Week 3, 2022

Order of Worship

Sunday, January 16, 2022

 

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 2                   O Worship the King           

 

*Call To Worship                             Psalm 5:3-4, 7, 11-12

Leader:  O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

All: For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.  But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house.  I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.      

Leader: But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

All: For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

 

*PRAISE SONGS      The Other Side of the Jordan

                                        We Will Say in That Day

 

*INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                       The Apostles’ Creed (p. 845)

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

SCRIPTURE READING                                          John 19:28-42

 

*HYMN 304          I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

 

THE OFFERING                                                        1Timothy 6:9

“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” 

OFFERTORY                                                             Faith Choir

 

* 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.

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                          Martin Hudzinski

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                               Matthew 26:1-13

 

SERMON            “Anointing and Betrayal”                      John Armstrong

 

COMMUNION (God Confirms His Promises to Us)

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Most Holy God, our heavenly Father, we confess that You have redeemed us by Your sovereign grace. At one time we were dead in our trespasses and sins.  We were blind and could not see.  But, Father, You are rich in mercy. You caused us to be born again to a living hope. You sought us when we were strangers.  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. It is not that we sought You, Father; rather, we confess freely that it was you who sought us.  And You have called us to seek others as we have been sought. You have commanded us to preach the gospel to every creature. And, we have not sought others as we have been sought by You. Often, we have not even cared.  Our silence is sin.  Our coldness is dishonoring to You.  Forgive us, Father. Wash us afresh in the blood of the Lamb. And renew us by the Holy Spirit such that we will be changed into those who are burdened by the plight of the lost – a plight that we ourselves once were in.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

 

*HYMN 420          At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                          

 

*Congregation standing if able

 

 

Prayers for those not taking the Lord’s Supper

Today we welcome all baptized Christians, who are willing to forsake their sin and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, and who are members of congregations that believe the Bible and proclaim the gospel, to receive the Holy Communion with us. If you are not able to receive Communion, please use this time to meditate on the following prayers:

 

Prayer for those searching for Truth: Lord Jesus, you claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you as I consider the reasons for doing so. If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach me, and open me to the reality of who you are. Give me an understanding of you that is coherent and convincing, and that leads to the life you promise. Amen.

 

Prayer of Belief:  Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever dared admit, but through you I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt on the cross, taking what I deserved in order to offer me complete forgiveness. Knowing that you have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Amen. 

 

For 2022, we are continuing to provide a basic Family Worship plan to help enable our families to more regularly worship together during the week. In each weekly bulletin, we will provide a Daily Bible Reading plan from “A Daughter of the Reformation”, weekly questions from the Heidelberg Catechism, and a hymn for you to learn together.

 

Week 3:

 

Weekly Hymn:   420 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

                   https://youtu.be/Nwl4uPwegxQ

Heidelberg Catechism

 

Q93 How are these commandments divided?

Answer: Into two tables. The first has four commandments, teaching us how we ought to live in relation to God. The second has six commandments, teaching us what we owe our neighbor.

Q94 What does the Lord require in the first commandment?

Answer: That I, not wanting to endanger my own salvation, avoid and shun all idolatry, sorcery, superstitious rites, and prayer to saints or to other creatures. That I rightly know the only true God, trust him alone, and look to God for every good thing humbly and patiently, and love, fear, and honor God with all my heart. In short, that I give up anything rather than go against God’s will in any way.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 1/17 – Proverbs 3

Tue – 1/18 – Genesis 45-48

Wed –1/19 – Genesis 49-50

Thurs – 1/20– Matthew 1-3

Fri – 1/21– Matthew 4-6

Sat – 1/22 – Matthew 7-9

Sun – 1/23 – Psalms 10-12

 

A Look at Next Week:

 

Sermon Text:     Matthew 26:17-25

 

Praise Music:     Rejoice

                            Isaiah 43

Hymns:               381 Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

                                705 I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace

Bulletin Announcements and Calendar Events—Please direct all bulletin announcements and events to be put on the church’s calendar to our Church Administrative Assistant, Kriste Johnston (kjohnston@faithreformed.org). Bulletin announcements must be submitted no later than noon on Wednesdays.

 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Prayer Meeting for the Building – Please come out and join us in prayer each Wednesday in January at 7:00PM in the Sanctuary as we pray for the building.

 

New Sunday School Class – Beginning Sunday January 16th, Greg Stalnaker will be teaching a class on the Book of Daniel. The class will highlight the following themes: 1. Learn that God reigns over all of history and how we can develop a biblical worldview of current events.

  1. Discover how the Book of Daniel calls us to a life of faithful obedience.
  2. See how the central focus of the book is on the redemptive story of Christ and his people.

 

Congregational Meeting and Officer Election – Today after worship we will be having our annual congregational meeting for the presentation of the 2022 Budget and to hold officer elections.  RE Bruce Brierly is standing for election to active service on the Session.  We will also be presenting information concerning our future building plans and the related financial needs.  A catered lunch will be held afterward in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Congregational Lunch After the Meeting Today

 

Faith Church Communication – We use email and Slack to communicate within the church.  Also, we have a directory that we try to update and publish quarterly. If you would like to be added to these, please contact Kriste Johnston our Administrative Assistant by either calling the church office number or email: kjohnston@faithreformed.org.

 

Colombia Mission Trip – Lunch/Information Meeting:  The Global Missions Committee is hosting a lunch / information meeting on Sunday, January 30, to discuss a possible 2022 summer medical mission trip to Colombia.  Please sign up at the Welcome Desk so we can get an accurate headcount for food.  Contact Jim and/or Kathryn Stephens with questions.

Children and Worship – Workshop-February 5, 2022 10am-12pm. Why do we have children in our worship service? Why don’t we have children’s church? How can we train and encourage children in worship? Come for a learning and sharing time about children and worship. There will be a presentation on the “whys” and “hows” of children and worship, including a panel discussion with some “seasoned” folks who can share their experiences. A lunch will follow with more time to fellowship and talk. Childcare will be provided for those who need it. Please sign up at the welcome desk. See Debbie Tuel with any questions.