Sunday, June 17, 2018

Welcome to church today! We are especially thankful for visitors who join us in worshipping the one true God. How great and gracious is the Triune God as revealed to us in the Bible and in the person and work of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen, triumphant Saviour of sinners!  We pray for God to bless His gospel word today, building up His people in the faith and saving sinners still lost in their sins and sinfulness. Today is yet the day of salvation freely offered to one and all. Hallelujah!

Quotes to consider:

“The central falsehood of human culture in our day is that life is all about you.”  Paul Tripp

“If our identity is Christ, and not our church or our distinctives, that affords us the liberty to learn from other believers without each having to become everything the other is.” Rev. D. Lipsey

 Welcome & Pre-Service Singing:  Psalter 172:3

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 237

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 325
  3. Scripture Reading: Luke 6:20-49

   Text: Luke 6:46-49 (See also Matthew 7:24-27.)

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 136


     Theme: The concluding application of Jesus’ sermon:

     so caring, so revealing, so urgent!

  1. Singing:  Psalter 356:1,3
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 84

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 163:3

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre-Service Singing: Psalter 172:4

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 431:3,4,5,6

  1. Scripture Reading: Psalm 37

   Sermon Text: Matthew 6:11 & Luke 11:3

   (and consider Psalm 37:19 & 25)

(See also HCLD 50, QA 125, page 86 in back of Psalter or as given below.)

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 169
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 88



     Heartily praying the fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer:

     Its reasonableness, Its benefits, and Its witness!  

  1. Singing: Psalter 402:3,4,6
  2. Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 98

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

* Indicates Standing

Explanations on the fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer:

Heidelberg Catechism LD 50, QA 125: “Which is the fourth petition?  Answer: “Give us this day our daily bread”; that is, be pleased to provide us with all things necessary for the body, that we may thereby acknowledge thee to be the only fountain of all good, and that neither our care nor industry, nor even thy gifts, can profit us without thy blessing; and therefore that we may withdraw our trust from all creatures, and place it alone in thee.”

Westminster Larger Catechism QA 193: “What do we pray for in the fourth petition?  Answer: In the fourth petition, (which is, Give us this day our daily bread,) acknowledging, that in Adam, and by our own sin, we have forfeited our right to all the outward blessings of this life, and deserve to be wholly deprived of them by God, and to have them cursed to us in the use of them; and that neither they of themselves are able to sustain us, nor we to merit, or by our own industry to procure them; but prone to desire, get, and use them unlawfully: we pray for ourselves and others, that both they and we, waiting upon the providence of God from day to day in the use of lawful means, may, of his free gift, and as to his fatherly wisdom shall seem best, enjoy a competent portion of them; and have the same continued and blessed unto us in our holy and comfortable use of them, and contentment in them; and be kept from all things that are contrary to our temporal support and comfort.”

Westminster Shorter Catechism QA 104: “What do we pray for in the fourth petition? Answer: In the fourth petition (which is, Give us this day our daily bread) we pray, That of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them.”