Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Call to Worship

Psalms 103:8-12(ESV)

 

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

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

 

George Matheson | Christopher Miner

© 1997 Christopher Miner Music

CCLI License # 1243365 

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Faith

 

  from Ephesians 5:25-27 (ESV)

Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 

Worshiping God by Singing

 

The Love of Christ is Rich and Free

 

The love of Christ is rich and free,

fixed on His own eternally
Nor earth, nor hell, can it remove,

long as He lives, His own He'll love


His loving heart engaged to be

their everlasting surety
'Twas love that took their cause in hand,

and love maintains it to the end

 

Love cannot from its post withdraw,

nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law
Can turn the Surety's heart away,

He'll love His own to endless day


Love has redeemed His sheep with blood,

and love will bring them safe to God
Love calls them all from death to life,

and love will finish all their strife

 

He loves through every changing scene,

nor aught from Him can Zion wean
Not all the wanderings of her heart

 can make His love for her depart

 

Love cannot from its post withdraw,

nor death, nor hell, nor sin, nor law
Can turn the Surety's heart away,

He'll love His own to endless day

 

At death beyond the grave He'll love,

in endless bliss His own shall prove
The blazing glory of that love

which never could from them remove

which never could from them remove

© 2001 Same Old Dress Music
Sandra Webb | William Gadsby

CCLI# 1243365

Worshiping God through Prayer

 

Missionary of the Week:

Rev. and Mrs. Jay Matsinger

MTW- Prague

Community Church of the Week:

Bible Fellowship Church
​Rev. Chris Moore

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Hartsville Presbyterian Church
Rev. David McIntosh

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

1 Corinthians 13 (ESV)

                     Series:                 Unity: Out of the Many, One

Sermon:              Unity Requires Love

 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.  So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Unity __________ be ____________ without __________.

                                              

 

There are at least two reasons why this true:

 

 

  1. Love is _______________________ of Christ’s kingdom.

 

 

  1. Love _______________ and _________________ unity.

 

 

As our love for one another ____________, our unity will ________________.

 

 

One of the best ways we can grow in love for others is to __________ in the ____________________ of God for us in Christ.

 

 

So because of God’s love for us in Christ, let’s see our unity ______________ as we ___________ in love for one another.

Worshiping God by Celebrating the Lord's Supper 

1 Corinthians 11:23-32(ESV)

 

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.  Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.  Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.  For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.  That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.  But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.  But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love

Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day

 

All thy works with joy surround thee; earth and heaven reflect thy rays

Stars and angels sing around thee, Center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,

Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in thee!

 

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,

Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!

Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine

Teach us how to love each other; lift us to the joy divine!

© Public Domain

Henry van Dyke. Ludwig van Beethoven, adapted by Edward Hodges.

CCLI License # 1243365

Benediction

 

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

         

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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