JULY 25, 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     Aubade on Royal Oak          Franklin D. Ashdown


All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.



Welcome and Greeting



Hymn     # 13     Immortal, Invisible          (Supplemental Hymnal)    



Psalter:     Psalm 14     NRSV          Ray Graham


1Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.

2The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.

3They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse; there is no one who does good, no, not one.

4Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord?

5There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous.
6You would confound the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.

7O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.



Prayer for Illumination          Ray Graham



First Lesson:     Ezekiel 36:25-28     NRSV          Ray Graham


       25I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 26A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. 28Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Special Music          Erin Ward                                                                                                      


Children’s Sermon                                        

 Q. 106. For what do we pray in the sixth request?

 

A. In the sixth request (and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil) we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted or to deliver us when we are tempted.



Hymn     # 452     He Leadeth Me          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Second Reading:     Titus 3:1-7    


3 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2to speak disrespectfully of no one, to not be argumentative, but yielding to others, showing every gentleness toward all people.


3Because we were also once foolish, unbelieving, lead astray, serving as bond-slaves to desires and various pleasures, spending our days in depravity and envy, being loathsome, hating one another.


4But,

      when the goodness and human-ward affection of God, our savior, appeared,

5he saved us,

      not from works of righteousness that we did, but according to his mercy

      through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

            6which he richly poured onto us through Jesus Christ, our savior

                  7so that we might become inheritors according to the hope of eternal life,

                        being pronounced righteous by his gracious gift.



Sermon     “He Saved Us”          Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

Hymn     # 26     Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Introduction of New Members            


Baptism


      Scripture Reading: Psalm 87


      Administration of Vows


      Prayer of Thanksgiving


      Administration of Baptism


      Prayer of Intercession and Lord’s Prayer



Hymn     # 3     Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken          (Supplemental Hymnal)



Benediction



Postlude     Toccata on St. Anne          Franklin D. Ashdown


O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come