Week 30, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, July 25, 2021

 

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 OF PRAISE                                                                                Psalm 29

 

*Call To Worship                                               Psalm 95:6-7 and Psalm 96:9, 13

Leader: Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

All:  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Leader: Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

All:  for he comes to judge the earth.  He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.

 

*PRAISE SONGS            Eternal Weight of Glory

                              How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

 

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE 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.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

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)

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

 

SCRIPTURE READING                                                                       John 4

 

Psalm 45 (vs. 1-7,17; tune: Diademata)                                                     

 

THE OFFERING                                                                            Psalm 37:21

 “The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives….” 

 

* 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                                                     Jared Custer

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                                          Psalm 45

 

SERMON                            “A Holy Wedding”                              John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 587                Who Is on The Lord’s Side?

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                  Christine Kiewit                       

 
 
 
For 2021, 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 30:

 

Weekly Hymn:   587 Who is on the Lords Side?

                   https://youtu.be/QfunlcqcBXA

 

Heidelberg Catechism–

 

Q35 What further benefit do we receive
from Christ’s sacrifice and death on the cross?

Answer: By Christ’s power our old selves are crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil desires of the flesh may no longer rule us, but that instead we may offer ourselves as a sacrifice of gratitude to him.

 

Q36 Why does the creed add, “He descended to hell”?

Answer: To assure me during attacks of deepest dread and temptation that Christ my Lord, by suffering unspeakable anguish, pain, and terror of soul, on the cross but also earlier, has delivered me from hellish anguish and torment.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 7/26 – 1 Chronicles 13-16

Tue – 7/27 – 1 Chronicles 17-20

Wed – 7/28 – 1 Chronicles 21-24

Thurs – 7/29– 1 Chronicles 25-29

Fri – 7/30 – Colossians 1-4

Sat – 7/31 – Psalms 91-93

Sun – 8/1 – Proverbs 31

 

A Look at Next Week:

 

Sermon Text:  Psalm 46

 

Praise Music:     Majesty

 

Hymns:               172 Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder

                            439 Christ Shall Have Dominion

 

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.

Communion – The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be held next Sunday, August 1st.

 

 

Summer Fellowship Events

 

  • Church Picnic for Javier Gil & FamilyEveryone at Faith is invited to attend a lunch/picnic for Pastor Javier Gil and his family on Sunday, August 1, immediately following the Worship Service.  The Gils are visiting from Colombia and will be here for a month.  Please sign up at the Welcome Desk if you would like to participate. Contact Kathryn Stephens with questions (703-864-8026).
  • Church Picnic and Outreach—The church picnic is August 28 on the church grounds from 4 to 8 PM. Bring a big dish of something to share with others, as well as lawn chairs and your own beverages. We will be grilling up hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers. We tentatively plan to have corn hole, a shaded tent, and a moon bounce for the kids! We will be extending an invitation to the community across the street to join us for a neighborhood picnic. Be looking for a sign-up sheet for help with items such as condiments.