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Call to Worship                                                        Revelation 5:11-12

Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,

to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might

and honor and glory and blessing!


* Hymn Supplement pg. 66     “‘Round the Throne in Radiant Glory”

Round the throne in radiant glory

all creation loudly sings

praise to God, to God almighty –

day and night the anthem rings:

“Holy, holy, holy, holy

is our God, the King of kings.”


God alone is worthy, worthy,

maker of the earth and sky;

glory, honor, power, blessing

be to Him Who reigns on high:

“Holy, holy, holy, holy

is Jehovah, Adonai.”


Christ, the Lamb, is worthy, worthy –

let the anthem loudly swell –

Jesus died for sin on Calv’ry,

rescued us from death and hell:

“Holy, holy, holy, holy

is our God, Immanuel.”


All creation joins in praising

Christ, the Savior of our race,

drawn from ev’ry tribe and nation,

people, language, time and place:

“Holy, holy, holy, holy

is our God, the God of grace.”


Praises be to God the Father

and to Jesus Christ, the Lamb;

glory, honor, power, blessing

songs of angels joined by man:

“Holy, holy, holy, holy

is our God, the great ‘I AM’.”

Call to Confession                                                 1 Corinthians 11:28a

Let a person examine himself, then…

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                            1 Corinthians 11:28b

and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

* Scripture Reading:

Old Testament

Writings: Psalm 133 (United Brethren)

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.

New Testament

Epistles: 3 John (Working for the Truth)

The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church.  You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.  For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.  Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.  So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us.  And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.

Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good.  Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.  Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself.  We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink.  I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.

Peace be to you.  The friends greet you.  Greet the friends, each by name.

* 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 Confession of Faith,  XXV.2, Of the Visible Church

2. The visible Church, which is also catholic or universal under the Gospel (not confined to one nation, as before under the law), consists of all those throughout the world that profess the true religion; and of their children: and is the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, the house and family of God, out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 18                                      “O Church, Arise”

O Church, arise, and put your armor on;

hear the call of Christ our Captain.

For now the weak can say that they are strong

in the strength that God has given.

With shield of faith and belt of truth,

we’ll stand against the devil’s lies;

an army bold, whose battle-cry is love,

reaching out to those in darkness.


Our call to war – to love the captive soul,

but to rage against the captor;

And with the sword that makes the wounded whole,

we will fight with faith and valor.

When faced with trials on ev’ry side,

we know the outcome is secure,

and Christ will have the prize for which He died –

an inheritance of nations.


Come see the cross, where love and mercy meet,

as the Son of God is stricken;

Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet,

for the Conqueror has risen!

And as the stone is rolled away,

and Christ emerges from the grave,

this vict’ry march continues till the day

evr’y eye and heart shall see Him.


So Spirit come, put strength in every stride,

give grace for ev’ry hurdle,

that we may run with faith to win the prize

of a servant good and faithful.

As saints of old still line the way,

retelling triumphs of His grace,

we hear their calls and hunger for the day

when with Christ we stand in glory.

Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: Philemon 

* Sermon Text                                                                    Philemon 4-7

I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.  For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.

* 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: “Forever Thankful”                        Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Below

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Discerning the Body (1 Corinthians 11:29)

“For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself”

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn (First Stanza) “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

God be with you till we meet again,

by His counsels guide, uphold you,

with His sheep securely fold you,

God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,

Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

Till we meet, till we meet,

God be with you till we meet again.


Sermon Series: Philemon

Sermon Text: Philemon 4-7  “Forever Thankful

God’s people are always thanking God for his work of love and faith in the fellow workers of the gospel.

Introduction: What happened on 12/11 in history? 

God’s people are always thankful for the love and faith of fellow workers (vv. 4-5)

Faith & Love Essential to the Christian Life

John 15:12

Ephesians 2:8

Philemon’s display of faith and love

Pastor Owen’s display of faith and love


Thank the Lord for his work of love & faith in & through Pastor Owen.

Thank Pastor Owen

God’s people are refreshed by fellow workers (v. 7)

Philemon’s refreshing

Pastor Owen’s refreshing


Appropriate comfort and joy from refreshment

God’s people pray for the effectiveness of God’s work in his people (v. 6)

Paul’s sharing Philemon’s Faith

The Saints’ sharing of Pastor Owen’s faith



Doxology: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)



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