Dear GBC Family,
Below is what you need for an at-home time of worship. I had a harder time finding good links for some of they hymns. Sorry about that!
While we are physically absent from one another on these Lord's Days, I pray God will meet with each of us around our time in His Word and bless and encourage us. I also pray we are longing for the time we can physically meet together again.
Since giving is part of what we do when we gather on the Lord's Day, if you are able to continue financially giving during this time (and we understand if you are not able!), we ask that you mail checks only (no cash) to our new P.O. Box:
Grace Baptist Church of Warsaw
P.O. Box 1383
Warsaw, IN 46581-1383
May God bless us all as we seek to honor him on his day!
Order of Service
We have a video with some announcements, our call to worship, and opening prayer to start off today!
Hymn: TH 302 - Lord of the worlds above - Instrumental with lyrics; congregational singing (if you use the 2nd link, you'll probably need the lyrics from the first link) - may it be our warm desire to draw near and worship God in his house with his people on his day.
Hymn: TH 326 - Instrumental with lyrics; Instrumental only (the 2nd link is the right tune, but wrong lyrics - you should be able to use a combination of the two links) - This is the day the Lord has made - an acknowledgment of this day being a day for worship of the living God.
OT Scripture Reading: Exodus 20:1-21 - The sermon passage today talks about the Sabbath, so our OT reading is the 10 commandments where God commanded observance of the Sabbath.
Scripture Memory: Proverbs 15:8-9 “8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.” (ESV)
Prayer: - Confess sin and rejoice in God's forgiveness; thank God for blessings; pray for our missionaries on the far side of the Pacific (Yaneys - Japan, Ellises - Philippines); pray that God would help you to receive the Word of God as it is preached; pray for other family needs and needs of others in the church; pray for the various needs related to the pandemic - the sick, those caring for the sick, the unemployed, the decision makers, efforts to slow it to be successful.
NT Scripture Reading: Luke 6:1-11 - two other incidents involving Jesus and the Sabbath besides the one in the sermon passage in John's gospel
Hymn: GBCH 10 - O Great God - congregational singing - A prayer of submission to God's commands by his grace and need for greater sanctification in every area of life
Preaching: See video below
Prayer and Benediction: Included in the video below
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