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Order of Service 03/29/20

As we will not be having a regular service at our church building due to the coronavirus, I implore you to remain obedient in regular worship, both as families and as individuals, not only on the Lord’s Day, but also every other day. The people of God are a people who worship; and, though we may not be able to worship together at the church building, we are still joining all the saints on earth and in heaven and a myriad of holy angels in praising our glorious God! We worship not merely because it is our duty, but because God is our delight! While we are physically separated, we are still united in Christ; so, just as we do every Lord’s Day morning, let us lift our hearts unto Almighty God!

What follows is a recommended (that is, not mandatory) order of service for you and your family to utilize as you worship together this Lord’s Day:

 

Call to Worship     Psalm 23

After this, whoever is leading worship (regularly the father or grandfather of the family) should pray for himself and his family as they join together to worship the Lord, that their attention would be captivated by the glory of God, and that they would rejoice together in the Lord. Continue reading

Order of Service 03/22/20

As we will not be having a regular service at our church building due to the coronavirus, I implore you to remain obedient in regular worship, both as families and as individuals, not only on the Lord’s Day, but also every other day. The people of God are a people who worship; and, though we may not be able to worship together at the church building, we are still joining all the saints on earth and in heaven and a myriad of holy angels in praising our glorious God! We worship not merely because it is our duty, but because God is our delight! While we are physically separated, we are still united in Christ; so, just as we do every Lord’s Day morning, let us lift our hearts unto Almighty God!

What follows is a recommended (that is, not mandatory) order of service for you and your family to utilize as you worship together this Lord’s Day:

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1 Samuel 1:9-18

One of the greatest blessings of being a Christian is that, through Jesus Christ, we have access to the Father in prayer. We see this wonderful privilege on display everywhere in the New Testament! Paul tells us that we are to “pray without ceasing.”[1] He writes that we are to be “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”[2] When the author of the epistle to the Hebrews writes that we should confidently “draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need,”[3] he is reminding us that because Christ is our Mediator, our Great High Priest,[4] we can rest assured that all of our prayers are heard of God. Indeed, our Lord Himself has taught us to pray; we pray His model prayer every Lord’s Day.[5] And we recognize also that He expects we will pray; He does not say “if you pray” but “when you pray.”[6] Prayer is indeed commanded in the New Testament, but it is a command that seems almost redundant. Prayer, dear friends, is the chief exercise of faith in God. Continue reading