FEBRUARY 16, 2020
The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church
Prelude Ciacona in D
Welcome and Greeting
Call to Worship
Hymn Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Psalter: Psalm 133 (NRSV) (read responsively) Kris Stith
1How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
2It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.
3It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore.
Prayer for Illumination Kris Stith
First Lesson: Isaiah 1:1-4 (NRSV) Kris Stith
The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. 3The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, my people do not understand. 4Ah, sinful nation, people laden with iniquity, offspring who do evil, children who deal corruptly, who have forsaken the Lord, who have despised the Holy One of Israel, who are utterly estranged!
Lector: “This is the Word of the Lord.”
Congregation: “Thanks be to God for His Word.”
Anthem This is My Father’s World
Hymn Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
Second Lesson: Matthew 12:46-50(NRSV)
46While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” 48But to the one who had told him this, Jesus replied, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49And pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Sermon “Christian Family Ties” Rev. Paul Kuhn