Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America

 
 

Family Devotions

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    

 




 

Praise Team Playlist

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