Week 20, 2022

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

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                                                               Christine Kiewit

                                                                                                                                                                                         

*HYMN OF PRAISE                         Home

 

*CORPORATE CALL TO WORSHIP           Psalm 51:15-17

All: O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

 

*PRAISE SONGS             Make Me Your Instrument

                                     Who Is Like The Lord Our God?

 

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE CONFESSION

Leader: 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.

All:  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.

 

 

SILENT CONFESSION     

 

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)

 

SCRIPTURE READING                                          Acts 9:1-31

 

*HYMN 130          There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

 

THE OFFERING                                             Psalm 50:23

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” 

 

OFFERTORY             “He Watching Over Israel”        Faith Choir

 

*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!  

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                 Tom Maestri

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 28:18-20

 

SERMON          “Equipping for Discipleship”                 John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 305                      Arise, My Soul Arise                   

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                          

 

*Congregation standing if able

For 2022, 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:   305 Arise, My Soul Arise

 

Heidelberg Catechism

Q127 What does the sixth petition mean?

Answer: “And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one” means: By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment. And our sworn enemies—the devil, the world, and our own flesh—never stop attacking us. And so, Lord, uphold us and make us strong with the strength of your Holy Spirit, so that we may not go down to defeat in this spiritual struggle, but may firmly resist our enemies until we finally win the complete victory.

Q128 What does your conclusion to this prayer mean?

Answer:  “For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours forever” means: We have made all these petitions of you because, as our all-powerful king, you are both willing and able to give us all that is good; and because your holy name, and not we ourselves, should receive all the praise, forever.

Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/16 – Proverbs 20

Tue – 5/17 – Romans 13-16

Wed – 5/18 – Judges 1-4

Thurs – 5/19 – Judges 5-8

Fri – 5/20 – Judges 9-12

Sat – 5/21 – Judges 13-16

Sun – 5/22 – Psalms 61-63

 

A Look at Next Week:

 

Sermon Text:     Jude

 

Praise Music:    Before There Was Time

 

                            Behold Our God

 

Hymns:               111 This is My Father’s World

                        34 The Church’s One Foundation

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Prayer Meeting for the Building – Please join us in prayer each Wednesday at 7:00PM on zoom.  Invitations to zoom will be sent out on Slack and by email.

 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Come out for a time of food and fellowship on Saturday, May 21st at 8:30 AM.  We’ll continue our study of Dane Ortlund’s book Deeper and have a time of prayer as well.  All men are welcome.

 

Global Missions Luncheon—On Sunday, May 29 following the worship service, the Global Missions Committee will host a luncheon for our MTW Enterprise missionaries who will report on their work in witnessing to challenging populations. Please join us for food and fellowship with those serving on the front lines of evangelism for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Sign up in the narthex. If you have questions, please contact Jim Stephens.

 

“Daughters of the King” Luncheon—The Faith Women’s Spring Luncheon  will be held at the church on Saturday, May 21 from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Heidi Lockridge will be speaking. Please RSVP by Today! 5/8 to Grace Rochford via email: gracerochford@me.com or text: 240-486-8999. Daughters or guests are welcome! When RSVPing let us know of any food allergies.

 

4X4 Groups – Sign up in the Narthex, deadline Sunday, May 29th, you will be assigned to a group and notified via email.  The groups will run from June-September. Couples and Singles are welcome and encouraged to participate.

 

Worship Service Nursery—We provide a nursery for children under the age of five. Children must be signed in and picked up with a security tag. Children’s bulletins are provided for children who remain in the worship service. These are located in the narthex.