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Mar 06, 2022

“King Jesus Comes in Peace”

Passage: John 12:12-19

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John 12:12-19, OT Reading - Zechariah 9:9-13, NT Reading - John 12:12-19


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP (with Communion) for Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Jesus Shall Reign


Gospel Greeting – To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Jude 1:1-2

Call to Worship Song – All Hail King Jesus

Call to Worship – Jesus said: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 311 – Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

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

Confession of Sin – Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us. And grant, O merciful Father, for Jesus’ sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and joyful life, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight Eph. 1:7-8

Doxology – NTH 733

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 Regular & Diaconal Collections with Pastoral Prayer

Song of Preparation – Behold the Lamb

Scripture Readings – OT: Zechariah 9:9-13 / NT: John 12:12-19

Prayer for Illumination

Communion Sermon – An Exposition of John 12:12-19: “King Jesus Comes in Peace”

Jesus enters Jerusalem as the King of Israel – to bring peace to God’s people.

  1. 1. All hail King Jesus! (John 12:12-13)
  2. 2. Behold His humility! (John 12:14-15)
  3. 3. But what kind of kingdom will He bring? (John 12:16-19)

Prayer of Application

Communion Preparation Hymn – Behold the Lamb

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

(Bread: NTH 501 Just As I Am / Cup: NTH 499 Rock of Ages)

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

Closing PsalmTrinity Psalter Psalm 118:17-29 

I shall not die, but live and tell
Jehovah's power to save; 
The LORD has sorely chastened me,
But spared me from the grave.
O set ye open unto me
The gates of righteousness;
Then will I enter into them
And I the LORD will bless.
This is Jehovah's gate; by it
The just shall enter in.
I'll praise Thee Who hast heard my prayer,
And hast my safety been.
That stone is made head cornerstone
Which builders did despise.
This is the doing of the LORD, 
And wondrous in our eyes.

This is the day the LORD has made; 
Let us be glad and sing.
Hosanna, LORD! O give success!
O LORD, salvation bring!
O bless-ed be the one who comes,
Comes in Jehovah's name; 
The blessing from Jehovah's house
Upon you we proclaim.


The LORD is God, and He to us
Has made the light arise;
O bind ye to the altar’s horns
With cords the sacrifice.
Thou art my God; I’ll give Thee thanks.
My God, I’ll worship Thee.
O thank the LORD, for He is good;
His grace will endless be.

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 03/06/2022

  1. 1. 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)
  2. 2. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time will begin at 7:00PM. This week, March 3rd, we will be studying Romans 11:7-16.
  3. 3. Women's Bible Study, Thursday, 3/17, 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: 4/7 and 4/21.
  4. 4. The Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday morning 3/26 at 8:30AM. Please read Chapter 16 “Discipline of Giving” in the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes.
  5. 5. 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.