Order of Worship

Sunday, May 10, 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             This is Amazing Grace


*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 18:1-3

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

*PRAISE SONGS                       Psalm 24

                      Thy Mercy, My God, Is The Theme Of My Song                  



All: Almighty and Merciful Father, you have called us to be your people and have made us one body.  Yet we have not lived like we are one body. We have not loved one another as we ought.  Selfish ambition has gripped us, and we have failed to look out for others’ interests above our own.  Conceit has gripped us, and we have failed to associate with and care for those that are different from ourselves.  We have not treated one another as those in whom Christ dwells.  Forgive us for our offenses against you, and go on to subdue everything in us that is contrary to your purposes.  By the power of your Spirit make us a community that shows forth your acceptance, kindness and love. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.


ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     1 John 1:7

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*HYMN 672                          Trust and Obey


THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 39:5

“Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you.  Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!”


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                                        Martin Hudzinski


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                      Matthew 15:1-9


SERMON              “Handwashing?”                                 John Armstrong

*HYMN 720        Happy The Home When God Is There



*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 16th 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)

Faith Church Retreat – The Retreat has been postponed until August 21-23rd.  If things are opened up enough by that time we will be gathering at the Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA.  More information will be coming shortly.


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 19:

Weekly Hymn:   103 Holy God We Praise Your Name


Shorter Catechism–

  • Q37 What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? /

Answer: The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being still united in Christ, do rest in their graves, till the resurrection.

  • Q38 What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection? /

Answer: At the resurrection, believers, being raised up in glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/11 – Numbers 21, 13, Psalms 60, 61, Isaiah 10:5-34, James 4

Tue – 5/12 – Numbers 22, Psalms 62, 63, Isaiah 11, 12, James 5

Wed – 5/13 – Numbers 23, Psalms 64, 65, Isaiah 13, 1 Peter 1

Thurs – 5/14 – Numbers 24, Psalms 66, 67, Isaiah 14, 1 Peter 2

Fri – 5/15 – Numbers 25, Psalms 68, Isaiah 15, 1 Peter 3

Sat – 5/16 – Numbers 26, Psalms 69, Isaiah 16, 9:1-7, 1 Peter 4

Sun – 5/17 – Numbers 27, Psalms 70, 71, Isaiah 17, 18, 10:1-4, 1 Peter 5

A Look at Next Week

Sermon Text: Matthew 15:10-20


Praise Music:

                        Yet Not I, but Christ in Me

Hymns: 634 Sweet Hour of Prayer

103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name