Worship Guide for Oct 11, 2020
Seeking to bring the
life-giving Hope of Jesus Christ
to our community in Hot Springs, AR
Celebration of Worship
Sunday, October 11, 2020
O Worship the King #2
O worship the king all glorious above
And gratefully sing his power and his love!
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.
O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm.
The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty Your power has founded of old,
Established it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.
Your bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills; it descends to the plain;
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.
Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In You do we trust, nor find You to fail;
Your mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!
“O Worship the King,” Words: Robert Grant, Music: William Gardiner
Welcome to Visitors / Announcements (back of bulletin)
Call to Worship
Let us worship God.
He is our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust.
Let us confess with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” And believe in our hearts
that God raised him from the dead. Everyone who calls on the name of the
Lord will be saved. Let us call upon our true God, believing him in our
hearts, confessing him with our mouths, and worshipping him in spirit and in truth.
based on Psalm 91:2; Romans 10:9
The Prayer of Invocation
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing #457
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of Thy unchanging love.
Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by Thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood.
O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander — Lord, I feel it — prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; seal it for Thy courts above.
Corporate Confession of Sin
O God, you demonstrated your love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ
died for us. And while we were your enemies you reconciled us to yourself by
the death of your son and have saved us by his life. We have sinned against
you and against one another. We confess that we have not always used sober
judgement but have thought more highly of ourselves than we ought. We
have not regularly benefited one another with those gifts you gave us; or
we have exercised those gifts only for ourselves. With the tax collector
we bow our heads and beat our breasts, saying: God, be merciful
to me, a sinner! Amen.
Based on Romans 5:8-10; 12:3-6; Luke 18:13-14
Private Confession of Sin
The Assurance of Pardon
"Let each of you truly acknowledge that he is a sinner, humbling himself before God,
and believe that the heavenly Father wills to be gracious unto him in Jesus Christ. To all those that repent in this way, and look to Jesus Christ for their salvation, I declare that
the absolution of sins is effected, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, according to God's Word: 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
From John Calvin’s Strasbourg Liturgy, 1545
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.
In Christ Alone
In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my Light, my strength, my song.
This Cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled – when strivings cease.
My Comforter, my all in all – here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone, who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless Babe …
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save …
'Til on that cross, as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied,
For every sin on Him was laid: here in the death of Christ I live.
There in the ground His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory, sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine: bought with the precious blood of Christ.
No guilt in life, no fear in death: this is the power of Christ in me.
From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man can ever pluck me from His hand;
'Til He returns or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I'll stand.
Scripture Reading James 4:11-17
The Sermon from God’s Word Reverend 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
My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less #521
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand!
All other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, his covenant, his blood support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand!
All other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.
When He shall come with trumpet sound, O, may I then in Him be found!
Dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.
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.
(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
A Note to Visitors
If you are spiritually weary and in search of rest,
if you are mourning and you long for comfort,
if you are struggling and you desire victory,
if you recognize that you are a sinner and need a savior,
God welcomes you here in the name of Christ.
To the stranger in need of fellowship,
to those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
and to whoever will come,
Hope Church Hot Springs opens wide its doors
and welcomes all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hope Church Hot Springs
836 Shady Grove Road, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Reverend Scott Davis, Teaching Elder/Pastor
Jared Zeiser, Ruling Elder
Joe Ripma, Ruling Elder
Benny Fuhrman, Deacon
Les Davis, Deacon
George Ghetia, Deacon
David Wheeler, Deacon
Jason Frisby, Deacon
Vince Hotho, Deacon
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.
Our first Hope Church Youth night was a big success. Thanks to all who participated. Our next get-together will be November 8th at Jared and Courtney Zeiser’s house. We’ll get more details at the date draws closer. If you’re interested text Billy Eddy: 479-409-3562
During the time when we cannot all meet in the sanctuary we are mailing the Children's Activity Bulletins each week. If you are not receiving these and would like to, please text Patty
Wheeler at 410-591-1488 and give her your address and children's ages.
On October 18th we’ll serving the evening meal at Samaritan Ministries.
Make plans to join us at 5:45 to help cook and clean. There’s a signup sheet on the counter.
See Benny Fuhrman for questions.
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.
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