11-27-22 Morning Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                  Psalm 95:1-6

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!


* Hymn # 715                               “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” 

Call to Confession                                                                 1 John 1:8

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                             1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

* Hymn # 78                                             “O Bless the Lord, My Soul” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Writings: 1 Chronicles 16:1-36 (God’s People Celebrate God’s Presence)

                 Psalm 107:1-9 (A Psalm of Thanksgiving for Redemption)

Gospels: Luke 1:46-55 (Mary Celebrates the Immanent Birth of the Messiah)

* Minister: 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 Shorter Catechism, Questions and Answers 95-96

Q. To whom is baptism to be administered?

A. Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him; but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized.

Q. What is the Lord’s supper?

A. The Lord’s supper is a sacrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ’ s appointment, his death is showed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 125                                            “Let All Things Now Living”

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 434 (v. 1)                “Lord, Thou Lov’st the Cheerful Giver”

Lord, Thou lov’st the cheerful giver, who with open heart and hand

Blesses freely, as a river that refreshes all the land.

Grant us then the grace of giving with a spirit large and free,

That our life and all our living we may consecrate to Thee.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                 Romans 1:8-32

* Minister: 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: “The Gospel is the Gateway to Gratitude”            Rev. Chaplain Ken Godwin 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Jesus Gives Thanks for His Blood AND His Body  Luke 22:14-20

* Eucharistic Hymn # 424   “Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless” 

* 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: Romans 1:8-32     “The Gospel is the Gateway to Gratitude”

The gospel rescues us from the sin of ingratitude and the downward spiral of idolatry and rebellion that results from ingratitude. 

Introduction (Romans 1:8-32)

Main Idea: Out of all the texts of Scripture that call us to be thankful, perhaps Romans 1 illustrates the absolute necessity of gratitude the most.

Thanksgiving for a Christian witness (Romans 1:8-15)

Paul gives thanks that the Gospel has taken hold in the capital of the Roman Empire

The power of the Gospel – a Revelation of Righteousness (Romans 1:16-17)

Paul celebrates the gospel’s inherent power to save and reveal righteousness.

The sin of dishonor and ingratitude – a Revelation of Wrath (Romans 1:18-32)

Paul catalogues the tragic result when men created in God’s image reject His authority and fail to give thanks.

Summary and Application (Romans 1:8-32)

We as Christians should take heed and repent of our own lack of gratitude and give thanks again (and again) for the gospel of Jesus Christ, which saves us from the destructive downward spiral that inevitably results from dishonor and ingratitude.


  • Romans 11:33-36

    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?
    For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.

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