June 09, 2019 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

 The Day of Pentecost                  June 09, 2019

                       

Responsive Call to Worship    (Acts 2:1-21 )

   When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.

            And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

   Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians-we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God."

            And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others mocking said, "They are filled with new wine."

   But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: "'And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.

            And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.' 

*Hymn #431             “Shine, Jesus, Shine”                          Shine,Jesus,Shine

*Prayer of Adoration

*Affirmation of Faith (Heidelberg Catechism #53)             

   What do you believe concerning the Holy Spirit?

            First, He is, together with the Father and the Son, true and eternal God.

            Second, He is also given to me, to make me by true faith share in Christ and all His benefits, to comfort me and to remain with me forever.

Children’s Message               (ages 3 and Up)

*Hymn #390             “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”                    Morecambe

Corporate Prayer of Confession with Individual Prayers of Confession

   Almighty God, who sent the promised Holy Spirit in power to fill your people with willing faith, we confess that we have resisted the work of the Holy Spirit in us and among us.

We have been slow to serve you and reluctant to spread the Good News of Jesus’ love.

When your Spirit speaks, we have turned deaf ears, for we fear what He might call us to do.

When the fire of your Spirit touches us, we have sought to quench His flame, afraid of the new life he seeks to implant. Have mercy on us, O God. Transform our timidity by the power of the Holy Spirit.

   Inflame us with a desire to know and do your holy will, and to be a faithful people after the conditions of your holy covenant. This we ask for the sake of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

Assurance of Divine Pardon  (Romans 8:1,11)

   There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

   If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will  

   also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you..

 

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving  

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.

 

Lesson from the Revelation                Revelation 11:7-14                 pew Bible pg. 1034

   Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.  - Psalm 119:37

 

Greetings

 

Sermon                     “Life in the Tribulation: Armageddon”               John W. Uhl, Pastor

 

The Bread & The Cup

 

*Hymn #754             “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending”        Regent Square

 

*Benediction

 

*Congregational Response                    Three-fold Amen                         

 

Postlude

    

*You are invited to Stand when prompted by Pastor John.

 

 

New Guests We are so glad you are here worshiping the Lord with us. If you will, please fill out an      Information Card found in the back, so we can get to know you a little. These can be placed in the offering plate or handed to a Greeter or Pastor John. 

 

Cry Room/Nursery –Please be assured that we do want your children in Worship with Us.  But,  we have now equipped a very pleasant, clean & comfortable “cry room” for families with small children to use as needed.   It is located at the right of the sanctuary and is equipped with everything needed (including Audio) for events happening in the sanctuary. Entry to the room is gained from inside the sanctuary itself or can be accessed through the library.

 

Ingram Extra - Please join us immediately after service for some refreshment in the Fellowship Hall. This is an informal time to get to know each other better. During this short-time, we usually hear something practical from Pastor John and are able to share our prayer requests together.

 

 

The Lord’s Supper - We celebrate the Lord’s Supper each Sunday at Ingram. All who sincerely trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone, for the forgiveness of sin, are invited to partake. Our custom is to distribute the elements processing forward by rows. When everyone is served, then we will take the elements together. For children not yet taking communion, 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 Pastor John about the process.

 

Church Web-site - Please access our website for information about the ministries of Grace Covenant Presbyterian and for access to past sermons.   New Web address:  gcpcingram.org 

 

Church Staff: Mrs. Shirley Madary, Office Manager; Rev. Dr. John Wilder Uhl, Pastor

 

Church emailoffice@gcpcingram.org 

    plus, a private site to reach Pastor John:  pastor@gcpcingram.org

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Events    June 9th – June 15th

 

Today     9-9:45 am   Sunday School Class in the Community Room

         10:00 am     Service of Worship in the Sanctuary

         11:15 am      “Ingram Extra’’ – join us for refreshments in Fellowship Hall.

                  

Tuesday   10:30 am     Tuesday AM Bible Study in the Community Room, studying Hosea.

                             (Pastor John leads this Study. All are welcome.)

         6:00 pm     Stated Session Meeting

         7:00 pm       Al-Anon Meeting in the Community Room

 

Thursday  7:00 pm       Couples Al-Anon Meeting in the Community Room

 

Saturday      9:00 am       Al-Anon Meeting in the Community Room

                         Ala-Teen Meeting in the Choir Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

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