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)
*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
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.
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
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.
Weekly Hymn: 420 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
- 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.
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
Hymns: 606 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord
420 At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
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.