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Matthew 10:24-33

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The Lord’s Day, May 12, 2024

The Lord’s Day, May 12, 2024
10:30 AM Morning Service

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

The Voluntary for Silent Prayer

*Call to Worship: Psalm 23
Minister: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
People: He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Minister: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
People: I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Minister: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
People: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
Unison: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

*Hymn of Adoration: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (No. 32)
1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Refrain:
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided -
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [Refrain]

*Prayer of Adoration and Congregational Prayer
Lord God, we cannot escape from your presence and control, nor do we desire to do so. We rest in your omnipotence, righteousness, wisdom, patience, mercy, and grace. We worship you for your goodness, stand in awe of your power, abase ourselves before your purity. The truth of your goodness banishes our fears, allures us into your presence, and leads us to bewail and confess our sins. As we contemplate all that you are, may we walk with you, depend on you, commune with you, and follow you—not murmuring or complaining, but giving thanks in all things. Amen

*Confession of Faith (Heidelberg Catechism 1)
Minister: What is your only comfort in life and death?
People: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.
All: Thanks be to God!
*Gloria (Tune: “Regents Square”)
Glory be to God the Father, glory be to God the Son,
Glory be to God the Spirit: Great Jehovah, Three in One!
Glory, glory, glory, glory, while eternal ages run!

Psalter Reading: Psalm 111
Minister: Praise the Lord
People: I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
Minister: Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
People: Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.
Minister: He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
People: He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
Minister: He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations.
People: The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
Minister: They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.
People: He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name.
Minister: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
People: To him belongs eternal praise.

*Hymn of Praise: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (No. 92)
1 A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and pow'r are great;
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.
2 Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing;
were not the right man on our side,
the man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he,
Lord Sabaoth his name,
from age to age the same,
and he must win the battle.
3 And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo! his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.
4 That Word above all earthly pow'rs,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours
through him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still;
his kingdom is forever.

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Most holy and merciful Father, we acknowledge and confess before you our sinful nature, prone to evil and slothful in good, and all our shortcomings and offenses. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. But, O Lord, have mercy upon us, who are ashamed and sorry for all that has displeased you. Teach us to hate our errors; cleanse us from our secret faults; and forgive our sins—for the sake of your dear Son. And O most holy and loving Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, enable us to live in your light and walk in your ways, according to the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen.

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn of Confession: “We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought” (No. 493, Tune: “St. Catherine”)
1 We have not known thee as we ought,
nor learned thy wisdom, grace and pow'r;
the things of earth have filled our thought,
and trifles of the passing hour.
Lord, give us light thy truth to see,
and make us wise in knowing thee.
2 We have not feared thee as we ought,
nor bowed beneath thine awful eye,
nor guarded deed, and word, and thought,
remembering that God was nigh.
Lord, give us faith to know thee near,
and grant the grace of holy fear.
3 We have not loved thee as we ought,
nor cared that we are loved by thee;
thy presence we have coldly sought,
and feebly longed thy face to see.
Lord, give a pure and loving heart
to feel and own the love thou art.
4 We have not served thee as we ought;
alas! the duties left undone,
the work with little fervor wrought,
the battles lost, or scarcely won!
Lord, give the zeal, and give the might,
for thee to toil, for thee to fight.
5 When shall we know thee as we ought,
and fear, and love, and serve aright!
When shall we, out of trial brought,
be perfect in the land of light!
Lord, may we day by day prepare
to see thy face, and serve thee there.

Worship of God through Tithes and Offerings

*Doxology (Tune: “Old Hundredth”)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

Reading of The Holy Scriptures: Matthew 10:24-33
Minister: This is the Word of God.

Unison: Thanks be to God for his Word!

*The Prayer for Illumination

Sermon: “No Fear?” (Rev. Seth Wallace)

*Hymn of Response: “I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art” (No. 168)
1 I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
my only trust and Savior of my heart,
who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.
2 Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in ev'ry place:
so come, O King, and our whole being sway;
shine on us with the light of thy pure day.
3 Thou art the Life, by which alone we live,
and all our substance and our strength receive;
O comfort us in death's approaching hour,
strong-hearted then to face it by thy pow'r.
4 Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
no harshness hast thou and no bitterness:
make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee
and ever stay in thy sweet unity.
5 Our hope is in no other save in thee;
our faith is built upon thy promise free;
O grant to us such stronger hope and sure
that we can boldly conquer and endure.

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Invitation and Instructions
All who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and have been baptized and who are communicant members in good standing in an evangelical church are invited to come to participate in this sacred Sacrament of the Church. This is not a Presbyterian table, and we do not restrict it as such; it is the Lord’s Table. However, the church alone grants access to the table and must guard it from the leaven of unrighteousness (1 Cor. 5:6-8). Therefore, if you have not repented and trusted in Christ or if you are harboring sin in your life or if there is anyone with whom you are not at peace with so far as it depends on you (Rom. 12:18), please do not participate in this meal. We invite you instead to use this time to reflect and ask God to speak to your heart and give you more light and understanding. Children who have not been admitted to the table by the church should also refrain from partaking of the Supper.

For those who prefer, the outer ring of the tray is grape juice.
The bread is gluten free.
Please hold the bread and cup until all have been served
so that we may partake together.

*Hymn of Response: “O Church, Arise” (SH No. 2)
1 O Church, arise, and put your armor on;
Hear the call of Christ our captain.
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth,
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies.
An army bold, whose battle cry is Love,
Reaching out to those in darkness.
2 Our call to war, to love the captive soul,
But to rage against the captor;
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole,
We will fight with faith and valor.
When faced with trials on every side,
We know the outcome is secure.
And Christ will have the prize for which He died:
An inheritance of nations.

3 Come, see the cross, where love and mercy meet,
As the Son of God is stricken;
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet,
For the Conqueror has risen!
And as the stone is rolled away,
And Christ emerges from the grave,
This victory march continues till the day
Ev’ry eye and heart shall see Him.
4 So Spirit, come, put strength in every stride;
Give grace for every hurdle,
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old, still line the way,
Retelling triumphs of His grace,
We hear their calls, and hunger for the day
When with Christ we stand in Glory.
CCLI 3036374

*The Benediction

Postlude

*Denotes congregation standing, if able.

The deacons encourage you to consider supporting their work among those in need by giving an offering as you leave worship this morning. This offering will be used to provide assistance to those in our congregation and wider community who have financial and material needs. Please use the mercy box to make your gift. Many thanks to you!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 You Don’t Want to Miss This!
Everyone is invited to our annual Memorial Day cook-out on May 26, after worship service. Hungry for some hot dogs and hamburgers? And how about some scrumptious salads and delectable desserts? We’ve got you covered. The Blanzoles will contribute the baked beans, and the Fellowship Committee will provide the meat and buns, condiments, veggie platter, and beverages. The congregation is asked to bring salads, coleslaw, deviled eggs, or dessert. Don’t forget to sign up online at www.ctkvb.org or on the signup sheet provided in the narthex. Bring your friends and neighbors, but remember to sign up, including any visitors you might bring, so that the Fellowship Committee will know how to plan. Thank you.

⮚ Volunteer Schedule
We’ll be working on a new volunteer schedule for June-August. If you’d like to be added to the nursery, refreshments, or kitchen crew schedules, please talk to Susan Parsons. If you’d like to volunteer as a greeter or usher, please see Frank Wroblewski. And if you know you’ll be out of town specific weeks during the summer, please let Minda Templeton (minda@ctkvb.org) know so that she can avoid scheduling during those times. Thank you!

 Baby Bottle Campaign for Care Net Pregnancy Center of IRC
Fill a Bottle, Save a LIFE! Help Care Net share the truth with young women and teens who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. If you wish to participate, pick up a bottle in the church foyer, fill it up, and return it by Sunday, June 16.

⮚ Men’s Fellowship Time
Men’s Fellowship Time is every Wednesday at 7:00 AM at Nettie’s Roadside Restaurant, 2555 27th Ave Suite G-6 in Vero Beach.

The Lord’s Day, May 12, 2024

The Lord’s Day, May 12, 2024
10:30 AM Morning Service

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

The Voluntary for Silent Prayer

*Call to Worship: Psalm 23
Minister: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
People: He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Minister: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
People: I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Minister: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
People: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
Unison: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

*Hymn of Adoration: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (No. 32)
1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Refrain:
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided -
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [Refrain]

*Prayer of Adoration and Congregational Prayer
Lord God, we cannot escape from your presence and control, nor do we desire to do so. We rest in your omnipotence, righteousness, wisdom, patience, mercy, and grace. We worship you for your goodness, stand in awe of your power, abase ourselves before your purity. The truth of your goodness banishes our fears, allures us into your presence, and leads us to bewail and confess our sins. As we contemplate all that you are, may we walk with you, depend on you, commune with you, and follow you—not murmuring or complaining, but giving thanks in all things. Amen

*Confession of Faith (Heidelberg Catechism 1)
Minister: What is your only comfort in life and death?
People: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.
All: Thanks be to God!
*Gloria (Tune: “Regents Square”)
Glory be to God the Father, glory be to God the Son,
Glory be to God the Spirit: Great Jehovah, Three in One!
Glory, glory, glory, glory, while eternal ages run!

Psalter Reading: Psalm 111
Minister: Praise the Lord
People: I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
Minister: Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
People: Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.
Minister: He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
People: He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
Minister: He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations.
People: The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
Minister: They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.
People: He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name.
Minister: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
People: To him belongs eternal praise.

*Hymn of Praise: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (No. 92)
1 A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and pow'r are great;
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.
2 Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing;
were not the right man on our side,
the man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he,
Lord Sabaoth his name,
from age to age the same,
and he must win the battle.
3 And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo! his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.
4 That Word above all earthly pow'rs,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours
through him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still;
his kingdom is forever.

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Most holy and merciful Father, we acknowledge and confess before you our sinful nature, prone to evil and slothful in good, and all our shortcomings and offenses. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. But, O Lord, have mercy upon us, who are ashamed and sorry for all that has displeased you. Teach us to hate our errors; cleanse us from our secret faults; and forgive our sins—for the sake of your dear Son. And O most holy and loving Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, enable us to live in your light and walk in your ways, according to the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen.

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn of Confession: “We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought” (No. 493, Tune: “St. Catherine”)
1 We have not known thee as we ought,
nor learned thy wisdom, grace and pow'r;
the things of earth have filled our thought,
and trifles of the passing hour.
Lord, give us light thy truth to see,
and make us wise in knowing thee.
2 We have not feared thee as we ought,
nor bowed beneath thine awful eye,
nor guarded deed, and word, and thought,
remembering that God was nigh.
Lord, give us faith to know thee near,
and grant the grace of holy fear.
3 We have not loved thee as we ought,
nor cared that we are loved by thee;
thy presence we have coldly sought,
and feebly longed thy face to see.
Lord, give a pure and loving heart
to feel and own the love thou art.
4 We have not served thee as we ought;
alas! the duties left undone,
the work with little fervor wrought,
the battles lost, or scarcely won!
Lord, give the zeal, and give the might,
for thee to toil, for thee to fight.
5 When shall we know thee as we ought,
and fear, and love, and serve aright!
When shall we, out of trial brought,
be perfect in the land of light!
Lord, may we day by day prepare
to see thy face, and serve thee there.

Worship of God through Tithes and Offerings

*Doxology (Tune: “Old Hundredth”)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

Reading of The Holy Scriptures: Matthew 10:24-33
Minister: This is the Word of God.

Unison: Thanks be to God for his Word!

*The Prayer for Illumination

Sermon: “No Fear?” (Rev. Seth Wallace)

*Hymn of Response: “I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art” (No. 168)
1 I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
my only trust and Savior of my heart,
who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.
2 Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in ev'ry place:
so come, O King, and our whole being sway;
shine on us with the light of thy pure day.
3 Thou art the Life, by which alone we live,
and all our substance and our strength receive;
O comfort us in death's approaching hour,
strong-hearted then to face it by thy pow'r.
4 Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
no harshness hast thou and no bitterness:
make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee
and ever stay in thy sweet unity.
5 Our hope is in no other save in thee;
our faith is built upon thy promise free;
O grant to us such stronger hope and sure
that we can boldly conquer and endure.

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Invitation and Instructions
All who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and have been baptized and who are communicant members in good standing in an evangelical church are invited to come to participate in this sacred Sacrament of the Church. This is not a Presbyterian table, and we do not restrict it as such; it is the Lord’s Table. However, the church alone grants access to the table and must guard it from the leaven of unrighteousness (1 Cor. 5:6-8). Therefore, if you have not repented and trusted in Christ or if you are harboring sin in your life or if there is anyone with whom you are not at peace with so far as it depends on you (Rom. 12:18), please do not participate in this meal. We invite you instead to use this time to reflect and ask God to speak to your heart and give you more light and understanding. Children who have not been admitted to the table by the church should also refrain from partaking of the Supper.

For those who prefer, the outer ring of the tray is grape juice.
The bread is gluten free.
Please hold the bread and cup until all have been served
so that we may partake together.

*Hymn of Response: “O Church, Arise” (SH No. 2)
1 O Church, arise, and put your armor on;
Hear the call of Christ our captain.
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth,
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies.
An army bold, whose battle cry is Love,
Reaching out to those in darkness.
2 Our call to war, to love the captive soul,
But to rage against the captor;
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole,
We will fight with faith and valor.
When faced with trials on every side,
We know the outcome is secure.
And Christ will have the prize for which He died:
An inheritance of nations.

3 Come, see the cross, where love and mercy meet,
As the Son of God is stricken;
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet,
For the Conqueror has risen!
And as the stone is rolled away,
And Christ emerges from the grave,
This victory march continues till the day
Ev’ry eye and heart shall see Him.
4 So Spirit, come, put strength in every stride;
Give grace for every hurdle,
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old, still line the way,
Retelling triumphs of His grace,
We hear their calls, and hunger for the day
When with Christ we stand in Glory.
CCLI 3036374

*The Benediction

Postlude

*Denotes congregation standing, if able.

The deacons encourage you to consider supporting their work among those in need by giving an offering as you leave worship this morning. This offering will be used to provide assistance to those in our congregation and wider community who have financial and material needs. Please use the mercy box to make your gift. Many thanks to you!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 You Don’t Want to Miss This!
Everyone is invited to our annual Memorial Day cook-out on May 26, after worship service. Hungry for some hot dogs and hamburgers? And how about some scrumptious salads and delectable desserts? We’ve got you covered. The Blanzoles will contribute the baked beans, and the Fellowship Committee will provide the meat and buns, condiments, veggie platter, and beverages. The congregation is asked to bring salads, coleslaw, deviled eggs, or dessert. Don’t forget to sign up online at www.ctkvb.org or on the signup sheet provided in the narthex. Bring your friends and neighbors, but remember to sign up, including any visitors you might bring, so that the Fellowship Committee will know how to plan. Thank you.

⮚ Volunteer Schedule
We’ll be working on a new volunteer schedule for June-August. If you’d like to be added to the nursery, refreshments, or kitchen crew schedules, please talk to Susan Parsons. If you’d like to volunteer as a greeter or usher, please see Frank Wroblewski. And if you know you’ll be out of town specific weeks during the summer, please let Minda Templeton (minda@ctkvb.org) know so that she can avoid scheduling during those times. Thank you!

 Baby Bottle Campaign for Care Net Pregnancy Center of IRC
Fill a Bottle, Save a LIFE! Help Care Net share the truth with young women and teens who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. If you wish to participate, pick up a bottle in the church foyer, fill it up, and return it by Sunday, June 16.

⮚ Men’s Fellowship Time
Men’s Fellowship Time is every Wednesday at 7:00 AM at Nettie’s Roadside Restaurant, 2555 27th Ave Suite G-6 in Vero Beach.

May 9, 2024

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