Order of Worship

Sunday, April 19, 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 76     Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             Psalm 8:1, 2a, 3-5

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouth of babies and infants,  you have established strength… When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.                                                         


*PRAISE SONGS                        Rejoice

                                          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                                     Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” 


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*HYMN 108           Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right


THE OFFERING                                            Luke 6:38

“…give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” 


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                                          Matt Yost


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                        Matthew 14:1-12


SERMON     “The Death of John the Baptist”                  John Armstrong


*HYMN 310                  Rejoice, The Lord Is King





*Congregation standing if able.



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 our Women’s Bible study on Contentment. 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.  Our next study is on Saturday, May 2nd 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 

https://www.ligonier.org/store/contentment-dvd/  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)


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.


Week 16:


Weekly Hymn:   647 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds   



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q31 What is effectual calling?/

Answer: Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.


  • Q32 What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?/

Answer: They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them.



Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/20 – Leviticus 25, Psalms 32, Ecc. 8, 2 Timothy 4

Tue – 4/21 – Leviticus 26, Psalms 33, 24, Ecc. 9, Titus 1

Wed – 4/22 – Leviticus 27, Psalms 34, Ecc. 10, Titus 2

Thurs – 4/23 – Numbers 1, Psalms 35, Ecc. 11, Titus 3

Fri – 4/24 – Numbers 2, Psalms 36, Ecc.12, Philemon 1

Sat – 4/25 – Numbers 3, Psalms 37, Song 1, Hebrews 1

Sun – 4/26 – Numbers 4, Psalms 38, Song 2, Hebrews 2



A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Matthew 14:13-21

Praise Music:    Altar of God

                        The Lord is My Salvation

Hymns: 381 Brethren, We have Met to Worship

            647 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds