August 29, 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 

ORDER FOR THE PUBLIC WORSHIP of GOD

Trinity Season                   August 29, 2021                      

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 61:1-5)

    Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;

            From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint.

   Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,

            For You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.

   Let me dwell in Your tent forever!

            Let me take refuge under the shelter of Your wings!

   For you, O God, have heard my vows;

            You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your Name.

 

*Hymn                  “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”                                                     Williams, Casella

   1. Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land.

       I am weak, but Thou art mighty; Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

       Bread of heaven, Feed me now and evermore;

       Bread of heaven, Feed me now and evermore.

   2. Open now the crystal fountain, Whence the healing waters flow;

       Let the fire and cloudy pillar Lead me all my journey through.

       Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

       Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

   3. When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fears subside;

       Death of death, and hell's destruction, Land me safe on Canaan's side.

      Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee; Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.

   Ending

       Land me safe on Canaan's side Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears

       Land me safe on Canaan's side Bid my anxious fears, bid my anxious fears, goodbye

           

*Profession of Faith - Westminster Short Catechism #92

    What is a sacrament?

            A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Christ;

          wherein, by sensible signs,

            Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant,

            are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.

 

Epistolary Lesson               Ephesians 5:3-5                                                                   (page 978)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture (Psalm 119:1-3)

   Blessed are those whose way is blameless who walk in the Law of the LORD!

             Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,

             who seek Him with their whole heart,

   Who also do no wrong,

             But walk in His Ways!

 

*Hymn #151                             “A Mighty Fortress”

 

Announcements

 

 

Offertory & Greetings

   Give On-Campus 2-Ways: During Offertory or in the Offering Box mounted at the back of the Sanctuary.

   Give by Mail: Grace Covenant Presbyterian, POB 629, Ingram, TX 78025

 

Sermon                                             “Thanksgiving the Antidote”                        John W. Uhl, Pastor

 

*Hymn #788                             ”Now Thank We All Our God”

                       

Corporate & Individual Confession of Sins

   God our heavenly Father, how comforting to know

   that You declare sinners like us completely forgiven,

   totally accepted, and profoundly loved through faith in Jesus Christ alone.

   Forgive us for seeking refuge and security

   in things and people other than in Your Son.

   Pardon us for living in the bondage of sin’s dominion

   rather than in the security of Your love.

   Deliver us from our unbelief in Your promises

   and our unwillingness to love others as You have loved us.

   Have mercy on us for seeking our own glory

   rather than living for Yours.

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

 

Gratitude for the Lord’s Pardon (Psalm 61:8)

   So will I ever sing praises to Your Name,

   as I perform my vows day after day.

 

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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