Resources/ Weekly Order of Worship

                                                                   Order of Worship

Announcements

 

Preparation for Worship

 

*Call to Worship—Psalm 125:1-2

 

* “Gloria Patri” --- (immediately following the Call to Worship)

“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     

 

*Psalm of Praise— “Psalm 31:17-24” (Trinity Psalter 23)

 

*Responsive reading of Westminster Shorter Catechism

 

WSC 63 Q.  Which is the fifth commandment? A. The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

 

WSC 64 Q.  What is required in the fifth commandment? A. The fifth commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the duties, belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals.  

 

WSC 65 Q.  What is forbidden in the fifth commandment? A. The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing any thing against, the honour and duty which belongeth to every one in their several places and relations.

 

Confession of Sin

 

People: “O LORD, You have searched me and known me.  You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.  You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.  For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.  Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;  and see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139:1-4, 23-24).”  Hear now our silent confessions in Jesus’ name.

Silent Confession of Sin  

 

Scriptural Assurance of Pardon

 

Minister:  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 37:23-40 (Hymnal 798)

 

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—Ecclesiastes 8:1-17 () 

 

New Testament Reading—2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 ()

 

*Hymn of Preparation— “I Love to Tell the Story” (Hymnal 478) 

 

Sermon—John 1:19-28 “Who Are You?” (560, 610)

 

Prayer, Tithes, and Offerings— “Psalm 30” (Trinity

Psalter 22)

 

Hymn— “Behold the Lamb” (Insert)

 

Lord’s Supper             **The wafers are nut and gluten free 

 

*Hymn of Response— “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood” (Hymnal 253) 

 

*Benediction      

* --Please stand if able

 

 

Prayer Requests

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

 --Pray for our covenant children    

--Pray for the persecuted church    

--Pray for those dealing with physical ailments

--Pray for church growth 

Announcements

--The next Summer Salad Series for all the ladies will be Tuesday, August 14, at 6:30 at the Miller’s house. The focus will be listening to a podcast and fellowship. Please bring a salad to share.

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

-Our next congregational prayer meeting will be Sunday, August 19, following the morning worship service.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

--Please mark you calendars for a church picnic to be held at McKean Park located in Mckean, PA on Route 99.  It will be held Sunday, September 9th, starting at 5 p.m.  Please bring a dish to pass.  If you would like more information please talk to Pastor Miller. 

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.