OCTOBER 10, 2021

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

     # 436     This is My Father’s World


     Supplemental Hymnal

     #   14     Be Thou My Vision

     #   81     You Are My All in All



Call to Worship



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



Psalter:     Psalm 22:1-15     (Please read responsively)          Bert Chapman          


1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest.

3Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.
5To you they cried, and were saved; in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.

6But I am a worm, and not human; scorned by others, and despised by the people.
7All who see me mock at me; they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
8“Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver—let him rescue the one in whom he delights!”

9Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast.
10On you I was cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me you have been my God.

11Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

12Many bulls encircle me, strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
13they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.

14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast;
15my mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.



Prayer for Illumination       

                                   

Old Testament Reading:     Genesis 15:1-6     NRSV         

           

       15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” 4But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.” 5He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness.  


Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.


Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.



Choral Anthem:     O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus


O the deep deep love of Jesus

Vast unmeasured boundless free

Rolling as a mighty ocean

In its fullness over me

 

Underneath me all around me

Is the current of thy love

Leading onward leading homeward

To thy glorious rest above

 

O the deep deep love of Jesus

Spread his praise from shore to shore

How he loveth ever loveth

Changeth never nevermore

 

O the deep deep love of Jesus

Tis a heaven of heavens to me

And it lifts me up to glory

For it lifts me up to thee



Children’s Sermon


                       

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




New Testament Reading:     James 2:14-26


       14What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says they have faith, but does not have works? Can that kind of faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is naked and is in need of daily food, 16and one of you says to them, "Go in peace; Be warmed and filled," but you do not give to them what the body needs, what good is it? 17So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead according to itself.

       18But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith from my works. 19You believe that God is one; you do well. The demons also believe, and they shudder in fear. 20Do you want to know, you empty man, that faith without works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified from works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22You see that his faith was working with his works and faith was completed from his works. 23And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Now Abraham believed God, and it was counted for him unto righteousness," and he was called the friend of God. 24You see that a man is justified from works and not from faith alone. 25And similarly, was not Rahab the prostitute also justified from works when she welcomed the messengers and sent them out another way? 26For just as the body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.



Sermon     “Faith Without Works is Dead”           Pastor Andrew Winter

 
 

Joys and Concerns



Prayer of Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession


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Hymn     # 543     Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Benediction



Postlude     How Firm a Foundation          arr. Marianne Kim


How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!

What more can He say than to you He hath said