Order of Worship

Sunday, August 9, 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                Brand New


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 46: 1-3, 10-11

Leader: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
All: Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Leader: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

All: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.


*PRAISE SONGS                Heal Us Emmanuel

                                           God You Are All To Us





Leader: Father, we acknowledge and confess that, though we are saints – forgiven, justified, accepted, and redeemed – we often don’t live in light of that truth. We confess our individual sins and we also confess that there are certain entanglements to which we all succumb. We admit that we continue to move through life deluded: thinking we have power, ability, and sufficiency.

All: Forgive us, merciful Father.

Leader: We chase after prizes that the world says will bring us peace, when in reality all it brings us is enslavement and pressure and anxiety.

All: Forgive us, Lord Jesus.

Leader: We gather together like this and compare ourselves with others…and get either puffed up and self-righteous or dejected and discouraged.

All: Gracious Spirit, enable us to find our identity in the righteousness of Christ.

Leader: We have preached and believed a false gospel of self-improvement. We have failed to rest in the work of redemption, but rather have continued striving and manipulating and scheming. We have grieved your heart, O God, by failing to believe that you love us.

All: Forgive us of all our sins, we pray through Jesus. Amen.




ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 32:1-2

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the man against whom the Lordcounts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.” 


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*Psalm 33 (tune: Ash Grove)


THE OFFERING                                            Colossians 3:23-24

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” 


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                                          John Armstrong


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                          Psalm 33


SERMON            “Walking in Praise”                         John Armstrong    


*HYMN 508                    Jesus Lover of My Soul





*Congregation standing if able.


Week 32:


Weekly Hymn:   355 We Are God’s People



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q63 Which is the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The fifth commandment is, Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

  • Q64 What is required in the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The fifth commandment requires the preserving the honor, and performing the duties, belonging to everyone in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals.





Bible Reading:

Mon –8/10 – 1 Samuel 2, Romans 2, Jeremiah 40, Psalms 15, 16

Tue – 8/11 – 1 Samuel 3, Romans 3, Jeremiah 41, Psalms 17

Wed – 8/12 – 1 Samuel 4, Romans 4, Jeremiah 42, Psalms 18

Thurs – 8/13 – 1 Samuel 5, 6, Romans 5, Jeremiah 43, Psalms 19

Fri – 8/14 – 1 Samuel 7, 8, Romans 6, Jeremiah 44, Psalms 20, 21

Sat – 8/15 – 1 Samuel 9, Romans 7, Jeremiah 46, Psalms 22

Sun – 8/16 – 1 Samuel 10, Romans 8, Jeremiah 47, Psalms 23, 24


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Psalm 34


Praise Music:    Lord Reign in Me

                        On Jordan’s Stormy Banks


Hymns: Psalm 34 (Finlandia)

            355 We Are God’s People


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.


Small Groups – If you are interested in participating in Small Groups, please keep an eye out here for the next set of groups beginning in September.