Week 22, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, May 31, 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                             

 

*HYMN 115               All Creatures Of Our God and King

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O gates!  And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates!  And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS         The Sands of Time are Sinking

                                   All My Ways are Known to You

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: O God Most High, Most Glorious, The thought of your infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and struggling, troubled and distressed, but you are forever at perfect peace. Your designs cause you no fear or care of unfulfillment, they stand fast as the eternal hills. Your power knows no bounds, your goodness no limits.  You bring order out of confusion, and my defeats are your victories:  The Lord God omnipotent reigns.  I come to you as a sinner with cares and sorrows, to leave every concern entirely to you, every sin calling for Christ’s precious blood.  Revive deep spirituality in my heart.  Let me live near to the great shepherd, hear his voice, know its tones, follow its calls. Keep me from deception by causing me to abide in truth, keep me from harm by helping me to walk in the power of the Spirit. Increase my faith in the external truths, burning into me by experience the things I know. Let me never be ashamed of the truth of the gospel, that I may bear its reproach, prove it, see Jesus as its essence, know in it the power of the Spirit.  Lord, help me, for I am often lukewarm and cold; unbelief mars my confidence, sin makes me forget you.  Let the weeds that grow in my soul be cut at their roots.  Grant me to know that I truly live only when I live to you, anything else is wasted. Thy presence alone can make me holy, devout, strong and happy. Abide in me gracious God.  Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Colossians 1:13-14

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*HYMN 598           Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

 

THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 139:1-3

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me!  You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.  You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.”

                                                                                                                    

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                                             Rich Rochford

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                           Matthew 15:29-39

 

SERMON              “Feeding the 4,000”                            John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 625                 Tell Me The Old, Old Story

                                                           

*BENEDICTION

                                               

*POSTLUDE                                                                                              

*Congregation standing if able.
 
 

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 22:

 

Weekly Hymn:   606 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord    

                        https://youtu.be/LKPhjvn3tIA

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q43 What is the preface to the ten commandments? /

Answer: The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

 

  • Q44 What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach us? /

Answer: The preface to the ten commandments teaches us, that because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 6/1 – Deuteronomy 6, Psalms 89, Isaiah 34, Revelation 4

Tue – 6/2 – Deuteronomy 7, Psalms 90, Isaiah 35, Revelation  5

Wed – 6/3 – Deuteronomy 8, Psalms 91, Isaiah 36, Revelation  6

Thurs – 6/4 – Deuteronomy 9, Psalms 92, 93, Isaiah 37, Revelation 7

Fri – 6/5 – Deuteronomy 10, Psalms 94, Isaiah 38, Revelation 8

Sat – 6/6 – Deuteronomy 11, Psalms 95, 96, Isaiah 39, Revelation 9

Sun – 6/7 – Deuteronomy 12, Psalms 97, 98, Isaiah 40, Revelation 10

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 25

 

Praise Music: Come People of the Risen King

                        Only a Holy God

 

Hymns: Psalm 25 v. 1-7

            606 Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Returning to Worship – We will be returning to the worship service at 11:00 on Sunday, June 7th.  We are still encouraging people to stay home if they are in one of the higher risk groups, experiencing any symptoms, or are just not ready to be out yet. We are requiring the wearing of masks while in the building.  There will be no nursery, but we will have overflow space with livestream in the Fellowship Hall.  Ushers will be actively seating everyone and dismissing at the end. The seating will be unusual to allow for maximum participation and social distancing.

 

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, by Melissa Kruger.  Our next study is on Saturday, June 13th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through July 25th.  A study guide is available for free download or purchase on line at https://www.ligonier.org/store/contentment-dvd/  

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)

 

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 theoffice 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.