March 14, 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

 Fourth Sunday in Lent                   March 14, 2021                

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 30:9,10,4,5)

    What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?

            Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me! O LORD, be my helper!

   Sing praises to the LORD, O you His saints, and give thanks to His Holy Name.

            For His anger is but for a moment, And His favor is for a lifetime.

            Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. 

 

*Hymn #705                    “It is Well with My Soul”

                                   

*Profession of Faith - Westminster Shorter Catechism Q? 45,46,47

   Which is the first commandment?

            Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

   What is required in the first commandment?

            To know and acknowledge God to be the only true God,

            and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.

   What is forbidden in the first commandment?

            The denying, or not worshiping and glorifying, the true God as God, and our God;

            and the giving of that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone.

 

Epistolary Lesson                        Ephesians 3:7-9                                                      (page 977 in pew Bible)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:155,156

   Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek Your Statutes.

            Great is Your mercy, O LORD; Give us life according to Your Rules.

 

*Hymn #11                      “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”                                 

                           

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Sermon                                 “Jesus is God’s Mystery”                                              Pastor John W. Uhl

 

*Hymn #87                     “Fairest Lord Jesus”

 

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 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 hope,

   the truth of God, and the life of love, now and always.

   We pray in His matchless name.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon (Psalm 30:11,12)

   You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;

            You have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

   That my glory may sing Your praise and not be silent.

            O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

 

The Bread & The Cup 

 

Communion Meditation “By Thy Mercy” (O Deliver Us, Good Lord)

1. Jesus, Lord of life and glory, Bend from heaven thy gracious ear;

    While our waiting souls adore thee, Friend of helpless sinners, hear:

2. From the depth of nature's blindness, From the hardening power of sin,

    From all malice and unkindness, From the pride that lurks within,

Refrain: By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord

             By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord.

3. When temptation sorely presses, In the day of Satan's power,

    In our times of deep distresses, In each dark and trying hour.

4. When the world around is smiling, In the time of wealth and ease,

    Earthly joys our hearts beguiling, In the day of health and peace. (Refrain)

5. In the weary hours of sickness, In the times of grief and pain,

    When we feel our mortal weakness, When all human help is vain.

6. In the solemn hour of dying, In the awful judgment day,

    May our souls, on thee relying, Find thee still our Rock and Stay. (Refrain)

                                                                                                                       

*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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