9-11-22 Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                   Psalm 138:1

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart.


* Hymn # 660                                           “O God beyond All Praising” 

Call to Confession                                                   1 Corinthians 14:40

But all things should be done decently and in order.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                             1 Corinthians 15:1-2

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 76                  “I Will Glory in My Redeemer” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Exodus 18:10-27 (Elders for Israel)

Prophets:  Joshua 4:1-7 (Men Joshua Appointed)

Ezekiel 34:1-10 (Only Godly Elders Need Be Appointed)

Gospels: Matthew 4:17-22 (Called to Serve)

* 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 73-74

Q. Which is the eighth commandment?

A. The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.

Q. What is required in the eighth commandment?

A. The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 634                                                    “Sweet Hour of Prayer” 

Tithes and Offerings 

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

Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home:

All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin;

God, our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied:

Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

* Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: Titus

* Sermon Text                                                                        Titus 1:1-9

* 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: “Order in the Church!”                  Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: The Meal Administered by Elders

* Eucharistic Hymn Supplement pg. 78 “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn (tune of # 304, Trinity Hymnal)        “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: Titus 1:1-9    “Order in the Church!”

God appoints godly men to create and keep order in the church.

Apostolic Greeting (vv. 1-4)




Common Faith

Application: Blessing from an Apostle

 Appointment of Elders (v. 5)





Every Town

Application: Blessing of Order

Attributes & Abilities of Elders (vv. 6-9)


A one-woman man

A manager of the house

A man of self-control

A man who is not



About the bottle

About violence

About greed

A man of hospitality

A lover of good

A firm believer

Above reproach


Able to instruct

Able to rebuke

Able to bring order

Application: Blessings of Elders

Look for them

Receive them

  • 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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