Worship Bulletin for September 16, 2018

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

PASTORAL GREETING

One: Who are we who gath­er in this place?

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

PRELUDE Psalm XIX- Benedet­to Mar­cel­lo

CHORAL INTROIT
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord by Randy Edwards

CALL TO WORSHIP

L: The heav­ens shout of God’s glo­ry!
P: There is so much beau­ty in this earth and in the heav­ens!
L: Day by day we are remind­ed of God’s cre­ative love.
P: Day by day we are blessed with large and small visions of God’s glo­ry.
L: Come, let us praise the God of cre­ation.
P: Let us sing and shout our prais­es of thanks­giv­ing
and joy to God. AMEN.

HYMN #77 How Great Thou Art

OPENING PRAYER

Lov­ing and car­ing God, we come this morn­ing seek­ing wis­dom and guid­ance for our lives. Open us to your words of life and love and truth. May we pro­claim with our tongues what we know in our hearts. In this time of wor­ship, help us more ful­ly under­stand what it means to tru­ly be a dis­ci­ple, a fol­low­er of the way of Jesus, a fol­low­er of the path of wis­dom. May the words of our mouths and the med­i­ta­tion of our hearts be accept­able to you, our rock and our redeemer. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

MISSION MOMENT The Wit­ness Team

CHORAL ANTHEM Fan­ny Cros­by Med­ley, arr. by Craig Court­ney

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD

Aria Larghet­to (Con­cer­to Grosso op 6 no 12)- G F Hän­del

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalt­ed

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)

THE WRITTEN WORD Psalm 48. 1–3, 8–14

The Lord is great. He is real­ly wor­thy of praise. Praise him in the city of our God, his holy moun­tain. Mount Zion is high and beau­ti­ful. It brings joy to every­one on earth. Mount Zion is like the high­est parts of Mount Zaphon. It is the city of the Great King. God is there to keep it safe. He has shown him­self to be like a fort to the city. What we heard we have also seen. We have seen it in the city of the Lord who rules over all. We have seen it in the city of our God. We have heard and seen that God makes her secure for­ev­er. Selah God, inside your tem­ple we think about your faith­ful love. God, your fame reach­es from one end of the earth to the oth­er. In the same way, peo­ple praise you from one end of the earth to the oth­er. You use your pow­er to do what is right. Mount Zion is filled with joy. The vil­lages of Judah are glad. That’s because you judge fair­ly. Walk around Zion. Go all around it. Count its tow­ers. Think care­ful­ly about its out­er walls. Just look at how safe it is! Then you can tell its peo­ple that God keeps them safe. This God is our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide to
the very end.

QUESTIONS OF FAITH & LIFE

  • Have you found God’s peace amidst the storms of your life?
  • How have you found Jesus lead­ing you?
  • What has Jesus pro­vid­ed you when life is not going your way?

HYMN   All The Way My Sav­ior Leads Me by Fan­ny Cros­by

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION You Must Be Fed In Order To Be Led

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER(9:30 am) Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heartby Randy Edwards

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN#128 He Lead­eth Me: O Blessed Thought

THE BLESSING    

One: We are called to fol­low Jesus.
All:    But fol­low­ing Jesus isn’t easy.
One: No. It will demand our ded­i­ca­tion and our ener­gy.
All:    It will change our whole lives.

One: Go forth with the words of wis­dom cry­ing in your ears. Go forth with songs of hope singing in your heart. Know that the One who has called you will always be near you, will always guide and encour­age you to walk the path of life. Amen.

SENDING Go Now in Peaceby Don Besig

POSTLUDE Fuga Alle­gro (Organ Con­cer­to op 4 no 4)- G F Hän­del