MARCH 15, 2020
The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church
9:30 a.m., March 15, 2020
Call to Worship: Psalm 100:1-5 (NRSV)
Kris Stith, Ruling Elder Faith Presbyterian
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who makes us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter the gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Hymn Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
God of grace, You have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you, and voices to sing your praise. Fill us with your Spirit, that we may celebrate your glory and worship you in spirit and truth through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
Apostle’s Creed – Unison
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Welcome to Faith Presbyterian Church, Introduction of Commission and Giving of Gifts
Don Gentry, Chair of Pastor Search Committee and Ruling Elder of Faith Presbyterian
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1-9 (NRSV)
Dan Hooker, Ruling Elder Ward Church, Northville MI
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.
3 And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory."
4 The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke.
5 And I said: "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!"
6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.
7 The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: "Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out."
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!"
9 And he said, "Go and say to this people: "Keep listening, but do not comprehend; keep looking, but do not understand.'
Lector: “This is the Word of the Lord.”
Congregation: “Thanks be to God for His Word.”
Anthem Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God Getty/Townend
Holy Spirit, living Breath of God,
Breathe new life into my willing soul
Bring the presence of the risen Lord
To renew my heart and make me whole.
Cause your Word to come alive in me;
Give me faith for what I cannot see.
Give me passion for your purity;
Holy Spirit, breathe new life in me.
Holy Spirit, come abide within;
May your joy be seen in all I do.
Love enough to cover every sin
In each thought and deed and attitude.
Kindness to the greatest and the least;
Gentleness that sows the path of peace.
Turn my striving into works of grace.
Breath of God, show Christ in all I do.
Holy Spirit, from creation's birth,
Giving life to all that God has made,
Show your power once again on earth,
Cause your church to hunger for your ways.
Let the fragrance of our prayers arise;
Lead us on the road of sacrifice,
That in unity the face of Christ
Will be clear for all the world to see.
Holy Spirit, breathe new life in me.
Gathering of Tithes and Offering
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below.
Praise him above, you heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Prayer of Dedication Pastor Emeritus David L. Horner
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-20, 27-31 (NRSV)
12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot would say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear would say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many members, yet one body.
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
Sermon “Parts” Pastor Emeritus David L. Horner