3-19-23 AM Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                      Psalm 45:1-2

My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.


* Hymn # 170                                                            “Fairest Lord Jesus” 

Call to Confession                                                           Zechariah 7:8-12

And the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears that they might not hear. They made their hearts diamond-hard lest they should hear the law and the words that the LORD of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great anger came from the LORD of hosts.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                          Zechariah 13:1

“On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.

* Hymn # 253                                “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Genesis 12:1-9 (Humble Beginnings)

Prophets: 1 Kings 22:29-40 (Small, Precise Arrow)

Gospels: Matthew 13:31-32 (The Parable of the Mustard Seed)

Apocalypse: Revelation 3:7-13 (Faithful Philadelphia)

* 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                            Heidelberg Catechism, Q & A 31-32

Q. Why is he called “Christ,” meaning “anointed”?

A. Because he has been ordained by God the Father and has been anointed with the Holy Spirit to be our chief prophet and teacher who fully reveals to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our deliverance; our only high priest who has delivered us by the one sacrifice of his body, and who continually pleads our cause with the Father; and our eternal king who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who guards us and keeps us in the freedom he has won for us.

Q. But why are you called a Christian?

A. Because by faith I am a member of Christ and so I share in his anointing. I am anointed to confess his name, to present myself to him as a living sacrifice of thanks, to strive with a free conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for eternity.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 275                                     “The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done”

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 735                                                                        “Gloria Patri”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

World without end, amen, amen.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Sermon Series: Judges 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                              Judges 7

* 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: “Torches & Trumpets”                          Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “A Sacramental Trumpet”

* Eucharistic Hymn # 281         “I Know That My Redeemer Lives—Glory, Hallelujah!” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 731                                                          “Doxology”

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Judges 7    “Torches & Trumpets”

The LORD insists on glorifying himself with little.

God’s Work

Reduce (vv. 2-8)

Reassure (vv. 9-18)

Rattle (vv. 19-23)

Remove (vv. 21, 24-25)



Man’s Work (vv. 15, 19-25)

Worship (vv. 2, 15)

Proclaim (vv. 19-25)

Obey (vv. 19-25)

Behold (v. 21)



  • 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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