Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Call to Worship

Psalm 136:1-3 (ESV)

 

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.  Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.  Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

 

O Love that will not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in Thee;

I give Thee back the life I owe

That in Thine ocean’s depths its flow

May richer, fuller be.

 

O Light that followest all my way

I yield my flickering torch to Thee,

My heart restores its borrowed ray

That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day

May brighter, fairer be.

 

O Joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to Thee;

I trace the rainbow through the rain

And feel the promise is not vain

That morn shall tearless be

 

O Cross that liftest up my head

I dare not ask to fly from Thee

I lay in dust life’s glory dead,

And from the ground there blossoms red

Life that shall endless be

©1997 Christopher Miner Music

George Matheson | Christopher Miner

CCLI # 1243365

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Sins

Silent Confession

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Hope

 Hebrews 8:10-12

 

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.  For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.

         

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Salvation belongs to our God, who sits upon the throne
And unto the Lamb,

Praise and glory, wisdom, and thanks
Honor and power and strength

 

Be to our God forever and ever
Be to our God forever and ever
Be to our God forever and ever, Amen

 

And we, the redeemed, shall be strong in purpose and unity
Declaring aloud,

Praise and glory, wisdom, and thanks
Honor and power and strength

 

Be to our God forever and ever
Be to our God forever and ever
Be to our God forever and ever, Amen

©1985 Restoration Music, Ltd

Adrian Howard | Pat Turner

CCLI License # 1243365

Prayer

 

Missionary of the Week:

Sumter United Ministries

Mark Champagne

Community Church of the Week:

First Baptist Church

Rev. Dan Barber

 

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Faith Presbyterian Church

Rev. Joseph Arnold

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11(ESV)

Sermon:   Expecting the Surprise

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Worshiping God by Singing

It Is Well 

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul

 

It is well

with My soul

It is well, it is well with my soul

 

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And has shed His own blood for my soul

 

It is well

with My soul

It is well, it is well with my soul

 

My sin, O the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part, but the whole
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul

 

It is well

with My soul

It is well, it is well with my soul

 

 And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend
Even so, it is well with my soul

 

It is well

with My soul

It is well, it is well with my soul

©Public Domain

Horatio G. Spafford | Philip Paul Bliss
CCLI # 1243365

Benediction

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (ESV)

 

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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