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Feb 27, 2022

“Jesus Anointed as a Fragrant Offering”

Passage: John 12:1-11

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John12:1-11, OT Reading - Psalm 23:1-6, NT Reading - John 12:1-11, Reading of the Law – Galatians 5:19-21


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Shout to the Lord


Gospel Greeting – Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. - 1 Timothy 1:2

Call to Worship Song – NTH 7 – From All That Dwells Below the Skies

Call to Worship – How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Psalm 84:1-4

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 243 – Praise the Savior Now and Ever

Reading of the Law – Galatians 5:19-21

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Psalm of Confession – NTH 551 – How Blest Is He Whose Trespass (Psalm 32)

Assurance of Pardon – For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

Doxology – NTH 733

Exhortation to Give – Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:17-20

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Medley – NTH 638 – Savior, Thy Dying Love Thou Gavest Me / Lord, Take My Life

Scripture Readings – OT: Psalm 23 / NT: John 12:1-11

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of John 12:1-11: “Jesus Anointed as a Fragrant Offering”

Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, is anointed to die – and to dispel the stench of death.

  1. 1. Mary’s extravagant act of devotion. (John 12:1-3)
  2. 2. Judas’ hypocritical rebuke. (John 12:4-6)
  3. 3. Jesus’ commendation of Mary’s devotion. (John 12:7-8)
  4. 4. The chief priests’ growing hit list. (John 12:9-11)

Prayer of Application

Song of Response – NTH 455 – And Can It Be That I Should Gain

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 02/27/2022

  1. 1. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 6:00PM.
  2. 2. On Tuesday morning at 7:45 – 8:30AM, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in). At 11:30AM – 12:30PM there will be an Outreach Bible Study, this week held at Wegman’s on Tilghman St. (near the Café) (all are welcome to join in)
  3. 3. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time will begin at 7:00PM. This week, March 3rd, we will be studying Romans 11:1-10.
  4. 4. Women's Bible Study, Thursday, 3/03, here at the church at 10AM. Newcomers are welcome to join us as we study the glorious riches of God's grace that we have in Christ Jesus, through the book of Ephesians. Bring your Bible, a pencil and notebook. See Andie Batten if you have any questions. Future dates: 3/17, 4/7 and 4/21.
  5. 5. In the event of snow (or weather) emergency, and there seems like there might be a cancellation of a church event (Sunday School, Worship, Wednesday Evening Bible Study, etc.) please make sure you: #1--check your e-mail AND/OR #2 go to WFMZ TV News station (NOT the weather channel) and check the cancellations listings.
  6. 6. The church is in need of a Church Administrative Assistant. On average, the tasks require about 4-6 hours per week. A listing of the regular tasks can be obtained from Pastor Phelps. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Phelps.
  7. 7. FLOWERS – please sign up to provide flowers for Sunday Worship. The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway.
  8. 8. Meal Ministry - Anyone who is willing to provide a meal for a family or individual in need should sign up. Please sign up on the sheet provided on the bulletin board in the hall. Please contact Carol Nolan for further information.