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Sunday School 9:30am

Worship Service 11:00am

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Worship Guide for August 16, 2020

Celebration of Worship

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Gathering Song

Be Thou My Vision  #642


Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; 

Naught be all else to me, save that thou art;

Thou my best thought by day or by night, 

Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.


Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;

I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;

Thou my great Father, I thy true son;

Thou in me dwelling and I with thee one.


Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;

Be thou my dignity, thou my delight,

Thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tower,

Raise thou me heavenward,

O Power of my power.


Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,

Thou mine inheritance, now and always: 

Thou and thou only, first in my heart,

High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won, 

May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,

Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Welcome to Visitors / Announcements (back of bulletin)


Call to Worship

Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty!

Just and true are your ways, King of ages.

Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name?

For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you!

From Revelation 15:3-4

The Prayer of Invocation


Before the Throne of God Above

Before the throne of God above, I have a strong and perfect plea:

A great High Priest whose name is Love, who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on His hands; my name is written on His heart.

I know that while in heaven He stands, no tongue can bid me thence depart;

No tongue can bid me thence depart.


When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the guilt within,

Upward I look and see Him there, who made an end to all my sin.

Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free;

For God the Just is satisfied to look on Him and pardon me …

To look on Him and pardon me!


Behold Him there, the risen Lamb, my perfect, spotless righteousness:

The great unchangeable “I AM,” The King of glory and of grace.

One with Himself I cannot die; my soul is purchased with His blood.

My life is hid with Christ on high, with Christ my Savior and my God …

With Christ my Savior and my God.


I bow before the cross of Christ and marvel at this love divine;

God's perfect Son was sacrificed to make me righteous in God's eyes.

This river's depths I cannot know, but I can glory in its flood!

The Lord Most High has bowed down low and poured on me His glorious love,

And poured on me His glorious love.


 “Before The Throne of God Above,” Charitie Lees Bancroft | Vikki Cook, © 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship


Corporate Confession of Sin

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from Your ways

 like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone those 

things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which

 we ought not to have done; and there is nothing good in us. O Lord,

 have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare those, O God, who confess

 their faults. Restore those who are penitent; according to Your promises

 declared unto men in Christ Jesus our Lord. Grant that we may hereafter

 live a godly, righteous, and sober life; to the glory of His name. Amen  

Private Confession of Sin


The Assurance of Pardon

Here are words you may trust, words that merit full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. To all who confess their sins and resolve to lead a new life, he says, “Your sins are forgiven.” He also says, “Follow me.” Now to the one who rules all worlds, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.

Based on 1 Timothy 1:15, 17

The Peace
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us forgive one another.
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  And also with you.

The Church's One Foundation  #347


The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;

She is His new creation, by water and the Word.

From heaven He came and sought her to be His holy bride;

With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died.


Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth,

Her charter of salvation: one Lord, one faith, one birth.

One holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,

And to one hope she presses, with every grace endued.


Though with a scornful wonder we see her sore oppressed,

By schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed,

Yet saints their watch are keeping; their cry goes up, "How long?"

And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.



The church shall never perish! Her dear Lord to defend,

To guide, sustain, and cherish, is with her to the end;

Though there be those that hate her, and false sons in her pale,

Against or foe or traitor she ever shall prevail.


Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,

She waits the consummation of peace forevermore;

Till, with the vision glorious, her longing eyes are blest,

And the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.


Yet she on earth hath union with God the Three in One,

And mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won.

O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we,

Like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with Thee.


“The Church’s One Foundation,” Words Samuel J. Stone, Music Samuel S. Wesley

        Scripture Reading Jonah 3:1-4:4


   The Sermon from God’s Word Rev. Scott Davis

Tithes and Offerings

Our offering is an act of worship where we respond to the goodness and 

mercy of Godwith our gratitude and reliance on Him for all things. If you

 are our guest today,please feel under no obligation to give. One of our deacons will be holding an offering plate by the sanctuary doors as you leave the sanctuary.


Hymn of Response


Victory in Jesus

I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory,

How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me;

I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood’s atoning;

Then I repented of my sins and won the victory.


 O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever!
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him —

He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.


I heard about His healing, of His cleansing power revealing,

How He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see;

And then I cried, “Dear Jesus, come and heal my broken spirit,”

And somehow Jesus came and brought to me the victory.


O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever!
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him —

He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.


I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory,

And I heard about the streets of gold beyond the crystal sea;

About the angels singing and the old redemption story,

And some sweet day I’ll sing up there the song of victory.


O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever!
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him —

He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.


“Victory In Jesus,” Words & Music: Eugene Bartlett, © 1939 E. M. Bartlett

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

We invite all baptized Christians who profess faith in Jesus Christ for their 

salvation and are members of congregations that proclaim the Gospel
to join us in taking the Lord’s Supper. The communion elements are on the cart in the center aisle. The outer ring is grape juice. The inner rings are wine.

Prayer of Thanksgiving


The Lord be with you!   And also with you.

Lift up your hearts!   We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right for us to give thanks and praise.


Most righteous God, we remember in this supper the perfect sacrifice offered

 once on the cross by our Lord Jesus Christ for the sin of the whole world.

In the joy of his resurrection and in the expectation of his coming again,

we offer ourselves to you as holy and living sacrifices.

Together we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died;  Christ is risen;  Christ will come again.

Words of Institution         1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ESV

The Lord Jesus, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread, and when

he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup,
after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

For as often as you eat the bread and drink the cup,

you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Doxology  #731

(Tune: “Old Hundredth” from the Genevan Psalter)


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.


Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and 

may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at 

the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful;

 he will surely do it.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24



Theology on Tap, our weekly bible study will be this Tuesday evening  at 6:30. We’ll be 

meeting both in person here at the church and via Zoom online. If you’re interested in 

attending the Zoom call, text Pastor Scott 501-517-7268.


In an effort to make giving easier, we’ve partnered with Tithely to allow you to give to Hope Church through our website or through the Tithely app. Download Tithely from the App 

Store to get started. Or, visit: www.HopeChurchPCA.org/give . In the app we’re listed as:

 “Hope Church PCA”


Did you know that Pastor Scott has a podcast? “Assurance of Pardon” is a weekly podcast with his co-host Gage Jordan from First Presbyterian Church of Dyersburg, TN. Each week they discuss what Presbyterians believe and teach. If you’re looking for an easy to understand explanation of our theology and doctrines for yourself or to share with a friend- check out Assurance of Pardon. It is available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.


We’ll be serving the evening meal at Samaritan Ministries tonight at 5:45. Make plans to join us! There’s a signup sheet on the kitchen counter.

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