Order of Worship

Sunday, August 2, 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 170                  Fairest Lord Jesus


*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 40:1-3

Leader: I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
All: He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
Leader: He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
All: Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the


*PRAISE SONGS           Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                                Fullness of Time





All:  O God the Holy Spirit, You who proceed from the Father and the Son, have mercy on me. When you first hovered over chaos, order came to birth, beauty robed the world, fruitfulness sprang forth. Move, I pray, upon my disordered heart; Take away the infirmities of unruly desires and hateful lusts; Lift the mists and darkness of unbelief; Brighten my soul with the pure light of truth; Make it fragrant as the garden of paradise, rich with every good fruit, beautiful with heavenly grace, radiant with rays of divine light. Fulfill in me the glory of your divine offices; Be my comforter, light, guide, sanctifier; Take of the things of Christ and show them to my soul; Through you may I daily learn more of His love, grace, compassion, faithfulness, beauty; Lead me to the cross and show me His wounds, the hateful nature of evil, the power of Satan; May I there see my sins as the nails that transfixed Him, the cords that bound Him, the thorns that tore Him, the spear that pierced Him. Help me to find in His death the reality and immensity of His love.  Open for me the wondrous volumes of truth in His words, “It is finished”.  Increase my faith in the clear knowledge of atonement achieved, satisfaction made, guilt done away, my debt paid, my sins forgiven, my person redeemed, my soul saved, hell vanquished, heaven opened, eternity made mine.  O Holy Spirit, deepen in me these saving truths.  Write them upon my heart, that my walk may increasingly be sin-loathing, sin-fleeing, Christ-loving; And suffer no devil’s device to beguile or deceive me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.




ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:  though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” 


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*Psalm 32 (tune: I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say…)


THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 50:23

The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” 


Doxology: Hymnal, p. 733

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below: alleluia, alleluia! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host, praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!  


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                      Charlie Van Meter


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 32


SERMON            “Walking in Forgiveness”          John Armstrong          


*HYMN 460                          Amazing Grace





*Congregation standing if able.

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.


Week 31:


Weekly Hymn:   508 Jesus Lover of My Soul



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q61 What is forbidden in the fourth commandment? /

Answer: The fourth commandment forbids the omission, or careless performance, of the duties required, and the profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is in itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations.


  • Q62 What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment? /

Answer: The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God’s allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the sabbath day.


Bible Reading:

Mon –8/3 – Judges 19, Acts 23, Jeremiah 33, Psalms 3, 4

Tue – 8/4 – Judges 20, Acts 24, Jeremiah 34, Psalms 5, 6

Wed – 8/5 – Judges 21, Acts 25, Jeremiah 35, Psalms 7, 8

Thurs – 8/6 – Ruth 1, Acts 26, Jeremiah 36, 45, Psalms 9

Fri – 8/7 – Ruth 2, Acts 27, Jeremiah 37, Psalms 10

Sat – 8/8 – Ruth 3, 4, Acts 28, Jeremiah 38, Psalms 11, 12

Sun – 8/9 – 1 Samuel 1, Romans 1, Jeremiah 39, Psalms 13, 14


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Psalm 33


Praise Music:    Heal Us Emmanuel

                        God You are All to Us


Hymns: Psalm 33 (Ash Grove)

            508 Jesus Lover of My Soul


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


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)


Inquirer’s Class – If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Faith Church, then please plan to participate in the Inquirer’s Class, Saturday, August 22nd at 9:00 AM.  If you are interested, please let John Armstrong know at: john@faithreformed.org.