Published on August 21st, 2017 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: August 27th, 2017
On Sunday, August 27th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. Through this passage he reminded us that God’s promise of full and final salvation invigorates our passion for God and obedience to Him in the present.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Congregational Meeting 11:00 am Late Worship Service
5:00 pm Church-wide Sunday School Picnic
Text: Isaiah 56:1-8
 Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my righteousness be revealed.  Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.”  Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”  For thus says the Lord: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant,  I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.  “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant—  these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”  The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered.”
Hymn of Adoration: # 168 I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 411 Shine Thou upon Us, Lord
Hymn of Response: # 469 How Sweet and Awesome is the Place
Dismissal Hymn: # 469 How Sweet and Awesome is the Place
Additional Reading: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 93-97
Q. 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?
A. The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.
Q. 94. What is baptism?
A. Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s.
Q. 95. To whom is Baptism to be administered?
A. Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him; but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized.
Q. 96. What is the Lord’s Supper?
A. The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ’s appointment, his death is showed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.
Q. 97. What is required for the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper?
A. It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body, of their faith to feed upon him, of their repentance, love, and new obedience; lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves.
Full Liturgy for August 27th, 2017 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)