Resources/ Weekly Order of Worship
Preparation for Worship
*Call to Worship—Psalm 103:1-5
* “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.”
*Hymn of Praise—"Hallelujah! Thine the Glory” (Hymnal 179)
*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: “Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight -- That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities (Psalm 51:1-9).” Hear now our silent confessions in Jesus’ name.
Scriptural Assurance of Pardon
Hear the Good News! “If, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” --Romans 5:17
Responsive Psalm Reading—Psalm 74 (Hymnal 812)
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 8:20-32 (33, 35)
New Testament Reading—Hebrews 11:17-40 (634, 697)
*Psalm of Preparation— “Psalm 78:1-8” (Trinity Psalter 66)
Sermon—John 7:25-36 “Questions, Origins, and Destinations” (565, 615)
Prayer, Tithes, and Offerings— “Psalm 130” (Trinity
*Hymn of Response— “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” (Insert)
* --Please stand if able
--This week’s WEPCA Missionaries: The Knight Family
--Pray for our covenant children
--Pray for our elders
--Pray for church growth
--Pray for Sunday school and our Sunday school teachers
--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, April 6, 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 are working through church history.
--Our next congregational prayer meeting will be on Sunday, April 14, after the morning worship service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
--The church will be introducing a sound system to aid in our worship in the near future.
--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.