Worship Guideline

For Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Call to Worship

Psalm 33:1-3 (ESV)

Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.  Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!  Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

(listen here)

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!

© 2011 Public Domain
Henry van Dyke. Ludwig van Beethoven, adapted by Edward Hodges
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CCLI License # 1243365

To God Be the Glory

(listen here)

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!
 
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus forgiveness receives.
 
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!
 
Great things he has taught us, great things he has done
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.
 
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!

© Public Domain
Fanny Jane Crosby | William Howard Doane

CCLI License #1243365

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Faith

1 John 1:19 (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

 

Jesus, I Come

(listen here)

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night, Jesus, I come; Jesus I come.
Into Thy freedom, gladness and light, Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of my sickness into Thy health, out of my wanting and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself, Jesus, I come to Thee.
 
Out of my shameful failure and loss, Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross, Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm, out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress into jubilant psalm, Jesus, I come to Thee.
 
Out of unrest and arrogant pride, Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into Thy blessed will to abide, Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love, out of despair into raptures above,
Upward forever on wings like a dove, Jesus, I come to Thee.
 
Out of the fear and dread of the tomb, Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the joy and light of Thy home, Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold, into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold, Jesus, I come to Thee

© 2000 Greg Thompson Music. William Sleeper/Greg Thompson

CCLI License #1243365

Prayer

 

Missionary of the Week:

Pastor Ayub

Bangladesh

Community Church of the Week:

Sumter First Church of God

Rev. Ron Bower

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Rev. Stacy Severence

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

1 Thessalonians 2:1-20

Sermon: An Apologetic Paul

(watch online)

 

    For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

    For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

May the Mind of Christ My Savior

(listen here)

May the mind of Christ my Savior live in me from day to day,
by his love and pow’r controlling all I do and say.
 
 May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour,
so that all may see I triumph only through his pow’r.
 
 May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything,
that I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.  
 
May the love of Jesus fill me as the waters fill the sea;
him exalting, self abasing, this is victory.   
 
May his beauty rest upon me as I seek the lost to win,
and may they forget the channel, seeing only him

© Public Domain | Date Wilkinson

CCLI License #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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