FEDERAL WAY CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

10.02.2022  |  9:30AM

ORDER OF
WORSHIP


The Call to Worship

Psalm 119 : 33-35, 40 He

 

Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!

 

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

Caring Love (The Valley of Vision, 210)

All Sufficient King,

 

When I come into thy presence I see the glory of thy perfections, the throne of eternal and universal empire, the ten thousand times ten thousand who minister to thee.

 

Impress my mind with the consciousness of thy greatness, not to drive me from thee but to inspire me to approach thee; not to diminish my confidence in thee, but to lead me to admire thy great condescension.

Thou hast been mindful of me and visited me, taken charge of me from birth, cared in all conditions for me, fed me at thy table, drawn the curtains of love around me, given me new mercies every morning.

 

Suffer me not to forget that I look for yet greater blessings – a hope beyond the grave, the earnest and foretastes of eternal life, holiness, wisdom, strength, peace, joy; all these thou hast provided for me in Christ.

 

I grieve to think how insensible I have been of the chains of thy authority, and the endearments of thy love; how little I have credited thy truth, trusted thy promises, feared thy threats, obeyed thy commands, improved my advantages, welcomes thy warnings, responded to thy grace; but notwithstanding my desert I yet live.

 

May thy goodness always lead me to repentance, and thy longsuffering prove my salvation.

 

Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

 

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

 

Scripture Reading
John 7 : 1-24

After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. 2 Now the Jews’ Feast of Booths was at hand. 3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. 4 For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For not even his brothers believed in him. 6 Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil. 8 You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.” 9 After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12 And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, he is leading the people astray.” 13 Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. 15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?” 16 So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. 17 If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. 18 The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?” 20 The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?” 21 Jesus answered them, “I did one work, and you all marvel at it. 22 Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man’s whole body well? 24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Sermon

The LORD of The Sabbath

The Great I AM

 

Closing Hymn

Doxology
 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above ye heavenly Host

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
 

Amen.
 

 

The Benediction

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