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Sunday, February 19, 2017
PRELUDE & GREETING In silence please prepare your heart for worship
Ciacona G‑dur — Georg Muffat
CHORAL INTROIT Joyfully Sing to God Forever, Arr. by Patrick M. Liebergen
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 119, 1 Corinthians 3)
One: Hear the word of God: “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
All: We choose holiness and reject futile thinking.
One: We look today at life and turn our eyes from the vanities of this world.
All: We want to be holy, for the Lord is holy.
One: We affirm that we belong to Christ.
All: We crave his wisdom and his ways.
THE GIFT OF MUSIC Lord, I Lift Your Name on High — Rick Founds
Zeke Gonzalez, Bongos & Spirit Singers
OPENING PRAYER (Psalm 119, Matthew 5)
Almighty Teacher, instruct us in your statutes today. Help us turn the other cheek when we are wronged and do so without bitterness. Inspire us to give to those in need and do so without resentment. Turn our hearts, that we may learn how to love our neighbor, even our enemies. Teach us and show us the way of holiness, that we may be a holy people. Amen.
HYMN No. 64 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER No. 349 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM Make Me a Channel of Your Peace Chancel Choir
Sebastian Temple, Arr. by Douglas E. Wagner
OFFERING OUR GIFTS & OURSELVES TO GOD
Allemande G‑dur BWV 816 — J S Bach
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS We Give Thee But Thine Own
*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS) Make Us One Lord
THE WRITTEN WORD Matthew 5. 38- 48
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
Is Jesus asking us to permit people to walk all over us?
Should we never stand up for ourselves and seek justice?
What makes a person evil?
Are there limits to the love we are to show our enemies?
SPIRITUAL SONG Take My Life - Scott Underwood
MEDITATION The Demands of Love, Part II Dr. Brian Homan
*CLOSING HYMN No. 396 O Jesus, I Have Promised
*THE SENDING TO SERVE
One: If you belong to Christ, then you belong to God.
All: We belong to Christ; we are God’s.
One: Go and be holy in the world, as God is holy.
All: We will walk in the way of holiness, giving glory to God in all we do.
*BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Toccata F‑dur — Georg Muffat
Please join us for continued fellowship over refreshments in Fellowship Hall.
Those desiring to receive Christ or to pray with the pastor are
invited to meet with him in the Prayer Room off of the Fellowship Hall.