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Decatur Presbyterian Church, p.c.a. a Community of Grace For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 2 Corinthians 4:5

The Worship of Father, Son & Holy Spirit January 22, 2012 The Lord’s Day Welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus! If you are a guest with us, please be sure to sign our Registry when it is passed before the service. Children are welcome in our worship. We have a nursery available for children 3 and under. Children 4 to 6 years of age may be dismissed to Godly Play prior to the sermon. Thank you for joining us today and may the Lord richly bless you.

Song of Assembly1 Sing to the King


Sing to the King Who is coming to reign; Glory to Jesus, the Lamb that was slain Life and salvation His empire shall bring and joy to the nations when Jesus is King. Come, let us sing a song, a song declaring we belong to Jesus, He is all we need. Lift up a heart of praise, sing now with voices raised to Jesus, sing to the King. For His returning we watch and we pray, we will be ready the dawn of that day We’ll join in singing with all the redeemed ’cause Satan is vanquished and Jesus is King!

Welcome and Preparation for Worship Few individuals leap from the pages of history with more profound irony attached to their lives than does the Lord Jesus Christ... Jesus experienced hunger but fed others. Jesus grew weary and gave rest to others. Although he was King Messiah, he paid tribute. He was called the devil but cast out demons. He died the death of a sinner but came to save His people from their sins. Sold for thirty pieces of silver, He gave His life a ransom for many. He who would not turn stones to bread for Himself gave His own body as bread for the people. But nowhere is this irony more pervasive than in Christ’s death. His enemies believed they were destroying Him; but little did they understand that the destruction they achieved was God’s means for redeeming a fallen world. Messiah’s enemies thought that they inflicted the ultimate defeat; but in God’s wise providence, that defeat was Messiah’s greatest triumph. In the immortal words of S.W. Gandy: He hell in hell laid low; Made sin, He sin o’erthrew; Bowed to the grave, destroyed it so, And death, by dying, slew. ~D.A. Carson

Report of the Living Church


Skip Thompson

All songs used by permission or covered under CCLI license # 391165.


The Lord Gives Us His Presence Responsive Call to Worship2

Habakkuk 2:20 & Psalm 51:15-17

Pastor: The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him! (Silence.) All: O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. Pastor: For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; All: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Prayer of Adoration & Praise

Based on the Book of Habakkuk

Hymn of Praise All Glory, Laud, and Honor


All glory, laud, and honor to Thee, Redeemer, King, To Whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring! Thou art the King of Israel, Thou David’s royal Son, Who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and blessed One! The people of the Hebrews with palms before Thee went; Our praise and prayer and anthems before Thee we present: To Thee, before Thy passion, they sang their hymns of praise; To Thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise. Thou didst accept their praises; accept the prayers we bring, Who in all good delightest, Thou good and gracious King! All glory, laud, and honor to Thee, Redeemer, King, To Whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!

The Reading of the Word: Rejoice in the LORD!

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.

The Lord Gives Us His Grace Call to Confession

Habakkuk 1:13

You... are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong.


We believe that God always initiates with sinners, so we begin worship with his invitation and command to us to gather in His name.


We Confess our Sins Almighty God, you have enabled us to see again this morning the depth of our sin against you, and we are grieved at the sight of it. And yet, you also promise to forgive and transform us as we look to you in penitence and faith. So, Lord, humble us in your presence, and give us true and godly sorrow for our sin. Keep us, we pray, from despair and unbelief. Lift our eyes up to see Your Son, who has purchased peace for us with His precious blood. And cleanse us by Your Spirit from all our pollutions until, at last, we stand spotless before you in that day when Christ will appear for the salvation of all His people. ...Silent & Personalized Confession of Sin... Amen!

Who Then Shall Live? And How?

Habakkuk 2:4

The righteous shall live by his faith.

Worship with Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Your Great Name We Praise


Immortal, invisible God only wise, In light inaccessible hid from our eyes. Most holy, most glorious the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious Your great name we praise. Unresting, unhasting and silent as light, Not wanting or wasting You rule us in might. Your justice like mountains high soaring above, Your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love. Most Holy, Most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, Your great name we praise. Great Father of glory, pure Father of light, Your angels adore You all veiling their sight. All praise we will render O Father of grace, Till one day in splendor we see face to face.

Revelation Song Worthy is the, Lamb who was slain, Holy, Holy, is He Sing a new song, to Him who sits on Heaven's Mercy Seat Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty Who was, and is, and is to come. With all creation I sing: Praise to the King of Kings! You are my everything, and I will adore You‌ Clothed in rainbows, of living color, flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be to You the Only Wise King. Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder at the mention of Your Name Jesus, Your Name is Power, Breath, and Living Water such a marvelous mystery 3


Great Is Thy Faithfulness


Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not, As Thou hast been Thou forever will be. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided, Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide, Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Prayers of Thanksgiving & Petition

Elder Mike McMahan

His Tithes & Our Offerings

The Lord Gives Us His Word Sermon3

Pastor Tommy Lee Series: “My Time is at Hand.” (Matt. 26:18) I. THE Passover Lamb Matthew 26:1-13

We Respond At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing At the Lamb’s high feast we sing praise to our victorious King, Who has washed us in the tide flowing from his pierced side; Praise we him whose love divine gives his sacred blood for wine, Gives his body for the feast, Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest. Where the paschal blood is poured, death’s dark angel sheathes his sword; Israel’s hosts triumphant go through the wave that drowns the foe. Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed, Paschal Victim, Paschal Bread; With sincerity and love eat we manna from above. Mighty Victim from the sky, pow’rs of hell beneath thee lie; Death is conquered in the fight, thou hast brought us life and light: Hymns of glory and of praise, risen Lord, to thee we raise; Holy Father, praise to thee, with the Spirit, ever be. 3

4, 5, & 6 year-old children may be dismissed before the sermon to Godly Play in room 173.


The Lord Gives Us His Sacrament The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Communion, also called The Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, is the family meal of Christians. We invite all committed followers of Jesus Christ to share in this sacrament: those who are baptized members of a congregation that proclaims the gospel, who are at peace with God and their neighbor, and who seek strength to live in a deeper communion with Jesus. If you are not a Christian, or you are not prepared to share in this meal, we encourage you to spend this time in prayer. We hope that this time is helpful to you as you consider your relationship with Jesus Christ and with his people, the Church.

Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, living Breath of God, Breathe new life into my willing soul. Bring the presence of the risen Lord To renew my heart and make me whole. Cause Your Word to come alive in me; Give me faith for what I cannot see; Give me passion for Your purity. Holy Spirit, breathe new life in me. Holy Spirit, come abide within; May Your joy be seen in all I doLove enough to cover ev’ry sin In each thought and deed and attitude, Kindness to the greatest and the least, Gentleness that sows the path of peace. Turn my striving into works of grace. Breath of God, show Christ in all I do. Holy Spirit, from creation’s birth, Giving life to all that God has made, Show your power once again on earth; Cause Your church to hunger for Your ways. Let the fragrance of our prayers arise. Lead us on the road of sacrifice That in unity the face of Christ Will be clear for all the world to see.


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The Lord Gives Us His Blessing Benediction4

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 28

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. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

How Great Is Our God


How great is our God Sing with me How great is our God And all will see how great How great is our God How great, how great is our God

Just as God called us into His presence at the beginning, so now He commands His blessing upon us as we depart. We look up and extend our hands in a posture of thanksgiving as we receive this great gift. Our final response to God’s assurance of His peace and presence upon those who are in Christ is a chorus of joyful song. 4


Series: “My Time is at Hand.” (Matt. 26:18) I. THE Passover Lamb Matthew 26:1-13 Pastor Tommy Lee I. The Final Announcement of His Death

II. The Conspirators Gather

III. “... a beautiful thing ...”

IV. Conclusion: The Paschal Blood

Sermons are available at the church web site


TODAY Following service 7:00pm

Newcomers’ Lunch @ the Lees’ YBR @ the Schmidts’

THIS WEEK Tuesday, 9:30am Wednesday, 11:30am 5:30pm 6:00pm

Women’s Bible Study @ DPC (nursery provided)


Men’s Bible Study @ ADTRAN Dinner / Guests Welcome Kid's Choirs: 5 Year Olds - 2nd Grade / Kids of the King 3rd Grade - 8th Grade / Dare 2 Declare YBR Small Groups (9th - 12th Grade) Midweek Bible Study Worship Choir Practice 4 Year Olds & Kindergarten / Kid's Quest 1st -2nd Grade / Discovery Club 3rd -5th Grade / Discovery Club Stampede (6th - 8th Grade) Praise Band Practice

Thursday, 12:00pm

Women’s Bible Study @ Neighborhood Christian Center

6:15pm 6:30pm

Friday, 6:30am

Men’s Bible Study @ Temple, Inc.

Sedona College/Career Dinner @ Godwins’ 1610 Brookmeade Road SE

Sunday Night January 29th at 6:30pm "State of the Sedona Union" meeting! Don't need to bring anything but a smile. Questions, call Carol @256.227.5614 8

DPC ANNOUNCEMENTS COMMON GROUND MARRIAGE WEEKEND Please see flyer on the round table in the welcome center for more information.

NEWCOMERS TO DPC! You are all invited to lunch at the Lees' home (2422 Jarvis St, SW) TODAY immediately following the morning worship service! Please come and join us! See Tommy with any questions. Maps are available!

Tell a friend! Invite a friend! MISSIONARY VISIT!


On Wednesday night, February 15, our missionaries Bill & Cheryl Nikides (and their friend from Bangladesh, Rev. Edward Ayub) will be joining us! Stay tuned for more information on the Nikides and their work, but do plan to join us for this great evening with these servants of Christ! “You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.” ~ the Apostle John, speaking of the church’s interest in her missionaries!

Thanks to all who have had photos made or have turned photos in - we are nearing 90% participation! If you are in the mission 10%, please email your photo to us ( or show up TODAY in the Gathering Room immediately after the service and we will make your photo for you! Please let Jean know either by email ( or phone (256-6861741); if you have questions. Thank you!

Come join us for the new Midweek Bible Study this semester. Rediscover your faith. Reconnect to Christ your Lord. Reconsider how God might be pleased to use you in his mission to rescue, restore, and recover this once-glorious world from the ruin of sin & death.

Faith Promise Update At DPC our support of world missions comes from a separate fund than that of the general budget. Our global missionaries are supported from the Faith Promise budget. If you’d like to make a gift to Faith Promise, just designate it so on your check. Pledge Total: Given YTD: Unpledged Given YTD:

July 9th-14th 2012 @ Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center Panama City, FL

$66,920 $30,425 $29,015

A $100 non-refundable/nontransferable

Saturday, February 18 • 9:00am–12:30pm Speakers on Skin/Hormones/Wellness, Heart and Health Information, Screenings, Door Prizes, Lunch, etc... More details to come.

deposit is due by January 29th. Balance will be due on April 22nd.


King's Cross: The Study of the World in the Life of Jesus (using the book by Tim Keller). Meeting in Room 167a (down the hall from the church office). The Temple & Walraven & Thompson & G. Smith Care Groups are encouraged to attend together! And guest are always welcome! An Introduction to Biblical Ethics (using the book by Robertson McQuilken). Meeting in Room 158a (right off the sanctuary). The Suggs & Quinn & McMahan/S. Smith Care Groups are encouraged to attend together! And guests are always welcome! The Sedona Class for Young Adults will be studying The Gospel of John (using the book inspired by the Holy Spirit!). Meeting in Room 168a (off the back hallway, which can be accessed from the hallway across from the church office). The Godwin Care Group is

GET MORE CONNECTED There are three e-mail lists at DPC: the church list, the Iron Men list, and the Women of Grace list. If you are not signed up for one or more of these lists but would like to be, please send an e-mail to Debbie at United for Christ (UFC) A discipleship group for young men in grades 3-5 meeting on Tuesday mornings from 6:30-7:30AM at 239 Johnston Street. See Stuart Smith with any questions!

THE SUGGS/GRIESS CARE GROUP will be meeting together for lunch at the Russell Cabin (2546 County Road 327 in Moulton— only 8 miles from DPC) on Sunday, February 12. See Jay Suggs or Scott Griess with any questions. Newcomers and guests are most welcome to join us!

Hamburger Steak w/Steamed Onion & Brown Gravy Baked Potatoes / Garden Salad / Rolls Tea & Lemonade Kids: Nuggets


February 5, 9:00am in the Parlor

Tear here and place in the offering plate

Please e-mail your dinner reservations and/or changes to or call the church office @ 351-6010 ext. 2.

“Success is knowing which appointments to keep.”

OFFICER NOMINATIONS Officer nominations will be accepted from any communicate member of DPC during the entire month of January. Please seek your nominee’s permission before nominating him. Also, please read through the short study on officer qualifications before making your nomination. Nomination forms and the short study are found on the round table in the Welcome Center. Please place your completed nomination form in the box on the round table. See Tommy or Steve or any elder if you have any questions.

Name: ________________________________________ No. of meals: Adult _________ Kids ________ Name: ________________________________________ Date: _________________________________________ No. of meals: Adult __________ Kids ________


COMMON GROUND MARRIAGE WEEKEND February 3 & 4 Friday Night, February 3 6:30 - 7:15: 7:30 - 8:30:

What is your marriage metaphor? Session 1: Unmasking Marital Division & Understanding the Path to Togetherness

Saturday Morning & Afternoon, February 4 9:00 - 9:30: 9:30 - 10:15: 10:15 - 10:30: 10:30 - 10:45: 10:45 - 11:30:

Process the Evening Session Session 2: The Calling of a Husband: Following God into Involvement with your Wife Q&A Break Session 3: The Calling of a Wife: Following God into Awe-Inspired Cooperation with your Husband 11:30 - 1:00: Lunch — Participants will have the option of having lunch here together for $5.00. Sign up for this lunch will be on Friday night. 1:00 - 1:15: Q&A 1:15 - 2:00: Session 4: The Fruit of Togetherness — Mutually Enjoyable Sexual Intimacy 2:00 - 2:30: Q&A Please see the Common Ground Marriage Weekend announcement on page 9 within this Worship Guide. The Common Ground Marriage Weekend is free! There will be an offering plate in the back of the church if you would like to help defray the cost of the conference, but there is no obligation to do so. Childcare will be available, through 5th grade. However, our space is limited and we’d also like to offer childcare to some of our guests. Please contact Adriane Coward ( or 256-353-8176) by Sunday, January 29 if you would like to reserve childcare at the church. But if you have other childcare options available to you, so that space can be made available to our guests, please consider that. Thank you! Notebooks will be made available to every participant, so it would be helpful to have a rough estimate of how many people plan to attend. If you intend to join us, please just send a quick e-mail to Tommy letting him know:

Tell a friend! Invite a friend!

DPC Bulletin - January 22, 2011  

Decatur Presbyterian Church, PCA - Decatur, AL

DPC Bulletin - January 22, 2011  

Decatur Presbyterian Church, PCA - Decatur, AL