Order of Worship
Sunday, July 19, 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 167 When Morning Gilds The Skies
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 34:1-7
Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
All: My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!
Leader: I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
All: Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lordheard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
*PRAISE SONGS His Mercy Is More
Heal Us Emmanuel
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: Lord Jesus, You have commanded us to love You with all our hearts, with all our souls, and with all our minds.
All: But we confess that we have not been doers of Your Word. Our Hearts have not wholly loved You, loving the unclean things in this world more than our Creator.
Leader: You have commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
All: But we confess that we have not been doers of Your Word. Our mouths have not been quick to bring consolation and grace to others in our lives.
Leader: You have commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in Your name and teaching them to obey Your law.
All: But we confess that we have not been doers of Your Word. Our feet have not been swift to go out, carrying Your good news and proclaiming peace.
Leader: Lord, hear us as we silently confess the many ways that we have been hearers but not doers of Your Word.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON Ephesians 1:7-8
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight….”
CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)
RECEIVING A NEW MEMBER
RECOGNIZING OUR GRADUATING SENIORS
*PSALM 30 (tune: O Jesus, I Have Promised…)
THE OFFERING 1 Timothy 6:18-19
“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”
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 Steve Tuel
SCRIPTURE TEXT Palm 30
SERMON “Walking in Joy” John Armstrong
*HYMN 305 Arise, My Soul Arise
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: 500 Rock of Ages
- Q57 Which is the fourth commandment? /
Answer: The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- Q58 What is required in the fourth commandment? /
Answer: The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his Word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy sabbath to himself.
Mon –7/20 – Judges 4, Acts 8, Jeremiah 17, Mark 3
Tue – 7/21 – Judges 5, Acts 9, Jeremiah 18, Mark 4
Wed – 7/22 – Judges 6, Acts 10, Jeremiah 19, Mark 5
Thurs – 7/23 – Judges 7, Acts 11, Jeremiah 20, Mark 6
Fri – 7/24 – Judges 8, Acts 12, Jeremiah 21, Mark 7
Sat – 7/25 – Judges 9, Acts 13, Jeremiah 22, Mark 8
Sun – 7/26 – Judges 10, 11:1-11, Acts 14, Jeremiah 23, Mark 9
A Look at Next Week
Sermon Text: Psalm 31
Praise Music: Before there was Time
Hymns: Psalm 31 v.17-24 (All Glory, Laud, and Honor)
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, August 1st at 9:00AM. 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.
Officer Nominations – We have opened up officer nominations from now until August 8th. If you have a candidate for either ruling elder or deacon, please prayerfully approach that person and ask if they would be willing to go through training, examination, stand for election, and then serve for a minimum of three years. If they are willing, then give their name to one of the elders prior to Saturday, August 8th.