White Horse Inn…

We will not be meeting this Wednesday evening for White Horse Inn.  Our next meeting will be onWednesday, April 23 when we will be continuing our series:  How to Read Your Bible.  Our next lesson is titled How to Read the New Testament.

This week is known as the Passion Week which refers to the suffering of Christ.  This is a time to remember that we were bought at a great price by our redeemer.  Consider the words of the Heidelberg Catechism:

37 Q. WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND BY THE WORD “SUFFERED”?
A. That during his whole life on earth, but especially at the end, Christ sustained in body and soul the anger of God against the sin of the whole human race. This he did in order that, by his suffering as the only atoning sacrifice, he might set us free, body and soul, from eternal condemnation, and gain for us God’s grace, righteousness, and eternal life.

I hope you all have a great Easter Sunday and marvel at the glory of the empty tomb.

See you on the 23rd!


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This Coming Lord’s Day…

Palm Sunday Service:  9:30AM

Call To Worship:  Psalm 24

The King of Glory A Psalm of David.

The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!  (Psalm 24 ESV)

Hymn#1              Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Call To Confession

L  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C  But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

L  Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C  Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Hymn#2              Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

 

Our Profession of Faith                                               The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. AMEN

Worship With Tithes and Offerings

Prayer For Illumination

Scripture

 

Old Testament Reading:

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9 ESV)

New Testament Reading:

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.” (Matthew 21:1-11 ESV)

 

Lesson:                Palm Sunday Message                                   Jason Punches

 

Hymn#3              All Glory, Laud, and Honor

 

Benediction

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1:24-25 ESV)

 

Catechism:  Lord’s Day 15

37 Q. WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND BY THE WORD “SUFFERED”?

A. That during his whole life on earth, but especially at the end, Christ sustained in body and soul the anger of God against the sin of the whole human race. This he did in order that, by his suffering as the only atoning sacrifice, he might set us free, body and soul, from eternal condemnation, and gain for us God’s grace, righteousness, and eternal life.

 

Isa. 53; 1 Pet. 2:24; 3:18

Rom. 3:25; Heb. 10:14; 1 John 2:2; 4:10

Rom. 8:1-4; Gal. 3:13

John 3:16; Rom. 3:24-26

 


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This Week at White Horse Inn…

Wednesday, April 9th at 6:30PM. Part Two: Top 10 Rules of Interpretation. We are currently going through the WHI Series, How To Read Your Bible. We are meeting Wednesday nights at the Manokin Presbyterian Education Building in Princess Anne. All are welcome!

Top Ten Rules of Interpretation (Part 2)

Many of us have memorized Bible verses, but we often remain ignorant of the larger context from which these verses originate. We often lose the forest for the trees. We’ve all heard interpretations of Scripture that reduce the meaning of a text to a kind of spiritual allegory. What are the problems with these ways of interacting with Scripture? We will address these issues and more as we conclude our discussion of the top ten rules of proper biblical interpretation.


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The Lord’s Day, April 6th

The Lord’s Day
April 6, 2014

Call To Worship Isaiah 55:6-11

Hymn        Forever Settled In The Heavens 

Call To Confession 

L If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

L Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

C MOST MERCIFUL GOD, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Hymn      God In The Gospel of His Son 

Our Profession of Faith:   The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. AMEN

Worship With Tithes and Offerings

Prayer For Illumination

Scripture

Old Testament: Psalm 19

New Testament: 1 Peter 1:13-25

Sermon: The Living And Enduring Word of God Pastor Steve Doe

Hymn      How Firm A Foundation 

Benediction

Catechism: Lord’s Day 12

31 Q. WHY IS HE CALLED “CHRIST” MEANING “ANOINTED”?
A. Because he has been ordained by God the Father and has been anointed with the Holy Spirit to be our chief prophet and teacher who perfectly reveals to us the secret counsel and will of God for our deliverance; our only high priest who has set us free by the one sacrifice of his body, and who continually pleads our cause with the Father; and
our eternal king who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who guards us and keeps us in the freedom he has won for us.

32 Q. BUT WHY ARE YOU CALLED A CHRISTIAN?
A. Because by faith I am a member of Christ and so I share in his anointing. I am anointed to confess his name, to present myself to him as a living sacrifice of thanks, to strive with a good conscience against sin and the devil in this life, and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for all eternity.


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Announcement

We are very happy to announce that Pastor Ruben Sernas has accepted a call to Princess Anne, MD. Pastor Sernas and family will be relocating from Southern California; Ruben will be serving full-time as Pastor and Church Planter for Somerset Reformed Fellowship. Rev. Sernas is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the URCNA-United Reformed Churches in North America.Ruben Family


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