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Order of Worship
Call to Worship
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, 2 for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. 5 He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. (Psa 24:1–5 ESV)
Offering our Praise
You Are God Alone
Holy, Holy, Holy
Here I am to Worship
Offering our Gifts
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Song of Preparation
Speak O Lord
4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5 When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground— 7 then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Gen 2:4–24 ESV)
Responding in Song
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
Benediction / Doxology
2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence (2 Pet 1:2–3 ESV)
Living Stones (Youth Group) will gather today at the Corbett home from 6-8pm. (4301 Hooper Ave., Baltimore)
Living Bolder (Young Adults) will gather at Jeremiah and Charlotte’s home from 7-8:30 pm. They are working through the book Gentle and Lowly, by Dane Ortlund together. (4802 Circling Hunter Dr. #302, Columbia)
Communicant Membership Class We will offer a new Communicant Membership Class in the fall or winter, as there is interest. Becoming a communicant member is a very significant step in the life of a covenant child. They step forward to profess their own repentance and faith in Christ. There is no urgency. A covenant child is a full member. They are as truly and really a member as an oak sapling is truly and really an oak. But when they have appropriated the truths of the gospel for themselves, and can recognize the significance and meaning of the Lord’s supper, they claim Christ as their own, publicly. This class seeks to prepare children for that step. Contact Clark if you are interested in taking the class.
Ladies’ Daytime Bible Study Wednesday’s at 10am at the home of Stephanie Garvey (714 Cyprian Court, Gambrills).
Ladies’ Evening Bible Study with Martha Fyfe.
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, beginning September 21st at 7pm.
Where: At the home of Martha Fyfe, 6706 Surrey Lane in Clarksville
Book: Hebrews Better by Jen WIlkin
It’s just begun, so contact Martha if you would like to join in.
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