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JANUARY 28, 2024

The Order for the Worship of God

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Let the first tone of the organ be a call to quiet meditation in which all may become aware of God’s presence, and lift up a prayer for yourself and for Faith Church.

Bulletin - January 28, 2024: Text

Hymn Sing     Gray Psalter Hymnal

     Insert     Arise, My Soul, Arise, vs 1, 2, 5

     # 462     Amazing Grace, vs 1, 4, 5

     # 237     We Praise You, O God, vs 1, 3

Call to Worship 

Hymn     # 6     Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee          (Supplemental Hymnal)

Confession of Sin 

Assurance of Pardon 

The Lord, the Lord, [is] a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. 

— Exodus 34:6-7a    

Psalter     Psalm 111     (NRSVUE)          Gordon MacLeod

1Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

2Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.

3Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.

4He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful.

5He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.

6He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.

7The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

8They are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.

9He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name.

10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.

Prayer for Illumination                                                          

Old Testament Reading     Amos 9:11-15

       11On that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, 12in order that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name, says the Lord who does this.

       13The time is surely coming, says the Lord, when the one who plows shall catch up with the one who reaps and the treader of grapes with the one who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. 14I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit. 15I will plant them upon their land, and they shall never again be plucked up out of the land that I have given them, says the Lord your God.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Choral Anthem     Ever Faithful, Ever Sure

Praise, O praise our God and King

Hymns of adoration sing

For his mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure

Praise him that he made the sun

Day by day, his course to run

For his mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure

And the silver moon by night

Shining with her gentle light

For his mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure

Praise him that he gave the rain

To bring forth the golden grain

For his mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure

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

Glory to our bounteous King

Glory let creation sing

For his mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure

Children’s Sermon 

Hymn     Insert     O Wondrous Love

New Testament Reading     John 4:27-42

       27Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are you speaking with her?” 28Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, 29“Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?” 30They left the city and were on their way to him.

       31Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33So the disciples said to one another, “Surely no one has brought him something to eat?” 34Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. 35Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. 36The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 37For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

       39Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41And many more believed because of his word. 42They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world.”

Sermon           Pastor Andrew Winter

Bulletin - January 28, 2024: Text

Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings

      Response     # 638     The Doxology          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

      Prayer of Dedication

Joys and Concerns

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

In La Paz, Bolivia, Greg and Faith Hurst focus on discipleship through family-based ministry and church planting.

Hymn     # 543     Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Postlude     Praise to the Lord, The Almighty          setting Paul Manz

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!

O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!

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