"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
Friday, January 22, 2021
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Morning

 

 ~ Morning Worship Service      

                January 24, 2021
                  
 
 
We encourage you to worship with us in-person or via Facebook Live at 11 AM
and 5 PM.  The link to the Facebook page for our worship services is 
here.

Please note: If you attend Morning Worship in person, kindly remember that masks are required at all times inside the building, and must be worn while seated if more than 75 people are in attendance. We thank you for diligently practicing social distancing, hand washing, and hand sanitizing. Guidelines from Covenant's COVID committee are here.



The bulletin for January 3 is here.
This Lord's Day bulletin, January 10, is here.
The morning bulletin for January 17 is here.
The morning bulletin for January 24 will be available Saturday afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00. 
 
Preaching:  Rev. Dan Clay, Associate Pastor
 
Theme:  The Means of Grace
 
Vow and Salutation
 
Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1-4 (ESV)

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
    tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    he is to be feared above all gods.

Prayer of Invocation and Adoration

Hymn of Adoration: #30 "Our God, Our Help, in Ages Past" 

God's Law:   1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil. 

Prayer of Confession

God's Gospel Promise: Titus 2:11-14 (ESV)
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 raining us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
 
 "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/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.
 
Psalm of Preparation:  Psalter 103B "Bless the LORD, My Soul"

Reading of God's Word:  Acts 2:42-47 (below)
 
Prayer for Illumination

Sermon:  "The Ordinary Means of Grace"
 
Prayer of Application

Offering and Prayer

"Doxology" #733  

Hymn of Response:  #345 "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"

Benediction
 
  ♦
 
The congregation is encouraged to be seated a few minutes early to prepare their
hearts and minds to meet with the Lord.
 
 
~SERMON~
"The Ordinary Means of Grace"
 
 
Teaching: Ordinary means obtain extraordinary blessings for the people of God.

Main Points:
1.  The Spirit leads the Church to submit to the Word of God.
2.  The Spirit leads the Church to love one another.
3.  The Spirit leads the Church to worship God.
4.  The Spirit leads the Church to share the gospel with those outside the Church.


Acts 2:42-47 (ESV)

 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.