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Order of Worship

Call to Worship

1 I love you, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. (Psa 18:1–3 ESV)

Offering our Praise

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Smitten, Stricken and Afflicted

As Long as You Are Glorified

Returning a Portion in Worship

Worldwide Missions

Confessing Together

Preaching to the Children

Song of Preparation

Thy Word

Sermon

Exodus 5:1–21 ESV

1 Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’” 2 But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.” 3 Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.” 4 But the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people away from their work? Get back to your burdens.” 5 And Pharaoh said, “Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens!” 6 The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their foremen, 7 “You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as in the past; let them go and gather straw for themselves. 8 But the number of bricks that they made in the past you shall impose on them, you shall by no means reduce it, for they are idle. Therefore they cry, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.’ 9 Let heavier work be laid on the men that they may labor at it and pay no regard to lying words.”
10 So the taskmasters and the foremen of the people went out and said to the people, “Thus says Pharaoh, ‘I will not give you straw. 11 Go and get your straw yourselves wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced in the least.’” 12 So the people were scattered throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. 13 The taskmasters were urgent, saying, “Complete your work, your daily task each day, as when there was straw.” 14 And the foremen of the people of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not done all your task of making bricks today and yesterday, as in the past?”
15 Then the foremen of the people of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, “Why do you treat your servants like this? 16 No straw is given to your servants, yet they say to us, ‘Make bricks!’ And behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people.” 17 But he said, “You are idle, you are idle; that is why you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.’ 18 Go now and work. No straw will be given you, but you must still deliver the same number of bricks.” 19 The foremen of the people of Israel saw that they were in trouble when they said, “You shall by no means reduce your number of bricks, your daily task each day.” 20 They met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them, as they came out from Pharaoh; 21 and they said to them, “The Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

Responding in Song

Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone

Benediction and Doxology

after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Announcements

Sigmon Home Fellowship Group: will meet next Today after worship at the Tack’s.

Garvey/Fyfe Home Fellowship Group: will meet February 12th after worship at the Bly’s home worship (9206 Winding Way in Ellicott City).

Living Stones: meets at 6pm, today, at the Jeff’s home. (4301 Hooper Ave. in Baltimore)

Trivia Fun Night: March 10th at the Tack’s home. Save the date.

Children’s Church Play Date: Friday, Feb. 24th, 6:00-8:30, at the Shipe’s home. Games and a movie. Check your email for an invitation.

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.

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.