Order of Worship
Sunday, May 3, 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 92 A Mighty Fortress
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 16:5-8
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
*PRAISE SONGS Living Hope
Yet Not I, But Christ In Me
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
feeble, afflicted, despised creature, to cast myself on Your infinite grace and goodness, hoping for no happiness but from You; Give me special grace to equip me for special service, and keep me calm and submissive at all times, humble, solemn, and conformed to Your will.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON Isaiah 55:6-7
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)
*HYMN 591 Jesus Calls Us
THE OFFERING Psalm 39:4
“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!”
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 David Johnston
SCRIPTURE TEXT Matthew 14:22-36
SERMON “Jesus, Sovereign and Healer” John Armstrong
*HYMN 469 How Sweet And Awesome Is The Place
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Weekly Hymn: 720 Happy the Home When God is There
- Q35 What is sanctification? /
Answer: Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.
- Q36 What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification? /
Answer: The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God’s love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.
Mon – 5/4 – Numbers 12, 13, Psalms 49, Isaiah 2, Hebrews 10
Tue – 5/5 – Numbers 14, Psalms 50, Isaiah 3, 4, Hebrews 11
Wed – 5/6 – Numbers 15, Psalms 51, Isaiah 5, Hebrews 12
Thurs – 5/7 – Numbers 16, Psalms 52, 53, 54, Isaiah 6, Hebrews 13
Fri – 5/8 – Numbers 17, 18, Psalms 55, Isaiah 7, James 1
Sat – 5/9 – Numbers 19, Psalms 56, 57, Isaiah 8, 9:1-7, James 2
Sun – 5/10 – Numbers 20, Psalms 58, 59, Isaiah 9:7-21, 10:1-4, James 3
A Look at Next Week
Sermon Text: Matthew 15:1-9
Hymns: 672 Trust and Obey
720 Happy the Home When God is There