believe concerning the forgiveness of sins?/
Answer:I believe that God, because of Christ’s satisfaction, will no more remember my sins, nor my sinful nature, against which I have to struggle all my life, but will graciously grant me the righteousness of Christ, that I may never come into condemnation.

 

  • Q57 What comfort does the resurrection of the bodyoffer you?/

Answer:Not only shall my soul after this life immediately be taken up to Christ, my Head, but also this my flesh, raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul and made like Christ’s glorious body.

 

  • Q58 What comfort do you receive from the article about the life everlasting?/

Answer:Since I now already feel in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, I shall after this life possess perfect blessedness, such as no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived – a blessedness in which to praise God forever.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 6/10 – 1 Kings 4-6 & Psalm 78:40-72

Tue – 6/11 – 1 Kings 7-9 & Psalm 79

Wed – 6/12 – 1 Kings 10-12 & Psalm 80

Thurs – 6/13 – 1 Kings 13-15 & Psalm 81

Fri – 6/14 – 1 Kings 16-19 & Psalm 82

Sat – 6/15 – 1 Kings 20-22 & Psalm 83

Sun – 6/16 – Catch Up Day



Week 22, 2019

Week 22:

 

Weekly Hymn:      Holy, Holy, Holy!

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q54What do you believe concerning the holy catholic Christian church?/
Answer:I believe that the Son of God, out of the whole human race, from the beginning of the world to its end, gathers, defends, and preserves for himself, by his Spirit and Word, in the unity of the true faith, a church chosen to everlasting life. And I believe that I am and forever shall remain a living member of it.
  • Q55 What do you understand by the communion of saints?/
Answer:First, that believers, all and everyone, as members of Christ have communion with him and share in all his treasures and gifts. Second, that everyone is duty-bound to use his gifts readily and cheerfully for the benefit and well-being of the other members.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 6/3 – 2 Samuel 11-13 & Psalm 73

Tue – 6/4 – 2 Samuel 14-17 & Psalm 74

Wed – 6/5 – 2 Samuel 18-20 & Psalm 75

Thurs – 6/6 – 2 Samuel 21-24 & Psalm 76

Fri – 6/7 – Colossians & Psalm 77

Sat – 6/8 – 1 Kings 1-3 & Psalm 78:1-39

Sun – 6/9 – Catch Up Day



Week 21, 2019

Week 21:

 

Weekly Hymn:      My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q51How does the glory of Christ, our Head, benefit us?/
Answer:First, by his Holy Spirit he pours out heavenly gifts upon us, his members. Second, by his power he defends and preserves us against all enemies.
  • Q52 What comfort is it to you that Christ will come to judge the living and the dead?/
Answer: In all my sorrow and persecution I lift up my head and eagerly await as judge from heaven the very same person who before has submitted himself to the judgment of God for my sake, and has removed all the curse from me. He will cast all his and my enemies into everlasting condemnation, but he will take me and all his chosen ones to himself into heavenly joy and glory.
  • Q53 What do you believe concerning the Holy Spirit?/
Answer: First, he is, together with the Father and the Son, true and eternal God. Second, he is also given to me, to make me by true faith share in Christ and all his benefits, to comfort me, and to remain with me forever.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 5/27 – 1 Samuel 26-28 & Proverbs 28:15-28

Tue – 5/28 – 1 Samuel 29-31 & Proverbs 29:1-14

Wed – 5/29 – Philippians & Proverbs 29:15-27

Thurs – 5/30 – 2 Samuel 1-3 & Proverbs 30

Fri – 5/31 – 2 Samuel 4-7 & Proverbs 31

Sat – 6/1 – 2 Samuel 8-10 & Psalm 72

Sun – 6/2 – Catch Up Day



Week 20, 2019

Week 20:

 

Weekly Hymn:      A Mighty Fortress is Our God

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q49How does Christ’s ascension into heaven benefit us? /
Answer:First, he is our Advocate in heaven before his Father. Second, we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that he, our Head, will also take us, his members, up to himself. Third, he sends us his Spirit as a counter-pledge, by whose power we seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God, and not the things that are on earth.
  • Q50 Why is it added, and sits at the right hand of God? /
Answer: Christ ascended into heaven to manifest himself there as Head of his church, through whom the Father governs all things.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon- 5/20 – 1 Samuel 7-9 & Proverbs 25:15-28

Tue – 5/21 – 1 Samuel 10-12 & Proverbs 26:1-16

Wed – 5/22 – 1 Samuel 13-15 & Proverbs 26:17-28

Thurs – 5/23 – 1 Samuel 16-19 & Proverbs 27:1-14

Fri – 5/24 – 1 Samuel 20-22 & Proverbs 27:15-27

Sat – 5/25 – 1 Samuel 23-25 & Proverbs 28:1-14

Sun – 5/26 – Catch Up Day



Week 19, 2019

Week 19:

 

Weekly Hymn:      In the Cross of Christ I Glory

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q46 What do you confess when you say, he ascended into heaven? /
Answer:That Christ, before the eyes of his disciples, was taken up from the earth into heaven, and that he is there for our benefit until he comes again to judge the living and the dead.

 

  • Q47 Is Christ, then, not with us until the end of the world, as he has promised us? /

Answer:Christ is true man and true God. With respect to his human nature he is no longer on earth, but with respect to his divinity, majesty, grace, and Spirit he is never absent from us.

 

  • Q48But are the two natures in Christ not separated from each other if his human nature is not present wherever his divinity is?/

Answer: Not at all, for his divinity has no limits and is present everywhere. So it must follow that his divinity is indeed beyond the human nature which he has taken on and nevertheless is within this human nature and remains personally united with it.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 5/13 – Romans 14-16 & Proverbs 22:17-29

Tue – 5/14 – Ruth & Proverbs 23:1-18

Wed – 5/15 – Ephesians 1-3 & Proverbs 23:19-35

Thurs – 5/16 – Ephesians 4-6 & Proverbs 24:1-22

Fri – 5/17 – 1 Samuel 1-3 & Proverbs 24:23-34

Sat – 5/18 – 1 Samuel 4-6 & Proverbs 25:1-14

Sun – 5/19 – Catch Up Day



Week 18, 2019

Week 18:

 

Weekly Hymn:   Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q44 Why is there added: He descended into hell?/
Answer:In my greatest sorrows and temptations I may be assured and comforted that my Lord Jesus Christ, by his unspeakable anguish, pain, terror, and agony, which he endured throughout all his sufferings but especially on the cross, has delivered me from the anguish and torment of hell.

 

  • Q45 How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?/  

Answer:First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, so that he could make us share in the righteousness which he had obtained for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are raised up to a new life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is to us a sure pledge of our glorious resurrection.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon- 5/6 – Judges 19-21 & Proverbs 19:15-29

Tue – 5/7 – Romans 1-3 & Proverbs 20:1-15

Wed – 5/8 – Romans 4-5 & Proverbs 20:16-30

Thurs – 5/9 – Romans 6-8 & Proverbs 21:1-16

Fri – 5/10 – Romans 9-11 & Proverbs 21:17-31

Sat – 5/11 – Romans 12-13 & Proverbs 22:1-16

Sun – 5/12 – Catch Up Day



Week 17, 2019

Week 17:  

Weekly Hymn:   Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q41 Why was he buried? /
Answer:His burial testified that he had really died.
 
  • Q42 Since Christ has died for us, why do we still have to die? /
Answer:Our death is not a payment for our sins, but it puts an end to sin and is an entrance into eternal life.  
 
  • Q43 What further benefit do we receive from Christ’s sacrifice and death on the cross? /

Answer: Through Christ’s death our old nature is crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil desires of the flesh may no longer reign in us, but that we may offer ourselves to him as a sacrifice of thankfulness.    

 

Bible Reading:
Mon- 5/6 – Judges 19-21 & Proverbs 19:15-29
Tue – 5/7 – Romans 1-3 & Proverbs 20:1-15
Wed – 5/8 – Romans 4-5 & Proverbs 20:16-30
Thurs – 5/9 – Romans 6-8 & Proverbs 21:1-16
Fri – 5/10 – Romans 9-11 & Proverbs 21:17-31
Sat – 5/11 – Romans 12-13 & Proverbs 22:1-16
Sun – 5/12 – Catch Up Day


Week 16. 2019

Week 16:

 

Weekly Hymn: Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q39 Does it have a special meaning that Christ was crucified and did not die in a different way? /
Answer: Thereby I am assured that he took upon himself the curse which lay on me, for a crucified one was cursed by God.

 

  • Q40 Why was it necessary for Christ to humble himself even unto death? /

Answer: Because of the justice and truth of God satisfaction for our sins could be made in no other way than by the death of the Son of God.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/22 – Matthew 11-13 & Psalm 63

Tue – 4/23 – Matthew 14-16 & Psalm 64

Wed – 4/24 – Matthew 17-19 & Psalm 65

Thurs – 4/25 – Matthew 20-22 & Psalm 66

Fri – 4/26 – Matthew 23-25 & Psalm 67

Sat – 4/27 – Matthew 26-28 & Psalm 68

Sun – 4/21 – Catch Up Day


Week 15, 2019

Week 15:

 

Weekly Hymn: Psalm 24

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q36 What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ? /
Answer: He is our Mediator, and with his innocence and perfect holiness covers, in the sight of God, my sin, in which I was conceived and born.

 

  • Q37 What do you confess when you say that he suffered? /

Answer: During all the time he lived on earth, but especially at the end, Christ bore in body and soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race. Thus, by his suffering, as the only atoning sacrifice, he has redeemed our body and soul from everlasting damnation, and obtained for us the grace of God, righteousness, and eternal life.

 

  • Q38 Why did he suffer under Pontius Pilate as judge? /

Answer: Though innocent, Christ was condemned by an earthly judge, and so he freed us from the severe judgment of God that was to fall on us.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/15 – Joshua 16-18 & Psalm 57

Tue – 4/16 – Joshua 19-21 & Psalm 58

Wed – 4/17 – Joshua 22-24 & Psalm 59

Thurs – 4/18 – Matthew 1-4 & Psalm 60

Fri – 4/19 – Matthew 5-7 & Psalm 61

Sat – 4/20 – Matthew 8-10 & Psalm 62

Sun – 4/21 – Catch Up Day



Week 14, 2019

Week 14:

 

Weekly Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q34 Why do you call him our Lord? /
Answer: Because he has ransomed us, body and soul, from all our sins, not with silver or gold but with his precious blood, and has freed us from all the power of the devil to make us his own possession.

 

  • Q35 What do you confess when you say: He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary? /

Answer: The eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal God, took upon himself true human nature from the flesh and blood of the virgin Mary, through the working of the Holy Spirit. Thus he is also the true seed of David, and like his brothers in every respect, yet without sin.

   

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/8 – James 3-5 & Psalm 51

Tue – 4/9 – Joshua 1-3 & Psalm 52

Wed – 4/10 – Joshua 4-6 & Psalm 53

Thurs – 4/11 – Joshua 7-9 & Psalm 54

Fri – 4/12 – Joshua 10-12 & Psalm 55

Sat – 4/13 – Joshua 13-15 & Psalm 56

Sun – 4/14 – Catch Up Day



Week 13, 2019

Week 13:

 

Weekly Hymn: To God Be the Glory

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q31 Why is he called Christ, that is, Anointed? /
Answer: Because he has been ordained by God the Father, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, to be our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption; our only High Priest, who by the one sacrifice of his body has redeemed us, and who continually intercedes for us before the Father; and our eternal King, who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who defends and preserves us in the redemption obtained for us.

 

  • Q32 Why are you called a Christian? /

Answer: Because I am a member of Christ by faith and thus share in his anointing, so that I may as prophet confess his name, as priest present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to him, and as king fight with a free and good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and hereafter reign with him eternally over all creatures.

 

  • Q33 Why is he called God’s only-begotten Son, since we also are children of God? /

Answer: Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God. We, however, are children of God by adoption, through grace, for Christ’s sake.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/1 – Deuteronomy 17-19 & Psalm 45

Tue – 4/2 – Deuteronomy 20-22 & Psalm 46

Wed – 4/3 – Deuteronomy 23-26 & Psalm 47

Thurs – 4/4 – Deuteronomy 27-30 & Psalm 48

Fri – 4/5 – Deuteronomy 31-34 & Psalm 49

Sat – 4/6 – James 1-2 & Psalm 50

Sun – 4/7 – Catch Up Day



Week 12, 2019

Week 12:  

Weekly Hymn: By Faith

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q29 Why is the Son of God called Jesus, that is, Saviour? /
Answer: Because he saves us from all our sins, and because salvation is not to be sought or found in anyone else.

 

  • Q30 Do those who seek their salvation or well-being in saints, in themselves, or anywhere else, also believe in the only Saviour Jesus? /

Answer: No. Though they boast of him in words, they in fact deny the only Saviour Jesus. For one of two things must be true: either Jesus is not a complete Saviour, or those who by true faith accept this Saviour must find in him all that is necessary for their salvation.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/25 – Galatians 4-6 & Psalm 39

Tue – 3/26 – Deuteronomy 1-4 & Psalm 40

Wed – 3/27 – Deuteronomy 5-7 & Psalm 41

Thurs – 3/28 – Deuteronomy 8-10 & Psalm 42

Fri – 3/29 – Deuteronomy 11-13 & Psalm 43

Sat – 3/30 – Deuteronomy 14-16 & Psalm 44

Sun – 3/31 – Catch Up Day



Week 11, 2019

Week 11:

 

Weekly Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q26 What do you believe when you say: I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? /
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and all that is in them, and who still upholds and governs them by his eternal counsel and providence, is, for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father. In him I trust so completely as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul, and will also turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me in this life of sorrow. He is able to do so as almighty God, and willing also as a faithful Father.
  • Q27 What do you understand by the providence of God? /

Answer: God’s providence is his almighty and ever present power, whereby, as with his hand, he still upholds heaven and earth and all creatures, and so governs them that leaf and blade, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, indeed, all things, come to us not by chance but by his fatherly hand.

  • Q28 What does it benefit us to know that God has created all things and still upholds them by his providence? /

Answer: We can be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and with a view to the future we can have a firm confidence in our faithful God and Father that no creature shall separate us from his love; for all creatures are so completely in his hand that without his will they cannot so much as move.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/18 – Numbers 22-24 & Psalm 34

Tue – 3/19 – Numbers 25-27 & Psalm 35

Wed – 3/20 – Numbers 28-30 & Psalm 36

Thurs – 3/21 – Numbers 31-33 & Psalm 37:1-22

Fri – 3/22 – Numbers 34-36 & Psalm 37:23-40

Sat – 3/23 – Galatians 1-3 & Psalm 38

Sun – 3/24 – Catch Up Day



Week 10, 2019

Week 10:

 

Weekly Hymn: Days of Elijah

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q24 How are these articles divided? /
Answer: Into three parts: the first is about God the Father and our creation; the second about God the Son and our redemption; the third about God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification.

 

  • Q25 Since there is only one God, why do you speak of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? /

Answer: Because God has so revealed himself in his Word that these three distinct persons are the one, true, eternal God.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/11 – Numbers 1-3 & Psalm 28

Tue – 3/12 – Numbers 4-7 & Psalm 29

Wed – 3/13 – Numbers 8-10 & Psalm 30

Thurs – 3/14 – Numbers 11-14 & Psalm 31

Fri – 3/15 – Numbers 15-17 & Psalm 32

Sat – 3/16 – Numbers 18-21 & Psalm 33

Sun – 3/17 – Catch Up Day



Week 9, 2019

Week 9:

 

Weekly Hymn: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q21 What is true faith? /
Answer: True faith is not only a sure knowledge by which I hold as true all that God has revealed to us in Scripture; it is also a wholehearted trust, which the Holy Spirit creates in me by the gospel, that God has freely granted, not only to others but to me also, forgiveness of sins, eternal righteousness, and salvation. These are gifts of sheer grace, granted solely by Christ’s merit.

 

  • Q22 What then must a Christian believe? /

Answer: All that is promised us in the gospel, a summary of which is taught us in the articles of our universal and undisputed Christian faith.

 

  • Q23 What are these articles? /

Answer: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/4 – Leviticus 22-24 & Proverbs 17:1-14

Tue – 3/5 – Leviticus 25-27 & Proverbs 17:15-28

Wed – 3/6 – Hebrews 1-3 & Psalm 24

Thurs – 3/7 – Hebrews 4-6 & Psalm 25

Fri – 3/8 – Hebrews 7-10 & Psalm 26

Sat – 3/9 – Hebrews 11-13 & Psalm 27

Sun – 3/10 – Catch Up Day



Week 8, 2019

Week 8:

 

Weekly Hymn: For the Cause

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q19 From where do you know this? /
Answer: From the holy gospel, which God himself first revealed in Paradise. Later, he had it proclaimed by the patriarchs and prophets, and foreshadowed by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law. Finally, he had it fulfilled through his only Son.

 

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

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

   

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/25 – Leviticus 1-4 & Proverbs 14:1-18

Tue – 2/26 – Leviticus 5-8 & Proverbs 14:19-35

Wed – 2/27 – Leviticus 9-11 & Proverbs 15:1-17

Thurs – 2/28 – Leviticus 12-14 & Proverbs 15:18-33

Fri – 3/1 – Leviticus 15-18 & Proverbs 16:1-16

Sat – 3/2 – Leviticus 19-21 & Proverbs 16:17-33

Sun – 3/3 – Catch Up Day



Week 7, 2019

Week 7:

 

Weekly Hymn: The God of Abraham Praise

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q16 Why must he be a true and righteous man? /
Answer: He must be a true man because the justice of God requires that the same human nature which has sinned should pay for sin. He must be a righteous man because one who himself is a sinner cannot pay for others.

 

  • Q17 Why must he at the same time be true God? /

Answer: He must be true God so that by the power of his divine nature he might bear in his human nature the burden of God’s wrath, and might obtain for us and restore to us righteousness and life.

 

  • Q18 But who is that Mediator who at the same time is true God and a true and righteous man? /

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

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/18 – Acts 10-12 & Proverbs 11:1-15

Tue – 2/19 – Acts 13-15 & Proverbs 11:16-31

Wed – 2/20 – Acts 16-18 & Proverbs 12:1-14

Thurs – 2/21 – Acts 19-21 & Proverbs 12:15-28

Fri – 2/22 – Acts 22-25 & Proverbs 13:1-12

Sat – 2/23 – Acts 26-28 & Proverbs 13:13-25

Sun – 2/24 – Catch Up Day



Week 6, 2019

Week 6:

 

Weekly Hymn: Come People of the Risen King

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q14 Can another creature—any at all—pay this debt for us? /
Answer: To begin with, God will not punish any other creature for what a human is guilty of. Furthermore, no mere creature can bear the weight of God’s eternal wrath against sin and deliver others from it.

 

  • Q15 What kind of mediator and deliverer should we look for then? /

Answer: One who is a true and righteous human, yet more powerful than all creatures, that is, one who is also true God.

     

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/11 – Exodus 32-34 & Proverbs 6

Tue – 2/12 – Exodus 35-37 & Proverbs 7

Wed – 2/13 – Exodus 38-40 & Proverbs 8

Thurs – 2/14 – Acts 1-3 & Proverbs 9

Fri – 2/15 – Acts 4-6 & Proverbs 10:1-16

Sat – 2/16 – Acts 7-9 & Proverbs 10:17-32

Sun – 2/17 – Catch Up Day



Week 5, 2019

Week 5:

 

Weekly Hymn: From All That Dwell Below the Skies

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

  • Q11 But is God not also merciful? /
Answer: God is indeed merciful, but he is also just. His justice requires that sin committed against the most high majesty of God also be punished with the most severe, that is, with everlasting, punishment of body and soul.

 

  • Q12 Since, according to God’s righteous judgment we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, how can we escape this punishment and be again received into favour? /
Answer: God demands that his justice be satisfied. Therefore we must make full payment, either by ourselves or through another.
  • Q13 Can we by ourselves make this payment? /

Answer: Certainly not. On the contrary, we daily increase our debt.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 2/4 – Exodus 12-14 & Psalm 23

Tue – 2/5 – Exodus 15-17 & Proverbs 1

Wed – 2/6 – Exodus 18-20 & Proverbs 2

Thurs – 2/7 – Exodus 21-24 & Proverbs 3

Fri – 2/8 – Exodus 25-27 & Proverbs 4

Sat – 2/9 – Exodus 28-31 & Proverbs 5

Sun – 2/10 – Catch Up Day