May 2, 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

 Fifth Sunday of Easter                   May 02, 2021                     

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 36:5,6,10)

   Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds.

            Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;

            Your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast You save, O LORD.

  Oh, continue Your steadfast love to those who know You,

            And Your righteousness to the upright of heart!

 

*Hymn #139                    “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

 

*Profession of Faith - THE APOSTLES’ CREED

   I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,

   And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;

   who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,

   suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;

   He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead;

   He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

   from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

   I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church;

   the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;

   the resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting. Amen. 

 

Gospel Lesson                        Matthew 5:1-48                                                     (pages 809-810)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture (Psalm 119:163)

                I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love Your Law.

 

*Hymn #347                    “And Can It Be”                                                                        

                  

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Sermon                                 “Behind the Sermon on the Mount”                             Rev. Ray Tear preaching

 

*Hymn #92                               “O How I Love Jesus”                     

 

Corporate Confession of Sins

  God, our heavenly Father, You raised Jesus from death to life

   and crowned Him Lord of all.

   Yet, we confess that we regularly enthrone ourselves as king.

   Forgive our rebel hearts and treasonous ways,

   for we are those who regularly set our minds on earthly things instead of the things of Christ.

   May Your Spirit lead us once again to boast in the cross

   so that we might possess a sincere, pure,

   and undistracted devotion to our Lord.

   For we pray in the name of the One

   who possesses all authority in heaven and on earth, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Individual Confession of Sins

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon (Psalm 36:1,2,7,9)

   Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart;

            There is no fear of God before his eyes.

   For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. 

            How precious is Your steadfast love, O God!

   The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

            For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.

 

The Bread & The Cup 

                                                                                                                       

*Benediction

 

*Congregational Response               “Three-fold Amen”

 

 

*You are invited to Stand when prompted.

 

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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