Order of Worship
Sunday, November 15, 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 370 Revive Thy Work, O Lord
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 96:1-3
Leader: Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
All: sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Leader: Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
All: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
*PRAISE SONGS Creation Sings
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
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 heavens 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 Luke 18:13-14
“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
CONSECRATION (We Surrender Our Lives to Christ)
*HYMN 85 The Lord, Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)
THE OFFERING Proverbs 11:24
“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.”
THE OFFERTORY “Bringer of Light” Kathy Powell Faith Choir
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 Charlie Van Meter
SCRIPTURE TEXT Matthew 18:21-35
SERMON “The Unforgiving Servant” John Armstrong
*HYMN 521 My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
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: 98 Now Thank We All Our God
- Q91 How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? /
Answer: The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that doth administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them.
- Q92 What is a sacrament? /
Answer: A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Christ; wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.
Mon –11/16 – 1 Chronicles 11, 12, Hebrews 13, Amos 7, Luke 2
Tue – 11/17 – 1 Chronicles 13, 14, James 1, Amos 8, Luke 3
Wed – 11/18 – 1 Chronicles 15, James 2, Amos 9, Luke 4
Thurs – 11/19 – 1 Chronicles 16, James 3, Obadiah 1, Luke 5
Fri – 11/20 – 1 Chronicles 17, James 4, Jonah 1, Luke 6
Sat – 11/21 – 1 Chronicles 18, James 5, Jonah 2, Luke 7
Sun – 11/22 – 1 Chronicles 19, 20, 1 Peter 1, Jonah 3, Luke 8
A Look at Next Week
Sermon Text: Philippians 4:4-7
Praise Music: How Great Is Your Faithfulness
Glory Be to God the Father
Hymns: 465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord
98 Now Thank We All Our God
Hearing assistance and large print pew Bibles are available during the worship service. Please contact an usher for assistance.
Day of Prayer Sign Up – Join with Crossed Bridges to pray for Frederick County on Monday, November 16th. Sign up in the Narthex for a time slot. Copies of Prayer Priorities available in the Narthex. See Rachel Hale for more info.
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, November 21st at 9:00 am and will continue to meet on the following dates 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).
New Meal Ministry Coordinators – Monica Paire has stepped down as coordinator of Faith’s Meal Ministry. The new team is Maria Rochford, Anna Newman, and Ellen Nicodemus. Please contact them via email, text, phone, or Slack with any meal requests or questions. And please join us in thanking Monica for her many years of faithful service to this ministry.
Joint Thanksgiving Eve Service – Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM we will meet together with the congregations of Good News ARP and New Hope OPC at: 5305 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD. This will be a service of praise and thanksgiving. Masks will be required.
Holiday Donation Opportunities – Faith Church is supporting two donation opportunities this holiday season, one for Bethany Tuel (Homeless Outreach Program) and one for Maria Rochford (Genesis Healthcare). Collections will continue through the end of December. Please place your donations in the appropriately marked box in the narthex.
1) Homeless Outreach Program: In need of items for men and women: winter coats, winter boots, socks, underwear (boxers, size medium and up), gloves, hats, scarves, sneakers, combs/brushes, razors, pre-packaged snacks (chips, crackers, granola bars, etc.), jeans. Underwear, hygiene products, and food should be new; everything else can be gently used. Contact Bethany for more info: 240-405-9549.
2) Genesis Healthcare (nursing home facility): In need of: large print books, magazines, word search and puzzle books, bingo prizes (crocheted blankets, shawls, pens, cute pads of paper, hand cream, lip balm), and simple craft kits. No glass or candles. Contact Maria for more info: 240-439-1218.