NOVEMBER 22, 2020
The Order for the Worship of God
Faith Presbyterian Church 9:30 a.m.
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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.
Prelude Erschienen ist der Herrlich Tag Georg Philipp Telemann
Here shining is the splendid day.
More joy than we have words to say.
Christ our Lord has triumphed now,
and leads in captive every foe.
Welcome and Greeting
Hymn # 388 Christ the Lord is Risen Today (vs. 1, 2, 4, & 5) (Gray Psalter Hymnal)
Psalter: Psalm 16 (NRSV) (read responsively) Kris Stith
1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.’
3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight.
4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows; their drink-offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips.
5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.
7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.
11 You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
Prayer for Illumination Kris Stith
First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Kris Stith
37The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”
7So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. 9Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.
11Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”
Lector: “This is the Word of the Lord.”
Congregation: “Thanks be to God for His Word.”
Special Music Jesus Thank You Emily Newman
Q. 42. What is the essence of the ten commandments?
A. To love God will all our being and to love everyone else like we love ourselves.
Q. 43. What introduces the ten commandments?
A. These words: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Q. 44. What does the introduction to the ten commandments teach us?
A. Because the LORD has saved us, he is our God, and we must keep all his commandments.
Questions adapted from the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Hymn #412 Jesus Shall Reign (vs. 1, 3, & 5) (Gray Psalter Hymnal)
Second Lesson: Mark 16:1-8
16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” 8So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Sermon “He Has Been Raised” Pastor Andrew Winter
Introduction of New Members
Joys and Concerns
Prayer of Dedication, Thanksgiving, and Intercession
Asaph & Lynn Din, Missionaries in Pakistan
Local Emergency Aid Program (LEAP)
One Mission Society Hope 61