Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America


Family Devotions

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)




*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                                                        









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 



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





*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



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


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 ( 

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.



Praise Team Playlist

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