The Morning Order of Worship
The LORD Speaks to Us through His Word
† indicates the congregation standing; please silence all cell phones
Scripture: Ephesians 1:19-23; 2:17-22; 4:7-16 The grass withers and the flower fades, but the word of our Lord abides forever.
Welcome & Announcements
Mr. Corey Dupree
Almighty God, whose glory is above the heavens, praise waits for You in Zion! Out of your great mercy You have gathered us into Your church. Receive the adoration of our hearts, and grant that we may so honor You, both in spirit and outward form, that Your name may be glorified through the worship of our lips and of our hearts. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
†Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1, 8-9 & Revelation 19:1, 6 Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness!
Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, . . . For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
†Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 297 Congregation “Amen”
Deuteronomy 12:32 – 13:5
O eternal God and heavenly Father, we humble ourselves before your great majesty, against which we have frequently and grievously sinned. We continually transgress your law, failing to love you with all of our being or our neighbor as ourselves. We do not mediate on your Word as you command us. We fill our hearts and minds with the world’s wisdom instead of yours. O most merciful God, since you have given your only-begotten Son to die for your church, we flee for refuge to your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring your grace, through our Lord Jesus Christ. For his sake, grant us remission of all our sins - not only our outward transgressions, but also the secret thoughts and desires that are all known to you; and encourage us to trust your promise that you will write your law upon the tablet of our hearts. By your Holy Spirit, increase in us true obedience to your Word, that by your grace we may manifest everlasting life now, as we anticipate entering its full consummation to come. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. Assurance of Pardon: Acts 13:38-39 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
†Prayer of Intercession & Lord’s Prayer
“The King, His Mission, and His Gifts” Prayer of Application
Pastor David Congregation “Amen” Hymn 347
The LORD Calls and Consecrates His Officers The Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter XXII, I-III
Ordination Vows – Affirm: “By God’s grace, I do.”
†The Laying on of Hands & Declaration
Hymn 172 Congregation “Amen”
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Hymn 348 Dr. William Dennison
†“Jesus, with Thy Church Abide” (verses 5-8) Charge to Grace Congregation
Hymn 348 Dr. Dan MacDougall
†Prayer of Dedication
Mr. Ben Dady
†“For All the Saints”
The LORD Sends Us Out with His Blessing †Benediction †“Gloria Patri”
Communion Here at Grace, we celebrate communion every Lord’s Day, alternating between morning and evening services. The Lord’s Supper is an occasion for believers in Christ to meet with their Savior by faith, to be strengthened and renewed by him, and celebrate him. All who have been baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who trust alone in Christ as Savior and Lord, are a member in good-standing in a Reformed or Evangelical church, are at peace with their neighbor, and seek strength to live more faithfully, are invited to partake in this holy meal. If you are not a believer, or if you choose not to share in this meal, we invite you to spend this time in prayer. The outer rings of cups contain wine, the inner ring contains juice.
†Congregation Vows – Affirm: “By God’s grace, we do.”
Charge to the Ordinands
†Prayer of Confession
“Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder”
†“Jesus, with Thy Church Abide” (verses 1-4)
The LORD Welcomes Us to His Throne of Grace Reading of the Law of God:
Prayer of Illumination
Tithes & Offerings “The Church’s One Foundation”
The LORD Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him
†“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
Thanks be to God.
Welcome We are delighted to have you worshiping and fellowshipping with us today! Our hope is that as the Word is read and proclaimed, as prayers are lifted up, as hymns and psalms are sung, and as the sacraments are administered, we will glorify and enjoy our Triune God together as his people. Please take a minute to sign our Guest Book on the table in the hall.
Congregation “Amen” Hymn 735
Eternal God, who makes all things new and who abides forever the same: grant us to go forth into Your world in faith and in Your favor; that, being guided and guarded in all our ways, we may spend our lives in Your service, shining as true lights of Your lovingkindness to the ends of the earth, and finally, by Your grace enter in to the glory of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We enjoy having our children worship with us, but should parents need assistance with their young children, we have nursery workers available. A diaper changing station is available in the fellowship room by the restrooms. Please do not hesitate to speak with a Deacon if you have any questions. It is our delight to serve you and your children in any way we can.
Other Announcements Fellowship Lunch Today! – We will not have Sunday School this morning, after the service as it will be followed by a fellowship meal to celebrate the ordination and installation of our new officers! We warmly invite any visitors to stay and eat with us! UTC Percussion Ensemble including Jared Horner – today and tomorrow is the annual Beat Hunger event hosted by the UTC Percussion Ensemble including Jared Horner, which is an event to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. Admission is a donation of either 2 canned food items or a $2 check made out to the Community Kitchen. Cash is not accepted. Both shows will be at 7:30 PM in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in UTC’s Fine Arts Center. Doors will open at 7:15 and it is usually crowded so get there early if possible. Beginning both nights will be Funkabuckets (also including Jared) in the lobby. Also, Jared Horner’s and fellow graduating percussionist Chris Smith’s senior recital will be held Wednesday November 28 at 7:30 in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in UTC’s Fine Arts Center. Admission for this event is free. Joint Thanksgiving Eve Service with Cornerstone OPC – If you are going to be in town Wednesday, November 21 then come join us at 7p.m. for a special time of giving thanks to the Lord for his many blessings from this past year. We will be joined by some families from Cornerstone OPC, with their pastor, Calvin Keller, providing a homily from a psalm of thanksgiving. There will be scripture readings, singing, a time of sharing thanks, a homily, and a time of prayer. So come on out and join us as we give thanks and praise to God together! Christmas Decorating – Please come Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10:00 AM to decorate. Please sign up on the sheet on the board for that morning or let Julie know if you can do a task the week after Thanksgiving. If someone can head up this effort let Julie know. Christmas Banquet! – Our annual Christmas Banquet has been set for Friday, December 7. This early date will allow our Covenant students to attend and participate in the program. More details will follow.
The Evening Order of Worship Welcome and Announcements
Gracious Heavenly Father, would you grant us the grace to worship and adore you, so that we may be satisfied with a glimpse of your glory, seen perfectly in Christ, our Lord. As we worship, would you help us to gain new insight about the mystery and wonder of your love. And may we sense new ways to mirror that love in our world, through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
The LORD Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him †Call to Worship: Psalm 9:11-12; 13a, 14 Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds! For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Be gracious to me, O LORD! . . . that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation. †“Zion, Founded on the Mountains”
Hymn 436 Congregation “Amen”
†Prayer of Invocation
O Creator and Mighty God, you have promised strength for the weak, rest for the laborers, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love. O Heavenly Father, help us to continue in your promise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
This Week at Grace November 18 – November 25 Sunday, November 11 9:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Morning Worship Fellowship Lunch Evening Worship
Wednesday, November 14 7:00 p.m.
Joint Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 25 Announcements Communion Prep (AM)
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, PCA …striving to be Christ-centered, biblically faithful, and confessionally Reformed…
J. Huisman Mindeman
The LORD Welcomes Us to His Throne of Grace Old Testament Reading: Psalm 9:11-20
THE LORD’S DAY
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November 18, 2012
The LORD Speaks to Us through His Word Scripture Reading: This is the inspired and inerrant word of our Lord.
Ordination & Installation Service for Mr. John Huisman – Elder Mr. Bob Keller – Deacon Mr. Benjamin Palmer - Deacon
Thanks be to God. Congregation “Amen”
Prayer of Illumination “The Righteous Shall Live by Faith – Not Self Righteous Faith” Prayer of Application
Pastor David Congregation “Amen”
Tithes & Offering “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness”
The LORD Communes with Us at His Table Words of Institution and Invitation Prayer of Thanksgiving and Consecration of Elements Distribution of the Elements and Communion
“From All That Dwell below the Skies”
The LORD Sends Us Out with His Blessing †Benediction
Officers Rev. David O. Donovan, Pastor Mr. Gary Huisman, Elder Mr. Wil Davis, Elder Mr. John Huisman, Elder Mr. Corey Dupree, Deacon Mr. Bob Keller, Deacon Mr. Benjamin Palmer, Deacon
Grace Presbyterian Church of Lookout Mountain A congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America 13478 Scenic Hwy, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 (706) 820 – 9770 firstname.lastname@example.org www.grace – pca.com
Today we leave our weekday vocations and entertainments to enter the solemn joy of heavenly worship.