PRE-SERVICE PRAISE & PRAYER(9:30 am) Alleluia Praise Choir
PASTORAL GREETING (9:50 am)
PRELUDE (9:55 am) A time to reflect and prepare to hear God Concerto G‑dur BWV 592 I.(Allegro) — J S Bach
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT (10 am) #328 Surely the Presence of the Lord
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel God’s mighty power and God’s grace. I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord
is in this place.
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Sing to the Lord a new song.
All: Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
One: Sing to the Lord, praise God’s name.
All: Proclaim God’s salvation day after day.
One: For great is the Lord and worthy of praise.
All: Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
HYMN #181 Ye Servants of God
Most High and glorious God, enlighten the darkness of our hearts and give us a true faith, a certain hope, and a perfect love. Give us a sense of the divine and knowledge of yourself, so that we may do everything in fulfillment of your holy will; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2226 Bind Us Together
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken. Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, bind us together in love. There is only one God; there is only one King; There is only one Body; that is why we sing. (chorus repeat)
SOPHIE GRAZE SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION
GIFT OF MUSIC Come As You Are SarahJo Elliott, vocalist by David Crowder, Matt Maher and Ben Glover
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #496 Sweet Hour of Prayer(Verse 2)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art inheaven,hallowed be thy Name;thy kingdom come;thy will be done;on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our dailybread.And forgive us ourtrespasses,as we forgive those whotrespass against us.And lead us not intotemptation;but deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom,the power, and
the glory,for ever and ever. Amen.
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Concerto F‑dur BWV 971 II.Andante — J S Bach
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalted
THE WRITTEN WORD 1 Peter 1:10–16
Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
- What do you know about Methodist history?
- What is holiness?
- Why is holiness important?
HYMN#395 Take Time to be Holy
MESSAGE A Passion for Holiness Rev. Candace Lawrence
HYMN#413 A Charge to Keep I Have
SENDING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Concerto G‑dur BWV 592 III. Presto — J S Bach