Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America

 
 

Family Devotions

Week 13, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, March 28, 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 OF PRAISE             Altar of God 

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. 

All: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder…

Leader: …and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

All: Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, 

Leader: on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. 

All: The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

 

*PRAISE SONGS             Dawning Light Of Our Salvation

                                               Lead On, O King

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your loving kindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.  Against You, You only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak, and blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me … Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow … Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me away from Your  presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit … The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

 

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)

 

RECEIVING OF NEW MEMBERS

 

*HYMN 237               Ride On, Ride On In Majesty!                                

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:1

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

 

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  

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                  Jonathan Newman

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 21:33-46

 

SERMON          “The Parable of the Tenants”                John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 246             Man Of Sorrows, What A Name!

 

*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 13:

 

Weekly Hymn:   286 Worship Christ, The Risen King

                        https://youtu.be/CD7WVcqhdU8

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q21 What is true faith? /

Answer: True faith is a sure knowledge whereby I accept as true

all that God has revealed to us in his Word. At the same time it is a firm confidence that not only to others, but also to me, God has granted forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness, and salvation, out of mere grace only for the sake of Christ’s merits. This faith the Holy Spirit works in my heart by the gospel.

 

  • Q22 What, then, must a Christian believe?/

Answer: All that is promised us in the gospel, which the articles of our catholic and undoubted Christian faith teach us in a summary.

 

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 3/29 – John 1-3

Tue – 3/30 – John 4-6

Wed – 3/31 – John 7-9

Thurs – 4/1 – John 10-12

Fri – 4/2 – John 13-15

Sat – 4/3 – Psalms 40-42

Sun – 4/4 – Proverbs 14

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: John 21

 

Praise Music:    Living Hope

                        Behold Our God

 

Hymns: 275 The Strife is Ov’r, the Battle Done

             286 Worship Christ, The Risen King
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Communion – We are having communion next week Easter Sunday, April 4th.

 

Good Friday Service – We will be gathering as a congregation for a time of worship and reflection this Friday, April 2nd at 7:00PM.  This will be a service of Jesus’ Last Sayings from the Cross.

 

Women in the Church –  All women are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study – Flourish – How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus by Lydia Brownback.  A quick overview of the book “Flourish equips us with tools to identify the lies that come at us about where to find real life. As we dig deep into what God says in his Word, we will learn to discern the worldly influences that threaten to warp our understanding of what it really means to be a Christian and emerge with a faith that flourishes―full of the abundant life Jesus promises.”

Our next Bible study will be on Saturday, April 10th at 9:00 am.  There are a total of 6 Chapters.  We will use Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker7862@gmail.com)




 

Praise Team Playlist

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