If you prefer, you can listen to the entire service by clicking here and then clicking the play button: Pioneer Presbyterian Church 4-26-2020 Service. (https://soundcloud.com/pioneer-pca-audio/pioneer-pca-service-4-26-2020)
Welcome (click here for the Welcome)
Call to Worship (click here for the Call to Worship)
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For the LORD Most High is awesome;
He is a great King over all the earth
Prayer: Almighty and most merciful Father, as we come to worship today, we cry out to you for your mercy for we are an unrighteous people. We have sinned against you in thought, in word and in deed. For the sake of your Son, our Redeemer, pardon our sin and fill our hearts with joy and peace in your presence. Defend us from the assaults of the devil and help us in our weakness to love and serve you. We ask this in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
Verse of Assurance:
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the LORD,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:7 (NKJV)
Sing Together (click here for O Worship the King)
O Worship the King (vs. 1-5) (Trinity Hymnal 2)
1 O worship the King all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing his pow'r and his love;
our shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.
2 O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.
3 The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, your pow'r has founded of old;
has 'stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.
4 Your bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills; it descends to the plain;
and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.
5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in you do we trust, nor find you to fail;
your mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!
Reader (click here for the Scripture Lesson)
Psalm 4:1–8 (NKJV)
1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
2 How long, O you sons of men,
Will you turn my glory to shame?
How long will you love worthlessness
And seek falsehood?
3 But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly;
The LORD will hear when I call to Him.
4 Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the LORD.
6 There are many who say,“Who will show us any good?”
LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
7 You have put gladness in my heart,
More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.
8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Recorded Sermon (click here for the Sermon)
Reader (click here for the Prayer)
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer:
O gracious Father, you who made the heavens and earth, you who judges the nations and appoints the storms, keep, preserve and protect your people in the storm of this epidemic. Increase our faith to trust in you and renew us in love and devotion for you. Give success to the work of our missionaries, strengthen the churches of our presbytery, and defend your people everywhere in the world from perverse governments.
Give us patience and confidence as we await the time of restoration from this plague. Grant wisdom to our President and our Governor as they make decisions for our state and nation. In this time of fear and anger among our American people, send forth with power the gospel of your Son who is the only deliverer, redeemer and savior of mankind. Turn us from our sins to you in true repentance, and enable us to boldly confess before the world that your Son is King of kings and Lord of Lords.
Hear us as we pray as Jesus taught us to pray:
“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. 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.”
Sing Together (click here for Day by Day and with Each Passing Moment)
Day by Day and with Each Passing Moment (Trinity Hymnal 676)
1 Day by day and with each passing moment,
strength I find to meet my trials here;
trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
gives unto each day what he deems best–
lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
mingling toil with peace and rest.
2 Every day, the Lord himself is near me
with a special mercy for each hour;
all my cares he fain would bear, and cheer me,
he whose name is Counselor and Pow'r.
The protection of his child and treasure
is a charge that on himself he laid:
“As your days, your strength shall be in measure,”
this the pledge to me he made.
3 Help me then in every tribulation
so to trust your promises, O Lord,
that I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
offered me within your holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
e'er to take, as from a father’s hand,
one by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
till I reach the promised land.
Benediction (click here for the Benediction)