January 26, 2020 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 


 Third Sunday after Epiphany                  January 26, 2020


Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 1)

    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,

            Nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

   But his delight is in the Law of the LORD,

            And on His Law he meditates day and night.

   He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.

            In all that he does, he prospers.

   The wicked are not so,

            But are like chaff that the wind drives away.

   Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

            For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.


*Hymn                       “My Lord, I Did Not Choose You” (attachment)         Condor, Smith               

   Chorus: My Lord I did not choose You For that could never be

   My heart would still refuse You Had You not chosen me


   You took the sin that stained me Cleansed me, made me new

   Of old, You have ordained me That I should live in You


   Unless Your grace had called me And taught my opening mind

   The world would have enthralled me To heavenly glories blind


   My heart knows none above You For Your rich grace I thirst

   I know that if I love You You must have loved me first


*Prayer of Adoration


*Affirmation of Faith - The Children’s Catechism       

   What is the 10th Commandment?  

            "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,

            nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey,

            nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

   What does it teach you? To be content with whatever God chooses to give me.


Gospel Lesson                            Matthew 7:15-20 (ESV)                                   


Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:88

   In Your steadfast love give us life, that we may keep the testimonies of Your mouth. 


Hymn #87                             “Fairest Lord Jesus”                     Crusader’s Hymn


Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

   Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him, all creatures here below.

    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.                              



Sermon                     “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”                              Pastor John Uhl


Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually


Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon  (Ephesians 1:7,8)

   In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,

   according to the riches of his grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight.


The Bread & The Cup  


Hymn                         “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Attached)                Williams, Casella

   1. Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land.

       I am weak, but Thou art mighty; Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

       Bread of heaven, Feed me now and evermore;

       Bread of heaven, Feed me now and evermore.

   2. Open now the crystal fountain, Whence the healing waters flow;

       Let the fire and cloudy pillar Lead me all my journey through.

       Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

       Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

   3. When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fears subside;

       Death of death, and hell's destruction, Land me safe on Canaan's side.

      Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee; Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.


       Land me safe on Canaan's side Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears

       Land me safe on Canaan's side Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears, goodbye                                                                                      



*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.


Ingram Extra - Join us after service in the Fellowship Hall for refreshment. If you would like, Pastor John will lead a small discussion at the couches in the FH. Our theme topic this Spring is Personal Eschatology.


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


Website:  Please visit at   “gcpcingram.org”



Upcoming Events:

February 4th, Tuesday:  At 6 pm, the Women of the church will meet at Shannon Andrew’s residence which is at Brookdale (Independent Living), 135 Plaza Drive, Apt. 320, in Kerrville.  We will have a fun time getting to know one another better, as well as hearing about “the importance of movement (whether we are young or mature) and the need for good hydration (even in the Winter months)”.   If you need a ride, please let Shirley (830-459-7376) orLydia (504-289-2223) know.   Mark your calendar--- this  promises to be a good time--  especially since we get to see Ms. Shannon!

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