March 08, 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 

ORDER FOR THE PUBLIC WORSHIP of GOD

 Second Sunday in Lent                  March 08, 2020

                       

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 121:1,2,4,5,7,8)

     I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

            My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

   Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

            The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.

   The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

            The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

 

*Hymn #686                                     “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”                                                           

 

*Prayer of Adoration

 

*Affirmation of Faith - The Children’s Catechism       

   What is the 4th petition of the Lord’s Prayer?

            "Give us this day our daily bread."

   What does it mean to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread"?

            We are asking God to provide us with all that we really need.

 

Prophetic Lesson                     Daniel 2:31-45 (see outline for text)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:99

   We have more understanding than all our teachers, for Your testimonies are our meditation.

 

*Hymn #89                            “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee                                         

 

Announcements

 

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Greetings

 

Sermon         “God’s Kingdom is the Last One Standing”              Pastor John Uhl

                                 

Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

   Faithful Covenant God, we confess we have been a faithless people.

   We seek Your salvation, then act like we save ourselves.

   We beg Your forgiveness, then repeat our errors.

   We experience Your grace, then act defeated.

   We know the power of Jesus’ resurrection, then wallow in darkness and death.

   We have become confused and misguided.

   Forgive our every defection.

   Bring us to an unbroken commitment and a steady trust, through Jesus Christ, who is the way of life.

   We pray in His matchless name. Amen.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon   (Romans 8:1)

   There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus .

 

The Bread & The Cup  

 

*Hymn #244                         “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” vs. 1,2                                                                      

*Benediction

 

*Congregational Response                    Three-fold Amen                         

 

Postlude

    

 

 

*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

 

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

 

 

REMINDER:

 

ELDERS:  The stated Session meeting is on Tuesday, March 10th at 6 pm. 

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