Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Call to Worship

Psalm 103:8-13(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.  As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

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 pris’ner free;

His blood can make the foulest clean,

His blood availed for me.


He speaks and list’ning 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 loosen’d 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.

Charles Wesley; alt. 1961 | Carl G. Glaser; Arr. By Lowell Mason

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Worshiping God by Confessing Our Sins

Jesus, forgive my sins. Forgive the sins that I remember, and the sins I have forgotten. Forgive my many failures in the face of temptation, and those times when I have been stubborn in the face of correction. Forgive the times I have been proud of my own achievements and those when I have failed to boast in your works. Forgive the harsh judgments I have made of others, and the leniency I have shown myself. Forgive the lies I have told to others, and the truths I have avoided. Forgive me the pain I have caused others and the indulgence I have shown myself. Jesus, have mercy on me and make me whole. Amen.

Worshiping God by Confessing Our Hope

Titus 2:11-14(ESV)


For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,  training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Worshiping God by Singing


He Will Hold Me Fast 


When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold, He must hold me fast


He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast


Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight, He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost, His Promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost, He will hold me fast


He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast


For my life He bled and died, Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied, He will hold me fast
Raised with Him to endless life, He will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sight when He comes at last


He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast


© 2013 Getty Music Publishing | Matthew Merker Music

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Worshiping God through Prayer


Missionary of the Week:

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Watanabe

MTW- Global Church Planting


Community Church of the Week:

Love Covenant Church
Rev. Tommy Frederick

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church
Rev. Douglas Kelly

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

1 Corinthians 10:1-14

Series: Church in the Time of Covid-19

Sermon: When Things are Uncertain, Resist Temptation


For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”  We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.



Even in uncertain times, we can be certain of our calling to ___________________.



We can resist temptation because of __________________________.



He assures us there are _______________  temptations that ________________ people face.



 He will not allow us to be tempted ____________________________.



He will also give us a _______ of ______________ in ____________ temptation.



Ultimately, the way of escape is found in __________________.



So by the power of the Spirit, let’s continue to grow in saying _______ to _________________.

Worshiping God by Singing


All for Jesus!

All for Jesus! All for Jesus!
All my being’s ransomed pow’rs,
All my thoughts and words and doings,
All my days and all my hours.


Let my hands perform His bidding,
Let my feet run in His ways;
Let my eyes see Jesus only,
Let my lips speak forth His praise.


Worldlings prize their gems of beauty,
Cling to gilded toys of dust,
Boast of wealth and fame and pleasure;
Only Jesus will I trust.


Since my eyes were fixed on Jesus,
I’ve lost sight of all beside;
So enchained my spirit’s vision,
Looking at the Crucified


O what wonder! How amazing!
Jesus, glorious King of kings,
Deigns to call me His beloved,
Lets me rest beneath His wings.

©  Public Domain
Mary D. James | John Stainer

 CCLI License # 1243365



Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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