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Nov 13, 2022

“We Should Love One Another”

Passage: 1 John 3:11-18

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Old Testament Text: Genesis 4:1-16 New Testament Lesson: 1 John 3:11-18



(with Ordination & Installation of Deacons Tim Barr & Mark Maloney Jr.)

for Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 10:45 AM - Dominic Silla exhorting 


Opening Song – NTH 660 – O God beyond All Praising


Gospel Greeting – To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love. 2 John 1:1-3

Call to Worship Song – NTH 353 – I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

Call to Worship – Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Psalm 107:1-3

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – How Beautiful the Sight (Psalm 133)

Reading of the Law – Summary of the 10 Commandments & the Great Commandment

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Almighty God, we confess we have broken your commandments. We have sinned by selfishness, worldliness, unbelief and pride. We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves, and we have not walked humbly with you. Forgive us our sins and blot out our debts according to your tender mercies, according to your loving kindness. Cleanse us by the blood of Jesus your Son. Give us a humble and contrite heart that we might forgive others as you have forgiven us. We ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7-9

Ordination and Installation of Deacons

Exhortation to Give – Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:7-8

Collection with Prayer

Doxology – NTH 732 - Doxology

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Preparation – NTH 261 – What Wondrous Love Is This?

Scripture Readings

Old Testament Text: Genesis 4:1-16

New Testament Lesson: 1 John 3:11-18

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – “We Should Love One Another”

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 359 – Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Benediction – The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:21


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 11/13/2022

  1. 1. On Tuesday morning at 8:00 – 8:45AM, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in).
  2. 2. SPECIAL SEATING – in the back of the church.
  3. 3. Operation Christmas Child - The collection date will be November 13.
  1. 4. Christmas Flowers - If you would like to purchase poinsettias to help decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas program on Sunday, December 18th - the Sign Up for Flowers is now available on Living Hope’s bulletin board. Last date to order will be Sunday, November 13thYou may choose red, white, pink, or marble flowers & they are $10.00 each. Please place your money or checks (made out to Living Hope) into the offering plate during Sunday worship.
  2. 5. The next (and last one for the season) Women's Bible study will meet at the church on Thursday, at 10:00AM: 11/17. Please bring your Bible and a notebook. Child care will be provided. See Andie Batten if you have any questions. All women are welcome!
  3. 6. Men’s Breakfast - The next Men’s Breakfast will be next Saturday, November 19th, at 8:30AM. This fall we will be using a Paul Tripp video series entitled “Men of Faith”. We encourage ALL men of the church to attend. A continental breakfast will be served.
  1. 7. Thanksgiving EVE Service – Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 6:00PM.
  1. 8. As we resume taking the offering during the service, we will need folks to sign up to be Ushers. Each week we will need three ushers. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.
  1. 9. On Sunday 11/20/22, as part of a Presbytery of Philadelphia initiative, Living Hope will have an Elder visitation, with men from Emmanuel OPC in Wilmington Delaware. The congregation can talk with them any time before SS, at the break, and after worship.  If any one wants to meet separately with them to discuss any issues here at Living Hope, there will be a room to meet privately from about 12:15 until 1:0PM.
  1. 10. Choir Practice starts November 27th at 12:30 pm after church.  Everyone 7th grade and up is welcome to join the choir for our Christmas Service.
  1. 11. Future Events – Mark your calendars for: Ladies Craft Breakfast, 12/17, Men’s breakfast, 12/17 and our annual Christmas Dinner 12/18. More details to follow in the coming weeks.
  1. 12. HOPE Kid's Christmas Gifts- We will be collecting gifts for the HOPE Kid's outreach Christmas party. They mostly need gifts for girls 8-12.  A list of suggestions will be posted.  They prefer that they aren't wrapped.  The collection will be held from November 20th to December 7th.  There will be a bin in the hallway to collect the gifts. Pastor Emmanuel and Laura Suarez appreciate Living Hope's support.
  1. 13. It is that time of the year when we take a special Thank Offering for the OPC. Below you will find the web address to view the first of three videos, this one covering Christian Education. Please cut and paste the link to view it - https://vimeo.com/762021125. Your giving to WorldWide Outreach will assist the Committee on Christian Education as they provide resources for the church to grow in the knowledge of the Lord, including things like: New Horizons, Ordained Servant, OPC.org, GCP Sunday School Materials, Trinity Psalter Hymnal, Internships, and Ministerial Training (MTI. The offering will be taken on Sunday November 27th.
  2. 14. Tom Pfeil has been a staff evangelist at the Boardwalk Chapel is hoping to secure temporary housing between now and early January.