Family Worship Guide, April 26, 2020 | John 11:1-27

Family Worship Guide, April 26, 2020 | John 11:1-27

Sabbath Family Worship

April 26, 2020
11:00 AM broadcast

Midway Presbyterian Church

Prelude Hymn    “O God Beyond All Praising”                     # 660

Please review these wonderful words during these hymns. Sing along with your family if you are able. Remember that these hymns, also, are prayers we bring to the Lord.

1  O God beyond all praising,
we worship you today
and sing the love amazing
that songs cannot repay;
for we can only wonder
at every gift you send,
at blessings without number
and mercies without end:
we lift our hearts before you
and wait upon your word,
we honour and adore you,
our great and mighty Lord.

2  Then hear, O gracious Saviour,
accept the love we bring,
that we who know your favour
may serve you as our king;
and whether our tomorrows
be filled with good or ill,
we’ll triumph through our sorrows
and rise to bless you still:
to marvel at your beauty
and glory in your ways,
and make a joyful duty
our sacrifice of praise.

Call to Worship                                                               Pastor Mic Knox

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn of AffirmationHoly, Holy, Holy”                                                   #100

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, Holy, Holy, all the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, Holy, Holy, though the darkness hide thee,
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy Name, in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, Holy, Holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Scripture Reading: John 15:1-8 (please follow along at home) Pastor Marc Harrington

Greetings and Call for Offering

The Doxology                                      

Pastoral Prayer                                                              Pastor David Barry

Psalter Reading:  Psalm 139                                                           

Hymn of PreparationGreat is Thy Faithfulness” (#32)

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my father,
There is no shadow of turning with thee:
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
As thou hast been thou for ever wilt be.

“Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
All I have needed thy hand hath provided—
“Great is thy faithfulness,” Lord unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

Scripture Reading:     John 11:1-27                  Pastor David Hall

Sermon:  “Lazarus’ Raising: Jesus on God’s Schedule”                    

Hymn of Affirmation    “My Times are In Thy Hand”   (#684)

My times are in thy hand;
My God, I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul, I leave
Entirely to thy care.

My times are in thy hand;
Whatever they may be;
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As best may seem to thee.

My times are in thy hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father’s hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.

My times are in thy hand;
Jesus the Crucified;
Those hands my cruel sins had pierced
Are now my guard and guide.

Benediction                                                             Pastor Marc Harrington

Benedictory Response         “God be with you till we meet again” (#386, stanza 1)


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