The Morning Order of Worship † indicates the congregation standing;; the Bold print indicates where the congregation speaks; please silence
Welcome †Confession of Faith
Heidelberg Catechism #1
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Welcome & Prayer of Preparation
Mr. John Huisman
Almighty Lord God, you gave your Son, Jesus Christ, to be the light of the world: we praise and magnify your holy name that in him you have revealed the wonder of your saving love to us and the world. With those of old who brought their tribute to his feet, confessing him as King of heaven and earth, we now present the worship of our grateful hearts, asking you to give us grace to give ourselves to you, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, we pray, Amen.
The LORD Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him
Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
†Prayer of Invocation
That I am not my own, but belong–body and soul, in life and in death–to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him. Prayer of Intercession & Lord’s Prayer
†Call to Worship: Psalm 33 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright….Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness….The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
†“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
What is your only comfort in life and death?
Hymn 53 Congregation “Amen”
The LORD Speaks to Us through His Word †Scripture: This is the word of the Lord.
†Prayer of Confession
Eternal and merciful God, You have loved us with a love beyond our understanding, and You have set us on paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Yet, we have strayed from Your way; we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, through what we have done and what we have left undone, and not only in outward transgressions, but also in fear and anxiety of our enemies, rather than trusting in You. We have wandered from Your pathway, and for this reason, we flee for refuge to Your infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Your grace, through our Lord Jesus Christ. As we remember our baptism into Christ, O God, and the cleansing from sin and new life that it signifies and seals, we praise You and give You thanks that You forgive us yet again. Grant us now, we pray, the grace to die daily to sin, and to rise daily to new life in Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, and mediates for us even now. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. Assurance of Pardon: John 1:9-13 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Prayer of Illumination
“Has God’s Word Failed?” Prayer of Application
Pastor David Congregation “Amen”
Tithes & Offerings “How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place”
The LORD Communes with Us at His Table The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?
Whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, let us do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 31 Words of Institution and Invitation Prayer of Thanksgiving and Consecration of Elements Distribution of the Elements and Communion
†“Wondrous King, All-Glorious”
The LORD Sends Us Out with His Blessing †Benediction
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.
Thanks be to God.
The LORD Welcomes Us to His Throne of Grace Reading of the Law of God:
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.
O God, who in Jesus Christ called us out of darkness into marvelous light, enable us always to declare your wonderful deeds, thank you for your steadfast love, and praise you with heart, soul, mind, and strength, now and forever, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
We enjoy having our children worship with us. However, should parents need assistance with their young children, we have nursery workers available that are seated in the back of the sanctuary. A diaper changing station is available in the fellowship room by the restrooms. Please do not hesitate to speak with a nursery worker if you have any questions. It is our delight to serve you and your children in any way we can.
Other Announcements Meals for the Cooks – Paddy Cook fell this week while at a prayer and fasting retreat for PEF and sustained serious head trauma. Please continue to pray for his recovery. If anyone would like to help out the Cooks with meals, please contact Leigh Ann Duhm (706.398.3456). Also, please remember that meals need to be dairy free. Moving Party for Beth Elliot – Miss Beth is moving on Saturday, January 19 (weatherpermitting) back into her family home. The move will start at 10a.m. and should only take a couple of hours. Pizza will be provided for the helpers!! Annual Congregational Meeting – our annual congregational meeting is coming up on Wednesday, January 30 at 7p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to review this past year, to present the budget for 2013, and to hear proposals from the session and diaconate. This meeting is an act of worship, so please make every effort to attend. Missionary Biography for Family Sunday School in January – this January, Dr. Steve Robinson will lead our Family Sunday School on Missions in a discussion of the missionary John G. Patton from the book Food For Cannibals: The Story Of John G. Paton. The reading and discussion schedule is as follows: January 6 Chapters 1-8 January 13 Chapters 9-19 January 20 Chapters 20-29 January 27 Chapters 30-38 The books can be found on our book table in the Fellowship Room and cost $10. Please see Pastor David if more copies are needed. Session & Diaconal Update – The session has now met with Mr. Dupree to discuss the budget proposal of the deacons for 2013. There are still a few details to iron out, but the deacons have done a fantastic job in putting together such a thorough proposal. The Lord has blessed us and is blessing us financially to serve him. Please take time to thank the deacons for their hard work and faithful service in this area, and please pray that we will be good stewards of God’s treasures and blessings in 2013!
The Evening Order of Worship Welcome and Prayer of Preparation
Gracious Heavenly Father, by your power may we, with all the saints, comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled you’re your fullness. Through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
January 6 – January 13
The LORD Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him †Call to Worship: Psalm 68:32-35 Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD, O you who are of Israel’s fountain! O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice. Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies.
Awesome is God from his sanctuary; he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God! †“Round the Throne in Glory Seated” †Prayer of Invocation
This Week at Grace
Sunday, January 6 9:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Morning Worship Coffee Fellowship Evening Worship
Wednesday, January 9
Sunday, January 13 Announcements Communion Prep (AM)
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, PCA …striving to be Christ-centered, biblically faithful, and confessionally Reformed…
The LORD Welcomes Us to His Throne of Grace “Psalm 51:1-8”
THE LORD’S DAY
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 14
January 6, 2012
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†“Before Jehovah’s Awesome Throne”
The LORD Speaks to Us through His Word Scripture Reading: The Lord speaks through the reading of His Word.
Thanks be to God. Prayer of Illumination
“Habakkuk: From Plaint to Praise”
Prayer of Application
Tithes & Offering “Be Thou My Vision”
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
The LORD Sends Us Out with His Blessing †Benediction †“Doxology” (Ps 150)
Congregational “Amen” Hymn 731
Heavenly Father, as you have given yourself to us in Jesus Christ, help us to give ourselves to you, living according to your holy will. Keep our feet firmly in the way where Christ leads us and help our lives to reflect his grace and truth, that we may manifest the fragrant aroma of his life to a world inundated with the stench of death. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Grace Presbyterian Church of Lookout Mountain A congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America 13478 Scenic Hwy, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 (706) 820 – 9770 email@example.com www.grace – pca.com
Today we leave our weekday vocations and entertainments to enter the solemn joy of heavenly worship.