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PIPESTONE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

P.O. Box 428

Pipestone, MN 56164

April 14, 2024

We wish to welcome all of you as we have gathered to worship the LORD together.  May we bring praise to our heavenly Father, bow before the name of Jesus, and be united together through the bond of the Holy Spirit!  In this order of worship that follows, please note that the words printed in bold are ones that the congregation is asked to respond with.  Also, when an asterisk (*) appears, the congregation is asked to stand, if they are able.

 

THE LORD GATHERS US . . .

 

Call to Worship: Psalm 24:1-5

           

*Opening Hymn: “Seek Ye First the Kingdom”                    PH 209

 

*God’s Blessing

 

*Mutual Greetings

  

Opening Litany: Psalm 27:8-14

 

My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper.

Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. 

Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. 

Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.  

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

 

Praise Response: "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"

  1. Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly,

While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high.

Hide me, O my Savior, hide, Till the storms of life is past;

Safe into the haven guide; O receive my soul at last.

  2. Other refuge have I none; Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;

Leave, O leave me not alone, Still support and comfort me;

All my trust on Thee is stayed, All my help from Thee I bring;

Cover my defenseless head with the shadow of Thy wing.

  3. Thou, O Christ, art all I want; More than all in Thee I find:

Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, Heal the sick and lead the blind:

Just and holy is Thy name, I am all unrighteousness;

False and full of sin I am, Thou art full of truth and grace.

  4. Plenteous grace with Thee is found, Grace to cover all my sin;

Let the healing streams abound; Make and keep me pure within:

Thou of life the fountain art, Freely let me take of Thee;

Spring Thou up within my heart, Rise to all eternity.

 

TO BOW ON OUR KNEES BEFORE HIM . . .

 

Reading of God’s Law: Psalter Hymnal p. 1014

 

Prayer of Confession

 

Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 44:21-22

 

Music ministry:  Ken Winsel

 

TO LIFT OUR EYES TO HIM . . .

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Offering for Classical Ministry Shares  (place offering in bags in narthex)

 

Preparatory Hymn: "Who Is On The Lord’s Side?"

  1. Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?

Who will be His helpers, Other lives to bring?

Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?

Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?

By Thy call of mercy, By Thy grace divine,

We are on the Lord’s side, Savior, we are Thine.

 2. Not for weight of glory, Not for crown and palm,

Enter we the army, Raise the warrior psalm;

But for love that claimeth lives for whom He died;

He whom Jesus nameth must be on His side.

By Thy love constraining, By Thy grace divine,

We are on the Lord’s side, Savior, we are Thine.

 3. Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Not with gold or gem,

But with Thine own life-blood, For Thy diadem.

With Thy blessing filling each who comes to Thee,

Thou hast made us willing, Thou hast made us free.

By Thy grand redemption, By Thy grace divine.

We are on the Lord’s side, Savior, we are Thine.

 4. Fierce may be the conflict, Strong may be the foe,

But the King’s own army, None can overthrow.

Round His standard ranging; Vict’ry is secure;

For His truth unchanging makes the trumph sure.

Joyfully enlisting, By Thy grace divine.

We are on the Lord’s side, Savior, we are Thine.

 

TO OPEN OUR HEARTS TO HIS WORD  

 

Scripture: 2 Samuel 14                                                                                                                 pg. 492

 

Pastor:  This is the Word of the Lord.

Response: Thanks be To God   

 

Prayer for Illumination               

 

Sermon: Seeing the King’s Face

Closing Hymn:   “Redeemed How I Love to Proclaim It”

  1. Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;

Redeemed thro’ His infinite mercy, His child, and forever, I am.

              Refrain: Redeemed, redeemed, Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;

                             Redeemed, redeemed, His child, and forever I am.

  2. Redeemed and so happy in Jesus, No language my rapture can tell;

I know that the light of His presence with me doth continually dwell.

             Refrain

  3. I think of my blessed Redeemer, I think of Him all the day long;

I sing, for I cannot be silent; His love is the theme of my song.

             Refrain

  4. I know I shall see in His beauty the King in whose law I delight;

Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps, And giveth me songs in the night.

             Refrain

 

. . .AND TO DEPART WITH HIS BLESSING!

 

*God's Parting Blessing: Hebrews 13:20-21

 

*Doxology: “All Hail King Jesus"

By Dave Moody

© 1981 Glory Alleluia Music Intl. (CCLI 58350)

All hail King Jesus.  All hail Emmanuel,

King of Kings, Lord of Lords,

Bright Morning Star.

And throughout eternity, I'll sing Your praises,

And I'll reign with Him throughout eternity.

 

All hail King Jesus.  All hail Emmanuel,

King of Kings, Lord of Lords,

Bright Morning Star.

And throughout eternity, I'll sing Your praises,

And I'll reign with Him throughout eternity.

Postlude

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR April 14, 2024

TODAY 9:00 AM MORNING WORSHIP

God is in His holy temple on this holy Sabbath Day. Let us worship Him, let us thank Him as we worship, sing and pray.

 

Offering today: Classical Ministry Shares

Next Sunday: Gideons

 

Serving coffee today: Wil

Next Sunday: Linda K.

 

Remember Jerry DeKam in your prayers as he had another heart procedure in Sioux Falls.

 

Happy Birthday to Jan Veltkamp tomorrow, April 15, on her 83rd.

 

There are audio units to borrow to assist anyone who has trouble hearing. Contact Gene or Lyle to borrow one.

 

Next Sunday the offering will be for the Gideons.  A representative will be speaking about their work. There are envelopes in your mailbox.

 

Missionaries

 

Cornerstone Prison Ministries – Rev. Scott Van Voorst 

Megan DeRuyter (Youth with a Mission) Honolulu, Hawaii

Sosthene and Kara Maletoungou in Africa

 

Last week’s trivia question: Who led an army armed with lamps and pitchers?

      Gideon (Judges 7:19)

 

Today’s trivia question: What circumstances enabled one to be cured in the pool of Bethesda?

 

Memory Verse

 

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;

guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,

and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

 

 

Community Announcements

 

Pipestone Women’s Connection cordially invites you to a luncheon at the PCRC tomorrow – 12:00 noon – 1:30 PM.

Feature: Feel beautiful in your own way! Come and enjoy our Spring Fashion Show by Geyermans and view the amazing new fashion collections available!

Speaker: Jan Ostroot from South Haven, MN. will share how she discovered the secret of contentment no matter what crisis she faced.

For reservations call: Rosie: 605-201-6484 * Marian: 507-820-1272 * Susan: 507-920-6675 

Cancellations are necessary by Sunday, April 14.

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Practicing celebration early in the day can help adjust our mindset and focus us on God’s goodness. Consider beginning each morning by praying a Scripture passage of celebration, such as Psalm 103:1-5. Learn more at crcna.org/FaithPracticesProject

Kids Corner: Imagine When... - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. How do you like to use your imagination? Maybe you imagine the characters in a book you’re reading. Perhaps you can imagine a treehouse you want to design. Though your imagination is something only you can see, it can also help you shape your ideas. New inventions, solutions, and creations can all stem from your imagination! Check out all the great content at kidscorner.net, like The Spring Scavenger Hunt, and go for a hike!

Family Fire - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

Pastor Darrell Delaney Answers Your Questions - Pastor Darrell Delaney, co-host of Groundwork and author of the Today devotions for April 2024, will be answering your questions about how God's word addresses life's practical challenges in a live webinar on May 2, 2024 at 12:30 EDT. Post your question and sign up for the webinar at connect.reframeministries.org/answers

Groundwork: Justice and Righteousness in Amos - Amos was a shepherd until God called him to deliver a searing message to Israel. Join Groundwork as we study Amos 1-9 to hear God’s message of justice and righteousness and to be reminded of the strong connection between how we live our daily lives and how God sees our worship. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

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