Order of Worship
Sunday, September 13, 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 It Is Finished
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 66:1-4
Leader: Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
All: sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
Leader: Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All: All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.”
*PRAISE SONGS Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
All: God of grace, in every age you have raised up men and women to live and die in faith. Forgive our indifference to your will. You have commanded us to speak, but we have been silent. You have commanded us to do what is just, but we have been fearful. Have mercy on us, your servants. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to know, serve, and love you more, to the praise of your holy name. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON Isaiah 55:6-7
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)
*HYMN 347 The Church’s One Foundation
THE OFFERING Luke 6:38
“…give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
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.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Martin Hudzinski
SCRIPTURE TEXT Matthew 16:13-20
SERMON “Who Do You Say That I AM?” John Armstrong
*HYMN 572 Onward, Christian Soldiers
*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.
Weekly Hymn: 108 Whatever My God Ordains is Right
- Q73 Which is the eighth commandment? /
Answer: The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.
- Q74 What is required in the eighth commandment? /
Answer: The eighth commandment requires the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.
Mon –9/14 – 2 Samuel 12, 2 Corinthians 5, Ezekiel 19, Psalms 64, 65
Tue – 9/15 – 2 Samuel 13, 2 Corinthians 6, Ezekiel 20, Psalms 66, 67
Wed – 9/16 – 2 Samuel 14, 2 Corinthians 7, Ezekiel 21, Psalms 68
Thurs – 9/17 – 2 Samuel 15, 2 Corinthians 8, Ezekiel 22, Psalms 69
Fri – 9/18 – 2 Samuel 16, 2 Corinthians 9, Ezekiel 23, Psalms 70, 71
Sat – 9/19 – 2 Samuel 17, 2 Corinthians 10, Ezekiel 24, Psalms 72
Sun – 9/20 – 2 Samuel 18, 2 Corinthians 11, Ezekiel 25, Psalms 73
A Look at Next Week
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:21-23
Praise Music: Living Hope
Hymns: 261 What Wondrous Love is This, O My Soul
108 Whatever My God Ordains is Right
Bulletin Announcements and Calendar Events— Please direct all bulletin announcements and events to be put on the church’s calendar to our Faith Church Administrative Assistant, Brittney Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Bulletin announcements must be submitted no later than noon on Wednesdays.
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 in the church are invited to participate in an upcoming new Women’s Bible study on the book of I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study. Our first study will be Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm and will continue to meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month. The study book is available on Amazon. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)
You are Invited! Small Groups for Fall – Our small groups will each be studying “The Small Group and the Vine: Foundational Training for Group Leaders.” You don’t have to be a small group leader to get a lot out of this great study. Learning what makes a good study will help make you a better student. These studies will begin in mid-September, meeting bi-weekly, and they will be done before Thanksgiving. We will be offering both in-person and online options as much as possible. The Armstrong group will begin 9/17 (Thursdays at 7:00 at the Armstrong’s). The Rochford group will begin 9/16 (Wednesdays at 7:00 at the Rochford’s). The Hauver group will begin 9/25 (Fridays at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall). There will be no childcare provided. Sign up in the narthex or you can sign up by sending an email to Brittney (email@example.com) or via Slack on the Small Groups channel.
Thursday Night Prayer – Our Thursday night prayer will begin meeting every other Thursday. We will skip the 17th because of the Small Group schedule and begin meeting every other Thursday beginning September 24th.
Youth Group – We will kick off our Fall Youth program September 13th. Meet at the Armstrong’s from 5-7 PM. Please mark your calendar. More information will follow soon, it is a new beginning, with new people, and a new format.
Youth Group Meals – If you would like to provide a meal for the Youth Group beginning Sunday, September 20th, please sign up in the Narthex or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray for Frederick – Monday, September 21st, Faith has committed to praying for Frederick alongside Crossed Bridges. Please consider signing up for a half hour block of prayer. Sign up sheets as well as copies of the prayer priorities can be found in the Narthex.
Choir Starting Soon – The choir will begin rehearsals again on Monday, October 5th at 7:00PM.