October 6, 2019 Worship 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

 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost                 October 06, 2019

                       

Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 99:1-5)

   The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!

            The LORD is great in Zion; He is exalted over all the peoples.

   Let them praise Your great and awesome Name! Holy is He!

            Exalt the LORD our God; worship at His footstool! Holy is He!

 

*Hymn #724                         “Lead On, O King Eternal”                                                         

 

*Prayer of Adoration

 

*Affirmation of Faith - Children’s  Catechism                  

   How is Christ your king?

            Christ rules over me, the world and Satan, and he defends me.

   Why do you need Christ as your king?

            Because I am weak and helpless.

 

Greetings

 

Gospel Lesson                            Matthew 5:10-12

   "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

   "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you

   falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they

   persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture

   At midnight we rise to praise You, because of Your righteous Rules.  - Psalm 119:62

 

*Hymn                                    “Cling to the Crucified”                                                                        Bonar, Twit

1. Cling to the Mighty One, Cling in thy grief

    Cling to the Holy One, He gives relief

    Cling to the Gracious One, Cling in thy pain

    Cling to the Faithful One, He will sustain

Chorus: Cling to the crucified, Jesus the Lamb who died

              Cling to the crucified, Jesus the King

              Cling to the crucified, Jesus the Lamb who died

              Cling to the crucified, Jesus the King

2. Cling to the Living One, Cling in thy woe

    Cling to the Loving One, Through all below

    Cling to the Pardoning One, He speaketh peace

    Cling to the Healing One, Anguish will cease

3. Cling to the Bleeding One, Cling to His side

    Cling to the Rising One, In Him abide

    Cling to the Coming One, Hope shall arise

    Cling to the Reigning One, Joy lights thine eyes

 

Announcements

 

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving  

            Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him, all creatures here below.

            Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.                

  

Sermon         “The Kingdom of Heaven: Christians are Persecuted”                               John W. Uhl, Pastor

 

The Bread & The Cup  

 

Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

   Eternal and Almighty Father, You are holy, holy, holy,

   and the whole earth is full of Your glory.

   Bowing before You, we humbly confess that we are full of sin

   and unworthy to stand in Your presence.

   We have lost our way by following the ways of the world

   and by abandoning Your way of mercy, justice, and truth.

   We are a people of unclean lips,

   lips that do not praise You nor honor You as we should.

   We lie and we assault others with our speech instead of building them up.

   We have taken Your name in vain. Our hearts are dull to Your Word.

   We are slow to obey and indifferent to Your commands.

   Our ears are often closed off to the truth, and we refuse to listen to Your indwelling Spirit.

   Forgive all our sins, we pray, on account of Christ our Savior.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon  (Romans 5:12,15)

   Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin,

   and so death spread to all men because all sinned...

            ...much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift

            of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

 

*Hymn                                   “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”                             Williams, Casella

1. Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land.

    I am weak, but Thou art mighty; Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

    Bread of heaven, Feed me now and evermore;

    Bread of heaven, Feed me now and evermore.

2. Open now the crystal fountain, Whence the healing waters flow;

    Let the fire and cloudy pillar Lead me all my journey through.

    Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

    Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

3. When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fears subside;

    Death of death, and hell's destruction, Land me safe on Canaan's side.

    Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee; Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.

Ending

    Land me safe on Canaan's side

    Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears

    Land me safe on Canaan's side

    Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears, goodbye

 

*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 have interest or questions about the day’s sermon, join Pastor John at the couches for a short Q&A with others.

 

Church Staff - Mrs. Shirley Madary, Office Manager * office@gcpcingram.org; Rev. Dr. John W. Uhl, Pastor * pastor@gcpcingram.org

 

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

 

Giving - Make any checks to “IEPC” until our name-change is official with the State of Texas. Thanks!

 

 

EVENTS:

 

 

 

ELDERS – remember the Stated Session meeting is Tuesday, the 8th, at 6 pm. 

 

 

3RD SUNDAY LUNCHEON – IS ON THE 20TH;  start thinking about what yummy food you wish to share! 😊

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