Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Call to Worship

Psalm 111:1-4 (ESV)

 

Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.  Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.  Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.  He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful. 

 

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 soon 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 # 1243365

 

 

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Faith

Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving his displeasure, and without hope save in his sovereign mercy?

 

Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon him alone for salvation as he is offered in the gospel?

 

Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes a follower of Christ?

 

Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?

 

Do you submit yourself to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace?

 

Worshiping God by Singing

 

We Are Not Ashamed

The news of Jesus Christ, the crucified 
Risen, reigning at the Father’s side 
Is foolishness to those who cannot see 
Blinded by the lies they have believed

 

So let the Church arise, let the anthem ring 
Till all the world has heard of Christ the Risen King 
The song of the redeemed boldly we shall sing 
The hope of all the world is Christ the Risen King! 

 

 We, we are not ashamed 
For the gospel is the power of God to save 
Yes, we, we are not ashamed 
For we have no other Savior to proclaim 
Christ alone, the Life, the Truth, the Way

 

The enemies of God are in a rage 
Opposing Him, their efforts are in vain 
Through every age the gospel will endure 
The Spirit’s with the Church forevermore 

 

So let the Church arise, let the anthem ring 
Till all the world has heard of Christ the Risen King 
The song of the redeemed boldly we shall sing 
The hope of all the world is Christ the Risen King! 

 

 We, we are not ashamed 
For the gospel is the power of God to save 
Yes, we, we are not ashamed 
For we have no other Savior to proclaim 

 

We, we are not ashamed 
For we have a sure foundation in His grace 
Yes, we, we are not ashamed 
For we have a great salvation in His name 
Christ alone, the Life, the Truth, the Way

Christ alone, the Life, the Truth, the Way

 

©2015 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

Neil DeGraide, Doug Plank, Eric McAllister

CCLI # 1243365

Prayer

Missionary of the Week:

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Community Church of the Week:

Bible Fellowship Church

 

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Surfside Presbyterian Church

Rev. Brian Peterson

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

Acts 3:1-16 

 

Sermon: What I Have I Give You

 

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, "Look at us." And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, "I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!" And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God, and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's. And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: "Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk?  The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And his name-- by faith in his name-- has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

 

 

Upholding Religion

 

 

Taking Advantage of Religion

 

 

Holding Out the Gospel

Worshiping God by Celebrating the Lord's Supper

 

1 Corinthians 11:23-32

 

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

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing, 

My great Redeemer’s praise

The glories of my God and King, 

The triumphs of His grace

 

Jesus, the Name that charms our fears, 

That bids our sorrows cease

‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears, 

‘Tis life and health and peace

 

He breaks the pow’r of reigning sin 

He sets the prisoner free

His blood can make the foulest clean, 

His blood availed for me  

 

He speaks, and listening to His voice, 

New life the dead receive

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice

The humble poor believe

 

 Hear Him ye deaf, His praise ye dumb

Your loosened tongues employ

Ye blind, behold your Savior come

And leap, ye lame, for joy

 

 My gracious Master and my God, 

Assist me to proclaim

To spread through all the earth abroad, 

The honors of Thy Name

 

© Public Domain

Charles Wesley, alt. Carl G. Glasser, arr. Lowell Mason

CCLI # 1243365

Benediction

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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