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Jan 02, 2022

“One Flock and One Shepherd”

Passage: John 10:10-21

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John 10:10-21, OT Reading - Ezekiel 34:20-31, NT Reading - John 10:7-21


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP (with Communion) for Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – God of the Ages


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

Call to Worship Song – NTH 734 – Gloria Patri

Call to Worship – I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Ps. 121:1-2

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 598 – Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

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

(Silent Confession of Sin)

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 – The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 1 Tim. 1:15

Doxology – NTH 731

Exhortation to Give – Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness. 1 Chron. 16:29

Prayer for Regular & Diaconal Collections with Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Preparation – NTH 599 – Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us

Scripture Readings – OT: Ezekiel 34:20-31 / NT: John 10:7-21

Prayer for Illumination

Communion Sermon – An Exposition of John 10:10-21: “One Flock and One Shepherd”

Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep. In so doing:

  1. 1. He gives abundant life – in contrast to thieves and hirelings. (John 10:10-13)
  2. 2. He unites one flock with one Shepherd. (John 10:14-18)
  3. 3. He divides the sheep from the goats. (John 10:19-21)

Prayer of Application

Communion Preparation Hymn – NTH 424 – Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

(Bread: NTH 252 – When I Survey… / Cup: NTH 253 – There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood)

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

Closing Song – NTH 459 – How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place

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 01/02/2022

  1. 1. Our once a month Early Service will be held tomorrow, 1/02/2022 at 8:30AM to accommodate those who prefer to maintain stricter Covid-19 protection and distancing guidelines to avoid contagion.
  2. 2. Today, 1/02/2022, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper. We will also take the Deacon's Fund offering and distribute the Food Bank resources.
  3. 3. Sunday School resumes tomorrow, 1/02/2022 at 9:45AM. Please read chapter 14 of Gentle and Lowly.
  4. 4. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 6:00PM. (Then again on Sunday, 1/23/2022.)
  5. 5. Saturday, January 15, 2022 – Men’s Breakfast at 8:30AM
  6. 6. Women's Bible Study will start Thursday, 1/20, 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: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7 and 4/21.
  7. 7. The LHOPC Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00PM. ALL Members of Living Hope OPC are expected to attend this meeting. There will be a fellowship dinner prior to the meeting at 5:45PM that evening.