This Week’s Worship Guide (Bulletin)

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ORDER FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD
Lord’s Day, November 29, 2020

To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest;
to all who mourn and long for comfort;
to all who struggle and desire victory;
to all who sin and need a Savior;
to all who are strangers and want fellowship;
to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness;
and to all who will come,
this church opens wide her doors and
offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Meditation
Mark 9:17-18
“Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute; and whenever it seizes him, it dashes him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and stiffens out. And I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.”

APPROACHING GOD IN WORSHIP

Greeting: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Call to Worship: Psalm 20:5; Isaiah 12:6; Psalm 21:13; Psalm 30:4

Pastor: Let us shout for joy over Your salvation.

People: Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst in the Holy One of Israel.

Pastor: Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength!
That we may sing and praise Your power.

People: Sing praises to the LORD, O you His saints,
and give thanks to His holy name.

Hymn of Adoration: There is a Higher Throne by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Prayer of Adoration

Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen, amen.

APPROACHING GOD IN CONFESSION AND SERVICE

Call to Confession: Acts 9:36-42
“In Joppa there was a certain disciple name Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity, which she continually did.  And it came about at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.  And since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, entreating him, ‘Do not delay to come to us.’  And Peter arose and went with them.  And when he had come, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.  But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body, he said, ‘Tabitha arise.’  And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.  And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.  And it became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.”

Prayer of Confession in Unison:

Father, as we look at this account of Peter and Tabitha, we think of all You did through Peter. He is the one who preached at Pentecost. He healed the lame beggar outside the Temple by Christ’s power. Now we see Peter kneeling to pray at Tabitha’s bed. In doing this Peter is acknowledging his dependence upon You for empowering his ministry and for bringing healing.

Many times, when we minister in Your name we do not acknowledge You. In this we rob You of the glory that is Yours, for we can do nothing in ourselves. Forgive us when we do this. May our ministry always point to You and bring You the glory.

Now hear the Lord’s Assurance of Pardon

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

Offertory Prayer

Offering Checks may be sent to:

Evangel Presbyterian Church
Attn.: Kent Walline
1545 S. 135th St. W.
Wichita, KS 67235
On-line giving available now at: evangelpca.org (fees apply)

Hymn: Rock of Ages #499

Pastoral Prayer

RECEIVING THE WORD OF GOD

The Scripture Reading:

II Kings 4:18-37
Mark 9:14-29

Pastor: Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and observe it.
People: Open our eyes, that we may see wonderful things from Thy Word.

Sermon
Where Do You Place Your Hope?
Rev. Tim Rackley
(scroll down for sermon outline notes)

Prayer of Application

RESPONDING TO THE WORD OF GOD

Hymn: By Faith by Keith & Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend

Benediction
Pastor: “Now may the Lord remember us and bless us; for He blesses all those who fear the Lord – both small and great alike.”  Amen. –Psalm 115:12-13

Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him, all creatures, here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Postlude
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SERMON OUTLINE

Where Do You Place Your Hope?

The Scripture Reading:
II Kings 4:18-37
Mark 9:14-29

Point: Because Jesus is the one who heals,
we must look to Him for our healing.

I. Live Looking to Jesus

A. Approached Jesus’ Servants
B. Called Out to Jesus

II. Minister Looking to Jesus

A. Delegated Authority
B. Spirit Empowered
C. Jesus Focused

III. Knowing Jesus’ Grace and Power

A. He Condescends to Us
B. He Has Authority
C. He Grows Us

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ASSISTING IN WORSHIP
Rev. Tim Rackley, Senior Pastor;  Marlon Johnston, Assisting Elder
Rev. Don Rackley, Associate Pastor;  Bev Kimmel/Pianist