Order of Worship – Faith Fellowship Community Church
Preparation for Worship – October 18, 2020
 
 
Gathering & Preparation
I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD: “LORD, save me!” The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. (Psalm 116:1-7)
 
Prelude
 
*Call to Worship
 

*Hymn #97                  Christ is Mine Forevermore

                                       Jonny Robinson & Rich Thompson (2016)
 
*Prayer of Adoration
 
*Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
 

*Hymn             Thy Mercy My God

                          John Stocker (1776), Sandra McCracken (2001)
 
Scripture Reading: Ezra 9
 
Sermon: Holy Matrimony
                Pastor Dan Ledford
 
*Hymn #628              Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare
 
Unison Prayer of Confession
O eternal God and merciful Father, we humble ourselves before your great Majesty against which we have frequently and grievously sinned. We acknowledge that we deserve nothing less than eternal death. We continually transgress your commandments; failing to do what you have commanded us, and doing that which you have expressly forbidden. Have compassion upon us in our infirmities. Wash us in the pure fountain of Christ’s blood, so that we may become clean and white as snow. Cover us with his innocence and righteousness, for the glory of your Name. Deliver our understanding from all blindness, and our hearts from all willfulness and rebellion. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Silent Prayer
 
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 
*Hymn #593             Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord
 
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World
 

*Hymn                       As Long As You Are Glorified

                                   Mark Altrogge (2008)
 
*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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