Tuesday, November 22


Order of Service:
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Scripture Reading and Prayer
Psalm 103
      1       Bless the LORD, O my soul:
      And all that is within me, bless his holy name.
      2       Bless the LORD, O my soul,
      And forget not all his benefits:
      3       Who dforgiveth all thine iniquities;
      Who ehealeth all thy diseases;
      4       Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
      Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
      5       Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
      So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
      6       The LORD executeth righteousness
      And judgment for all that are oppressed.
      7       He made known his ways unto Moses,
      His acts unto the children of Israel.
      8       The LORD is merciful and gracious,
      Slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
      9       He will not always chide:
      Neither will he keep his anger for ever.
      10       He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
      Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
      11       For as the heaven is high above the earth,
      So great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
      12       As far as the east is from the west,
      So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
      13       Like as a father pitieth his children,
      So the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
      14       For he knoweth our frame;
      He remembereth that we are dust.
      15       As for man, his days are as grass:
      As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
      16       For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
      And the place thereof shall know it no more.
      17       But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,
      And his righteousness unto children’s children;
      18       To such as keep his covenant,
      And to those that remember his commandments to do them.
      19       The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens;
      And his kingdom ruleth over all.
      20       Bless the LORD, ye his angels,
      That excel in strength, that do his commandments,
      Hearkening unto the voice of his word.
      21       Bless ye the LORD, all ye nhis hosts;
      Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
      22       Bless the LORD, all his works
      In all places of his dominion:
      Bless the LORD, O my soul.


Congregational Singing
He Will Hold Me Fast


Scripture Reading and Prayer
Psalm 57
        1    Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me:
      For my soul trusteth in thee:
      Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge,
      Until these calamities be overpast.
      2       I will cry unto God most high;
      Unto God that performeth all things for me.
      3       He shall send from heaven, and save me
      From the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah.
      God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
      4       My soul is among lions:
      And I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men,
      Whose teeth are spears and arrows,
      And their tongue a sharp sword.
      5       Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
      Let thy glory be above all the earth.
      6       They have prepared a net for my steps;
      My soul is bowed down:
      They have digged a pit before me,
      Into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
      7       My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
      I will sing and give praise.
      8       Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp:
      I myself will awake early.
      9       I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people:
      I will sing unto thee among the nations.
      10       For thy mercy is great unto the heavens,
      And thy truth unto the clouds.
      11       Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens:
      Let thy glory be above all the earth.



Reflection
Why are trials good for us and why should we be thankful for them?

 What are some hardships this year that the Lord has used to draw your mind and heart toward Him?


Congregational Singing
To the Praise of His Glorious Grace

 
Scripture Reading and Prayer
Psalm 65
       1      Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion:
      And unto thee shall the vow be performed.
      2       O thou that hearest prayer,
      Unto thee shall all flesh come.
      3       †Iniquities prevail against me:
      As for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
      4       Blessed is the man whom thou choosest,
      And causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts:
      We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house,
      Even of thy holy temple.
      5       By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation;
      Who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
      6       Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains;
      Being girded with power:
      7       Which stilleth the noise of the seas,
      The noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
      8       They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens:
      Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
      9       Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it:
      Thou greatly enrichest it
      With the river of God, which is full of water:
      Thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
      10       Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof:
      Thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
      11       Thou crownest the year with thy goodness;
      And thy paths drop fatness.
      12       They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness:
      And the little hills qrejoice on every side.
      13       The pastures are clothed with flocks;
      The valleys also are covered over with corn;
      They shout for joy, they also sing. 



Reflection 
The mighty power of God and His goodness in watering the earth and producing crops teach us that He is the best gift of all. What are some simple, daily provisions the Lord has given to you this year for which you are thankful?


Scripture Reading and Prayer
Psalm 34
  1       I will bless the LORD at all times:
      His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
      2       My soul shall make her boast in the LORD:
      The humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
      3       O magnify the LORD with me,
      And let us exalt his name together.
      4       I sought the LORD, and he heard me,
      And delivered me from all my fears.
      5       They looked unto him, and were lightened:
      And their faces were not ashamed.
      6       This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him,
      And saved him out of all his troubles.
      7       The angel of the LORD encampeth
      Round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
      8       O taste and see that the LORD is good:
      Blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
      9       O fear the LORD, ye his saints:
      For there is no want to them that fear him.
      10       The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger:
      But they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
      11       Come, ye children, hearken unto me:
      I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
      12       What man is he that desireth life,
      And loveth many days, that he may see good?
      13       Keep thy tongue from evil,
      And thy lips from speaking guile.
      14       Depart from evil, and do good;
      Seek peace, and pursue it.
      15       The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,
      And his ears are open unto their cry.
      16       The face of the LORD is against them that do evil,
      To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
      17       The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth,
      And delivereth them out of all their troubles.
      18       The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
      And saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
      19       Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
      But the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
      20       He keepeth all his bones:
      Not one of them is broken.
      21       Evil shall slay the wicked:
      And they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
      22       The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants:
      And none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.


Congregational Singing
Come Praise and Glorify


Scripture Reading and Prayer
Psalm 19
      1       The heavens declare the glory of God;
      And the firmament sheweth his handywork.
      2       Day unto day uttereth speech,
      And night unto night sheweth knowledge.
      3       There is no speech nor language,
      Where their voice is not heard.
      4       ||Their line is gone out through all the earth,
      And their words to the end of the world.
      In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
      5       Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
      And rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
      6       His going forth is from the end of the heaven,
      And his circuit unto the ends of it:
      And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
      7       The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:
      The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
      8       The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:
      The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
      9       The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:
      The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
      10       More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:
      Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
      11       Moreover by them is thy servant warned:
      And in keeping of them there is great reward.
      12       Who can understand his errors?
      Cleanse thou me from secret faults.
      13       Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins;
      Let them not have dominion over me:
      Then shall I be upright,
      And I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
      14       Let the words of my mouth,
      And the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight,
      O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.


Reflection 
God gives us His Creation and His Word in order that we might stand in awe of Him and sin not. What are some truths from our time in 1 and 2 Samuel or the gospel of John that have ministered to your heart and given you cause for gratitude?


Congregational Singing
Jesus Thank you


Scripture Reading and Prayer
Psalm 145
      1       I will extol thee, my God, O king;
      And I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
      2       Every day will I bless thee;
      And I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
      3       Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
      And his greatness is unsearchable.
      4       One generation shall praise thy works to another,
      And shall declare thy mighty acts.
      5       I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,
      And of thy wondrous works.
      6       And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts:
      And I will declare thy greatness.
      7       They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
      And shall sing of thy righteousness.
      8       The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion;
      Slow to anger, and of great mercy.
      9       The LORD is good to all:
      And his tender mercies are over all his works.
      10       All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD;
      And thy saints shall bless thee.
      11       They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
      And talk of thy power;
      12       To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
      And the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
      13       Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
      And thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
      14       The LORD upholdeth all that fall,
      And raiseth up all those that be tbowed down.
      15       The eyes of all wait upon thee;
      And thou givest them their meat in due season.
      16       Thou openest thine hand,
      And satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
      17       The LORD is righteous in all his ways,
      And zholy in all his works.
      18       The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
      To all that call upon him in truth.
      19       He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
      He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
      20       The LORD preserveth all them that love him:
      But all the wicked will he destroy.
      21       My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD:
      And let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.



Reflection
Psalm 145 is a catalog of God’s attributes. Which attributes do you find in this hymn of praise and why should we be thankful to God for them?  


Closing Prayer 





Coming Up
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Nov 23
Thanksgiving Service

Nov 24
No Wed Gatherings

Nov 29
Men's Activity

Dec 3
Teen Activity

Dec 4 
Evening Service

Dec 5 
Work night at Missions House

Dec 14
Teen Meganight

Dec 18 
Teen Event

Dec 24
Christmas Eve Service

Dec 25
Christmas Day Service



Please check the events 

calendar for details and
more upcoming dates
 

Book Recommendations
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Theology That Sticks
Chris Anderson 
Established in the Faith
A Discipleship Guide for Discerning and Affirming a Young Person's Faith
David Michael

Find in our book room!

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John
St. Andrew's Expositional Commentary

R.C. Sproul

Available in the book room

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John
Jesus - The Word, The Messiah, The Son of God
John MacArthur

Available in the book room

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John
Jesus Christ is God

William F. Cook

Available in the book room

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John 
Tyndale New Testament Commentaries
Colin G. Kruse

Available in the book room


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The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment
Tim Challies

Available in the book room


Sunday
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10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Worship
11:30 - 12:15 p.m. - Discussion Groups
12:15 p.m. - Lunch



 First Sunday of the Month
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Lord's Table Service
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Service
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Meal and Fellowship



Wednesday
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5:30 - 6 p.m. - Teen Games
5:45 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Midweek Classes
7:45 p.m. - Choir Practice