The Lord’s Day Worship – December 10, 2023

MORNING WORSHIP

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn:  “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star    #296

     

    *Prayer of Invocation

    The Lord's Prayer

    “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

    Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven;

    Give us this day our daily bread,

    And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors;

    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,

    For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” Amen.

     

    Word of God: Psalm 138:1-8

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    Westminster Shorter Catechism:

    Question 60. How is the sabbath to be sanctified?

    Answer. The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.

     

    *Hymn:  “With All My Heart My Thanks I Bring”   #138A

     

    Tithes and Offerings

    *Doxology:   "Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heave'nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen."  #568

     

    Word of God:  Luke 1:39-55 

     

    Preaching of God’s Word:  “Magnify the Lord”

     

    *Hymn of Response:  “Song of Mary”   #301

          

    *Benediction

    *Postlude      

    (*Please stand if able)

     

     

    Sunday School & Worship Hours
    •  9:45 a.m. -  Sunday School for all ages  
    • 11:00 a.m. - Morning Worship
    • Flex Time - Trinity Psalter Hymnal Singing (After Luncheon)
    • Flex Time - Afternoon Worship (Due to the Luncheon)

    Morning and Afternoon Worship Services are live streamed at:

    www.graceopcfairlawn.org

      

     

    Worship Serving Schedule

     

    This Week:

    Ushers: Tom Del Casale and Glenn Crothers

    Nursery: Deborah Vasquez (P)/ Kerith Teschon (S, if needed)

    Media Broadcast: Tyler Teschon

     

    Next Week:

    Ushers: John Hemrick and Tom Del Casale 

    Nursery:  Silvia Prince (P)/ Jaclyn Mack (S, if needed)

    Media Broadcast: John Hemrick

     

    WELCOME TO GRACE OPC! 

    On behalf of the session of Grace OPC, I want to extend our warmest greetings to you.  It is my hope and prayer that as we gather together this Lord’s Day to worship our Triune God and Redeemer, you will be encouraged to cast your cares upon the Lord and to draw near to God by faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are new here in Fair Lawn, please join us for fellowship following the benediction, and be sure to sign our guestbook.  We look forward to personally speaking with you, and if there are any prayer concerns in your heart, don’t hesitate to bring them to our attention.   

                                                                                Pastor John Keegan 

     

     

    This morning in Luke 1:39-55, through the lens of Mary’s Christmas carol, we will see how a humble consideration of the advent of Christ should lead to a lifetime of magnifying the Lord Jesus.

     

    This afternoon in Ruth 1:5-25, we will see on the one hand, in Naomi, how blind we can become when overcome by grief and severe trials, and yet on the other hand, in Ruth, how by grace we can see with spiritual insight the unseen God whose faithfulness elevates us above our trials.

     

    Fellowship Luncheon Today: Following the morning worship, we will be having our monthly fellowship potluck luncheon. Please plan to join us!

     

     Christmas Lessons & Carols, and Fellowship Supper: Saturday, December 16 at 3 PM we hold our annual Lessons & Carols in the sanctuary followed by a potluck Supper at 4 PM in Fellowship Hall.

AFTERNOON WORSHIP

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”   #323

     

    *Prayer of Invocation

     

    Word of God: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    *Hymn: “Remember Not, O God”      #79B

     

    Tithes and Offerings

     

    Word of God: Ruth 1:1-25

     

    Preaching of God’s Word:  “May the Lord Deal Kindly with You”

     

    *Hymn of Response: “ All My Heart This Night Rejoices”    #307

     

    *Benediction

    *Postlude    

      (*Please stand if able)

     

     

    Calendar Events and Notes 

     

    THIS WEEK: December 10th - December 16th

    Trustees Meeting: Monday, December 11th, 2023 @ 7 p.m.  The Trustees will meet for their monthly meeting via zoom.

    Dinaro Home group: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 @7:30 p.m. in Montvale. Prayer & Study in the book of Hebrews. .See Elder Leo Baratta

    Keegan Home group: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Fair Lawn. Prayer & Study in the book of Romans (Please see Pastor John)

    Christmas Lessons & Carols: Saturday, December 16th, 2023@ 3pm. at the church Sanctuary. Our Annual Christmas Program, followed by a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall.

     

    NEXT WEEK:  December 17th -December 23rd

     

    Dinaro Home group: Tuesday, December 19th, 2023 @7:30 p.m. in Montvale. Prayer & Study in the book of Hebrews. .See Elder Leo Baratta

    Keegan Home group: Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Fair Lawn. Prayer & Study in the book of Romans (Please see Pastor John)

    Mack Home group: Thursday, December 21th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Wyckoff. Prayer & Study in the book of 1 John. See Elder John Hemrick

     

     

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn:  “How Lovely Shines the Morning Star    #296

     

    *Prayer of Invocation

    The Lord's Prayer

    “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

    Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven;

    Give us this day our daily bread,

    And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors;

    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,

    For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” Amen.

     

    Word of God: Psalm 138:1-8

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    Westminster Shorter Catechism:

    Question 60. How is the sabbath to be sanctified?

    Answer. The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.

     

    *Hymn:  “With All My Heart My Thanks I Bring”   #138A

     

    Tithes and Offerings

    *Doxology:   "Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heave'nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen."  #568

     

    Word of God:  Luke 1:39-55 

     

    Preaching of God’s Word:  “Magnify the Lord”

     

    *Hymn of Response:  “Song of Mary”   #301

          

    *Benediction

    *Postlude      

    (*Please stand if able)

     

     

    Sunday School & Worship Hours
    •  9:45 a.m. -  Sunday School for all ages  
    • 11:00 a.m. - Morning Worship
    • Flex Time - Trinity Psalter Hymnal Singing (After Luncheon)
    • Flex Time - Afternoon Worship (Due to the Luncheon)

    Morning and Afternoon Worship Services are live streamed at:

    www.graceopcfairlawn.org

      

     

    Worship Serving Schedule

     

    This Week:

    Ushers: Tom Del Casale and Glenn Crothers

    Nursery: Deborah Vasquez (P)/ Kerith Teschon (S, if needed)

    Media Broadcast: Tyler Teschon

     

    Next Week:

    Ushers: John Hemrick and Tom Del Casale 

    Nursery:  Silvia Prince (P)/ Jaclyn Mack (S, if needed)

    Media Broadcast: John Hemrick

     

    WELCOME TO GRACE OPC! 

    On behalf of the session of Grace OPC, I want to extend our warmest greetings to you.  It is my hope and prayer that as we gather together this Lord’s Day to worship our Triune God and Redeemer, you will be encouraged to cast your cares upon the Lord and to draw near to God by faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are new here in Fair Lawn, please join us for fellowship following the benediction, and be sure to sign our guestbook.  We look forward to personally speaking with you, and if there are any prayer concerns in your heart, don’t hesitate to bring them to our attention.   

                                                                                Pastor John Keegan 

     

     

    This morning in Luke 1:39-55, through the lens of Mary’s Christmas carol, we will see how a humble consideration of the advent of Christ should lead to a lifetime of magnifying the Lord Jesus.

     

    This afternoon in Ruth 1:5-25, we will see on the one hand, in Naomi, how blind we can become when overcome by grief and severe trials, and yet on the other hand, in Ruth, how by grace we can see with spiritual insight the unseen God whose faithfulness elevates us above our trials.

     

    Fellowship Luncheon Today: Following the morning worship, we will be having our monthly fellowship potluck luncheon. Please plan to join us!

     

     Christmas Lessons & Carols, and Fellowship Supper: Saturday, December 16 at 3 PM we hold our annual Lessons & Carols in the sanctuary followed by a potluck Supper at 4 PM in Fellowship Hall.

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”   #323

     

    *Prayer of Invocation

     

    Word of God: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    *Hymn: “Remember Not, O God”      #79B

     

    Tithes and Offerings

     

    Word of God: Ruth 1:1-25

     

    Preaching of God’s Word:  “May the Lord Deal Kindly with You”

     

    *Hymn of Response: “ All My Heart This Night Rejoices”    #307

     

    *Benediction

    *Postlude    

      (*Please stand if able)

     

     

    Calendar Events and Notes 

     

    THIS WEEK: December 10th - December 16th

    Trustees Meeting: Monday, December 11th, 2023 @ 7 p.m.  The Trustees will meet for their monthly meeting via zoom.

    Dinaro Home group: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 @7:30 p.m. in Montvale. Prayer & Study in the book of Hebrews. .See Elder Leo Baratta

    Keegan Home group: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Fair Lawn. Prayer & Study in the book of Romans (Please see Pastor John)

    Christmas Lessons & Carols: Saturday, December 16th, 2023@ 3pm. at the church Sanctuary. Our Annual Christmas Program, followed by a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall.

     

    NEXT WEEK:  December 17th -December 23rd

     

    Dinaro Home group: Tuesday, December 19th, 2023 @7:30 p.m. in Montvale. Prayer & Study in the book of Hebrews. .See Elder Leo Baratta

    Keegan Home group: Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Fair Lawn. Prayer & Study in the book of Romans (Please see Pastor John)

    Mack Home group: Thursday, December 21th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Wyckoff. Prayer & Study in the book of 1 John. See Elder John Hemrick

     

     

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Bulletin Date: 2023-12-03