"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Morning


 Morning Worship Service      

 December 9, 2018                    

Theme:  Knowing and Trusting Jesus
Vow and Salutation
Call to Worship:  Psalm 98
Prayer of Invocation and Adoration

Hymn of Adoration:   #195 "Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come" 
God's Law:   Romans 13: 11-14
Prayer of Confession
God's Gospel Promise:   Titus 3:5-7
"Gloria Patri":
    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
    and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
    beginning, is now and ever shall be,
    world without end. Amen, Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving & Supplication/concluding with the Lord's Prayer
     Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. 
     Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in 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.
Psalm of Preparation:  Psalter 98A  "O Sing a New Song to the LORD"
Reading of God's Word:   John 14: 1-4
Prayer for Illumination

Sermon:  "Facing the Unknown" 
Prayer of Application
"Doxology" (Red Trinity Hymnal, page 733)
Prayer for the Offering
Hymn of Response:  #197  "Comfort, Comfort Ye My People"
The congregation is encouraged to use the prelude as a time of silent reflection and preparation for worship.
Please prepare your hearts and minds to meet with the Lord.
 "Facing the Unknown"
 John 14: 1-4
Rev. Dan Clay preaching
 Teaching:  Knowing and trusting Jesus is our best preparation for facing the unknown.
  I.  When we face the unknown, who we trust in is more significant than what we will experience. (v. 1)
 II.  When we face the unknown, we must remember that Jesus has prepared a place for us, and is preparing us for that place. (v. 2)
III.  When we face the unknown, we may be comforted knowing that no matter what happens to us, we will be with Jesus. (v. 3-4)