Order of Worship

Sunday, April 26, 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 OF PRAISE                             All My Ways are Known to You


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 9:7-11

The Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness. The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!


*PRAISE SONGS                   Altar Of God

                                       The Lord Is My Salvation





All: Gracious heavenly Father, We come confessing our blindness and stubbornness. We wanted a king and you sent Him, yet we denied Him because He did not fit our idea of what a king should be.  Lord Jesus, you came in our flesh and we denied You. Your word says: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”  Forgive us for our idolatry. Forgive us for not recognizing or receiving Your perfect provision. Apart from the gracious work of the Holy Spirit in us, we would continue to deny Jesus. Open the gates and doors of our hearts to joyfully receive our Lord and Savior and truly be the children of God. We claim to be those born of God, forgive us for living in ways that deny our heritage.




ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     Romans 3:21-25

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.” 


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*HYMN 381                                 Brethren, We Have Met To Worship


THE OFFERING                                            Deuteronomy 10:14

“Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.”


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                                                       Matthew 14:13-21


SERMON              “Feeding the 5,000”                            John Armstrong


*HYMN 647        How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds





*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
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 17:


Weekly Hymn:   469 How Sweet And Awesome Is the Place  



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q33 What is justification? /

Answer: Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.


  • Q34 What is adoption? /

Answer: Adoption is an act of God’s free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges, of the sons of God.


Bible Reading:

Mon- 4/27 – Numbers 5, Psalms 39, Song 3, Hebrews 3

Tue – 4/28 – Numbers 6, Psalms 40,41, Song 4, Hebrews 4

Wed – 4/29 – Numbers 7, Psalms 42,43, Song 5, Hebrews 5

Thurs – 4/30 – Numbers 8, Psalms 44, Song 6, Hebrews 6

Fri – 5/1 – Numbers 9, Psalms 45, Song 7, Hebrews 7

Sat – 5/2 – Numbers 10, Psalms 46,47, Song 8, Hebrews 8

Sun – 5/3 – Numbers 11, Psalms 48, Isaiah 1, Hebrews 9


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Matthew 14:22-36

Praise Music:   


Hymns: 591 Jesus Calls Us: O’er the Tumult

            469 How Sweet And Awesome Is the Place