Order of Worship
Sunday, July 12, 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 OF PRAISE Stronger
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 33:1-4
Leader: Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
All: Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Leader: Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
All: For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
*PRAISE SONGS Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love
Jesus with Thy Church Abide
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
All: O Lord, no day of my life has passed that has not proved me guilty in your sight. Prayers have been uttered from a prayerless heart; praise has been often praiseless sound; my best service is as filthy rags. Blessed Jesus, let me find a covering in your appeasing wounds. Though my sins rise to heaven your merits soar above them; though unrighteousness weighs me down to hell, your righteousness exalts me to your throne. All things in me call for my rejection; all things in you plead my acceptance. I appeal from the throne of perfect justice to your throne of boundless grace, let me hear your voice assuring me: that by your stripes I am healed, that you were bruised for my iniquities, that you have been made sin for me that I might be righteous in you, that my grievous sins, my manifold sins, are all forgiven, buried in the ocean of your concealing blood. I am guilty, but pardoned, lost, but saved, wandering, but found, sinning, but cleansed. Give me perpetual broken-heartedness, keep me always clinging to your cross, and flood me every moment with descending grace, open to me the springs of divine knowledge, sparkling like crystal, flowing clear and unsullied through my wilderness of life. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON Psalm 37:39-40
“The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.”
CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)
*Psalm 29 (tune: We Gather Together…)
THE OFFERING Psalm 37:25-26
“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.”
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 THE PEOPLE Reid Wilson
SCRIPTURE TEXT Palm 29
SERMON “Walking in God’s Storm” John Armstrong
*HYMN 179 Hallelujah! Thine the Glory
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.
Weekly Hymn: 305 Arise, My Soul Arise
- Q55 What is forbidden in the third commandment? /
Answer: The third commandment forbids all profaning or abusing of anything whereby God makes himself known.
- Q56 What is the reason annexed to the third commandment? /
Answer: The reason annexed to the third commandment is, that however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment.
Mon –7/13 – Joshua 20, 21, Acts 1, Jeremiah 10, Matthew 24
Tue – 7/14 – Joshua 22, Acts 2, Jeremiah 11, Matthew 25
Wed – 7/8 – Joshua 23, Acts 3, Jeremiah 12, Matthew 26
Thurs – 7/9 – Joshua 24, Acts 4, Jeremiah 13, Matthew 27
Fri – 7/10 – Judges 1, Acts 5, Jeremiah 14, Matthew 28
Sat – 7/11 – Judges 2, Acts 6, Jeremiah 15, Mark 1
Sun – 7/12 – Judges 3, Acts 7, Jeremiah 16, Mark2
A Look at Next Week
Sermon Text: Psalm 30
Praise Music: His Mercy is More
Jesus with Thy Church Abide
Hymns: Psalm 30 (O Jesus I Have Promised)
Hearing assistance and large print pew Bibles are available during the worship service. Please contact an usher for assistance.
Women’s Bible Study: All women in the church are invited to participate in our Women’s Bible study on Contentment. 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, July 18th at 9:00 am and will continue to meet every two weeks through August 1st. 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 (July 13th and August 10th) most likely, via Zoom. If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)
Faith Church Retreat – In the Lord’s providence, it appears that we need to cancel the retreat for this year. We found out this week we would have to share the retreat center with several other groups which would restrict our ability to spread out and have the room and facilities we need. There were several other factors driving our decision, but suffice it to say we think it best to go ahead and wait until next year. Lord willing, the 2021 Retreat will be a blessed time for us to be together.
Strategic Survey Report – Saturday, August 1st we will gather at 6:30 PM for Sundaes followed by a report of the strategic survey results. Sundaes will be made and served at the pavilion with social distancing observed. The report will be made in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM with a Zoom option for those wishing to participate virtually.