Order of Worship

Sunday, April 12, 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                  Who Will Roll Away the Stone?                     


*HYMN 277   Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             1Peter 1:21

O hear a call to worship, you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Christ from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.  For we know that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence. 


*PRAISE SONGS                  In Christ Alone

                                               Behold Our God





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.



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 275           The Strife Is O’er, The Battle Done


THE OFFERING                                            Ecclesiastes 9:10a

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might….” 


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 11:17-44; 20:1-18


SERMON     “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”          John Armstrong


*HYMN 286            Worship Christ, The Risen King!





*Congregation standing if able.

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.


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 an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on Contentment. The Apostle Paul was content in plenty and in want. What was Paul’s secret, and how do we cultivate contentment in our lives? 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.  The study starts on Saturday, April 18th 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 


If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)


Week 15:


Weekly Hymn:   310 Rejoice, the Lord is King        



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q29 How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?/

Answer: We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.


  • Q30 How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?/

Answer: The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.


Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/13 – Leviticus 18, Psalms 22, Ecc. 1, 1 Timothy 3

Tue – 4/14 – Leviticus 19, Psalms 23, 24, Ecc. 2, 1 Timothy  4

Wed – 4/15 – Leviticus 20, Psalms 25, Ecc. 3, 1 Timothy 5

Thurs – 4/16 – Leviticus 21, Psalms 26, 27, 18, Ecc. 4, 1 Timothy 6

Fri – 4/17 – Leviticus 22, Psalms 28, 29, Ecc.5, 2 Timothy 1

Sat – 4/18 – Leviticus 23, Psalms 30, Ecc. 6, 2 Timothy 2

Sun – 4/19 – Leviticus 24, Psalms 31, Ecc. 7, 2 Timothy 3



A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Matthew 14:1-12

Praise Music:    Prince of Peace

                        He Will Hold Me Fast

Hymns: 419 Whate’er My God Ordains is Right

            310 Rejoice, The Lord is King