Weekly Bulletin for August 26, 2018

SUNDAY AUGUST 26, 2018

PRE-SERVICE PRAISE & PRAYER   (9:30 am) Alleluia Praise Choir

PASTORAL GREETING (9:50 am)

One: Who are we who gath­er in this place?

All:We are dis­ci­ples of Jesus Christ, shar­ing his Love through Wor­ship, Works, and Wit­ness

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

  • What is God’s mean­ing for mar­riage and fam­i­ly accord­ing to the Bible?
  • Is mar­riage God’s design for man and wife?
  • How should you treat your spouse and chil­dren in a way that is pleas­ing to God?

PRELUDE(9:55 am) A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God

Breathe by Marie Bar­nett, arr. by Mark Hayes Nan­cy B. James, piano

This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe. Your holy pres­ence, liv­ing in me. This is my dai­ly bread, this is my dai­ly bread. Your very word, spo­ken to me. And I, I’m des­per­ate for You, and I, I’m lost with­out You. Oh Lord, I’m lost with­out You, I’m lost with­out You. This is the air I breathe, this is the air I breathe. Your holy pres­ence, liv­ing in me.

INTROIT(10 am)Seek Ye First, #405             

Seek ye first the King­dom of God, and His right­eous­ness. And all these things shall be added unto you, Allelu Alleluia. Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word. That pro­ceeds from the mouth of God, Allelu Alleluia.

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalms 127 NIV

One: Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders’ labor is in vain. All:Unless the LORD watch­es over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

One: In vain you rise ear­ly and stay up late, toil­ing for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.

All:Chil­dren are a her­itage from the LORD, off­spring a reward from him.

One: Like arrows in the hands of a war­rior are chil­dren born in one’s youth.

All:Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they con­tend with their oppo­nents in court. 

HYMN #92 For the Beau­ty of the Earth

OPENING PRAYER

God our Father, Cre­ator of all things, true source of light and wis­dom, ori­gin of all that is: Thank you for call­ing me to faith, for plant­i­ng your Word in my heart, and for deliv­er­ing me from my sin. Thank you for call­ing me to your ser­vice, for giv­ing me the abil­i­ty to teach your Word and share this good news with oth­ers. I am over­whelmed at the thought of teach­ing on the gospel. I feel so inad­e­quate to deliv­er some­thing of val­ue about news that is price­less. I am unwor­thy to be giv­en the priv­i­lege of think­ing deeply about news too mar­velous for angels to com­pre­hend. Be ever gra­cious to me. Let a ray of your light pen­e­trate the dark­ness of my under­stand­ing. Give me con­fi­dence in the pow­er of your gospel. Grant me clar­i­ty in under­stand­ing and pro­claim­ing the truths of your Word. Edi­fy your church through today and forever­more through this work.

HYMN #445 Hap­py the Home When God Is There

GIFT OF MUSIC   Sweet, Sweet Spir­it by Doris Akers, arr. by Mark Hayes

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Know­ing You (All I Once Held Dear) by Gra­ham Kendrick, arr. by Mark Hayes

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalt­ed

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2226 Bind Us Togeth­er

THE WRITTEN WORD  Eph­esians 5:25–33   Mark 10:9

“Hus­bands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave him­self up for her, that he might sanc­ti­fy her, hav­ing cleansed her by the wash­ing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to him­self in splen­dor, with­out spot or wrin­kle or any such thing, that she might be holy and with­out blem­ish. In the same way hus­bands should love their wives as their own bod­ies. He who loves his wife loves him­self. For no one ever hat­ed his own flesh, but nour­ish­es and cher­ish­es it, just as Christ does the church.”

“There­fore what God has joined togeth­er, let no one sep­a­rate.”

PRAYER FOR DIRECTION#473 Lead Me, Lord

Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy right­eous­ness, make thy way plain before my face. For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only, that mak­est me dwell in safe­ty.

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER#473 Lead Me, Lord

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN #447 Our Par­ent By Whose Name

BLESSING& SENDING

Go now, and live in the spir­it of your Lord your God, even when you are led into wild and hard places.With repen­tance and trust for one anoth­er, give your­selves to God, and with fast­ing and prayer bring your bur­dens to God, strength­en your­selves against the ways of the tempter. And may God enfold you in ten­der and last­ing love. May Christ be beside you in times of strug­gles. And may the Spir­it guide you back to the path when­ev­er you stray, that you may keep your fam­i­lies under the house of God.

We go in peace to love one anoth­er and serve the Lord with all our hearts & might and He shall direct thy paths. Go well In the name of Christ. Amen.

#672(verse 1)God Be With You Till We Meet Again

POSTLUDEThey’ll Know We Are Chris­tians by Our Love by Peter Scholtes, arr. by Mark Hayes