Dear GBC Family,
Below is what you need for an at-home time of worship. 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.
Thank you so much for your continued generous giving that has come into our new PO Box! 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 that 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
Like last week, we have a video with some announcements, our call to worship, and opening prayer to start off today. (I mess up the Psalm reading and didn't notice until later. See if you catch it. Hint: I skip part of it...)
Call to Worship: Psalm 100 - A call for us to worship with singing! God is our God, is good, and his love endures forever. So let's enter his gates with thanksgiving!
Hymn: GBCH 102 - Come Christians, Join to Sing - instrumental with lyrics; congregational singing - This is an opportunity to lift our voices in praise to sing "Alleluia" which means "Praise the Lord"!!
Hymn: TH 87 - Holy, Holy, Holy - instrumental with lyrics; congregational singing - The God we worship is triune - One God existing in three persons. In this hymn we praise our triune and holy God.
OT Scripture Reading: Psalm 2 - The sermon passage in John today speaks of the relation between the Father and the Son, but the New Testament is not the only place that speaks of this reality!
Scripture Memory: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” (ESV)
Prayer: - Confess sin and rejoice in God's forgiveness; thank God for blessings; pray for our missionaries on the far side of the French speaking world (Vaughns & Favres in France; Wengers & Zurchers in Switzerland); 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: John 1:1-14 - in the sermon passage in John's Gospel today Jesus speaks of himself as the divine Son of God. Do you remember in John 1 that John spoke of some of these realities? This scripture reading gives us a refresher.
Hymn: GBCH 106 - There is a Redeemer - instrumental with lyrics; congregational singing (only 2 of the 3 verses) - see if you hear the Trinitarian references in this familiar song.
Preaching: See video below
Prayer and Benediction: Included in the video below
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