Order of Worship - 5/17/2020
Thank you for taking part in this time of worship. Please follow the order of service as it is listed here, from top to bottom. I hope you are richly encouraged. A special thanks to Pastor Caleb with his faithfulness to the Word and the body during these trying times.
- CALL TO WORSHIP -
- WORSHIP IN SONG -
Great God From Thee
- NEW TESTAMENT READING -
2 John 1:6
And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
- PRAYER -
Faith and the World (from the Valley of Vison)
The world is artful to entrap,
approaches in fascinating guise,
extends many a gilded bait,
presents many a charming face.
Let my faith scan every painted bauble,
and escape every bewitching snare
in a victory that overcomes all things.
In my duties give me firmness, energy, zeal,
devotion to thy cause,
courage in thy name,
love as a working grace,
and all commensurate with my trust.
Let faith stride forth in giant power,
and love respond with energy in every act.
I often mourn the absence of my beloved Lord
whose smile makes earth a paradise,
whose voice is sweetest music,
whose presence gives all graces strength.
But by unbelief I often keep him outside my door.
Let faith give entrance that he may abide
with me for ever.
Thy Word is full of promises,
flowers of sweet fragrance,
fruit of refreshing flavour
when culled by faith.
May I be made rich in its riches,
be strong in its power,
be happy in its joy,
abide in its sweetness,
feast on its preciousness,
draw vigour from its manna.
Lord, increase my faith.
- WORSHIP IN SONG -
Be Still My Soul
- OLD TESTAMENT READING-
A Psalm of David.
I will sing of steadfast love and justice;
to you, O Lord, I will make music.
I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;
I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly
I will destroy.
Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart
I will not endure.
I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
he who walks in the way that is blameless
shall minister to me.
No one who practices deceit
shall dwell in my house;
no one who utters lies
shall continue before my eyes.
Morning by morning I will destroy
all the wicked in the land,
cutting off all the evildoers
from the city of the Lord.
- SERMON -
- WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING -
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- SONG OF REFLECTION -
Is He Worthy?
- BENEDICTION -
- CHILDREN'S CHURCH -
- Memory verses: Philippians 4:4-11
- Read Acts 6:8-15 and Acts 7:54-60
- Be measured in your approach depending on the age(s) and sensitivities of your children.
- Explain that Stephen loved Jesus more than life itself.
- Do your best to help your children understand that Jesus is worthy of our entire lives. And that the love of Jesus is the greatest joy we could ever experience.
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