Order of Worship – Faith Fellowship Community Church
The Order of Worship for March 26, 2023

Gathering & Preparation

“Prayer with thanksgiving is a special part of religious worship and is required by God of all men.  In order that prayer may be accepted, it is to be made in the name of the Son, by the help of his Spirit, and according to his will.  Pray is to be offered with understanding, reverence, humility, fervency, faith, love, and perseverance.  If vocal, it must be offered in a language that is understood.”  (Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 2:3)
*Call to Worship
*Hymn #457 – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
*Prayer of Adoration
*Affirmation of Faith – Apostles’ Creed (Trinity Hymnal p.845)

Unison Prayer of Confession 

Almighty God, who is rich in mercy to all those who call upon you. Hear us as we come to you, humbly confessing our sin and transgressions, and imploring your mercy and forgiveness. We have broken your holy laws by our deeds and words, and by the sinful affections of our hearts. We confess before you our disobedience and ingratitude, our pride and stubbornness, and all our failures and shortcomings toward you and toward our fellow men. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father, and of your great goodness grant that we may hereafter serve and please you in newness of life, through the merit and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Silent Prayer
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Worship through Giving
Offertory – Sacred Head, Wondrous Love (Martin)
*Hymn #731 – Doxology
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
*Hymn #116 – For the Beauty of the Earth
Scripture Reading 1 Peter 1:1,2; Psalm 72:1-18 (Pew Bible p. 857 & 414)
Sermon: “A Message From an Old Guy Worthy of the Future” by Rev. John McElwain

*Hymn – Love Constraining to Obedience

Indelible Grace (1998)
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church and the World

*Hymn – How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Thankyou Music (1995)