January 24, 2021 Worship Service Bulletin

 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Campus: 101 Webb Ave West, Ingram, TX

Mail: P.O. Box 629  Ingram, TX  78025

Office: (830) 367-5672 

ORDER FOR THE PUBLIC WORSHIP of GOD

 Third Sunday after the Epiphany                   January 24, 2020                 

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 2:1-6)

   Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?

            The kings of the earth set themselves,

            and the rulers take counsel together,

            against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,

            "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us."

   He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

            Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,

            "As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."

 

*Hymn #45                      “Crown Him with Many Crowns                                                    

 

*Profession of Faith - Westminster Shorter Catechism Q? 36

   What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?               

            The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow

            from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are,      

            assurance of God's love, peace of conscience,

          joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace,

          and perseverance therein to the end.

 

Epistolary Lesson                        Ephesians 2:4-7                                                      (page 976 in pew Bible)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:148

   Our eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that we may meditate on Your Promise. 

 

*Hymn #347                    “And Can it Be?”                                       

                           

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Sermon                     “Why Do We Need Jesus? (Part 2)”                              Pastor John W. Uhl

 

*Hymn                  “God Be Merciful to Me”                      

1. God, be merciful to me; On Thy grace I rest my plea

    Plenteous in compassion Thou, Blot out my transgressions now;

    Wash me, make me pure within; Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.

2. My transgressions I confess; Grief and guilt my soul oppress.

    I have sinned against Thy grace, And provoked Thee to Thy face.

    I confess Thy judgment just; Speechless, I Thy mercy trust.

3. I am evil, born in sin; Thou desirest truth within.

    Thou alone my Savior art, Teach Thy wisdom to my heart;

    Make me pure, Thy grace bestow, Wash me whiter than the snow.

4. Broken, humbled to the dust By Thy wrath and judgment just,

    Let my contrite heart rejoice, And in gladness hear Thy voice;

    From my sins O hide Thy face, Blot them out in boundless grace. (Over)

5. Gracious God, my heart renew, Make my spirit right and true.

    Cast me not away from Thee, Let Thy Spirit dwell in me;

    Thy salvation's joy impart, Steadfast make my willing heart.

6. Sinners then shall learn from me, And return, O God, to Thee

    Savior all my guilt remove, And my tongue shall sing Thy love

    Touch my silent lips, O Lord, And my mouth shall praise accord             

                                                              

Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

  Gracious heavenly Father, You have shown us the way of life

   through Your Son, Jesus Christ.

   We confess with grieving hearts

   our slowness to learn of Him,

   our reluctance to take up the cross,

   and our failure to follow Him.

   Pardon us for the poverty of our worship,

   our neglect of fellowship and the means of grace,

   our hesitating witness for Christ,

   our evasion of Your great call to sacrificially serve others,

   and our imperfect stewardship of Your gifts.

   Have mercy upon us and forgive us for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon (1 John 4:9,10)

    In this the love of God was made manifest among us,

            that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.

    In this is love, not that we have loved God

            but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

The Bread & The Cup 

                                                                                                           

*Benediction with Congregational Response             Three-fold Amen

 

*You are invited to Stand when prompted by Pastor John.

 

 

 

 

New Guests - We are so glad to have the privilege of worshiping the Lord with you. Please fill out one of our “Guest Cards” found on the table in the Narthex. This will help us in responding to any of your questions or needs. You can place them in the offertory plate or hand it to our pastor.

 

The Lord’s Supper - We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday at Grace Covenant. All who trust in Jesus and Him alone for their salvation are invited to partake. Our custom is to distribute the elements processing forward by rows. After all are served, we then take the elements together. If you have a non-communing child, please bring them forward with you so Pastor John may pray for them. If you believe your child is ready to take Communion, please ask our Pastor about the process. 

 

Cry Room - This special room is located in the back of the sanctuary should you have need. It is well appointed with the option to clearly hear the service.

 

Staff - Shirley Madary, Office Manager * office@gcpcingram.org; John W. Uhl, Pastor * pastor@gcpcingram.org

 

Web-Site - please visit at “gcpcingram.org”

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