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Nov 19, 2023

"The Contents of a Victorious Faith"

Passage: 1 John 5:1-5

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Main Text - 1 John 5:1-5, OT Reading - Hosea 14:1-9, NT Reading - 1 John 5:1-5



for Sunday, November 19th, 2023 at 10:45 AM

Licentiate Dominic Silla preaching

Opening Song – Only a Holy God


Gospel Greeting – Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Cor. 1:3

Call to Worship Song – Come into His Presence

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 – In Thanksgiving, Let Us Praise Him

Reading of the Law – Exodus 20:1-17

(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.

Assurance of Pardon – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  Eph. 2:8-9

Exhortation to Give – But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in giving which is an act of grace also.         2 Cor. 8:7

Collection with Prayer (Offertory: NTH 363 – We Gather Together)

Doxology – NTH 732

Pastoral Prayer

Medley – NTH 715 – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come / There Is a Redeemer

Scripture Readings – OT: Hosea 14:1-9 / NT: 1 John 5:1-5

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of 1 John 5:1-5: “The Contents of a Victorious Faith”

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – Jerusalem the Golden

Benediction – May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  – Romans 15:5-6



Announcements for week of 11/19/2023

1. Licentiate Dominic Silla, our prior Pastoral Intern, will be preaching to us this morning at Living Hope!

2. Drop-in Prayer Time – As a reminder, Dominic Silla or Mark Maloney Jr. leads a time of prayer from 9:00-9:25 AM each Sunday morning for anyone who would like to join in a time of group prayer in preparation for our worship service!

3. If you would like to purchase poinsettias to help decorate the sanctuary for our upcoming Christmas program on Sunday, December 17th - the sign-up for Flowers is now available on Living Hope’s bulletin board. More information is provided on the sign-up sheet. The last date to order will be today, November 19th.

4. Prayer for Revival – On Tuesday morning, November 21st, Pastor Phelps will be leading prayer here at the church from 8:00 – 8:45 AM. All are welcome!

5. All are invited to attend our Thanksgiving Eve Service this Wednesday, November 22nd at 7 PM.

6. The OPC Annual Thank Offering will be taken on Sunday, November 26th. This offering supports Christian Education, Home, and Foreign Missions. There will be informational inserts about the Thank Offering included in the bulletin. Giving Envelopes will be included in the bulletin tomorrow, as well as on the tables in the hallway.

7. Choir Practice will begin after church on Sunday, November 26th. Everyone in 7th grade and older are welcome to join us as we prepare for our special Christmas Worship Service.

8. New members class will resume on November 28th.

9. There will be an Evangelism conference held December 1-3 at Christ Church OPC in Downingtown, PA. All are invited to attend for a rich time of teaching, challenge, and encouragement for the believer on a topic vital to the church's work: our call to testify to the Gospel of God's grace. Please use the flyer on the bulletin board to sign up to attend or if you cannot use the QR code, let Katie Maloney know.

10. Apologetics Movie Night will be Sunday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM at Living Hope. We will be showing "Spirit & Truth: How Does God Want to be Worshipped?" followed by comments/discussion! All are welcome! Feel free to bring friends and snacks! Popcorn will be provided!

11. Future events to mark on your calendars: Ladies Craft Breakfast- 12/16, Men’s breakfast- 12/16 and our annual Christmas Dinner- 12/17. More details to come.

12. There is an additional insert in your bulletin about Kristen Cornell’s next medical missions trip. Please take a look at that and if you have any questions, direct them to Kristen. Her email is