Week 14, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, April 4, 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                                                                 Praise Team         


*HYMN 273               Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!  


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Psalm 150

Leader: Praise the Lord! 

All: Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!

Leader: Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! 

All: Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!

Leader: Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! 

All: Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Leader: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! 

All: Praise the Lord!


*PRAISE SONGS                    Living Hope

                                               Behold Our God




*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH             The Nicene Creed(p. 846)


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)




*HYMN 275          The Strife Is O’er, The Battle Done                            


THE OFFERING                                                      Proverbs 11:4

“Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”


OFFERTORY            Christ Is Risen! Alleluia!            Faith Choir

by Mark Hayes      


* 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 INTERCESSION                                     John Armstrong


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                    John 20:19-31


SERMON          “So That You May Believe”                   John Armstrong


COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)



All: Almighty God, gracious Father, we confess that we are not worthy of your presence, but we look now to the Lamb of God, who takes away our sin. Through him we would now come near to you, listening to your voice, trusting in your love, delighting in your Word, and leaning on your arm. We joyfully beg to see your face! Now cleanse our minds of all error and our hearts of all idols, that we may shine in the world with the radiant light of your Spirit and your character. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  






*HYMN 286             Worship Christ, The Risen King





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 14:


Weekly Hymn:   353 I Love Thy Kingdom Lord



Heidelberg Catechism–


  • Q23 What are these articles? /

Answer: I.  I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

  1. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only-begotten Son, our Lord; he was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell. On the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

III. I believe in the Holy Spirit; I believe a holy catholic Christian church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.


  • Q24 How are these articles divided? /

Answer: Into three parts: the first is about God the Father and our creation; the second about God the Son and our redemption; the third about God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification.


Bible Reading:

Mon – 4/5 – John 16-18

Tue – 4/6 – John 19-21

Wed – 4/7 – Deuteronomy 1-4

Thurs – 4/8 – Deuteronomy 5-8

Fri – 4/9 – Deuteronomy 9-12

Sat – 4/10 – Psalms 43-45

Sun – 4/11 – Proverbs 15


A Look at Next Week:

Sermon Text: 1 Cor. 15

Praise Music:    Psalm 29

                        Your Great Name

Hymns: 94 How Firm a Foundation

            353 I Love Thy Kingdom Lord



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


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


Bring a Broom 2021 – Faith Church will be participating in the Downtown Frederick Partnership’s annual Bring a Broom event scheduled for April 24th from 8:30am to 11:30am. Please review all of the details on the website before registering. https://downtownfrederick.org/event-pro/bring-a-broom-saturday/ You must register on the website to serve. If anyone has any questions please reach out to Jared Custer.

Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips (917 Sweet Gum Ct., Frederick).  The first 30 minutes is typically spent sharing our lives and concerns; the last 30 minutes is spent praying for those needs and other supplications that the Holy Spirit inspires.  New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!”  Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome:  “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer.”  (Rom. 12:12)