Order of Worship

Sunday, October 11, 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                Come People of the Risen King


*CALL TO WORSHIP                      Psalm 86:9-13, 15

Leader:  All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.

All: For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Leader: Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

All:  I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
Leader:  For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

All:…you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.


*PRAISE SONGS           Not Yet I, But Through Christ In Me

                                          The Sands Of Time Are Sinking





All: My Father, Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips, supply words that proclaim ‘Love is glorious at Calvary.’ There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on Your Son. He was made a transgressor, a curse, and sin for me. There the sword of Your justice pierced Him. There Your infinite attributes were magnified, and infinite atonement was made; There infinite punishment was due, and infinite punishment was endured. Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy. He was cast off that I might be brought in, trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend, surrendered to hell’s worst that I might attain heaven’s best. He was stripped that I might be clothed, wounded that I might be healed, thirsty that I might drink, tormented that I might be comforted, made a shame that I might inherit glory. Christ entered darkness that I might have eternal light. My Savior wept that all tears might be wiped from my eyes, groaned that I might have endless song, endured all pain that I might have unfading health. He bore a crown of thorns, that I might have a crown of glory, bowed his head that I might lift mine up, experienced reproach that I might receive welcome, closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclouded brightness, expired that I might forever live. O Father, who did not spare Your only Son that You might spare me, Help me to adore You with my lips and life. May my every breath be ecstatic praise, my every step buoyant with delight, as I see my enemies crushed, Satan baffled, defeated, destroyed, sin buried in the ocean of reconciling blood, Hell’s gates closed and Heaven’s gates open. Go forth, O conquering God, and show me the cross, mighty to subdue, comfort and save. 




ASSURANCE OF PARDON                         Psalm 130:3-4

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?  But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.”


CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)


*HYMN 353                 I Love Thy Kingdom Lord!


THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 39:6

“Surely a man goes about as a shadow!  Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!” 


Doxology: Hymnal, p. 732

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.


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                            Ken Lockridge

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                       Acts 2:37-47   


SERMON                 “On Being Christian”                    Rich Rochford


*HYMN 571              Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus!





*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 41:


Weekly Hymn:   629 What A Friend We Have in Jesus



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q81 What is forbidden in the tenth commandment? /

Answer: The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor, and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his.

  • Q82 Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? /

Answer: No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but doth daily break them in thought, word, and deed.


Bible Reading:

Mon –10/12 – 1 Kings 17, Colossians 4, Ezekiel 47, Psalms 103

Tue – 10/13 – 1 Kings 18, 1 Thessalonians 1, Ezekiel 48, Psalms 104

Wed – 10/14 – 1 Kings 19, 1 Thessalonians 2, Daniel 1, Psalms 105

Thurs – 10/15 – 1 Kings 20, 1 Thessalonians 3, Daniel 2, Psalms 106

Fri – 10/16 – 1 Kings 21, 1 Thessalonians 4, Daniel 3, Psalms 107

Sat – 10/17 – 1 Kings 22, 1 Thessalonians 5, Daniel 4, Psalms 108, 109

Sun – 10/18 – 2 Kings 1, 2 Thessalonians 1, Daniel 5, Psalms 110, 111


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Matthew 17:1-13


Praise Music:    Rejoice

                        Psalm 29


Hymns: 679 ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus

            629 What A Friend We Have in Jesus


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. We will utilize Zoom video conferencing to conduct the study.  Our next study will be Saturday, October 17that 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates October 31, November 7 and 21, December 5th, January 16 and 30th.


The study book is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/PeterLivingChristGospelCoalition/dp/143005154X/ref=sr_1_1crid=10EP6WUOWNAPW&dchild=1&keywords=i+peter+jen+wilkin&qid=1597771978&sprefix=I+Peter%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1 )


If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stalnaker (CStalnaker786@cs.com)


Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride – Moved from 10/18 to 10/25 from 2:00-6:00PM we will ride from Big Pool, MD on the Western Maryland Rail Trail to Hancock (10.5 miles one way).  We’ll rest in Hancock where you can get ice cream or a snack and then we’ll ride back to Big Pool for the trip home.  Please arrange to transport your own bike and bring money for ice cream. The Fall colors should be beautiful.  If you plan to ride or have questions, please contact Rich Rochford or John Armstrong.  If you would like to ride one way only, we can try to work out some transportation from Hancock back to Big Pool.