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Sep 12, 2021

“Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray”

Passage: Matthew 6:9-15

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Communion Meditation

Category: Matthew


Main Text - Matthew 6:9-15, OT Reading - 1 Chronicles 29:10-22, NT Reading - Matthew 6:9-15,


 LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP (with Communion) for Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Blessed Be Your Name in the Land That Is Plentiful


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

Call to Worship Song – NTH 381 – Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

Call to Worship – Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. Psalm 29:1-2

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 80 – Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee

Reading of Law – A Summary of the Ten Commandments & Great 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.

Declaration of Pardon – But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith. – Philippians 3:7-9

Doxology – NTH 731

Exhortation to Give – Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all… O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 1 Chron. 29:12, 16

Prayer for Regular & Diaconal Collections with Pastoral Prayer


– NTH 631 – From Every Stormy Wind That Blows

– Before the Throne of God Above

Scripture Readings – OT: 1 Chronicles 29:10-22 / NT: Matthew 6:9-15

Prayer for Illumination

Communion Sermon – An Exposition of Matthew 6:9-15: “Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray”

Jesus teaches us how to pray, serve, and live together – as His disciples in His kingdom:

  1. 1. Remember WHO we pray to. (Matthew 6:9)
  2. 2. Remember WHAT to prioritize in prayer – GOD’S Name, GOD’S kingdom, GOD’S will. (Matthew 6:9-10)
  3. 3. Remember WHAT we need – as His disciples. (Matthew 6:11-13)
  4. 4. Remember WHOSE kingdom, power, and glory we seek. (Matthew 6:13)
  5. 5. Remember FORGIVEN disciples MUST FORGIVE others. (Matthew 6:14-15)

Prayer of Application

 Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

(Bread: NTH 427 – Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands / Cup: NTH 264 – Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross)

  • Invitation, Warning, and Prayer of Consecration
  • Confession of Faith – the Apostles’ Creed
  • Serving the Supper
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving

Closing Song – NTH 441 – Jesus Shall Reign

Benediction – The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14


 ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 9/12/2021

  1. 1. There will be very brief Congregational Meeting on Sunday, September 12th for the stated purpose of augmenting our session (see Form of Government XIII.10) with the Rev. David Holmlund (OPC Regional Home Missionary) with respect to our oversight of Park Church in Doylestown, PA. The meeting will begin at 10:15AM – between the Early and Regular Service. We ask that all communicant members plan to attend.
  2. 2. Wednesday evening activities will resume here at the church on Wednesday, 9/15/2021 at 7:00PM
  3. 3. All Sunday Schools will start up again on Sunday 9/19/2021 at 9:45AM. On that first Sunday, we will get a review of all the summer outreach and evangelism activities that took place.
  4. 4. The Women’s Evening Fellowship will meet here at the church on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:30PM. Come and bring a friend for a very enjoyable time out. Jeri Smith will host.
  5. 5. Players of the Stage would like to invite the Living Hope families to our 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 25th at Kingdom Family Life Center. We are so grateful to Living Hope for all your support over the years. We will have a Catered Picnic Buffet served from 5 pm - 6:45 pm. Come and eat when you can, enjoy some games, activities, photo booth and silent auction after you eat. Scenes from some of our favorite plays and short program will follow.  There is no charge for this picnic (donations gratefully accepted) but our space is limited.  Please RSVP so that we know you are coming. (It is first-come, first-serve.) playersofthestage.org
  6. 6. The next group discussion session on the WCF led by Mark Maloney, Jr. is on Sunday evening 9/26/2021 here at the church at 6:00PM.
  7. 7. The conference “Abuse in the Church?” will be held at Trinity OPC in Hatboro, PA on Friday/Saturday, October 8 & 9, 2021. For more information and to register, please go to philadelphia.opc.org/