Week 18, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 2, 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      Wake Up O Daughter Of Zion               Praise Team         

 

*HYMN 76                 Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven  

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Isaiah 25:1

Leader: O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. 

All: Let us worship our glorious God and King!

 

*PRAISE SONGS             Eternal Weight Of Glory

                                               Only A Holy God

                                  

*INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH             The Apostle’s Creed(p. 845)

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 634                     Sweet Hour Of Prayer                                      

 

THE OFFERING                                                      Psalm 37:25-26

“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.

 

OFFERTORY                                                              Faith Choir

                                                

* 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

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                          Warren Paire

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 22:23-33

 

SERMON          “In The Resurrection”                            John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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. 

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 541          When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able
 

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 18:

 

Weekly Hymn:   719 A Christian Home

                        https://youtu.be/WUFbUjRfGGo

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

  • Q25 Since there is only one God, why do you speak of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? /

Answer: Because God has so revealed himself in his Word

that these three distinct persons are the one, true, eternal God.

 

  • Q26 What do you believe when you say:

I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? / Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and all that is in them, and who still upholds and governs them by his eternal counsel and providence, is, for the sake of  Christ his Son, my God and my Father. In him I trust so completely as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul, and will also turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me in this life of sorrow. He is able to do so as almighty God, and willing also as a faithful Father.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/3 – Joshua 1-4

Tue – 5/4 – Joshua 5-8

Wed – 5/5 – Joshua 9-12

Thurs – 5/6 – Joshua 13-16

Fri – 5/7 – Joshua 17-20

Sat – 5/8 – Psalms 55-57

Sun – 5/9 – Proverbs 19

 

A Look at Next Week:

Sermon Text: Matthew 22:34-40

Praise Music:    For the Cause

                        Lord Have Mercy

Hymns: 498 Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners

            719 A Christian Home
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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, Sunday May 2nd.

 

Church Retreat – The 2021 church retreat is on! Mark your calendars for Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6, 2021. It will be held at
Bongiorno Retreat Center near Carlisle, PA, the site of the 2019 retreat
WE NEED A HEADCOUNT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Please
contact john@faithreformed.org if you plan to attend. Please include your name, the number in your family attending and your preference with regard to accommodations. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due April 25.

Custer Small Group – Join us, starting April 29th  from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Custer Home, as we meet weekly to feast, study and serve alongside one another. The first meeting each month will be a pot luck style meal. The second and fourth meetings each month will be reading and discussing the scripture and sermon from the prior Sunday, although this could change based on the group’s ideas pending Session approval. The third meeting each month will be devoted to some sort of service either at Faith or in our wider community.

Sign Up in the Narthex!
Please reach out to Angie or Jared with any questions you might have. We look forward to this time together!

Youth For Christ Banquet – The annual Youth for Christ banquet is set for Saturday, May 22 at the hotel in the FSK mall, at 6:00   Faith Church has paid for a table (8) and we would love for you to attend and help this very important ministry.  Please let Bob Miller know if you want a seat at the table!

Mark Your Calendar for VBS! – Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 26-30. We’re looking for volunteers to help. If you are interested, please contact Gwen Grant.

Hudzinski Small Group – Join the Hudzinskis in studying Help[H]er Advocacy Training. The study is outlined at https://pcacdm.org/helpher/ This study is aimed at women, but husbands of women joining are also welcome. Contact the Hudzinskis for more information.