September 12, 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                   September 12, 2021                

*Responsive Call to Worship    (Psalm 63:1-4)

     O God, You are my God; earnestly I seek You;

            My soul thirsts for You; my flesh faints for You,

            as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

    So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary, beholding Your power and glory.

            Because Your steadfast love is better than life,

            my lips will praise You.

    So I will bless You as long as I live;

            In Your Name I will lift up my hands.

 

*Hymn #21            “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”                                                             

           

*Profession of Faith - Westminster Short Catechism #96,97

    What is the Lord's Supper?

            The Lord's Supper is a sacrament,

            wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine,

            according to Christ's appointment, his death is showed forth;

          and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner,

            but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood,

            with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.

    What is required for the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper?

            It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord's Supper,

            that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord's body,

            of their faith to feed upon him, of their repentance, love, and new obedience;

            lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves.

 

Epistolary Lesson               Ephesians 5:6-14                                                                 (page 978)

 

Affirmation of Holy Scripture (Psalm 119:6)

   I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all Your Commandments.

 

*Hymn                            “My Lord, I Did Not Choose You”                                              Condor, Smith                                 

   Chorus: My Lord I did not choose You For that could never be

   My heart would still refuse You Had You not chosen me

 

   You took the sin that stained me Cleansed me, made me new

   Of old, You have ordained me That I should live in You

 

   Unless Your grace had called me And taught my opening mind

   The world would have enthralled me To heavenly glories blind

 

   My heart knows none above You For Your rich grace I thirst

   I know that if I love You You must have loved me first

 

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                                             “Walk in the not Light Not in the Dark”                      John W. Uhl, Pastor

 

*Hymn #347                             ”And Can it Be?”

                       

Corporate & Individual Confession of Sins

    Holy Father, You made us in Your image,

    with a mind to know You, a heart to love You, and a will to serve You.

    But our knowledge is imperfect, our love inconstant, our obedience incomplete.

    Day by day, we fall short of Your glory and fail to grow in the likeness of Jesus.

    In Your tender love, forgive us.

    By Your grace, rekindle our love for You

    and bring us back into the fullness of our covenant with You and one another.

    It is the matchless name of Jesus we pray.

 

Assurance of the Lord’s Pardon (Romans 6:23)

    For the wages of sin is death,

    but the free gift of God is eternal life

    in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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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