Order of Service, October 27, 2019


Missions Emphasis Week

Each year at HBC we set aside a week to focus attention on the mission that we have in this world. This Sunday begins our Missions Emphasis Week. Traditionally, we begin the week with the observance of the Lord’s Table. Together, we remember Christ, whose mission is now our mission (Acts 13:47, cf. Isaiah 49:6).

Reformation Sunday

Protestant churches around the world call this Lord’s Day, Reformation Sunday. 502 years ago this week, events in the small town of Wittenberg, Germany, ignited a flame in Europe that changed the world. Determined Reformers proclaimed the true Gospel with unquenchable zeal. They sang:

Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.
(Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress is Our God)

Gospel truth combined with fearless determination gave rise to the modern missions movement. It is fitting that we launch our Missions Emphasis Week on this Reformation Sunday. The heart of the message of the Reformation is the heart of our message in the mission.



Call to Worship     Pastor Thomas


Explanation of the Communion Service     Pastor Thomas


Choir     Full of Thee
Brigette Shevy, 2012


I.     The foundation of our mission: Scripture Alone

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Drew Cunnien

Hymn 4     Thy Strong Word

II.     The message of our mission: Justification . . .

A.        By Grace Alone

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:8-10
Joshua Morin

Hymn 6     How Sad Our State

B.        Through Faith Alone

Scripture Reading: Galatians 2:16-17
Rick Brown

Hymn 7     Credo

C.        Because of Christ Alone

Scripture Reading: Acts 4:10-12
Robert Lynch

Hymn 8     How Sweet and Awful Is the Place

Distribution of the bread
Distribution of the cup

III.      The purpose of our mission: The Glory of God Alone

Scripture Reading: Romans 11:33-36
Mark Williams

Hymn 9     Give Praise to God


Prayer Response     Jon Lont

Worship through Giving

Hymn 10     Though All Our Life is Like a Scroll

Benediction     John Miles