Order of Worship – Faith Fellowship Community Church
Preparation for Worship – April 18, 2021
 

Gathering & Preparation

He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name! The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! (Psalm 111:6-10)

 

Prelude – His Eye is On the Sparrow 

Why should I feel discouraged,

Why should the shadows come,

Why should my heart be lonely

And long for heav’n and home,

When Jesus is my portion?

My constant friend is he: 
His eye is on the sparrow, I and I know he watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow, I and I know he watches me.

 

“Let not your heart be troubled,”

His tender words I hear, 

And resting on his goodness,

I lose my doubt and fear;

Tho’ by the path he leadeth,

But one step I may see:

His eye is on the sparrow, I and I know he watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow, I and I know he watches me.

 

Whenever I am tempted,

Whenever clouds arise,

When songs give place to sighing,

When hope within me dies,

I draw the closer to him,

From care he sets me free;

His eye is on the sparrow, I and I know he watches me;

His eye is on the sparrow, I and I know he watches me.

 

*Call to Worship
 
*Hymn #273                Jesus Christ is Risen Today 
 

*Prayer of Adoration

 

*Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed

 

*Hymn #654                O Jesus, I Have Promised

 

Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 10

 

Sermon: Pinky Promise 
Dan Ledford

 

*Hymn                       God Over All

Devon Kauflin (2005)

 

Unison Prayer of Confession

Be pleased to have compassion on us, O most gracious God, Father of all mercies, for the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. And in removing our guilt and our pollution, grant us the daily increase of the grace of Your Holy Spirit, that acknowledging from our inmost heart our own unrighteousness, we may be touched with sorrow that shall work true repentance, and that Your Spirit, mortifying all sin within us, may produce the fruits of holiness and righteousness well pleasing in Your sight. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Silent Prayer

 

Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

 

*Hymn                       Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

Matt Boswell, Matt Papa (2015)

 

Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World 

 

*Hymn #642              Be Thou My Vision 

 

*Benediction

 

Postlude

 

Announcements

 

 

Pandemic Guidelines Regarding In-Person Corporate Worship
 
The Session & Deacons are deeply grateful to the Westminster church family for your prayers, patience, and support as we have sought wisdom in applying the recommendations of governing authorities regarding the pandemic.  We are having in-person corporate worship in the sanctuary on the Lord’s Day along with some other in-person activities, with certain restrictions in place.  Our enhanced live-stream of our worship service is available for those who cannot or should not attend.  For those who do attend in person, please adhere to the following guidelines:
 
  • Please enter the Church using the front, Main Street doors and wait for an usher to seat you.
  • Please wear a mask as you enter, move about, and exit the building (not required for children under 12) and maintain social distancing.
  • Please wait to be seated by an usher.  We have a staggered seating arrangement that allows the congregation to maintain social distancing and maintain less than 25% room capacity.
  • Once you are seated in the sanctuary, it is your choice to remove your mask or leave it on.  Several pews in the rear of the sanctuary are reserved for those who want to wear a mask during the entire service and sit among others who are masked as well.
  • Child care available for ages birth – 2 in our upstairs nursery.
  • Children’s Worship is available midway through the service for preschoolers and kindergartners.
  • An offering plate is located outside the sanctuary doors for your use since we will not be passing offering plates during the service.
 
We are thankful to be together in the fellowship of the church family; and yet acknowledge it is wise for some to stay at home. It is important for us to love one another well, in recognition that we have all been experiencing this season of life under God’s perfect providence. In all circumstances let us love the Lord and love one another.
 
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