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Morning Worship Service: 11-Feb-2024
Rev. Dr. Joel E. Wood
Rev. Dr. Joel E. Wood
Sunday, February 11, 2024
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Pastor Joel E. Wood 
Sermon Title: “Like the Face of an Angel” 
Sermon Text: Acts 6:8-15 
Worship Guide: 

Welcome and Announcements 

Choral Introit 

Call to Worship: Revelation 15:3-4 
Leader: Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!
People: Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy.
Minister: All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.


Trinity Hymnal #100: “Holy, Holy, Holy” 
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee
perfect in pow'r, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Leader: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart 
and with all your soul and with all your mind.
People: This is the great and first commandment. (Matt. 22: 37-38)
Leader: God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the Lord your God. 
You shall have no other gods before me."
People: For although there may be so-called "gods" in heaven or on earth… 
yet for us there is one God. (1 Cor. 8:5-6)
Leader: You shall not make for yourself an idol.
People: What agreement has the temple of God with idols? 
For we are the temple of the living God. (2 Cor. 6:16)
Leader: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
People: Let your "yes" be yes and your "no" be no, 
so that you may not fall under condemnation. (Jam. 5:12)
Leader:  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
People: There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 
for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works 
as God did from his. (Heb. 4:9-10)


Song “10,000 Reasons” 
Chorus: Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul;
Worship His holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul;
I'll worship Your holy name.

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning,
It's time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes. [Chorus]

You're rich in love and You're slow to anger.
Your name is great and Your heart is kind.
For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing;
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find. [Chorus 2x]

And on that day, when my strength is failing,
The end draws near, and my time has come;
Still, my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years, and then forevermore! [Chorus 2x]

Worship Your holy name,
Lord, I'll worship Your holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul;
I'll worship Your holy name,
Worship Your holy name,
Worship Your holy name.
CCLI Song # 6016351

Prayer of the Church: Elder Mike Ewing 

Psalm 40:10-17 “I Hid Not in My Heart” (tune of Trinity Hymnal #302)
I hid not in my heart
Your truth and saving help;
In the assembly great
I preached Your faithfulness.
You’ll not withhold from me
Your tender mercies, LORD;
And Your unfailing love
Will ever keep me safe.

Evils too great to count
Have taken hold of me.
My sins close in on me
So that I cannot see.
They are more numerous
Than hairs upon my head.
My heart now fails in me;
My courage melts away.

Come to my rescue, LORD;
O LORD, make haste to help.
Let all who seek my life
Be shamed and be confused.
Let them fall back in shame
Who want to see my hurt.
Let them be put to shame
Who taunt and jeer at me.

Let all those seeking You
Gladly rejoice in You,
Who Your salvation love
Say, “Glory to the LORD!”
May the Lord think of me;
I suffer pain and want.
My Help, my Savior, come!
My God, do not delay!

GOD’S WORD READ: Acts 6:8-15
GOD’S WORD PREACHED: “Like the Face of an Angel” by Pastor Joel E. Wood

Prayer of Application & the Lord’s Prayer 
All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 

Trinity Hymnal #242 “Not All the Blood of Beasts” 
Not all the blood of beasts
on Jewish altars slain,
could give the guilty conscience peace,
or wash away the stain:

But Christ, the heav'nly Lamb,
takes all our sins away,
a sacrifice of nobler name
and richer blood than they.

My faith would lay her hand
on that dear head of thine,
while like a penitent I stand,
and there confess my sin.

My soul looks back to see
the burdens thou didst bear,
when hanging on the cursed tree,
and knows her guilt was there.

Believing, we rejoice
to see the curse remove;
we bless the Lamb with cheerful voice,
and sing his bleeding love.

Trinity Hymnal p. 845 “Apostles’ Creed” 

Minister: Christian, what do you believe?
All: 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 will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 


I love You, Lord;
And I lift my voice
To worship You;
O my soul, rejoice.
Take joy, my King
In what You hear.
May it be a sweet, sweet sound
In Your ear.
CCLI Song # 25266

Trinity Hymnal #731: “Doxology” 
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below; 
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host: 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.