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Order of Worship

Welcome and Call to Worship

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
(Psa 130:5–8 ESV)

Offering our Praise

Majesty
Here I Am to Worship
Blessed Assurance (All My Attempts)

Offering our Gifts

Praying for Our Missionaries

Confessing our Sins and Calling Upon God in Prayer

Song of Preparation

Speak O Lord

Sermon

Genesis 25:1-34

“1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 Abraham gave all he had to Isaac. 6 But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country.
7 These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life, 175 years. 8 Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. 9 Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre, 10 the field that Abraham purchased from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife. 11 After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi.
12 These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s servant, bore to Abraham. 13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their tribes. 17 (These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.) 18 They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settled over against all his kinsmen.
19 These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. 21 And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
23 And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger.”
24 When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out with his hand holding Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
27 When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. 28 Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.) 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.”
(Genesis 25:1–34 ESV)

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper Together

Responding in Song

Oh Lamb of God

Benediction and Doxology

24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. (Num 6:24–26 ESV) 

Announcements

Communicants Class: Will meet today at the Tack’s home.

Living Stones (Youth Group): Will meet at the Smith home this evening from 6-8. (9501 Dragonclaw, in Columbia)

Cheryl’s Prayer Team: Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 pm at her home. RSVP as the location could change.

Wendy’s Prayer Team: Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am at her home. RSVP as the location could change.

Weekly Ladies’ Bible Study will meet this Wednesday morning, 10am at Stephanie Garvey’s home (714 Cyprian Court, Gambrills, MD 21054).  We plan to study “The Promised One, Seeing Jesus in Genesis”, by Nancy Guthrie, which is in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. 

MEAT: The men will gather this Thursday night, 7pm at Curtis’ home. (9206 Winding Way in Ellicott City). The study will begin around 7:30.

Couples Retreat (with childcare): Free babysitting! May 20-21. We’ll get together at Carroll Baldwin Hall. Friday night 7-9 and 9-2 on Saturday. RSVP by Friday the 18th!

Youth Retreat: June 17-19 at Skycroft Conference Center in Middletown. We’ll carpool from Ten Oaks at 6pm on the 17th, and return at 2:30pm on Sunday. This is about growing closer to one another and in our understanding of God’s word and Who He is. $75 ea. (scholarships available). This will be both edifying and fun.

Giving We offer an electronic means of giving through Tithe.ly that has proven to be a safe way to give. You can access that through our website under “Giving.” Contact Pete Winstead for details.