MAY 8, 2022

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.

 

Hymn Sing 


     Gray Psalter Hymnal

     # 461     Beautiful Savior, vs. 1, 2, 4     


     Supplemental Hymnal

     #   27     What a Friend We Have in Jesus

     #   14     Be Thou My Vision, vs. 1, 4



Call to Worship


In the midst of the congregation I will praise you.

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, 

   and give thanks to God’s holy name!


I will extol you, my God and King, 

     and bless your name forever and ever. 

     Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;

     God’s greatness is unsearchable.


–Psalm 22:22; 97:12; 145:1, 3 (NRSV)



Hymn     # 428     O Worship the King          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Psalter:     Psalm 23     (NRSV)          Donna Lofgren


1The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

2He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;

3he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

4Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.

5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.



Prayer for Illumination                                                     

  

New Testament Reading     2 Peter 2:4-10


       4For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of deepest darkness to be kept until the judgment; 5and if he did not spare the ancient world, even though he saved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood on a world of the ungodly; 6and if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned  them to extinction and made them an example of what is coming to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man greatly distressed by the licentiousness of the lawless 8(for that righteous 

man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by their lawless deeds that he saw and heard), 9then the LORD 

knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment —10especially those who indulge their flesh in depraved lust, and who despise authority.

       Bold and willful, they are not afraid to slander the glorious ones.


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Special Music     Cantate Domino          Laura Farnell


Cantate domino

Rejoice and sing

Let praises ring

Alleluia


Let all the earth sing praise

Let all the earth glad voices raise

Sing and rejoice

Alleluia



Children’s Sermon



Hymn     # 24     Open My Eyes that I May See          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Old Testament Reading     Genesis 13:2-18   


       2Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3He journeyed on by stages from the Negeb as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4to the place where he had made an altar at the first; and there Abram called on the name of the LORD. 5Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, 6so that the land could not support both of them living together; for their possessions were so great that they could not live together, 7and there was strife between the herders of Abram’s livestock and the herders of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites lived in the land.

       8Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herders and my herders; for we are kindred. 9Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.” 10Lot looked about him, and saw that the plain of the Jordan was well watered everywhere like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar; this was before the LORD had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. 11So Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward; thus they separated from each other. 12Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the Plain and moved his tent as far as Sodom. 13Now the people of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the LORD.

       14The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Raise your eyes now, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. 16I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth; so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. 17Rise up, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” 18So Abram moved his tent, and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron; and there he built an altar to the LORD.



Sermon     “Lot Journeyed Eastward”          Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

Moment for Mission          Dave Stith



Joys and Concerns



Prayer of Thanksgiving, Dedication, and Intercession


The Local Emergency Aid Program (LEAP) aids families who need temporary financial support. The program is run by our deacons here at Faith Presbyterian, and our mission is to extend the love of Jesus Christ by assisting people in our local community with emergency funds directed toward rent and utility bills.  



Hymn     # 436     This is My Father’s World          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Benediction   



Postlude     Heut’ Triumphiret Gottes Sohn          J.S. Bach


Today God’s only ’gotten son 

Arose from death and triumph won.