March 28, 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

 Palm Sunday                   March 28, 2021                      

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 118:24-29; 22,23)

     This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

            Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!

    Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the LORD! We bless you from the House of the LORD.

            The LORD is God, and He has made His Light to shine upon us.

            Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!

    You are my God, and I will give thanks to You; You are my God; I will extol you.

            Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!

    The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

            This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

 

*Hymn #300                    “All Glory, Laud and Honor”

 

                                   

*Profession of Faith - Westminster Shorter Catechism Q? 53,54,55,56

   Which is the third commandment?

            Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain:

            for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

 

   What is required in the third commandment?

            ...the holy and reverent use of God's names, titles, attributes, ordinances,Word, and works.

 

   What is forbidden in the third commandment?

            ...all profaning or abusing of anything whereby God maketh himself known.

 

   What is the reason annexed to the third commandment?

            ...that however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men,

            yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment.

 

 

Gospel Lesson                              John 12:12-19                                                         (page 899 in pew Bible)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:159

   Consider how we love your precepts!

            Give us life according to Your steadfast love.

 

*Hymn #297                             “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

 

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

 

Sermon                                 “Jesus, Messiah - Idol Slayer”                             Pastor John W. Uhl

 

*Hymn #653          “Whiter than Snow”                        

 

Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

  O humble King of Glory, we confess that our praise of Your majesty has too often been faint

   The zeal of Your worshipers long-ago rebukes our apathy and indifference.

   Forgive us our zeal for making our name’s great,

   robbing You of Your due in honor and glory.

   Pardon us for resisting Your kingship.

   For our treason, You died.

   For our restoration, You rose.

   Now, transform us by the Holy Spirit and the Word.

   So that we may become Your loyal and devoted servants.

   We pray this in Your blessed Name.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon (Psalm 118:19-21)

    Open to me the gates of righteousness,

            that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.

    This is the gate of the LORD;

            the righteous shall enter through it.

    I thank you that you have answered me

            and have become my salvation.

 

                                                                        ~“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.” John 10:9~

 

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

 

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

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