Week 43, 2021

Order of Worship

Sunday, October 24, 2021

 

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                             

                                                                                         

*HYMN OF PRAISE            Eternal Weight of Glory

 

*Call To Worship                                                                             Psalm 118:26-29

Leader: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!  We bless you from the house of the LORD.
All: The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us.  Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!

Leader: You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you.
All: Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

 

*PRAISE SONGS      Christ Is Mine Forevermore

                                                    Psalm 126

 

*INVOCATION

 

CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION

All: Almighty God, gracious Father, we confess that we are not worthy of your presence, but we look now to the Lamb of God, who takes away our sin. Through him we would now come near to you, listening to your voice, trusting in your love, delighting in your Word, and leaning on your arm. We joyfully beg to see your face.  Now cleanse our minds of all error and our hearts of all idols, that we may shine in the world with the radiant light of your Spirit and your character. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

SILENT CONFESSION

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                                                1 John 1:8-9

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 

 

CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)

 

SCRIPTURE READING                                                                        John 12:1-26

 

*HYMN 307           Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

 

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.

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                                                 Steve Tuel

 

SCRIPTURE TEXT                                                                          Matthew 24:36-51        

 

SERMON                   “As Were The Days of Noah”                            John Armstrong

 

*HYMN 348               Jesus With Thy Church Abide

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE                                                                                  Christine Kiewit                       

 

*Congregation standing if able
 
 

For 2021, 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 43:

 

Weekly Hymn:   348 Jesus, With Thy Church Abide

                   https://youtu.be/fiyEzCS-F9w

Heidelberg Catechism–

Q69How does holy baptism remind and assure you that Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross benefits you personally?

Answer: In this way: Christ instituted this outward washing and with it promised that, as surely as water washes away the dirt from the body, so certainly his blood and his Spirit wash away my soul’s impurity, that is, all my sins.

Q70 What does it mean
to be washed with Christ’s blood and Spirit?

Answer: To be washed with Christ’s blood means that God, by grace, has forgiven our sins because of Christ’s blood
poured out for us in his sacrifice on the cross. To be washed with Christ’s Spirit means that the Holy Spirit has renewed and sanctified us to be members of Christ, so that more and more we become dead to sin and live holy and blameless lives.

 

Bible Reading:

Mon – 10/24 – Jerimiah 41-44

Tue – 10/25 – Jerimiah 45-48

Wed – 10/26 – Jerimiah 49-52

Thurs – 10/27– Hebrews 1-3

Fri – 10/28– Hebrews 4-6

Sat – 10/29 – Psalms 123-125

Sun – 10/30 – Song of Songs 1

 

A Look at Next Week:

 

Sermon Text:  Mathew 25: 1-13

Praise Music:     Come People of The Risen King

                            Beams Of Heaven

Hymns:               92 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

                              320 Rejoice, All Ye Believers

 

 Bulletin Announcements and Calendar Events—Please direct all bulletin announcements and events to be put on the church’s calendar to our Church Administrative Assistant, Kriste Johnston (kjohnston@faithreformed.org). Bulletin announcements must be submitted no later than noon on Wednesdays.
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

TRUNK-AND-TREAT— This Saturday, October 30 from 5PM – 6:30PM in the parking lot. Set-up at 4:30. Decorate your car. Set up games. Bring your children and invite your neighbors. No scary costumes/decorations please. Plan for a light dinner afterwards. Please sign up in the Narthex!

 

Fellowship Luncheon— Lunch will be served after the worship service next week, October 31. Please plan to attend. There is no need to bring anything unless you have an overwhelming desire to do so.

 

Volunteer to help Afghanistan refugees:  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) needs volunteers in the DC metro area to help with apartment set-up.  As refugees get settled in housing, they need help with the necessities (kitchen supplies, stock pantry, linens and towels, clothing, baby supplies and toys, etc.).  Faith Church would like to register a group to support this effort.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Kathryn Stephens (stephens.ka@icloud or 703-864-8026) ASAP and she will register the group and provide additional information.

ALWAYS READY YOUTH CONFERENCE (Ligonier) – Saturday, November 6th, the Youth Group will leave the church at 7:00AM for a day trip to Lancaster, PA for the conference.  The cost of registration is covered (lunch is provided).  All youth ages 12-18 are welcome to come. Please sign up in the Narthex or contact John Armstrong or Melissa Soe. Permission slips will be required. They should return around 6:00PM.