February 3, 2019 Worship Service

Ingram Evangelical Presbyterian Church

P.O. Box 629  Ingram, TX  78025  (830) 367-5672   www.ingramepchurch.org





The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany                 February 03, 2019


Responsive Call to Worship    (adapted from Psalm 140:6-8, 12-13)

We say to the LORD, You are our God; give ear to the voice of our pleas for mercy, O LORD!

O LORD, our Lord, the strength of our salvation, you have covered our head in the day of battle.

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted!

We know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

All: Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence.


*Hymn #1                              “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”


Prayer of Adoration


Profession  of Faith        (From the Children’s Catechism, OPC)

Pastor: Did Christ remain in the grave after his crucifixion?

People: No. He rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death.

Pastor: Where is Christ now?

People: In heaven, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us.

Pastor: Will the Lord Jesus come again?

People: Yes! He will return to judge the world on the last day.


Time with Young Disciples (ages 3-9)


*Hymn #347                         “And Can it Be?”


Prayers of Confession  


Responsive Assurance of Divine Pardon     

    Pastor: In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses,...

   ALL: ...according to the riches of his grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight. Amen.  - Ephesians 1:7-8


Responding with Praise #579                     Gloria Patri

            Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning; is now and ever shall be. World without end, Amen! Amen!


Bringing God’s Tithes and Offerings


*Singing Our Praise and Gratitude #592     The Doxology

            Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Prayer of Thanksgiving


Gospel Lesson                                    Luke 4:9-13                        pew Bible pg. 859


Affirmation of Holy Scripture (from Psalm 119:1,2)

          Pastor: Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the Law of the Lord!

        People: Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with their whole heart!




Prayer of Blessing & The Lord’s Prayer


Sermon                     “The Necessary Wilderness: the Temptation to Control the Lord”


Hymn #486         “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”        


The Bread & The Cup




*Congregational Response #586                   Three-fold Amen                         




* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.


WHETHER you’re investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship.


TODAY - We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. In the Presbyterian Church (EPC), all who sincerely trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone, for the forgiveness of sin, are invited to partake, including baptized children with parental permission.




Today’s Participants

Fellowship Hostess:  Mun Sparks





Elders Currently Serving on Session

 Class of 2018                   Class of 2019                   Class of 2020

         Les Mizell                         Don Killmer                     Joe Allen



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