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Feb 26, 2023

“The Glorification of the Son of Man”

Passage: John 13:31-38

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: An Exposition of John

Category: John


Main Text - John 13:31-38, OT Reading - Daniel 7:9-14, NT Reading - John 13:31-38, Reading of the Law – Romans 3:9-20


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 10:45 AM



Opening Hymn – NTH 55 – To God Be the Glory


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

Call to Worship Hymn – 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 177 – O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth

Reading of the Law – Romans 3:9-20

Corporate Confession of Sin – Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. Romans 3:21-25a

Exhortation to Give – So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Gal. 6:10

Collection with Prayer (Offertory: NTH 179 – Hallelujah! Thine the Glory – verses 1&4)

Doxology – NTH 733

Pastoral Prayer


– Glorify Thy Name

– NTH 170 – Fairest Lord Jesus

Scripture Readings – OT: Daniel 7:9-14 / NT: John 13:31-38

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of John 13:31-38: “The Glorification of the Son of Man”

Jesus, the Son of Man, will be glorified.

  1. 1. How His glory will be revealed. (John 13:31-33)
  2. 2. How His glory is reflected as we love one another. (John 13:34-35)
  3. 3. How His glory is diminished by our pride. (John 13:36-38)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 295 – Crown Him with Many Crowns

Benediction – The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 02/26/2023

  1. On Tuesday morning, February 28th, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revivalhere at the church from 8:00 – 8:45AM. All are welcome!


  1. Ladies’ Bible studyis continuing their study in Ephesians this Thursday morning, March 2nd, at 10AM, in the large Sunday school room. All women are welcome to join! 


  1. Our Pastoral Intern Dominic is leading a drop-in prayer timebefore Sunday school each Lord’s Day. This will be from 9:00-9:25AM in one of the classrooms near the front door.


  1. 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 noresponse 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 Sunday, March 26th.


  1. The women of the church are invited to a Baby Showerfor Anna Batten and Hannah Batten on March 18th at noon. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Susan Bennett at  or 610-298-8914.  


  1. 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!


  1. Ben Phelps will be going on a mission trip to Japan during his spring break, which is the first week of April. He asks for prayer and support. More information is posted at https://wscal.edu/donate/japan-vision-trip-donation. Ben also plans to start writing a monthly newsletter during his time in seminary and early ministry; if you are interested in receiving this, email him at .


  1. Please see the bulletin board in the hallway to sign up for Meal Ministry, Ushering and Flowersif you are able and willing to help in any of those ways!


  1. As a reminder, Katie Maloney is now the LHOPC church Secretary. If you have specific requests, announcements or questions, please contact her at   (or  ).