October 13, 2019 Worship Bulletin

 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Campus: 101 Webb Ave West, Ingram, TX

Mail: P.O. Box 629, Ingram, TX  78025

Office: (830) 367-5672 


 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost                 October 13, 2019


Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 123)

   To You we lift up our eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!

            Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a

            maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God,

            till He has mercy upon us.

   Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

            Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease,

            of the contempt of the proud.  


*Hymn        “Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee”           Wesley, Feller                     

   1. By thy reconciling love Every stumbling block remove

       Each to each unite, endear Come and spread thy banner here

   Chorus: Jesus, Lord, we look to thee

                 Let us in they name agree

                 Show thyself the Prince of Peace

                 Bid all quarrels forever cease

   2. Make us of one heart and mind Courteous, pitiful, and kind

       Lowly, meek, in thought and word  Altogether like our Lord (Repeat chorus)

   3. Let us then with joy remove To thy family up above

       On the wings of angels fly Show how true believers die (Repeat chorus)


*Prayer of Adoration


*Affirmation of Faith - Children’s  Catechism                  

   How many commandments did God give on Mount Sinai? Ten commandments.

   Why should we obey the Ten Commandments? Because God is our Creator, Savior and King.

   What do the first four commandments teach? What it means to love and serve God.

   What do the last six commandments teach? What it means to love and serve my neighbor.


Gospel Lesson                            Matthew 5:13-16 (ESV)

   13 "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no 

   longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.14 "You are the

   light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a

   basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.16 In the same way, let your light shine be

   fore others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.


Affirmation of Holy Scripture

    We are companions of all who fear You, of those who keep Your precepts.

            The earth, O LORD, is full of Your steadfast love; teach us Your statutes!  - Psalm 119:63-64






*Hymn      “Jesus, I My Cross Have Take”                  Lyte, Moore

 1. Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow Thee.

     Destitute, despised, forsaken, Thou from hence my all shall be.

     Perish every fond ambition, All Ive sought or hoped or known.

     Yet how rich is my condition!  God and heaven are still my own.

 2. Let the world despise and leave me, They have left my Savior, too.

     Human hearts and looks deceive me; Thou art not, like them, untrue.

     O while Thou dost smile upon me, God of wisdom, love, and might,

     Foes may hate and friends disown me, Show Thy face and all is bright.

 3. Man may trouble and distress me, Twill but drive me to Thy breast.

     Life with trials hard may press me; Heaven will bring me sweeter rest.

     Oh, tis not in grief to harm me While Thy love is left to me;

     Oh, twere not in joy to charm me, Were that joy unmixed with Thee.

 4. Go, then, earthly fame and treasure, Come disaster, scorn and pain

     In Thy service, pain is pleasure, With Thy favor, loss is gain

     I have called Thee Abba Father,  I have stayed my heart on Thee

     2:20Storms may howl, and clouds may gather; All must work for good to me.

 5. Soul, then know thy full salvation Rise oer sin and fear and care

     Joy to find in every station, Something still to do or bear.

     Think what Spirit dwells within thee, Think what Fathers smiles are thine,

     Think that Jesus died to win thee, Child of heaven, canst thou repine.

 6. Haste thee on from grace to glory, Armed by faith, and winged by prayer.

     Heavens eternal days before thee, Gods own hand shall guide us there.

     Soon shall close thy earthly mission, Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days,

     Hope shall change to glad fruition, Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.                                                                   




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.                


Sermon   “The Kingdom of Heaven: Christians are Salt & Light”      John W. Uhl, Pastor


The Bread & The Cup  


Confessing Our Need of Christ Together and Individually

   Most holy and merciful Father, we confess that our lives are marked more

   by discouragement than by hope.

   Forgive us for failing to live in the confident assurance of Jesus’ resurrection.

   Trials and difficulties have caused us to doubt Your goodness, power, and care.

   Yet, You are with us in every storm and Your voice still commands the winds and waves.

   Accept our repentance, Lord, and strengthen our capacity to trust You,

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


Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon  (Acts 10:43)

   To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in Him

   receives forgiveness of sins through His name.







*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




*Congregational Response                    Three-fold Amen                         




*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 have interest or questions about the day’s sermon, join Pastor John at the couches for a short Q&A with others.


Church Staff - Mrs. Shirley Madary, Office Manager * office@gcpcingram.org

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


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


Giving - Make any checks to “IEPC” until our name-change is official with the State of Texas. Thanks!




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