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Order of Worship
Call to Worship
1 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)
Offering our Praise
Offering our Praise
Come People of the Risen King
Offering our Gifts
If you would like to contribute digitally, you will find options for doing so on our website, which can be accessed here.
Song of Preparation
Speak O Lord
He Makes All Things New
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (Rev 21:1–8 ESV)
Responding in Song
He Will Hold Me Fast
Benediction / Doxology
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Cor 9:8 ESV)
Health protective policy Please maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet this morning, wear face masks, and use hand sanitizer that is available at the Welcome table.
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.
DEADLINE TOMORROW: Ladies retreat April 23-24 with Emily Van Dixhoorn, author, wife to seminary professor Chad, and mother of five, speaking on Christ’s Courage. This will be both in person with handouts and food as well as virtually. $30/person; $60 max/family. Click the expanded announcement below for details.
Sunday School will sadly be on hold until fall 2021.
Got gifts? There are many opportunities to help with administration, our website, social media, leading/facilitating ministries. Talk with Pastor Clark if you are able to serve in these or in other ways.
Telenews The OPC Committee on Foreign Missions publishes a bi-weekly prayer update on our missionaries. For security reasons you must request to receive these by email.
Expanded Announcement: The Ladies Retreat
We hope many of you can attend this event in April. There will be a cap on the cost per family ($60.00). If you participate virtually only, the cost will be $20.00 per person. Virtual and physical participation will help determine the venue we use.
We plan to have snacks, coffee, and lunch on Saturday, and we’ll enjoy music and testimonies of courage and grace. Feel free to invite others. A link to RSVP will be coming soon.
Here are some details about Emily: Emily met her husband Chad while they were seminary students at Westminster Theological Seminary where she received her Master of Arts in Religion in 2000. She enjoys leading Bible studies, speaking to women’s groups, praying with others, and leading a Moms-in-Prayer group at her children’s school. She is a lifelong tennis player, and for stress relief she paints with watercolors. She is the author of Confessing the Faith Study Guide, a companion study guide to her husband’s commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith. This bio was taken from beautifulchristianlife.com, for whom she also writes. Emily, Chad, and their five children love to welcome visitors into their family chaos, especially on the Lord’s Day. Clark knew Chad at Westminster, and has since served alongside him in the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic on the Candidates and Credentials Committee, which Chad chaired. Chad also taught alongside Peter Lee at RTS for several years. They currently live in Philadelphia, where Chad teaches at Westminster.