May 17, 2020 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

 Sixth Sunday of Easter                  May 17, 2020

                       

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 37:39-40)

   The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;

            He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

   The LORD helps them and delivers them;

            He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.

 

*Hymn #151                                     “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”                                                

 

*Prayer of Adoration

 

*Profession of Faith - The Children’s Catechism #147

   Will the bodies of all the dead be raised again?

            Yes. At the last day some will be raised to everlasting life and others to everlasting death.

 

Prophetic Lesson                       Daniel 8:1-27 (see outline for text)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture - Psalm 119:109-110

   We hold our lives in our hands continually,

            But we do not forget Your Law.

   The wicked have laid snares for us,

            But we do not stray from Your Precepts.

 

*Hymn                       “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”                                                           Wesley, Thompson                 

1. Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly,

    While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high.

    Hide me, O my Savior, hide, Til life’s storm is past;

    Safe into the haven guide; Receive my soul at last.

2. Other refuge have I none, I helpless, hang on Thee;

    Leave, oh leave me not alone, Support and comfort me.

    All my trust on Thee is stayed, All help from Thee I bring;

    Cover my defenseless head In the shadow of Thy wing.

3. Thou, O Christ, are all I want, Here more than all I find;

    Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, Heal the sick, and lead the blind.

    Just and holy is Thy Name, I am all unrighteousness;

    False and full of sin I am; Thou art full of truth and grace.

4. Plenteous grace with Thee is found, Grace to cover all my sin;

    Let the healing streams abound; Make and keep me pure within.

    Thou of life the fountain art, Let me take of Thee;

    Spring Thou up within my heart; For all eternity.

 

Offertory & Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Sermon                                             “The Dream of the Ram and the Goat”                        Pastor John Uhl

                                 

 

Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

   Almighty God, who by the resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ,

   has given eternal life to all who believe in Him

   and who has called us to live pure and joyful lives,

   we confess that we have failed to live as we ought.

   We have forgotten Your promises

   and have ignored Your commandments.

   We are profoundly sorry and earnestly repent.

   Please forgive us and revive our hearts

   that we might, with steadfast affection,

   glorify You in thought, word, and deed,

   for the glory of our resurrected Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon   (Micah 7:18,19)

   Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity

   and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance?

            He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.

            He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot.

            You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

 

The Bread & The Cup  

 

*Hymn #38                                                    “Ye Servants of God”

 

*Benediction

 

*Congregational Response                    Three-fold Amen                         

 

Postlude

    

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

 

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.

 

Ingram Extra - Join us after service in the Fellowship Hall for refreshment. If you would like, Pastor John will lead a small discussion at the couches in the FH. Our theme topic this Spring is Personal Eschatology.

 

Staff - Shirley Madary, Office Manager * office@gcpcingram.org; John W. Uhl, Pastor * pastor@gcpcingram.org

 

Web-Site - please visit at “gcpcingram.org”.

 

NOTE:  Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day.

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