Order of Worship
Sunday, January 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)
PRELUDE Ancient of Days Praise Team
*HYMN OF PRAISE Blessed Be Your Name
*Call To Worship Psalm 108:1-5
Leader: My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being!
All: Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
Leader: For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
All: Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
*PRAISE SONGS Let The Nations Be Glad
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Nicene Creed (p. 846)
CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)
*HYMN 606 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord
THE OFFERING Galatians 5:16-17
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.”
* Doxology: Hymnal, p. 732
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 Martin Hudzinski
SCRIPTURE TEXT Matthew 19:1-12
SERMON “The Divorce Question” John Armstrong
COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)
CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION
All: Most Holy God, our heavenly Father, we confess that You have redeemed us by Your sovereign grace. At one time we were dead in our trespasses and sins. We were blind and could not see. But, Father, You are rich in mercy. You caused us to be born again to a living hope. You sought us when we were strangers. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. It is not that we sought You, Father; rather, we confess freely that it was you who sought us. And You have called us to seek others as we have been sought. You have commanded us to preach the gospel to every creature. And, we have not sought others as we have been sought by You. Often we have not even cared. Our silence is sin. Our coldness is dishonoring to You. Forgive us, Father. Wash us afresh in the blood of the Lamb. And renew us by the Holy Spirit such that we will be changed into those who are burdened by the plight of the lost – a plight that we ourselves once were in. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
*HYMN 420 At The Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
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 Westminster Shorter Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.
Weekly Hymn: 600 He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought
- Q107 What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? /
Answer: The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen, teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to him; and, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.
Mon- 1/11 – Genesis 25-28
Tue – 1/12 – Genesis 29-32
Wed – 1/13 – Genesis 33-36
Thurs – 1/14 – Genesis 37-40
Fri – 1/15 – Genesis 41-44
Sat – 1/16 – Psalms 7-9
Sun – 1/17 – Proverbs 3
A Look at Next Week
Sermon Text: Matthew 19:13-15
Praise Music: Ancient of Days
In Christ Alone
Hymns: 131 Children of the Heavenly Father
600 He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought
Hearing assistance and large print pew Bibles are available during the worship service. Please contact an usher for assistance.
Women in the Church – All women in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter –A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study. Our next study will be Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 am and we will continue to meet on January 30th and February 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker7862@gmail.com )
Communion – We are having communion today Sunday, January 10th.
New Adult Sunday School – Please join us on zoom as we begin a new study of the Book of Nehemiah at 9:00AM on January 17th. This study will highlight how God works sovereignly to accomplish his redemptive purposes and keep his covenant promises.
Candidates for Office – Matt Yost, Warren Paire, and Matt Nardi will be standing for election to the office of deacon at our annual congregational meeting coming up on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Both Warren Paire and Matt Nardi are ordained deacons and are seeking continuation in active service. Matt Yost is standing for election to ordination as a deacon.
Congregational Meeting – There will be a congregational meeting following the worship service on Sunday, January 17, 2021. This is our annual meeting where we receive the budget and vote on officers.
Officer Elections in February – We are voting on deacons at our January meeting and correcting an administrative oversight by having to vote on extending Ruling Elders in service at a congregational meeting on February 14th. Ruling Elders having been reexamined and approved for standing for continuation in office are: Charlie Van Meter, Rich Rochford, David Johnston, and Martin Hudzinski.