Order of Worship

Sunday, August 16, 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 172             Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder                     


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                      Psalm 47:1-2, 6-8

Leader: Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
All: For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth….

Leader: Sing praises to God, sing praises!

All: Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
Leader: For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!

All: God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.


*PRAISE SONGS                 Lord Reign In Me

                                  On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand





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                         Psalm 51:17

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” 


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*Psalm 34 (vv. 15-22 tune: Finlandia)


THE OFFERING                                            Galatians 5:16-17

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” 


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                                                    Matt Yost


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                               Psalm 34


SERMON            “Walking in Deliverance”                John Armstrong    


*HYMN 355                     We Are God’s People





*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 33:


Weekly Hymn:   710 God of Our Fathers



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q65 What is forbidden in the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The fifth commandment forbids the neglecting of, or doing anything against, the honor and duty which belongs to everyone in their several places and relations.

  • Q66 What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment? /

Answer: The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is, a promise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all such as keep this commandment.




Bible Reading:

Mon –8/16 – 1 Samuel 11, Romans 9, Jeremiah 48, Psalms 25

Tue – 8/17 – 1 Samuel 12, Romans 10, Jeremiah 49, Psalms 26, 27

Wed – 8/18 – 1 Samuel 13, Romans 11, Jeremiah 50, Psalms 28, 29

Thurs – 8/19 – 1 Samuel 14, Romans 12, Jeremiah 51, Psalms 30

Fri – 8/20 – 1 Samuel 15, Romans 13, Jeremiah 52, Psalms 31

Sat – 8/21 – 1 Samuel 16, Romans 14, Lamentations 1, Psalms 32

Sun – 8/22 – 1 Samuel 17, Romans 15, Lamentations 2, Psalms 33


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Psalm 35


Praise Music:    Only a Holy God

                        O Help My Unbelief


Hymns: Psalm 35 (When I Survey the Wondrous Cross)

            710 God of Our Fathers


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 (September 14th) 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.