March 07, 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 in Lent                   March 07, 2021                   

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 29:1,2,10,11)

   Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,

            Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

   Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name;

            Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

   The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;

            The LORD sits enthroned as king forever.

   May the LORD give strength to His people!

            May the LORD bless His people with peace!

 

*Hymn #21                      “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

                                   

*Profession of Faith - Westminster Shorter Catechism Q? 43, 44

   What is the preface to the Ten Commandments?

            “I am the LORD thy God,

            which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt,

            out of the house of bondage.”

   What doth the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us?

            That because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer,

            therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments.

 

Epistolary Lesson                        Ephesians 3:1-6                                                   (page 977 in pew Bible)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:153,154

   Look on our affliction and deliver us,

            For we do not forget Your Law.

   Plead our cause and redeem us;

            Give us life according to Your Promise!

 

*Hymn #104                             “O Worship the King”                               

                           

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Sermon                     “The Mystery that Landed Paul in Jail”                                  Pastor John W. Uhl

 

*Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”                                                                             C. Wesley, Twit

1. Love divine, all loves excelling Joy of heaven, to earth come down

    Fix in us thy humble dwelling  All Thy faithful mercies crown

    Jesus, Thou art all compassion  Pure, unbounded love Thou art

    Visit us with thy salvation  Enter every trembling, every trembling heart

2. Breathe, oh, breathe Thy loving Spirit  Into every troubled breast

    Let us all in Thee inherit  Let us find the promised rest

    Take away the love of sinning  Alpha and Omega be

    End of faith, as its beginning  Set our hearts at liberty, at liberty

 

3. Come, Almighty, to deliver  Let us all Thy life receive

    Suddenly return, and never  Nevermore Thy temples leave

    Thee we would be always blessing  Serve Thee as Thy hosts above

    Pray and praise Thee without ceasing  Glory in Thy perfect, in Thy perfect love

4. Finish, then, Thy new creation  Pure and spotless let us be 

    Let us see Thy great salvation  Perfectly restored in Thee

    Changed from glory into glory  Til in heaven we take our place

    Til we cast our crowns before Thee  Lost in wonder, love, in wonder, love and praise

 OUTRO:  Wonder, love and praise (2X)

 

Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

  Loving Father, who sent Your Son to seek and to save the lost,

  to deliver captives, to give rest to the weary, and to heal the hurting:

  we confess that we have lost our way.

  Forgive our wayward and willful disobedience.

  Forgive us for every thought, word, or deed

  that has brought hurt to others,

  harmed ourselves, or dishonored Your name.

  Grace us with Your Holy Spirit,

  and lead us once again in the way that leads to life.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon (Psalm 103:11-14)

   For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

            So great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him;

   As far as the east is from the west,

            So far does He remove our transgressions from us.

   As a father shows compassion to his children,

            So the LORD shows compassion to those who fear Him.

   For He knows our frame;

            He remembers that we are dust.

 

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

 

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