Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America

 
 

Family Devotions

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




 

Praise Team Playlist

Check out some of the songs we’ll be singing in Sunday morning worship.