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Aug 28, 2022

“Glorification Anticipated”

Passage: 1 John 3:1-3

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Main Text - 1 John 3:1-3, OT Reading - Exodus 33:12-23, NT Reading - 1 John 3:1-3


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Behold our God


Gospel Greeting

To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who

know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace,

mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's

Son, in truth and love. - 2 John 1:1-3

Call to Worship Song – Purify my Heart

Call to Worship

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre! He covers the

heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. He

gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. - Ps. 147:7-9

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise –NTH 604 - Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Reading of the Law – The Ten Commandments and the Greatest Commandment

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin

Almighty, everlasting God, for our many sins we justly deserve eternal condemnation. In

Your great mercy, you sent your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who won for us

forgiveness of sins and everlasting righteousness. Grant us true repentance that, dead to

sin, we may be raised up by faith in Your life-giving Gospel. Grant us your Holy Spirit that

we may be ever thankful and live a faithful and godly life in your service; through Jesus

Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and

the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive

ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to

forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:7-9

Exhortation to Give

Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you

also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and

store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. And when

I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

- 1 Cor. 16:1-3

Doxology NTH 731

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


- When This passing World is Done

- There is a Higher Throne

Scripture Readings – OT Text: Exodus 33:12-23 - NT Lesson: 1 John 3:1-3

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon: Lesson on 1 John 3:1-3; “Glorification Anticipated”

Part 1: Identified with God (vs. 1)

Part 2: Glorification Anticipated (vs. 2)

Part 3: Purified by God (vs. 3)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 261 - “What Wondrous Love is This”

Benediction/Closing Prayer – Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! Ps. 128:1


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 8/28/2022

  1. 1. On Tuesday morning at 8:00 – 8:45AM, Dominic Silla will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in).
  2. 2. Pastor Phelps will be on vacation until Tuesday September 6th. Please contact one of the elders if needs arise during this time.
  3. 3. This coming week we are having the carpets cleaned and the kitchen and bathroom floors refinished. We need help with teardown after church today. The auditorium, the large classroom, the bathrooms, kitchen and hallways all need to be emptied of ALL things that are on the floor. Also, everything will need to be reset later in the week (Friday) after everything has dried. Please help as much as you can.
  4. 4. Beginning in September, we will no longer have the Early Worship Service.
  5. 5. Our next Communion Service will be on Sunday, September 11th. (Note - not Sept 4th) Beginning with that service, Living Hope will offer both Wine and Grape Juice during communion, using a “split tray” with the Wine in the outer ring of the tray and grape juice in the center of the tray.
  6. 6. As we approach September, start to plan now on attending Sunday School beginning on September 11th. This fall, Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM. (Note – Back to our “old” start time.)
  7. 7. The next Women’s Fellowship with be here at the church on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30PM.
  8. 8. The new member class will begin on Tuesday, September 13that 7:00PM. 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.
  9. 9. The Wednesday Evening Activities will begin on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00PM.
  10. 10. The Men’s Breakfast will resume on Saturday, September 17th at 8:30AM. This fall we will be using a Paul Tripp video series entitled “Men of Faith”. We encourage ALL men of the church to attend. A continental breakfast will be served.