Week 23, 2020

Order of Worship

Sunday, June 7, 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 122   “God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory”

                                                                        

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 25:1, 2a, 4-6, 9-10

Leader: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  O my God, in you I trust….
All: Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me,
Leader: for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

All: Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Leader: He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
All: All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

                                                                                  

*PRAISE SONGS        Come People Of The Risen King

                                              Only A Holy God                                          

                                                           

*INVOCATION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.  We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable.  Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honor and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 32:10-11

“Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

*PSALM 25 (v.1-7, Tune: Trentham SM “Breathe, On Me…”)

 

THE OFFERING                                            Proverbs 11:1

“A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.” 

                                                                                                                    

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                                           David Johnston

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                         Psalm 25

 

SERMON              “Walking in God’s Way”                    John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 44                      “How Great Thou Art”

                                                           

*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 23:

 

Weekly Hymn:   44 How Great Thou Art   

                        https://youtu.be/Cc0QVWzCv9k

 

Shorter Catechism–

  • Q45 Which is the first commandment? /

Answer: The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

 

  • Q46 What is required in the first commandment? /

Answer: The first commandment requires us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon –6/8 – Deuteronomy 13, 14, Psalms 99, 100, 101, Isaiah 41, Revelation 11

Tue – 6/9 – Deuteronomy 15, Psalms 102, Isaiah 42, Revelation 12

Wed – 6/10 – Deuteronomy 16, Psalms 103, Isaiah 43, Revelation 13

Thurs – 6/11 – Deuteronomy 17, Psalms 104, 53, 54, Isaiah 44, Revelation 14

Fri – 6/12 – Deuteronomy 18, Psalms 105, Isaiah 45, Revelation 15

Sat – 6/13 – Deuteronomy 19, Psalms 106, Isaiah 46, Revelation 16

Sun – 6/14 – Deuteronomy 20, Psalms 107, Isaiah 47, Revelation 17

 

A Look at Next Week

 

Sermon Text: Psalm 26

 

Praise Music:    Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                        10,000 Reasons

 

Hymns: Psalm 26 (How Sweet and Awesome…)

            44 How Great Thou Art   
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

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 13th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through July 25th.  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 

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 the office of elder. We will hold elections at a Congregational meeting on Sunday, June14th or at a later date depending on our ability, given COVID-19 restrictions. We will keep you informed as we have more specific details.