Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, January 10th, 2020

Call to Worship

Psalm 65:1-4 (ESV)


Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.  O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.  When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.  Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

Worshiping God by Singing


O God Eternal, You Are My God


O God eternal, You are my God,

for You I long in body and in soul

As in a dry and waterless land,

I search, I thirst, I faint for You


For You are my life,

You are my portion my reward

You are my God,

You are my Prophet, my Priest, my King

My only hope for peace


On holy ground Your glory I saw,

Your steadfast love is better than life

I’ll bless Your name as long as I live

and lift my hands to You in prayer


For You are my life,

You are my portion my reward

You are my God,

You are my Prophet, my Priest, my King

My only hope for peace


You feed my soul as if with a feast,

I sing Your praise with jubilant lips

Upon my bed I call You to mind

and meditate on You at night


For You are my life,

You are my portion my reward

You are my God,

You are my Prophet, my Priest, my King

My only hope for peace


For You have been the help in my life,

You take and keep me under Your wing

I cling to You and find Your support,

O God, my joy, You are my God!


For You are my life,

You are my portion my reward

You are my God,

You are my Prophet, my Priest, my King

My only hope for peace

© Brent Horan

CCLI # 1243365

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Sins

(silent confession)     



Worshiping God by Confessing Our Hope

1 John 1:9 (ESV)


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


Worshiping God by Singing


Thy Mercy, My God

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song

The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue

Thy free grace alone from the first to the last

Hath won my affections and bound my soul fast.


Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here

Sin would reduce me to utter despair

But through Thy free goodness my spirits revive

And He that first made me still keeps me alive.


Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,

Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;

Dissolved by Thy goodness I fall to the ground

And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.


Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own,

And the covenant love of Thy crucified Son;

All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine

Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine!

©2001 Same Old Dress Music (ASCAP)

John Stocker | Sandra McCracken

CCLI License # 1243365



Missionary of the Week:                        CEF


Community Church of the Week:        Church of the Holy Comforter


Presbytery Church of the Week:          Good Shepherd Presbyterian

                                                                Rev. Stacy Severance

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

Acts 2:42-47(ESV)


Series: Devoted

 Sermon: Devoted to Prayer

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

God calls us to ____________ ____________ to ____________.



Prayer serves ____________ ____________.


One of the things that may not be obvious is how the ____________ ____________ of ____________ connects to prayer.



When our prayers are ____________ and ____________ by the gospel of Christ, we will see the ____________ of the ____________ at work.



So by the help of the Spirit let’s ____________ ____________ to prayer with ____________ of what God can and will do among us.

Ordination/Installation of Church Officers


Explanation of the Nature of the Offices of Elder and Deacon


Ordination/Installation Vows


1. Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice?


2.  Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith and the Catechisms of this Church, as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures; and do you further promise that if at any time you find yourself out of accord with any of the fundamentals of this system of doctrine, you will, on your own initiative, make known to your Session the change which has taken place in your views since the assumption of this ordination vow?


3.  Do you approve of the form of government and discipline of the Presbyterian Church in America, in conformity with the general principles of biblical polity?


4.  Do you accept the office of ruling elder or deacon (as the case may be) in this church, and promise faithfully to perform all the duties thereof, and to endeavor by the grace of God to adorn the profession of the gospel in your life, and to set a worthy example before the Church of which God has made you an officer?


5.  Do you promise subjection to your brethren in the Lord?


6.  Do you promise to strive for the purity, peace, unity and edification of the Church?


Congregational Vow


Do you, the members of this church, acknowledge and receive these brothers as ruling elders and deacons and do you promise to yield them all that honor, encouragement, and obedience in the Lord to which their office, according to the Word of God and the Constitution of this Church, entitles them?


Prayer and the Laying on of Hands

Right Hand of Fellowship

Declaration of Ordination/Installation

Exhortation to the Officers

Exhortation to the Church

Worshiping God by Singing


God, We Sing Your Glorious Praises


God, we sing your glorious praises

as we tell your awesome deeds:
you have fashioned all creation

and you meet each creature's needs.
We rejoice in how your people

tasted your great faithfulness;
graced through every generation,

we your mighty acts profess.


We remember, God, your covenant

which extends from heaven to earth;
how Christ's death and resurrection

conquers sin, renews our birth.
Thank you for this gospel message

which inspires your church to preach
grace to every generation

in our deeds and in our speech.


Fueled by power from your Spirit

we commit ourselves anew
to be faithful to your gospel

in the daily work we do.
We will shout your glorious praises,

telling all who have not heard:
grace for every generation

is embodied in your Word.


Lord, we offer you our worship

as we celebrate your grace
which you shower on your people

gathered here and everyplace.
Blessed by water, Word, and table,

we, your church, now pledge to share
grace through every generation

in our witness, work, and prayer.



©2006 Faith Alive Christian Resources. 

Bert Polman

CCLI # 1243365


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (ESV)


Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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