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Order of Worship
Call to Worship
23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! 25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods. (1 Chr 16:23–25 ESV)
Offering our Praise
Stand Up for Jesus
The Church’s One Foundation
Trust and Obey
Giving Back a Portion of God’s Blessings
Concerning Ourselves with the Great Commission
Song of Preparation
“0 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.
6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
8 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.
10 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.
11 As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!
12 For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.
13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me!
14 Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt!
15 Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, Aha!”
16 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
17 As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!”
(Psalm 40:0–17 ESV)
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Responding in Song
How Great (Psalm 145)
Benediction and Doxology
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. (2 Th 3:16 ESV)
Congratulations Jeff!!! Jeff Corbett was ordained as an evangelist on Friday night. Now we need to petition presbytery to let us keep him on our session (since his membership actually moved to the presbytery). So, don’t forget our congregational meeting next Sunday immediately following worship
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING after worship on the 2nd of October. As a teaching elder, Jeff is no longer be a ruling elder. And, as his membership moves to the regional church (presbytery), in order for him to continue to serve on our session, as we just recently ordained him to do, we need presbytery to augment our session with Jeff. He will then be “on loan” to us :-). We anticipated this ahead of his ordination, and got the process started at presbytery. But we need the congregation’s concurrence. So, please stick around after worship on the 2nd. It should only take a few minutes, and will hardly interrupt snack time. In view of that brief window for our meeting, please approach Clark, Tom, Sam, Mark or Jeff ahead of time with any questions or concerns. Thanks.
Cheryl’s Prayer Team: Thursday, 7:30-9:00 pm at the Wimsatt home (3802Church Rd. in (Old) Ellicott City). Contact Cheryl if interested.
Amy’s Prayer Team: Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am at Madison Smith’s home (9501 Dragonclaw, Columbia, MD). Contact Amy if interested.
Living Stones: will meet from 6-8pm tonight. Location TBA in service.
Sigmon Home Fellowship Group: will meet after worship at the Tack home (9713 Gwynn Park Dr. in Ellicott City) today.
Garvey/Fyfe Home Fellowship Group: will meet October 9th at the Senio home (11 Stout Run Ct. in Catonsville).
Wright Home Fellowship Group: will meet on 10/28. Location TBA
Women’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study: Meeting on the First and third Tuesdays of each month at the Wright’s home ((9461 Kilimanjaro Rd in Columbia). Please join us for a study of 1 Samual using Tim Chester’s book, 1 Samuel for You.
Tuesday morning Women’s Bible study: Meeting weekly (skipping for Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 10:00-11:30am. We are continuing with the study in “The Promised One” from the “Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament” series by Nancy Guthrie. Contact Stephanie ([email protected]) if you plan to attend.
PLEASE NOTE: With the Garvey’s recent loss, watch for a cancelation notice.
Ladies Inspiring One Another (Kickoff): Join us Tuesday, September 27th at the Garvey home (714 Cyprian Court, in Gambrills) frorm 6:30-9:30 for some poolside fellowship, snacks, and sweet conversations. That will be the backdrop for a quaint evening of testimonies from a couple of our sisters about God’s faithfulness and presence, walking with them through the various seasons of their lives. SEE ABOVE NOTE ABOUT CANCELATION
A Living Hope Family Retreat is finally coming! August 14-20, 2023 at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in New Jersey. You should have received an email to register. Harvey Cedars will fill up very quickly, so if you want to come, look for that email and respond. Clark plans to tackle a topical subject (which is rare for him) in some special sessions as a bonus for our group. But Harvey Cedars attracts really good speakers, and there are a lot of fun things for us to do. Talk to Tom or Diane Wimsatt for more details on participation.