Welcome to Worship
In preparation for our Morning Worship Service, please click the button below to enter the webinar.
As a quick reminder, our service will be a Zoom webinar. The service begins at 10:00 AM but feel free to join early at 9:45 AM. The bulletin can be viewed below or printed by opening up the attached PDF.
Additionally, at 9:57, we will play a recording of We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator. Please feel free to sign in a few minutes early to listen or sing along with the recording. In your hymnals this is Hymn #97 and the words will also be printed in the bulletin and available below.
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Morning Worship June 14, 2020
- *Call to Worship: Psalm 40:1-3
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.
- Confession of Sin
Father in heaven, we thank you for the freedom you have given us through the life, death and resurrection of your Son. But we confess today that we often live like slaves. Instead of living like you delight in us, we avoid you in shame and guilt. Instead of receiving your favor as a gift, we try to earn it with our efforts. Instead of accepting your freedom, we prefer our chains. Instead of pursuing your purposes, we cling to our short-sighted agendas. Forgive us. Embrace us. Cleanse us. Heal us. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- Promise of Forgiveness: Hebrews 10:22-23
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
- Old Testament Reading: Psalm 2
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
- Affirmation of Faith: Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
- Prayers for the Church and the World and the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
- Sermon Text: John 15:18 - 16:4a
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin,[a] but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’
26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.
- Preaching of the Word: Eric Huber
The World Hates You
- *Hymn of Response # 75: O Father, You Are Sovereign
- *Benediction: Romans 16:20
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
- Welcome: Thank you for joining with us today for morning worship. There will be an evening prayer meeting this evening at 6:00pm. See our website for additional details.
- Resuming Gathered Worship: God willing, our hope is to resume gathered worship in our church building next Sunday, June 21st! We will offer two identical morning services at 9 and 11 to accommodate as many as possible and allow for appropriate distancing. We will also continue to offer a service online. Please check your email and the website for additional details.
- Home Fellowship Groups: These groups will continue to meet utilizing online platforms. For more information on the various group, please see the Church Life - Home Fellowship Group section of the website.
- Deacons: The deacons want to assure you that we are available to help with the ongoing physical needs of the congregation. These are days of deep concern for all of us especially with so much uncertainty surrounding issues of health and finances. Please feel free to call or email one of the deacons with any of your concerns. Grace and Peace, Dave Hudson, Nick Kirkland, Jay Signorino, Peter Stahl, Joshua Tyson
- Financial Update: Please continue to support the financial needs of our church. You can do so by:
Mailing checks to Christ the King Presbyterian Church 325 Fayette St. Conshohocken, PA 19428. Gifts for the deacons fund or building fund should be noted in them memo line.
Give on line through the church’s web site: http://christthekingpca.org/resources/give-online/
Note that the online portal allows for a credit card or bank draft. The church incurs lower fees with the bank drafts. Gifts can be made to the general fund, deacons fund or building fund.
- Donate securities through the church’s brokerage account (contact church treasurer Dave Hudson if you need information on this process). As always, thank you for your generosity and faithfulness to Christ the King.
- Hymn 97: We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator
We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator;
in grateful devotion our tribute we bring.
We lay it before you, we kneel and adore you;
we bless your holy name, glad praises we sing.
We worship you, God of our fathers, we bless you;
through life's storm and tempest our Guide you have been,
When perils o'ertake us, escape you will make us,
and with your help, O Lord, our battles we win.
With voices united our praises we offer,
to you, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise,
Your strom arm will guide us, Our God is beside us;
to you, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.
- Hymn 75: O Father, You Are Sovereign
O Father, you are sovereign in all the worlds you made;
your mighty word was spoken and light and life obeyed,
Your voice commands the seasons and bounds the ocean's shore,
sets stars within their courses and stills the tempest's roar.
O Father, you are sovereign in all affairs of man;
no pow'rs of death or darkness can thwart your perfect plan.
All chance and change transcending, supreme in time and space,
you hold your trusting children secure in your embrace.
O Father, you are sovereign, the Lord of human pain,
transmuting earthly sorrows to gold of heav'nly gain
All evil overruling, as none but Conqu'ror could,
your love pursues its purpose - our souls' eternal good.
O Father, you are sovereign! We see you dimly now,
but soon before your triumph earth's every knee shall bow,
With this glad hope before us our faith springs up anew;
our sovereign Lord and Savior, we trust and worship you!
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Joining the Worship Service Information
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- We will be using Zoom Webinar for the worship service - while this means that we will not be able to see everyone's faces, it will give us, as a church, security and oversight during the service.
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