Order of Worship

Sunday, April 5, 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)




*HYMN 57               Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah!


*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 5:3-4, 7, 11-12

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.  But I,  through the abundance of your steadfast love,  will enter your house.  I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.


*PRAISE SONGS         How Great Is Your Faithfulness

                                          He Will Hold Me Fast





All: “Whom have I in heaven besides you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” This we declare! This we know to be true. But, O Lord, we sin against You in disobedience, in faithlessness, and in joyless obedience. We trust in our own ways, we seek our own ends. We put our trust in the things of this world when we know that our hope, our home, our rest, our life rests only with You in Your eternal kingdom. We are ever ready to defend ourselves; ready to justify our sinful hearts and its fruit when You alone are able to justify in love and mercy. We turn to you in Christ our Lord. We have no merit of our own, but plead His shed blood as our only hope. He took our sin upon Himself, canceling our debt, having paid it in full! It is His righteousness that covers us as we trust in Him for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Forgive us through our savior Jesus Christ, the Lord and giver of life, the justifier of God’s elect. O Lord, hear us we pray. Amen.




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 237                Ride On, Ride On in Majesty


THE OFFERING                                                        1Timothy 6:10

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” 


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                                                            John 12:9-19


SERMON         “The Triumphal Entry”                            John Armstrong


*HYMN 235               All Glory, Laud, and Honor…





*Congregation standing if able.


Day of Prayer and Fasting: The Session has declared Good Friday to be a day of prayer and fasting for Faith Church in connection with the rest of the PCA.  As a denomination we are joining with other denominations to pray for God’s mercy and grace in the midst of this time of crisis.  We will be publishing more information about this through email and Slack.


Good Friday Service: Please join us on Friday, April 10th at 7:00 PM for our  livestream Good Friday Service.  We will be doing a special service of Scripture and Music in the style of “lessons and carols” with a look at Jesus’ seven words from the cross.  You will be able to join us online at www.faithreformed.org.


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


Care Net Banquet: Has been postponed until May 7th.


Women’s Bible Study: The Women’s Bible study has completed our look into the book of Esther.  The Sight and Sound Theater in PA, is presenting Queen Esther this year and we are trying to see who is interested. We have chosen 3 days to consider to attend this performance.  The dates are: Thursday, June 11th at 3 pm; Thursday, July 16th at 3 pm and Thursday, August 13th at 3 pm. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for anyone who wants to attend to pick a date that works best.  We are looking to get at least 15 people so we can get a 5% discount on the tickets. Any questions, see Chris Johnson.

Week 14:


Weekly Hymn:   286 Worship Christ, the Risen King



Shorter Catechism–

      • Q27 Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist?/

Answer: Christ’s humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross; in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time.


      • Q28 Wherein consisteth Christ’s exaltation?/

Answer: Christ’s exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the last day.


Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/6 – Leviticus 10, Psalms 11, 12, Prv. 25, 1 Thess. 4

Tue – 4/7 – Leviticus 11,12, Psalms 13, 14, Prv. 26, 1 Thess. 5

Wed – 4/8 – Leviticus 13, Psalms 15, 16, Prv. 27, 2 Thess. 1

Thurs – 4/9 – Leviticus 14, Psalms 17, 18, Prv. 28, 2 Thess. 2

Fri – 4/10 – Leviticus 15, Psalms 19, Prv. 29, 2 Thess. 3

Sat – 4/11 – Leviticus 16, Psalms 20, 21, Prv. 30, 1 Timothy 1

Sun – 4/12 – Leviticus 17, Psalms 22, Prv. 31, 1 Timothy 2



A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: …

Praise Music:    In Christ Alone

                        Behold Our God

Hymns: 275 The Strife is O’er, The Battle Done

            286 Worship Christ, the Risen King