March 22, 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

 Fourth Sunday in Lent                  March 22, 2020

                       

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 23)

   The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

            He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

   He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

            Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

            for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

            Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

            and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

 

*Hymn           “The Lord Will Provide”                  Newton, Smith

   1. Though troubles assail me and dangers affright, Though friends should all fail and foes all unite;

   Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide, The scripture assures us the Lord will provide.

   The birds without barn or storehouse are fed from them let us learn to trust for our bread:

   His saints, what is fitting, shall ne’er be denied, So long as it’s written, the Lord will provide.

 

   2. We may, like the ships, by tempest be tossed On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost

   Though Satan enrages the wind and the tide, The promise engages, the Lord will provide.

   His call we obey, like Abram of old, Not knowing our way, but faith makes us bold;

   For though we are strangers we have a good Guide, And trust in all dangers, the Lord will provide.

 

   3. When Satan appears to stop up our path, and fills us with fears, we triumph by faith;

   He cannot take from us, though oft he has tried, This heart-cheering promise, the Lord will provide.

   He tells us we’re weak, our hope is in-vain, The good that we seek we ne’er shall obtain,

   But when such suggestions our spirits have plied, This answers all questions, the Lord will Provide.

 

   4. No strength of our own, or goodness we claim, Yet since we have known the Savior’s great Name;

   in this our strong tower for safety we hide, The Lord is our power, the Lord will provide.

   When life sinks apace and death is in view, This word of His grace shall comfort us through:

   No fearing or doubting with Christ on our side, We hope to die shouting, “The Lord will provide!”

 

*Prayer of Adoration

 

*Affirmation of Faith - The Children’s Catechism       

   What is the 6th petition?

            The 6th petition is "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."

   What does it mean to pray, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil"?

            We are asking God to keep us from being tempted and to make us strong enough

            to resist when we are tempted.

 

Prophetic Lesson                     Daniel 3:1-30 (see outline for text)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:101

   We hold back our feet from every evil way, in order to keep Your Word.

 

*Hymn #347                         “And Can it Be?                                       

 

Announcements

 

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Sermon         “Burning Fiery Furnace: A Picture of Faith”     Pastor John Uhl

                                 

Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

   Eternal and merciful God, You have loved us with a love beyond our understanding,

   and You have set us on paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake;

   yet we have strayed from Your way.

   We confess we are more apathetic than active, callous than compassionate,

   obstinate than obedient, legalistic than loving.

   You know how often we are indifferent to Your love, neglect Your Word,

   distrust Your goodness, and harbor hate for our neighbors.

   In Your deep mercy, forgive us; in Your abundant grace, renew us;

   by Your Spirit, rekindle our love for You in seeing anew Your love for us in Christ.

   It’s in His precious name we pray.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon   (1 John 1:8,9)

   If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

   If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

The Bread & The Cup  

 

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

                                                                             

*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”.

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