Order of Worship

Sunday, May 24, 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                      Days of Elijah


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                             Psalm 20:6-8

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.


*PRAISE SONGS                        Majesty

                                                 It Is Finished






All: God of grace, you love us, but we have not loved you. You call, but we have not listened. We walk away from neighbors in need, wrapped up in our own concerns. By our actions and our attitudes we praise what you condemn. Help us to admit our sin, so that as you come to us in mercy we may repent, turn to you, and receive forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.




ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                     Psalm 130:3-4

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?  But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.”

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*HYMN 478                   I Love To Tell The Story


THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 37:21

“The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives…” 


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                                      Charlie Van Meter


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                   Matthew 15:21-28


SERMON              “Faith and Gentiles”                           John Armstrong


*HYMN 439                Christ Shall Have Dominion





*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, June 6th 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)


Women in the Church – All women are invited to participate in our Summer Book Club.  We will be reading the book “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith” by Joni Eareckson Tada.  (You can order the book on Amazon.)  We will be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month (June 8th, July 13th and August 10th) most likely, via Zoom.  If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)


Care Net Frederick’s Virtual Banquet: Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 PM we want to join you in the comfort of your own home as we update you on what God has been doing at Care Net Frederick. We will also have a personal testimony and hear from Steve Arterburn who was to be our speaker at the banquet. In addition, there will be an opportunity to give financially as you feel led. The video will be shown from Care Net Frederick’s website and will only be approximately 25 minutes long. A link and more details coming soon! Mark your calendars and feel free to contact me with any questions at 301.662.5300 x229 or dena@carenetfrederick.com.  The Faith Church Prayer Meeting will be cancelled in order to support this event.


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.


Faith Church Officer Elections: The Session has examined Reid Wilson for the

office of elder. We will hold elections at a Congregational meeting on Sunday, June

14th or at a later date depending on our ability, given COVID-19 restrictions. We

will keep you informed as we have more specific details.

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 21:


Weekly Hymn:   625 Tell Me the Old, Old Story     



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q41 Wherein is the moral law summarily comprehended?/

Answer: The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments.


  • Q42 What is the sum of the ten commandments? /

Answer: The sum of the ten commandments is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.


Bible Reading:

Mon – 5/25 – Numbers 35, Psalms 79, Isaiah 27, 1 John 5

Tue – 5/26 – Numbers 36, Psalms 80, Isaiah 28, 2 John 1

Wed – 5/27 – Deuteronomy 1, Psalms 81, 82, Isaiah 29, 3 John 1

Thurs – 5/28 – Deuteronomy 2, Psalms 83, 84, Isaiah 30, Jude 1

Fri – 5/29 – Deuteronomy 3, Psalms 85, Isaiah 31, Revelation 1

Sat – 5/30 – Deuteronomy 4, Psalms 86, 87, Isaiah 32, Revelation 2

Sun – 5/31 – Deuteronomy 5, Psalms 88, Isaiah 33, Revelation 3


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Matthew 15:29-39


Praise Music:   


Hymns: 598 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

            625 Tell Me the Old, Old Story