Order of Worship
Sunday, July 26, 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 Indescribable
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 37:3-6
Leader: Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
All: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Leader: Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
All: He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
*PRAISE SONGS Before There Was Time
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
All: Our Lord, Your love is steadfast and true, yet we have neither relied upon it, nor practiced it. We seek to love in our own strength, instead of Yours. When confronted with our failures, we redefine the call to love in convenient terms. Our daily lives betray a small view of Your love—doubting its depth and zeal—evidenced by despair and complaint. Lord, forgive our unbelief. We are envious of others—the blessings of our friends, siblings and co-workers. We covet their talents, status, and beauty. We resent our station in life—the measure which You have given to us. Although You promise to exalt the humble, our envy reveals resistance to living by grace alone. It has not been for Your glory that we long. O Lord, show us mercy. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON Isaiah 44:22
“I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)
*Psalm 31:17-24 (tune: All Glory, Laud, and Honor…)
THE OFFERING Philippians 4:17
“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.”
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 John Armstrong
SCRIPTURE TEXT Psalm 31
SERMON “Walking in God’s Hand” John Armstrong
ORDINATION & INSTALLATION Reid Wilson
*HYMN 498 Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners
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: 460 Amazing Grace
- Q59 Which day of the seven hath God appointed to be the weekly sabbath? /
Answer: From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian sabbath.
- Q60 How is the sabbath to be sanctified? /
Answer: The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.
Mon –7/27 – Judges 12, Acts 15, Jeremiah 24, Mark 10
Tue – 7/28 – Judges 13, Acts 16, Jeremiah 25, Mark 11
Wed – 7/29 – Judges 14, Acts 17, Jeremiah 26, Mark 12
Thurs – 7/30 – Judges 15, Acts 18, Jeremiah 27, Mark 13
Fri – 7/31 – Judges 16, Acts 19, Jeremiah 28, Mark 14
Sat – 8/1 – Judges 17, Acts 20, Jeremiah 29, Mark 15
Sun – 8/2 – Judges 18, Acts 21, Jeremiah 30, 31, Mark 16
A Look at Next Week
Sermon Text: Psalm 32
Praise Music: Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love
Fullness of Time
Hymns: Psalm 32 (I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say)
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 last study is on Saturday, August 1st 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 (August 10th) most likely, via Zoom. If you have any questions, please email Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)
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.