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Mar 19, 2023

“See Jesus, See the Father”

Passage: John 14:8-14

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: An Exposition of John

Category: John


Main Text - John 14:1-14, OT Reading - Exodus 33:12-23, NT Reading - John 14:1-14, Reading of the Law – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Wonderful, Merciful Savior


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 Hymn – Ascribe to the Lord (Come and Sing Praises)

Call to Worship – Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:4-5

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 6 – O Come, My Soul, Bless Thou the Lord (from Psalm 103)

Reading of the Law – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Most holy and merciful Father, we acknowledge and confess before you our sinful nature – prone to evil and slothful in good – and all our shortcomings and offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. O Lord, have mercy on us, who are ashamed and sorry for all the ways we have displeased you. Teach us to hate our errors, cleanse us from our secret faults, and forgive our sins for the sake of your dear Son. And O most holy and loving Father, send your purifying grace into our hearts, we beseech you, that we may henceforth live in your light and walk in your ways, according to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. – 1 Corinthians 6:11

Exhortation to Give – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:19-21

Collection with Prayer (Offertory: NTH 19 – Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord!)

Doxology – NTH 733

Pastoral Prayer


– As the Deer

– When I Look into Your Holiness

Scripture Readings – OT: Exodus 33:12-23 / NT: John 14:1-14

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of John 14:8-14: “See Jesus, See the Father”

To see Jesus is to see the Father.

1. He is in the Father and the Father is in Him – as seen in His words and works. (John 14:8-11)

     a. Listen to the Son to know the Father.

2. He goes to the Father – to do even greater works through His praying church. (John 14:12-14)

     b. Pray in His Name for what will glorify His Father.

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 647 – How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Benediction – Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17



ANNOUNCEMENTS Week of 03/19/2023

  1. 1. On Tuesday morning, March 21st, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church from 8:00 – 8:45AM. All are welcome!
  2. 2. There is a sign-up sheet for Easter flowers hanging on the bulletin board in the hallway. The last day to sign up is Sunday, March 19th. If you have any questions, please see Raymond Hayes!
  3. 3. We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday, March 26th due to Pastor Phelps preaching at Park Church on 4/2/23.  Pastoral Intern, Dominic Silla will exhort at Living Hope on 4/2/23.
  4. 4. Easter Choir practice will begin March 26th after church.  All those in 7th grade and up are invited to join!
  5. 5, Helping hands at Living Hope – There is a sign-up sheet posted for the various areas of service at the church for the remainder of 2023.  Please find/write your name(s) and fill out a yes or no response under each category (Ushers, Nurseries, Greeters, Kitchen & Transport).  If you do not fill anything in, your name will be filled in.  New schedules will be made up and distributed in April. The sign-up deadline is March 26th.
  6. 6. Saltshakers – fellowship time and a meal together with others from Living Hope! There is a sign-up sheet on the hallway bulletin board if you are interested in participating in saltshakers (dates: 4/22, 5/20, 9/16, 10/14). Please sign up by March 26th for the spring dates. If you have any questions, please refer to Raymond Hayes!
  7. 7. Piercing Word, a traveling theater group who uses "the Scripture as our script," is presenting "Passion: The Musical" at 4 pm and 7 pm on April 1st at Fellowship Christian High School. Tickets are free, but a love offering will be taken. RSVP to or 484-619-6436.
  8. 8. There is a sign-up sheet for our annual Ham Dinner which will be April 2nd after the worship service.  All our welcome!  Please use the sign-up sheet in the hall to let us know you are coming.
  9. 9. There will be a Good Friday Service on 4/7/23 at 7PM. Please be in prayer for non-Christian/unchurched friends and family you may invite to our special service on Good Friday. The Gospel will be preached and a follow up 7-week evangelistic study, Christianity Explored,will be offered for anyone interested. Invitations will be made available shortly!
  10. 10. Kristen Cornell has unexpectedly been asked to travel to Liberia in April for medical clinics with a new non-profit, Cooperative Aid Inc., on their first medical missions’ trip. If you are able to help and would like to contribute to this trip, visit https://ddock.co/99934908 or refer to the QR code in the back of the bulletin. If you have any questions, please see Kristen.