The Lord’s Day Worship – December 3, 2023

MORNING WORSHIP

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn:  “ God Himself Is with Us”    #164

     

    *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: Exodus 20:1-17   

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    Westminster Shorter Catechism:

    Question 59. Which day of the seven has God appointed to be the weekly sabbath?

    Answer.

    From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian sabbath.

     

    *Hymn:  “Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee”   #238

     

    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:   Isaiah 27:1-13 

     

    Preaching of God’s Word: “The Full Price of the Pardoning”

     

    *Hymn of Response:  “O Savior, Precious Savior”   #263

          

    Lord’s Supper

    Deacon’s Offering:  “Your Hand, O God, Has Guided”     #416  

    *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
    •  6:00 p.m. - Evening Worship                 

    Morning and Evening Worship Services are live streamed at:  www.graceopcfairlawn.org

      

     

    Worship Serving Schedule

     

    This Week:

    Ushers: Donny Jerie and Joe Ribeiro

    Nursery: Nancy Hemrick (P)/ Maria Ribeiro (S, if needed)

    Media Broadcast: Georgi Kanev

     

    Next Week:

    Ushers: Tom Del Casale and Glenn Crothers

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

    Media Broadcast: Tyler Teschon

     

    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 Isaiah 27:1-13, in preparation for the Lord’s Supper, we will see the dramatic judgment of God in the downfall of evil and in the pardoning of sin, foretelling the atonement of Christ.

     

    This Evening we will begin a new series in the book of Ruth, where we will learn the story of an unlikely recipient of God’s grace who was irresistibly drawn to faith in her mother-in-law’s covenant keeping God and who was providentially redeemed to be the great-grandmother of King David and thus a pivotal ancestor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

     

    Today, The Lord’s Supper: All who may participate in the Lord’s Supper are those who have publicly confessed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who continue steadfastly in that faith, who are members of good standing in a particular disciplined and Bible believing manifestation of His Church, and who, in accordance with the Scriptures, have duly examined their hearts before the Lord.  If you are a visitor unknown to us and wish to participate in the Lord’s Supper we ask you, if it is possible, to make yourself known to a member of Session before the beginning of worship.  The ushers will happily assist you in so doing.

     

    Fellowship Luncheon next Sunday: Here is a description of what to expect; following morning worship, we will hold our monthly fellowship luncheon. These delicious luncheons are a potluck meal. We ask everyone who is able to join us to please bring a main dish and a side dish, salad or dessert. Bring enough for you, your family and a friend!

EVENING WORSHIP

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn: “O Father, You Are Sovereign”   #233

     

    *Prayer of Invocation

     

    Word of God: 2 Timothy 1:1-14

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    *Hymn: “Lord, Who Shall Sojourn in Your Tent”      #15A

     

    Tithes and Offerings

     

    Word of God: Ruth 1:1-25

    Preaching of God’s Word: “Introducing Ruth”

     

    *Hymn of Response: “ “Preserve Me, O God”    #16B

     

    *Benediction

    *Postlude    

      (*Please stand if able)

     

     

    Calendar Events and Notes 

     

    THIS WEEK: December 3rd - December 9th

    Session Meeting: Monday, December 4th, 2023 @ 7 p.m.  The Elders will meet for their monthly Session meeting at Keegans

    Dinaro Home group: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 @7:30 p.m. in Montvale. Prayer & Study in the book of Hebrews. .See Elder Leo Baratta

    Keegan Home group: Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Fair Lawn. Prayer & Study in the book of Romans (Please see Pastor John)

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

    Vos Group: Friday, December 8th, 2023@7 p.m. at the Manse & via zoom. Study of Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 1. See Pastor John for more info.

    Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023@9:30 a.m. at the church fellowship hall. Lifting our voices to God, praying for the advancement of the kingdom of His Son. RSVP to Pastor John.

     

    NEXT WEEK:  December 11th -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.

     

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn:  “ God Himself Is with Us”    #164

     

    *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: Exodus 20:1-17   

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    Westminster Shorter Catechism:

    Question 59. Which day of the seven has God appointed to be the weekly sabbath?

    Answer.

    From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian sabbath.

     

    *Hymn:  “Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee”   #238

     

    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:   Isaiah 27:1-13 

     

    Preaching of God’s Word: “The Full Price of the Pardoning”

     

    *Hymn of Response:  “O Savior, Precious Savior”   #263

          

    Lord’s Supper

    Deacon’s Offering:  “Your Hand, O God, Has Guided”     #416  

    *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
    •  6:00 p.m. - Evening Worship                 

    Morning and Evening Worship Services are live streamed at:  www.graceopcfairlawn.org

      

     

    Worship Serving Schedule

     

    This Week:

    Ushers: Donny Jerie and Joe Ribeiro

    Nursery: Nancy Hemrick (P)/ Maria Ribeiro (S, if needed)

    Media Broadcast: Georgi Kanev

     

    Next Week:

    Ushers: Tom Del Casale and Glenn Crothers

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

    Media Broadcast: Tyler Teschon

     

    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 Isaiah 27:1-13, in preparation for the Lord’s Supper, we will see the dramatic judgment of God in the downfall of evil and in the pardoning of sin, foretelling the atonement of Christ.

     

    This Evening we will begin a new series in the book of Ruth, where we will learn the story of an unlikely recipient of God’s grace who was irresistibly drawn to faith in her mother-in-law’s covenant keeping God and who was providentially redeemed to be the great-grandmother of King David and thus a pivotal ancestor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

     

    Today, The Lord’s Supper: All who may participate in the Lord’s Supper are those who have publicly confessed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who continue steadfastly in that faith, who are members of good standing in a particular disciplined and Bible believing manifestation of His Church, and who, in accordance with the Scriptures, have duly examined their hearts before the Lord.  If you are a visitor unknown to us and wish to participate in the Lord’s Supper we ask you, if it is possible, to make yourself known to a member of Session before the beginning of worship.  The ushers will happily assist you in so doing.

     

    Fellowship Luncheon next Sunday: Here is a description of what to expect; following morning worship, we will hold our monthly fellowship luncheon. These delicious luncheons are a potluck meal. We ask everyone who is able to join us to please bring a main dish and a side dish, salad or dessert. Bring enough for you, your family and a friend!

  • Prelude

    Welcome and Announcements

    Apostolic Greeting

     

    *Call to Worship

     

    *Opening Hymn: “O Father, You Are Sovereign”   #233

     

    *Prayer of Invocation

     

    Word of God: 2 Timothy 1:1-14

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

    *Hymn: “Lord, Who Shall Sojourn in Your Tent”      #15A

     

    Tithes and Offerings

     

    Word of God: Ruth 1:1-25

    Preaching of God’s Word: “Introducing Ruth”

     

    *Hymn of Response: “ “Preserve Me, O God”    #16B

     

    *Benediction

    *Postlude    

      (*Please stand if able)

     

     

    Calendar Events and Notes 

     

    THIS WEEK: December 3rd - December 9th

    Session Meeting: Monday, December 4th, 2023 @ 7 p.m.  The Elders will meet for their monthly Session meeting at Keegans

    Dinaro Home group: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 @7:30 p.m. in Montvale. Prayer & Study in the book of Hebrews. .See Elder Leo Baratta

    Keegan Home group: Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 @7 p.m. in Fair Lawn. Prayer & Study in the book of Romans (Please see Pastor John)

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

    Vos Group: Friday, December 8th, 2023@7 p.m. at the Manse & via zoom. Study of Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 1. See Pastor John for more info.

    Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023@9:30 a.m. at the church fellowship hall. Lifting our voices to God, praying for the advancement of the kingdom of His Son. RSVP to Pastor John.

     

    NEXT WEEK:  December 11th -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.

     

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Bulletin Date: 2023-12-03