“Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee”
The Morning Order of Worship † indicates the congregation standing;; the Bold print indicates where the congregation speaks; please silence all electronic devices
Welcome & Prayer of Preparation
Mr. Corey Dupree
The LORD Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him
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Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages. For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants. †“Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim”
The LORD Speaks to Us through His Word †Scripture: This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God. Prayer of Illumination
“Covenant and Election: Perseverance vs. Apostasy”
†Call to Worship: Psalm 135:1-4; 13-14 Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O servants of the LORD, who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God! Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant! For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.
†Prayer of Invocation
†The Apostles’ Creed Prayer of Intercession & Lord’s Prayer
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.
Hymn 12 Congregation “Amen”
Prayer of Application
Pastor David Congregation “Amen”
Tithes & Offerings “Loved with Everlasting Love”
The LORD Communes with Us at His Table How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
Reading of the Law of God:
†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.
†“Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”
Assurance of Pardon: Ephesians 1:3-7 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
For with you is the fountain of life; Words of Institution and Invitation Prayer of Thanksgiving and Consecration of Elements Distribution of the Elements and Communion
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.
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.
in your light do we see light. – Psalm 36:7-9
The LORD Welcomes Us to His Throne of Grace
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.
Prayer Meeting Cancelled – the prayer meeting for this Wednesday, January 23, has been cancelled, and the session will be meeting to finalize details for the Annual Congregational Meeting.
Now blessed be the Lord our God, The God of Israel, For he alone doth wondrous works In glory that excel. His wide dominion shall extend, from sea to utmost sea, and unto earth’s remotest bounds, his peaceful rule shall be. And blessed be his glorious Name, To all eternity: The whole earth let his glory fill. Amen, so let it be.
The LORD Sends Us Out with His Blessing Congregation “Amen”
Grant, we beseech You, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, through Your grace, be so grated inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us faith, hope, and especially love, to the honor and praise of Your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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: Today 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. Fellowship Meal – Our next Fellowship Meal is scheduled for Sunday, February 3. Mark your calendars! Session & Diaconal Update – The session, with the inestimable help of the Diaconte and Rob Witcher, has approved and distributed benevolences for 2012 and has also approved a budget for 2013, the details of which will be discussed at our annual meeting in a couple of weeks. The Lord has blessed us and is blessing us financially to serve him. Please take time to thank the deacons and Rob Witcher 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
Lord of all power and might, who is the Author and Giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of Your name, increase in us true faith, nourish us with all goodness, and of Your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
January 6 – January 13
The LORD Calls Us to Glorify and Enjoy Him †Call to Worship: Psalm 98:1&4; 2-3 Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him…. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. †“New Songs of Celebration Render” †Prayer of Invocation
This Week at Grace
Sunday, January 20 9:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Morning Worship Coffee Fellowship Evening Worship
Wednesday, January 23 Prayer Meeting Cancelled/Session Meeting Sunday, January 27 Announcements Communion Prep (PM)
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, PCA …striving to be Christ-centered, biblically faithful, and confessionally Reformed…
J. Huisman J. Huisman
The LORD Welcomes Us to His Throne of Grace “Psalm 32:1-7”
THE LORD’S DAY
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 16
January 20, 2013
†“To You, O Lord, I Fly”
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
“God’s Transforming Power: From Bitterness to Joy” Prayer of Application
Pastor David Congregation “Amen”
Tithes & Offering “Sometimes a Light Surprises”
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.