JUNE 27, 2021

The Order for the Worship of God

Faith Presbyterian Church     9:30 a.m.

Follow along by watching our livestream on our YouTube channel at 930a on Sunday.

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.


Prelude     Variations          Douglas E. Wagner

The goodness of the Lord endures continually — Psalm 52:1

Welcome and Greeting

Hymn     # 430     We Sing the Mighty Power of God          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)    

Psalter:     Psalm 130     NRSV          Paul Kuhn

1Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
2Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

3If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
4But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

5I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
6my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.

7O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.
8It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

Prayer for Illumination          Paul Kuhn

First Lesson:     Proverbs 24:23-26     NRSV          Paul Kuhn

       23These also are sayings of the wise:

       Partiality in judging is not good.
       24Whoever says to the wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations; 25but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.

       26One who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Special Music          Gordon MacLeod 


Children’s Sermon          Pastor Jerry Van Auken                     

Presentation of Bibles          Kris Stith

Hymn     # 36     I am Thine, O Lord          (Supplemental Hymnal)

Second Reading:     Titus 1:10-16     NIV


       10For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. 11They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain. 12Even one of their own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” 13This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth. 15To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Sermon     The Purity and Peace of the Church         Pastor Jerry Van Auken


Joys and Concerns

Prayer of Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession

Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, community, and hope.  Everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from, should have a decent place to live, where they feel safe, know their neighbors, and have the opportunity to build fulfilling, successful lives.  Habitat for Humanity builds new homes and rehabilitates older homes.  

Hymn     # 291     May the Mind of Christ My Savior          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)


Postlude     Rondo Finale          Eugene Butler