5-8-22 Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                   Psalm 126:3

The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.


* Hymn # 660                                           “O God beyond All Praising” 

Call to Confession                                                        Ephesians 6:1-4

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                     Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 73  “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Deuteronomy 23:12-14 (Clean in the Camp)

Prophets: Haggai 2:1-9 (The Coming Glory of the Temple)

Gospels: Matthew 23 (Woes on Religious Leaders)

* 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 Shorter Catechism, Questions and Answers 37-38

Q. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?

A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being still united to Christ, do rest in their graves, till the resurrection.

Q. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?

A. At the resurrection, believers being raised up in glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God, to all eternity.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 71                                                   “By Faith” 

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

Sermon Series: Mark 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                      Mark 13:1-2

* 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: “Ichabod”                                       Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: The Temple-body of Christ

* Eucharistic Hymn # 469   “How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 55 (verse 1)                      “To God Be the Glory”

To God be the glory, great things he has done!

So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,

and opened the life-gate that we may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father thro’ Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory, great things he has done!



Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Mark 13:1-2     “Ichabod”

Better the collapse of wonders than the continuation of abominations.

Glory Gone (v. 1)

Temple Presence

Definitive Departure

True Wonder


Presence and Evil

The Effect of God’s Holiness

Wonders Grounded (v. 2)


Wonderful Buildings

Wonderful Stones

Wonders Destroyed


The Effect of Absence

The Outward vs. the Heart

  • 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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