Week 4, 2022

Order of Worship

Sunday, January 23, 2022


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                     Trust and Obey               Children’s Choir


*PRAISE SONG     Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love

                                                                                      Praise Team


*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 8:1, 2a, 3-5

Leader: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
All: You have set your glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength….                                                                                                 Leader: When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon, and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?      

All: Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.                                                         


*PRAISE SONGS                        Rejoice

                                                     Isaiah 43






Leader:  Because you were willing to humble yourself, to become human, to make yourself nothing,
All: May we not think of ourselves more highly than we ought, but humbly serve you by serving each other.

Leader:  Because you were born poor, weak, and homeless
All: May we see the poor through your eyes, being generous and willing to share.

Leader: Because God out of his great love for us sent you to live among us and die for us,

All: May we believe that you are the Messiah, and therefore not perish, but have eternal life.

Leader:  Because those infant hands of the babe in the manger were pierced on the cross as you bore our sins,

All:     May we, healed by your wounds, die to sin and live for righteousness.

Leader:  Because you, the infant in swaddling clothes, are our great high priest, who was tempted in every way just as we are, yet was without sin,

All:  May we approach your throne of grace with confidence, knowing you sympathize with all our weaknesses, and will grant mercy and grace to help us in our time of need.

Leader:  Because God has raised us with you on account of your sacrifice, seating us with you in the heavenlies above all powers and authorities,

All:  May we stand against the devil’s schemes, living lives worthy of your calling, being made new in the attitude of our minds.

Leader:     Because you are the promised Messiah, the creator of life, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.

All:  May we adore you, praise you, and bless you, today and throughout the coming year.

Leader:  Because you, the Root and Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star, have promised to come again soon,

All: May we all live in eager expectation of your return. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus




ASSURANCE OF PARDON                 Colossians 1:13-14

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” 


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


SCRIPTURE READING                                          John 20:1-19


*HYMN 381          Brethren, We Have Met to Worship


THE OFFERING                                                  1 Timothy 6:10

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” 


* 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 INTERCESSION                            David Johnston


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 26:14-25


SERMON                     “Betrayal”                                     John Armstrong




*HYMN 705                I Know Whom I Have Believed






*Congregation standing if able



For 2022, 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 4:


Weekly Hymn:   705 I Know Whom I Have Believed


Heidelberg Catechism


Q95 What is idolatry?


Answer: Idolatry is having or inventing something in which one trusts in place of or alongside of the only true God, who has revealed himself in the Word.


Q96 What is God’s will for us in the second commandment?


Answer: That we in no way make any image of God nor worship him in any other way than has been commanded in God’s Word.


Bible Reading:

Mon – 1/24 – Proverbs 4

Tue – 1/25 – Matthew 10-12

Wed –1/26 – Matthew 13-15

Thurs – 1/27– Matthew 16-18

Fri – 1/28– Matthew 19-21

Sat – 1/29 – Matthew 22-24

Sun – 1/30 – Psalms 13-15


A Look at Next Week:


Sermon Text:     Matthew 26:26-35


Praise Music:     Christ Our Hope In Life And Death

                            On Jordan’s Stormy Banks


Hymns:               146 Break Thou The Bread Of Life

                                528 My Faith Looks Up To Thee





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


Fellowship Luncheon—All are welcome to a fellowship lunch directly following the service today, January 23.


Prayer Meeting for the Building – Please come out and join us in prayer each Wednesday in January at 7:00PM in the Sanctuary as we pray for God’s direction and provision for our building needs.


Ushers – If you would like to participate as an usher, there will be training held this Thursday evening (1/27) at 7:00 PM and on a Saturday TBD in February.  This ministry is open to all who would like to serve and are physically able.  Please sign up in the narthex if you are interested. 


Faith Church Communication – We use email and Slack to communicate within the church.  Also, we have a directory that we try to update and publish quarterly. If you would like to be added to these, please contact Kriste Johnston our Administrative Assistant by either calling the church office number or email: kjohnston@faithreformed.org.