Preaching the Christ of Scripture

(Sunday after Labor Day through 2nd Sunday in June)
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM

        The Lord’s Day –  February 18, 2018

Approach to the Lord

Silent Prayer
Call to Worship:
*Hymn #  50 – O Lord, Be Thou My Helper True
*Gloria Patri #735
*Prayer of Confession (opposite page)
Assurance of Pardon: Romans 5:1-2 (pg. 942)
*Hymn # 405 –  God, That Makest Earth and Heaven

Proclamation of the Word of God

Prayer for Illumination
Old Covenant Reading: Psalm 42:1-43:5  (pg 469)
New Covenant Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (pg. 986)
Sermon: “Lifting Up of the Downcast”

Response to the Word of God:

*Hymn # 670  – If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee
Confession of Faith: The Westminster Confession 18.4, p.858
Prayer of Intercession and the Lord’s Prayer
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology #731 and Prayer of Thanksgiving
*Closing Prayer for Blessing
*Silent Prayer

Communion with the Lord

Words of Institution and Exhortation
Partaking of the Elements with Prayer
*Hymn # 166 – Wondrous King, All-Glorious
*Silent Prayer

Confession of Sin

Remember, O Lord, Your great mercy and love, for they are from of old;  Remember not the sins of our youth and our rebellious ways; According to Your love remember us, for You are good, O Lord… For the sake of Your Name, O Lord, forgive our iniquity, though it is great… Turn to us and be gracious to us, for we are lonely and afflicted. The troubles of our hearts have multiplied; free us from our anguish. Look upon our affliction and our distress, and take away all our sins.  (Psalm 25:6,7,11,16-18)

WLC Q. 168. What is the Lord’s Supper?

A. The Lord’s supper is a sacrament of the New Testament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine according to the appointment of Jesus Christ, his death is showed forth; and they that worthily communicate feed upon his body and blood, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace; have their union and communion with him confirmed; testify and renew their thankfulness, and engagement to God, and their mutual love and fellowship each with other, as members of the same mystical body. The inner two rings of cups are grape juice.  

Sunday Evening Service

Call to Worship
 *Hymn – All Praise… (back cover)
   Congregational Selection of Hymns
Congregational Prayer
Old Covenant:  Psalm 74:1-23 (pg. 486)
New Covenant: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 [1-5] (pg. 989)
Sermon: “Worthy of the Kingdom”
*Hymn – Children… (front cover)
*Silent Prayer


*               Announcements for February 18, 2018
*               Feb Deacon on Call – Daniel Lascaze

*               Fellowship Luncheon:  Please join us for a time of fellowship
*                   during a potluck lunch after worship..
*               Hospitality Committee Meeting following Luncheon.
*              Ridgewood Nursing Home Service:  Please join us in our monthly
*                   ministry.  See Daniel Lascaze for details (directions are on metal
*                   table near bulletin board).

Snow Camp: Feb 16th -18th Youth Group – Returning today

Men’s Breakfast: Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 8:00-10:00am

MEDIA SEMINAR: Feb 23rd – 25th Dr. Gregory Reynolds – “Christian Living in the Electronic Age.” How do we navigate the electronic environment? Are our devises undermining our relationships with God, his church, his people, our families, or our neighbors? Come and develop navigation tools. See brochures in Fellowship Hall for details. If you can help with refreshments please  see Robin Reynolds.

Ladies Craft Night coming February 28 from 6-8:30.  Please take a look at the crafts displayed and sign up. If you have questions ask Janelle Kamerman, Crystal or Val.
Sunday School Collections – Please remember, as you are able, to help your child provide for the weekly Sunday School missions collections. Just a coin or two is fine. These funds, collected over time, have always helped us give a few hundred dollars to missionaries when they come and visit as an individual “thank offering.” The Sunday School teachers make great efforts throughout the year to teach the children to pray for missions (home and foreign) as well as for our denominational work as a whole.

Sunday Schedules:  (may not reflect changes made by individuals)
Feb Deacon on Call -Daniel Lascaze


Feb         18 – Fellowship Lunch
Feb         25 – Reynolds, Lascaze
Mch          4 – Robinson, Armor
Feb         18 – Mason and Carl Foley
Feb         25 – Charlie Fenton, Carl Carlson
Mch          4 – Daniel Lascaze, Dave Schaller
  Nursery Feb         18 – Crystal Phelps, Janelle Robinson, Gillian Graves
Feb         25 – Robin Reynolds, Heather and Gillian Graves
Mch          4 – Deb Gulstrom, Hope and Laurel Arce