Order of Worship

Sunday, October 18, 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)


PRELUDE                     Glory Be To God The Father


*HYMN 302                  Come Christians Join To Sing


*CALL TO WORSHIP                      Psalm 89:5-8, 14-16

Leader: Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? Who among the heavenly being is like the Lord… 

All:…a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him? O LordGod of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you? Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Leader: Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, 

All: who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.


*PRAISE SONGS                              Rejoice!

                                                            Psalm 29





All:  O Lord, I am your clay. You are my potter and skilled master. Because you pronounce me a sinner, I accept your word.  I sincerely acknowledge and confess the godless condition which shows itself in my flesh and my entire nature.  I do so that you may be glorified and I humiliated. As with all others, I am sin and death; you are life and righteousness.  Together with all people I am the worst evil; you are and remain the highest good.  I acknowledge and confess all this.  I am led to this confession not by my reason, which would rather cover up and disguise this godless condition, but through your law and promises, I want your honor to stay and increase.  Lord, I am your sin; you are my righteousness.  Therefore I am glad and have victory without fear.  For my sin cannot outweigh or overpower your righteousness.  Neither will your righteousness permit me to be or remain a sinner. Your Spirit, O Lord, must make and keep me alive. Blessed are you, O faithful God, my merciful Redeemer.  In you alone do I trust.  In Jesus’ name, Amen. 




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)


*HYMN 679             Tis’ So Sweet To Trust In Jesus!


THE OFFERING                                            Psalm 37:21

“The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives….”

OFFERTORY                All Things Bright and Beautiful                             

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                                      Warren Paire


SCRIPTURE TEXT                                             Matthew 17:14-21   


SERMON                 “Mustard Seed Faith”              John Armstrong


*HYMN 629           What A Friend We Have In 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 42:


Weekly Hymn:   251 Beneath the Cross of Jesus



Shorter Catechism–

  • Q83 Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? /

Answer: Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.

  • Q84 What doth every sin deserve? /

Answer: Every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come.


Bible Reading:

Mon –10/19 – 2 Kings 2, 2 Thessalonians 2, Daniel 6, Psalms 112, 113

Tue – 10/20 – 2 Kings 3, 2 Thessalonians 3, Daniel 7, Psalms 114, 115

Wed – 10/21 – 2 Kings 4, 1 Timothy 1, Daniel 8, Psalms 116

Thurs – 10/22 – 2 Kings 5, 1 Timothy 2, Daniel 9, Psalms 117, 118

Fri – 10/23 – 2 Kings 6, 1 Timothy 3, Daniel 10, Psalms 119:1-24

Sat – 10/24 – 2 Kings 7, 1 Timothy 4, Daniel 11, Psalms 119:25-48

Sun – 10/25 – 2 Kings 8, 1 Timothy 5, Daniel 12, Psalms 119:49-72


A Look at Next Week


Sermon Text: Matthew 17:22-27


Praise Music:    Our Redeemer

                        Oh to See the Dawn


Hymns: 457 Come thou Fount of Every Blessing

            251 Beneath the Cross of 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 31st at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates 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 – Rescheduled 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.


Pray for Frederick – Monday Oct 19 is the day that Faith covers for the Crossed Bridges prayer canopy. Please consider signing up for a half hour block of prayer at


There are hard copies of the sign-up sheet and the prayer priorities at the table in the foyer.