Resources/ Weekly Order of Worship

                                                                   Order of Worship

 

Announcements

 

Preparation for Worship

 

*Call to Worship—congregation reads bold print.

 

Great and marvelous are Your works,

   Lord God Almighty!

Just and true are Your ways,

   O King of the saints!  

Who shall not fear You, O Lord,

   and glorify Your name?

 For You alone are holy.

   For all nations shall come and worship before You.

--Revelation 15:3b-4a 

 

* “Gloria Patri” --“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.”    

 

*Opening Prayer     

 

*Hymn of Praise—"Speak, O Lord” (Insert)

 

*Responsive Reading of Creed—Apostles Creed— (Hymnal #845)

“I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.  I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into hell.  The third day He rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.” 

 

Confession of Sin

 

People: “Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;  Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.  If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?  But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.  I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.  My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning -- Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.   O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.   And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities (Psalm 130).”  Hear now our silent confessions in Jesus’ name.

 

Scriptural Assurance of Pardon

 

Hear the Good News!  “For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart -- These, O God, You will not despise.  –Psalm 51:16-17

 

Responsive Psalm Reading—Psalm 66 (Hymnal 807)

 

Pastoral Prayer (ending with a unison recitation of the Lord’s Prayer)   

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.   Amen.”    

 

Old Testament Reading—Exodus 2:1-25 () 

 

New Testament Reading—Hebrews 5:1-14 ()

 

*Psalm of Preparation— “Psalm 30” (Trinity Psalter 22) 

 

Sermon—John 6:22-29 “The Search is On” (563, 614)

 

Prayer, Tithes, and Offerings— “Psalm 51:12-19” (Trinity

Psalter 42)

 

*Hymn of Response— “Not What My Hands Have Done” (Hymnal 461)

 

*Benediction      

* --Please stand if able 

 

 

Prayer Requests

--This week’s WEPCA Missionaries:  The Kawachi Family                                        

 --Pray for our covenant children    

--Pray for our elders  

--Pray for those dealing with physical ailments

--Pray for church growth 

--Pray for Sunday school and our Sunday school teachers

--Pray for opportunities to witness 

Announcements

--The men of the church are invited to attend a breakfast fellowship to be held the first Saturday of the month.  The next one will be on Saturday, February 2, at 8 a.m. at IHOP on West 12th St. For More information see Pastor Miller. 

--Sunday School starts at 10 a.m.  We have two classes for elementary age children.  The adults will be studying Biblical Relationships.  

--We will be having a congregational prayer meeting after eh service today.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

--Our next fellowship luncheon will be held on Sunday, February 24, following the worship service.  We ask that you sing up to bring a dish to pass if able and a SignUpGenius has been started to aide with this.  If you have not received the email please let Pastor Miller know so he can add you to it.  The Church will be providing meatball subs as the main dish.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Nursery/Childcare  

--If at all possible we want families to worship together. But, at times, it may be necessary, for the orderliness and edification of the church, to utilize the nursery in the library, which is equipped with chairs and a sound system.