Week 20, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 16, 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)




*HYMN 92                 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God


*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 72

Leader: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things!

All: For He delivers the needy when he calls; He has pity on the weak and the needy; and precious is their blood in His sight.

Leader: May all kings fall down before Him, all nations serve Him!

All: Blessed be His glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory! Amen and Amen!


*PRAISE SONGS             In the Cross of Christ I Glory

                                    Salvation Belongs to our God





All: O giving God, My heart is drawn out in thankfulness to You, for your amazing grace and condescension to me in the influence and assistance of Your Spirit, for special help in prayer, for the sweetness of Christian service, for the thoughts of arriving in heaven, for always sending me the things I need, for raising me to new life when I am like one dead. I do not want the favor of men to lean on because Your favor is infinitely better.  No poor creature stands in need of divine grace more than I do, and yet no one abuses it more than I have and still do.  How heartless and slow I am! Humble me in the dust for not loving You more.  Every time I exercise any grace, I am renewed in my debt to You, the God of all grace.  I cannot boast when I think how dependent I am upon You for every act of grace; I never do anything but depart from You, and if I ever get to heaven it will be because You will it, and for no other reason.  I love, as a 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                         Ephesians 1:7-8

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight….”


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)




*HYMN 529            Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                              


THE OFFERING                                                      Philippians 4:17

“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.”


OFFERTORY                                                                     Faith Church

* 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.




PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                              Steve Tuel


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 22:41-46


SERMON      “David’s Son and David’s Lord”                John Armstrong


*HYMN 648                     My Jesus, I Love Thee






*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 20:


Weekly Hymn:   562 All to Jesus I Surrender



Heidelberg Catechism–


  • Q33 Why is he called God’s “only begotten Son” when we also are God’s children? /

Answer: Because Christ alone is the eternal, natural Son of God. We, however, are adopted children of God—

adopted by grace through Christ.


  • Q34 Why do you call him “our Lord”? /

Answer: Because—not with gold or silver, but with his precious blood—he has set us free from sin and from the tyranny of the devil,

and has bought us, body and soul, to be his very own.


Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/17 – Romans 13-16

Tue – 5/18 – Judges 1-4

Wed – 5/19 – Judges 5-8

Thurs – 5/20 – Judges 9-12

Fri – 5/21 – Judges 13-16

Sat – 5/22 – Psalms 61-63

Sun – 5/23 – Proverbs 21


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text:     Amos 8:11-12


Praise Music:    The Grace of My God

                        It Is Finished


Hymns:            529 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

562 All to Jesus I Surrender





Hearing assistance and large print pew Bibles are available during the worship service.  Please contact an usher for assistance.


Memorial Service for Dale McCluen – This Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00PM we will gather in the sanctuary for a memorial service with light refreshments to follow.


Men’s Prayer Group – This is an ongoing small group of men that meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM at the home of Richard Phillips (917 Sweet Gum Ct., Frederick). New members are always welcome, as are “drop-ins!” Men, come join us as we seek to be obedient to Paul’s three-fold exhortation to the church at Rome: “Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer”(Rom. 12:12).


Ministry to Whittier elementary school – Whittier Elementary school is seeking out support with a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the love and grace of Christ.  The school needs various clothing items.  The women’s ministry team is requesting gift cards (of any amount) to stores such as Walmart, Target or Boscov’s.  We will purchase the clothing items and take them to the school.   A small box marked “Whittier Elementary” for the gift cards will be located on the foyer welcome desk.  Donations need to be received no later Sunday, May 30th.  Please see Christine Stalnaker with any questions (or email CStalnaker7862@gmail.com ) 



Church Retreat – Is coming soon, please make your payments to the church through the deacons.  Checks should be marked in the memo with “Retreat”.   Please contact john@faithreformed.org if you plan to attend or have any questions.   


Inquirer’s Class – If you are interested in becoming a member of Faith Church or if you would like to learn more about us, please mark your calendar and join us for our Inquirer’s Class that will be held on Saturday, June 19th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided.


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.