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Sep 18, 2022

“Christ, the Church, and Missions”

Passage: Revelation 11:1-13

Preacher: Danny Olinger

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: Revelaion


Main Text - Revelation 11:1-13, OT Reading - Ezekiel 40:1-4, NT Reading Revelation 11:1-13, Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21



LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:45 AM

Rev. Danny Olinger preaching



Opening Song – O Church Arise


Gospel Greeting – Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Call to Worship Song – Ascribe to the Lord

Call to Worship – Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:4-5

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 369 – Shout for the Blessed Jesus Reigns

Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Is. 53:4-6

Doxology – NTH 732

Exhortation to Give – Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Heb. 13:16

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


– Freely, Freely

– Facing a Task Unfinished

Scripture Readings – OT: Ezekiel 40:1-4 / NT: Revelation 11:1-13

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Revelation 11:1-13: “Christ, the Church, and Missions”

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 474 – Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow!

Benediction – The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

 ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 9/18/2022

1. On Tuesday morning at 8:00 – 8:45AM, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in).

2. SPECIAL SEATING - we have a separate section in the auditorium for those who have been attending the early service and wish to maintain masking & physical distancing because of on-going health concerns for themselves or loved ones. Please honor that and give them space. 

3 Today, Danny Olinger, OPC General Secretary for the Committee on Christian Education will be leading Sunday School at 9:30AM and then will be preaching during the 10:45AM worship service.

4. The Westminster Confession of Faith discussion group will meet on Sunday, 9/18/2022 at 6:00PM.

5. The new member class will begin on Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00PM. It will run for seven sessions, 7:00 – 8:30PM. This seven-session church membership study will be offered to anyone interested in becoming a member of Living Hope or just finding out more about church membership. Please let Pastor Phelps know if you are interested in being a part of this group.

6. Mark your calendar for Saturday 9/24/2022 at 6:30PM for Allentown‘s God Loves You Tour, which will give the lost an opportunity to know Jesus and encourage believers in their faith. The free evening at the Allentown Fairgrounds (302 N. 17th Street, Allentown) will feature music by guest artists and message from Franklin Graham. Grandstand seating is provided (free) but you can also bring blankets to sit on and lawn chairs. Start praying for the people, that the Lord is laying on your heart, to bring to this event. For more information – go to https://www.godlovesyoutour.com/events/allentown/ Extra flyers are at the table in the hallway to give to your friends, neighbors, family and anyone that comes across your path!

7. The women's Bible study will meet at the church on the following Thursdays this fall, at 10am: 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, and 11/17. Please bring your Bible and a notebook. Child care will be provided. See Andie Batten if you have any questions. All women are welcome!

8. Our annual harvest dinner will take place after church on Sunday, 10/9. Please bring a main dish and a side dish to share. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.