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09.10.23
9:30am

The Order of Worship

 

 


The Call to Worship

Psalm 147:1, 10

Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God, for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Songs of Praise
 

Confession of Faith

The Apostle's Creed
 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell, the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
 

Amen.
 

Covenantal Prayer

Meeting God

GREAT GOD,

 

In public and private, in sanctuary and home, may my life be steeped in prayer, filled with the spirit of grace and supplication, each prayer perfumed with the incense of atoning blood.

 

Help me, defend me, until from praying ground I pass to the realm of unceasing praise.

 

Urged by my need, invited by thy promises, called by thy Spirit, I enter thy presence, worshipping thee with godly fear, awed by thy majesty, greatness, glory, but encouraged by thy love.

 

I am all poverty as well as all guilt, having nothing of my own with which to repay thee, But I bring Jesus to thee in the arms of faith, pleading his righteousness to offset my iniquities, rejoicing that he will weigh down the scales for me, and satisfy thy justice.

 

I bless thee that great sin draws out great grace, that, although the least sin deserves infinite punishment because done against an infinite God, yet there is mercy for me, for where guilt is most terrible, there thy mercy in Christ is most free and deep.

 

Bless me by revealing to me more of his saving merits, by causing thy goodness to pass before me, by speaking peace to my contrite heart; Strengthen me to give thee no rest until Christ shall reign supreme within me, in every thought, word, and deed, in a faith that purifies the heart, overcomes the world, works by love, fastens me to thee, and ever clings to the cross.

 

Amen.

Sermon
Hosea 2:1-13

Divine Indictment

 

Say to your brothers, “You are my people,” and to your sisters, “You have received mercy.”

 

2  “Plead with your mother, plead—

for she is not my wife,

and I am not her husband—

that she put away her whoring from her face,

and her adultery from between her breasts;

 

3  lest I strip her naked

and make her as in the day she was born,

and make her like a wilderness,

and make her like a parched land,

and kill her with thirst.

 

4  Upon her children also I will have no mercy,

because they are children of whoredom.

 

5  For their mother has played the whore;

she who conceived them has acted shamefully.

For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers,

who give me my bread and my water,

my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’

 

6  Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns,

and I will build a wall against her,

so that she cannot find her paths.

 

7  She shall pursue her lovers

but not overtake them,

and she shall seek them

but shall not find them.

Then she shall say,

‘I will go and return to my first husband,

for it was better for me then than now.’

 

8  And she did not know

that it was I who gave her

the grain, the wine, and the oil,

and who lavished on her silver and gold,

which they used for Baal.

 

9  Therefore I will take back

my grain in its time,

and my wine in its season,

and I will take away my wool and my flax,

which were to cover her nakedness.

 

10  Now I will uncover her lewdness

in the sight of her lovers,

and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.

 

11  And I will put an end to all her mirth,

her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths,

and all her appointed feasts.

 

12  And I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees,

of which she said,

‘These are my wages,

which my lovers have given me.’

I will make them a forest,

and the beasts of the field shall devour them.

 

13  And I will punish her for the feast days of the Baals

when she burned offerings to them

and adorned herself with her ring and jewelry,

and went after her lovers

and forgot me, declares the LORD.

 

Communion

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Closing Song

The Benediction

Announcements

Welcome to FWCPC! We’re glad you joined us for worship. If you are a visitor or new to our church, we would love to connect with you. Fill out a Connect Card and get plugged in!

 

Student for Christ Campus Ministry

SFC campus ministry meets every Tuesday, 7pm at UW Seattle (Room TBD). We will resume Tuesday, October 24th.

 

Life Group

Life Group meets every Thursday, 6:30pm here at church. We will resume Thursday, October 26th.

 

Guest Speaker

Pastor OJ will be visitng us Lord's Day Oct. 15 to deliver God's Word.

 

KPCA-Kosin General Assembly

October 3-5, 2023 at The Church of The Cross in Chandler, Arizona.

 

Mercy Ministry & Outreach

Join the Outreach Team every Thursday from 11am-1pm as we share the love of Jesus with our neighbors in and around Federal Way.

 

Tabletalk Magazine

September’s issue of Tabletalk is available. Pick up your free copy from the church lobby!

 

Multi-Purpose Building Project

Please continue to support and pray as we look to expand our church for the gospel ministry.

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