Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Call to Worship

Hebrews 10:12-23(ESV)

When Christ  had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet.  For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Worshiping God by Singing

We Come, O Christ to You

 

We come, O Christ, to you, true Son of God and man,

By whom all things consist, in whom all life began;

in you alone we live and move, and have our being in your love.

 

You are the Way to God, your blood our ransom paid;

In you we face our Judge and Maker unafraid.

Before the throne absolved we stand,

your love has met your law demand.

 

You are the living Truth!  All wisdom dwells in you,

The Source of every skill, the one eternal TRUE!

O great I AM!  In you we rest, sure answer to our every quest.

 

You only are true Life, to know you is to live

The more abundant life that earth can never give:

O risen Lord!  We live in you: in us each day your life renew!

 

We worship you, Lord Christ, our Savior and our King,

To you our youth and strength adoringly we bring:

so fill our hearts, that all may view your life in us, and turn to you.

Text © 1985 Intervarsity Press. | Clarkson

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Worshiping God by Confessing Our Faith

Romans 5:1-5 (ESV)

 

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

By Thy Mercy 

 

Jesus, Lord of life and glory,
Bend from heaven thy gracious ear;
While our waiting souls adore thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear:

 

From the depth of nature's blindness,
From the hardening power of sin,
From all malice and unkindness,
From the pride that lurks within,

 

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord.

 

When temptation sorely presses,
In the day of Satan's power,
In our times of deep distresses,
In each dark and trying hour.

 

When the world around is smiling,
In the time of wealth and ease,
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling,
In the day of health and peace.

 

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord.

 

In the weary hours of sickness,
In the times of grief and pain,
When we feel our mortal weakness,
When all human help is vain.

 

In the solemn hour of dying,
In the awful judgment day,
May our souls, on thee relying,
Find thee still our Rock and Stay.

 

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord
By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord, good Lord.

© 2004 Greg Thompson Music.James John Cummins|Greg Thompson

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Worshiping God through Prayer

 

Missionary of the Week:

Dr. and Mrs. Tom Wright

MTW- Haiti

 

Community Church of the Week:

Bethesda Church of God
Rev. Al Sims

Presbytery Church of the Week:

Sardinia Presbyterian Church
 

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

Hebrews 12:1-3(ESV)

Series: Church in the Time of Covid-19

Sermon: When Things are Uncertain, Endure

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

 

 

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

 

 

We can think about this in terms of ____________ a ____________.

 

 

In order to run the race with endurance, we’re encouraged to do three things:

 

 

____________ those who have ____________ ____________ the ____________.

 

____________ whatever ____________ us.

 

 

Most of all, ____________ to ____________.

 

 

So let’s run the race to the ____________ for the ____________ we have in ____________.

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Jesus, Master, Whose I Am

Jesus, Master, whose I am,
Purchased thine alone to be
By thy blood, O spotless Lamb,
Shed so willingly for me,
Let my heart be all thine own,
Let me live to thee alone.

Jesus, Master, I am thine:
Keep me faithful, keep me near;
Let thy presence in me shine
All my homeward way to cheer.
Jesus, at thy feet I fall,
O be thou my all in all.

Jesus, Master, whom I serve,
Though so feebly and so ill,
Strengthen hand and heart and nerve
All thy bidding to fulfil.
Open thou mine eyes to see
All the work thou hast for me.

Lord, thou needest not, I know,
Service such as I can bring;
Yet I long to prove and show
Full allegiance to my King.
Thou an honor art to me:
Let me be a praise to thee.

©  2017
Francis R. Havergal | Stuart Mizelle

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Benediction

 

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,  to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

         

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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