Sunday, October 6, 2018

“All men on earth that live, To God all glory give, Praise ye the Lord; His lovingkindness bless, His constant faithfulness and changeless truth confess; Praise ye the Lord.”  (Psalter 316 based on Psalm 117) How we will be blessed in church coming with this godly frame of mind of the psalmist. Even so, may God by His Holy Spirit and Word bless us, each one, and make us a blessing to the praise of the glory of His grace in and through Christ Jesus!  A very warm welcomeis extended to all who join with us in the worship services here today.

Quotes to ponder:

“Praising energizes and renews praying.” J.I Packer

“We ought to be as earnest and frequent in our prayers of thanksgiving when the cupboard is full as we would be in our prayers of supplication if the cupboards were bare.” Jerry Bridges

“The history of man is his attempt to escape his own corruption.” D. Mullis

“Praise is the rent which God requires for the use of His mercies.” CH Spurgeon

“A piece of bread with God’s love is angel’s food.” Thomas Watson

“The healthier, more mature, and more values-driven your “inner room” grows, the more you will provide a welcoming and inspiring space for others.”  A. Simpson

“Inconsiderate zeal is a flimsy pretext in favour of any act of devotion.” John Calvin

Welcome & Pre-Service Singing:  Psalter 319:1

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 350

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 83 (Sunday School song)
  3. Scripture Reading:Luke 9:23-36 and II Peter 1:12-21

Text: Luke 9:27-36 (See also parallel passage in Matthew

16:28-17:13 & Mark 8:34-9:13.)

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 120


Theme:Jesus’ Mountain-top Transfiguration and its

      ongoing Gospel Relevance!

  1. Singing:Psalter 374:1,4,5
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 203

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 315

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre-Service Singing: Psalter 319:4

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing: Psalter 237

  1. Scripture Reading: John 15:1-17 and I Thessalonians 1 and II

Peter 1:1-12

Sermon Text: John 15:16 and I Thess. 1:4 and II Peter 1:10

(See Canons of Dort I:12,13,16, page 99-100.)

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 351
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing: Psalter 400:1,2,3,7


      Theme:Making your calling and election sure: Knowing,

      Showing, Growing, and Glowing in Election Assurance!

11.Singing: Psalter 408

  1. Prayer
  2. Singing: Psalter 345

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 110:3

* Indicates Standing