Sunday, April 15, 2018

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” This verse from Psalm 103:2 calls us to be thankful for the many blessings God grants to us, one of the greatest of which is, surely, being able and willing to come to church each Lord’s Day.  May this gracious privilege prove most beneficial again to us today, in more ways than we can describe! And to God be all the glory! A warm welcome is extended to all who join with us in Christian worship here this day!

We are thankful for the 8th annual Reformed Conference that could take place this past Friday evening and Saturday morning. How much precious gospel teaching was given for all who could attend! The messages will be online too for those who were not able to be present.

Quotes to ponder:

“It ought to be a daily disappointment when our Lord does not come; instead of being, as I fear it is, a kind of foregone conclusion that He will not come just yet.” C.H. Spurgeon

“Hell will be densely populated with people who thought that Jesus was fascinating and that the Bible was meaningful.” Albert Mohler

“God doesn’t allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong. We may have that idea, but the Lord is going to [set us straight] one way or another, and it will be good for us and it will give glory to Him when he does so.”   J.I. Packer

Some of the Glories of “the greatest wedding day ever” for all who are redeemed by Christ Jesus!

“–Never has there been a worthier bridegroom.

—Never has a man gone to greater lengths, humbled himself more, endured more, or accomplished more in the great task of winning his bride.

—Never has a wealthier Father planned a bigger feast.

—Never has a more powerful pledge been given than the pledge of the Holy Spirit given to this bride.

—Never has a more glorious residence been prepared as a dwelling place once the bridegroom finally takes his bride.

—Great will be the rejoicing. Great will be the exultation. There will be no limit to the glory given to the Father through the Son on that great day.”  By James Hamilton –especially in light of Revelation 19:9!

 Welcome & Pre-Service Singing:  Psalter 284:5

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 204

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 172
  3. Scripture Reading: Luke 5:1-11

   Text: same

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 265


     Theme: How Jesus calls His disciples into His service!  

     Marvellously showing them His m _ _ _ _ _ y, His m _ _ _ y,

     and His m _ _ _ _ _ n!  

  1. Singing:  Psalter 144:1,2,4,6 (to the tune of Psalter 247)
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 178

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 202:3

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre-Service Singing: Psalter 243:15

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 398

  1. Scripture Reading: II Timothy 1 and Acts 24

   Sermon Text: Acts 24:16   

  (See also HCLD 44, QA 114&115, pgs. 80-81 in back of Psalter.)

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 92:1,8
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 384


     Theme: Learning from Paul’s clear conscience exercise!

     Seven Helps: Its exercise uniquely

     C _ _ _ _-focused, c_ _ _prehensive, con_ _ _ _ _,

     c _ _ _ _ enging, com _ _ _ _ ionate, con _ _ _ _ _tive, and

     com _ _ _ ting!

  1. Singing: Psalter 334
  2. Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 67

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 304:1,7

* Indicates Standing