August 08, 2021 Worship Service Bulletin

 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Campus: 101 Webb Ave West, Ingram, TX; Mail: P.O. Box 629  Ingram, TX  78025; Office: (830) 367-5672 

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Trinity Season                   August 08, 2021                      

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 55:17,18,22)

    Evening and morning and at noon, I utter my complaint and moan, and He hears my voice.

            He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage,

            for many are arrayed against me.

  Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you;

            He will never permit the righteous to be moved.

 

*Hymn #408                             “How Firm a Foundation”

                                                                           

*Profession of Faith - Westminster Short Catechism #89

    How is the Word made effectual to salvation?

            The Spirit of God maketh the reading,

            but especially the preaching, of the Word,

            an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners,

            and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, unto salvation.

 

Epistolary Lesson               Ephesians 4:31,32                                                   (page 978)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture (Psalm 119:174)

                                     I long for Your salvation, O LORD, and Your Law is my delight.

 

*Hymn                                     “Cling to the Crucified”                                                       Bonar, Twit

1. Cling to the Mighty One, Cling in thy grief

    Cling to the Holy One, He gives relief

    Cling to the Gracious One, Cling in thy pain

    Cling to the Faithful One, He will sustain

Chorus: Cling to the crucified, Jesus the Lamb who died

              Cling to the crucified, Jesus the King

              Cling to the crucified, Jesus the Lamb who died

              Cling to the crucified, Jesus the King

2. Cling to the Living One, Cling in thy woe

    Cling to the Loving One, Through all below

    Cling to the Pardoning One, He speaketh peace

    Cling to the Healing One, Anguish will cease

3. Cling to the Bleeding One, Cling to His side

    Cling to the Rising One, In Him abide

    Cling to the Coming One, Hope shall arise

    Cling to the Reigning One, Joy lights thine eyes

    And then, O! how glorious, The conqueror's song! (Chorus)

 

Announcements, Offertory & Greetings

 

Sermon                                             “Forgiven & Forgiving”                                             John W. Uhl, Pastor

 

 

 

*Hymn                                     “Flourishing (Psalm 119)”                                               s. McCraken

   1. Teach me, oh God to follow your decrees

       Give me understanding, your word, I wanna keep

       Direct me in the path, of your commands

       For there I find delight, my will is in your hands (Chorus)

      Chorus:

      Turn my heart away from worthless things

      Preserve my life, according to your ways

      Take away disgrace

      You hold me in my place--flourishing

   2. Fulfill your promise to the ones you love

       Within your ways we walk, for your laws are good

       Temptation loses pow'r, my soul's revived

       In righteousness, oh God, preserve my life (Chorus)

                                                                  

Corporate & Individual Confession of Sins

   Covenant God, we humbly confess

   that we are an anxious, fearful people.

   We do not trust You as we should:

   We are slow to seek You in prayer and weak in perseverance,

   But quick to forget the faithfulness of Your power and providence.

   We try to manipulate and scheme instead of resting in Your promises and love.

   Forgive us for the folly of self-preservation and self-trust.

   Forgive us for doubting Your goodness.

   Forgive us for being conformed to this world

   And for placing our trust in possessions, power, and the wisdom of man.

   Renew our minds and hearts that we might walk by faith and not by sight.

   By your mercy, keep us steadfastly devoted to Christ

   And cause us to endure to the end, that we might receive your great salvation.

   For we pray in the strong name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon (Psalm 55:1,16)

   Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!

            But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.

 

The Bread & The Cup 

                                                                                                                       

*Benediction with Congregational Response                “Three-fold Amen”

 

 

*You are invited to Stand when prompted.

 

New Guests - We are so glad to have the privilege of worshiping the Lord with you. Please fill out one of our “Guest Cards” found on the table in the Narthex. This will help us in responding to any of your questions or needs. You can place them in the offertory plate or hand it to our pastor.

 

The Lord’s Supper - We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday at Grace Covenant. All who trust in Jesus and Him alone for their salvation are invited to partake. Our custom is to distribute the elements processing forward by rows. After all are served, we then take the elements together. If you have a non-communing child, please bring them forward with you so Pastor John may pray for them. If you believe your child is ready to take Communion, please ask our Pastor about the process. 

 

Cry Room - This special room is located in the back of the sanctuary should you have need. It is well appointed with the option to clearly hear the service.

 

John W. Uhl, Pastor * pastor@gcpcingram.org

Church Office * office@gcpcingram.org

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