Order of Worship – Faith Fellowship Community Church
Preparation for Worship – January 24, 2021
 
 
Gathering & Preparation – A Song of Ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. (Psalm 126)
 
Prelude – All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name! (#297)
 
*Call to Worship
 
*Hymn #455  – And Can it Be That I Should Gain
 
*Prayer of Adoration
 
*Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
 
*Hymn #335 – Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me
 
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 3
 
Sermon:  What the Church Can Be
                 Pastor Dan Ledford
 
*Hymn #347 – The Church’s One Foundation
 

Unison Prayer of Confession

Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings, and our offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior.
 
Silent Prayer
 
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 

*Hymn – His Mercy is More

Matt Boswell, Matt Papa (2016)
 
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World
 

*Hymn – Psalm 126

Arr. Isaac Wardell (2012)
 
*Benediction
 
Postlude – Psalm 126
 

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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