12-26-21 Worship Folder

ORDER OF WORSHIP

12-26-21

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                                       Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Invocation 

* Hymn # 198                            “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates!” 

Call to Confession                                                      1 Chronicles 21:7-8

But God was displeased with this thing, and he struck Israel. And David said to God, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.”

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                  1 Chronicles 17:16

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?

* Hymn # 460                                                               “Amazing Grace!” 

Office of Deacon 

Questions for Candidate (BCO 24-6)

1) Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, as originally given, to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice?

2) Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith and the Catechisms of this Church, as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures; and do you further promise that if at any time you find yourself out of accord with any of the fundamentals of this system of doctrine, you will, on your own initiative, make known to your Session the change which has taken place in your views since the assumption of this ordination vow?

3) Do you approve of the form of government and discipline of the Presbyterian Church in America, in conformity with the general principles of biblical polity?

4) Do you accept the office of deacon in this church, and promise faithfully to perform all the duties thereof, and to endeavor by the grace of God to adorn the profession of the Gospel in your life, and to set a worthy example before the Church of which God has made you an officer?

5) Do you promise subjection to your brethren in the Lord?

6) Do you promise to strive for the purity, peace, unity and edification of the Church? 

Question for Congregation (BCO 24-6)

Do you, members of this church, acknowledge and receive this brother as deacon, and do you promise to yield him all that honor, encouragement and obedience in the Lord to which his office, according to the Word of God and the Constitution of this Church, entitles him? 

Prayer/Laying on of Hands                                           All Elders Present 

Right Hand of Fellowship (BCO 24-6)         All Elders & Deacons Present 

Proclamation of Ordination & Installation (BCO 24-6)

I now pronounce and declare that Timothy Teti has been regularly elected, ordained and installed deacon in this church, agreeable to the Word of God, and according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America; and that as such he is entitled to all encouragement, honor and obedience in the Lord: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Charge to Deacon: “Live Peaceably”                             Romans 12:16-18

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Numbers 11:26-29 (Stopping the Spirit)

Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD’s people were prophets, that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!” And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

Writings: Psalm 133 (Beautiful Unity)

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Epistles: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 (Corinthian Cliques)

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is

Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

* 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, Q/A 196

Q. What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s prayer teach us?

A. The conclusion of the Lord’s prayer, (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments, which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God; and with our prayers to join praises, ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellency; in regard whereof, as he is able and willing to help us, so we by faith are emboldened to plead with him that he would, and quietly to rely upon him, that he will fulfil our requests. And, to testify this our desire and assurance, we say, Amen.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 36                                       “My Heart is Filled” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 88 (Verse 1)              “With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring”

With grateful heart my thanks I bring, before the great thy praise I sing;

I worship in thy holy place and praise thee for thy truth and grace;

For truth and grace together shine in thy most holy word divine. 

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

* Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark 

* Sermon Text                                                                      Mark 9:38-41

John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. For the one who is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward. 

* 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: “Cliques for Christ?”                         Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “No Cliques Allowed”                      1 Corinthians 11:17-18

* Eucharistic Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 1             “In Christ Alone” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 737                         “Christ We Do All Adore Thee”

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

For on the holy Cross hast Thou the world from sin redeemed.

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever.

Christ, we do all adore Thee. 

 

Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Mark 9:38-41     “Cliques for Christ?”

The Christ receives and rewards all who belong to him.

The Christ Receives (vv. 38-40)

Lesson Learned?

Learn from Us?

Application

Rebellion?

Religious activity?

Relationship?

Learn from Me

The Christ Rewards (v. 41)

Which team?

Application

     
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