11-21-21 Worship Folder

ORDER OF WORSHIP

11-21-21

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                                        1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Invocation 

* Hymn # 261                                          “What Wondrous Love Is This” 

Call to Confession                                                                   1 John 3:4

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                               1 John 3:5

You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

* Hymn # 535                                   “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!” 

The Living Church

Baptism: 

* Hymn # 414                                           “Dear Lord, Today Our Child”

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Writings: Psalm 142 (God, A Refuge for the Lowly)

A Maskil of David, when He Was in the Cave. A Prayer.

With my voice I cry out to the LORD; with my voice I plead for mercy to the LORD. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me! Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name!      The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.

Epistles: Philippians 2:1-11 (The Humility of Christ)

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

* Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever. 

Affirmation of Faith      Westminster Larger Catechism 91, Our Humble Duty

Q. What is the duty which God requireth of man?

A. The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 562                                                  “All to Jesus I Surrender” 

Tithes and Offerings 

Special Music (Solo: Brittany Fichter)                                “In the Valley” 

* Hymn # 432 (Verses 1-2)                      “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

We give Thee but Thine own, whate’er the gift may be:

All that we have is Thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from Thee.

May we Thy bounties thus as stewards true receive,

And gladly, as Thou blessest us, to Thee our first-fruits give.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

* Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark 

* Sermon Text                                                                      Mark 9:33-37

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

* Pastor: Thus far the reading of God’s holy Word.  And may God add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

* Congregation: Thanks be to God!

Sermon Title: “From Greatest to Least”                  Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “Receiving Christ in the Supper”

* Eucharistic Hymn # 259             “Hark! the Voice of Love and Mercy” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn (Tune of # 304)                                   “Nunc Dimittis

Lord, let your servant now depart in everlasting peace;

Mine eyes have seen salvation’s hope; My heart is now at ease.

For you’ve prepared a radiant light, the darkness to dispel;

To lead your people in your ways, and shine on Israel. 

 

Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Mark 9:33-37    “From Greatest to Least”

 

The Son shows the way of greatness through lowliness and service.

“Me, Myself, and I” (vv. 33-35)

Exposing Pride (v. 33)

Application 

Shameful Selfism (v. 34)

Application

“Son, Father, and You” (vv. 35-37)

Summoning the Ashamed (v. 35)

Hugging a Child (v. 36)

Commanding Lowliness (v. 35)

Exemplifying Humility (v. 35)

Application

Receiving the Son & the Father (v. 37)

Application

     
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    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
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