Most Recent Lord's Day

July 31, 2022

“For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.”

Psalm 33:4-5

 

 

Welcome to all who worship here today. May God bless us as we hear the gospel in preaching and as we sing His praises, lift our prayers to Him and present our offerings of thanks. 

 

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Hymns are sung from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal

We also sing from "Songs for Worship", a church songbook made up of consistory-approved songs not available in the Hymnal (links available).

THE MORNING SERVICE

9:30am

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Call to Worship

Silent Prayer of Final Preparation 

Response (sung):

Father God, I give all thanks and praise to Thee;

Father God, my heart I humbly raise to Thee.

For Thy mighty pow’r and love amaze me, amaze me;

And I stand in awe and worship, Father God.

Opening Hymn #105C:1,2,3,5  O Praise the Lord, His Deeds Make Known

 

Confession of Dependence

The Lord’s Greeting

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon

Rule of Gratitude

Hymn of Response #119G  Your Word Remember to Your Needy Servant

 

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture:  Galatians 3:15-22

Sermon:  Why the Law?

 

Hymn of Response #436  My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Congregational Prayer

 

Offering:  General Fund

 

Hymn #92B  It is Good to Sing Your Praises

 

The Lord’s Parting Blessing

Parting Song of Praise #564  Now Blessed Be Jehovah God

THE EVENING SERVICE

 

5:30 pm

 

Welcome and Announcements

Prayer Requests

Call to Worship

 

Silent Prayer of Final Preparation ​

Response (sung):

I bless the Christ of God; I rest on love divine;

and with unfalt’ring lip and heart, I call this Savior mine.

'Tis He who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;

I love because He loveth me, I live because He lives.

 

Opening Hymn #115A:1,2,4,5 Not to Us, Lord, Not to Us

 

Confession of Dependence

The Lord’s Greeting

Confession of Faith:  Apostles' Creed

Hymn of Response #172 Speak, O Lord

 

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture: Malachi 3:6-12

Sermon:   Why the Offering?

 

Hymn of Response #78 (Songs for Worship) Wonderful, Merciful Savior

 

Congregational Prayer

 

Offering:  General Fund

 

Hymn #101A:1,2,3  O Steadfast Love and Justice, Lord

 

The Lord’s Parting Blessing

Parting Song of Praise #567  Doxology

Bulletin Announcements

The new family visiting text for 2022 will be Romans 8:12-17. Please take a moment and look over this text as a family and discuss it. We will be scheduling family visits as soon as possible. If you would like to request your family visit sooner than later, please see one of the elders.

 

Our church will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, August 3 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., and volunteers are needed! The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway. Thank you!

 

United in Prayer: Up-to-date Requests from our Missionaries

Rev. Tony Zekveld, who labors in Toronto, ON.
1. Thank God for stability in the congregation, their attentiveness to the Word, and for the spiritual growth in the lives of our members.
2. Pray for the many visitors who attend Sunday worship. Pray for the Spirit’s work in their hearts and lives.
3. Pray for wisdom as we address different addictions and life situations.

 

From RMS:
Oak Glen URC (Lansing, IL) and Cornerstone URC (Hudsonville, MI) are both hosting TASC this week. Please keep the teens, sponsors,  and all involved in your prayers. Visit our webpage (rms.org) for pictures of these trips!
TEAMS ARE HEADING TO KENTUCKY TOMORROW to help with the rebuilding. Interested in coming? Feel free to join us for a couple of days or a couple of weeks! We plan to have teams there until Sept. 15. If you are available to volunteer or want more information please contact us at
DisasterResponse@rms.org or visit rms.org/disaster-response/ky
THERE IS A VILLAGE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PERU NAMED CHUPANI. The congregation there is looking to build a new two-story  structure in place of their current adobe building that sustained damages in October of 2021. The cost of the foundation, columns, walls, and the roof of the first floor is $24,000.00 dollars. You can send donations to 6607 Center Industrial Dr., Jenison, MI 49428, or online at rms.org/donate.