Worship Bulletin for September 30, 2018

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

 

PRELUDEA time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God

Aria (Orches­tral Suite BWV 1068)- J S Bach

 

CHORAL INTROITLift Up Your Headsby John Yarring­ton

 

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

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

L: God’s great­ness is won­drous to behold.
P: Every­where we look, we can see the imprint of God.
L: From the lofti­est moun­tains to the crash­ing waters of the sea,
P: There God’s great­ness stands majes­ti­cal­ly.
L: God’s great­ness can be with­in the human heart.
P: Let us hon­or and praise God with acts of lov­ing kind­ness
and com­pas­sion. AMEN.

 

HYMN#100 God, Whose Love Is Reign­ing o’er Us

 

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Eter­nal and lov­ing God, we come to this time of wor­ship remem­ber­ing that all our days and years are gifts from you. Whether we acknowl­edge it or not, our lives belong to you and
we are yours. Help us sur­ren­der our­selves to you. As we cen­ter
our thoughts upon your good­ness, we are prompt­ed to glo­ri­fy you with our hearts, souls, minds and strength. Help us to rec­og­nize you gra­cious hand upon us. Receive then, all expres­sions of our love and rev­er­ence. May we tru­ly real­ize this day that we have been with you and that every moment of every day we are in
your lov­ing hands. Amen!

 

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE 

 

MISSION MOMENT CROP Walk by the Out­reach Team

 

CHORAL ANTHEMI Am His And He Is Mine

arr. by John Puri­foy (Based on the Bach Pre­lude No. 1 in C)

 

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD

Arioso (Can­ta­ta No 156)- J S Bach

 

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 WORDJames 4:1–10

What caus­es fights and quar­rels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that bat­tle with­in you? 2 You want some­thing but don’t get it. You kill and cov­et, but you can­not have what you want. You quar­rel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your plea­sures. 4 You adul­ter­ous peo­ple, don’t you know that friend­ship with the world is hatred toward God? Any­one who choos­es to be a friend of the world becomes an ene­my of God. 5 Or do you think Scrip­ture says with­out rea­son that the spir­it he caused to live in us envies intense­ly?  6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scrip­ture says: “God oppos­es the proud but gives grace to the hum­ble.” 7 Sub­mit your­selves, then, to God. Resist the dev­il, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sin­ners, and puri­fy your hearts, you dou­ble-mind­ed. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laugh­ter to mourn­ing and your joy to gloom. 10 Hum­ble your­selves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.  — NIV

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God                                     All:   Thanks be to God

 

QUESTIONS OF FAITH & LIFE

  • With what do you wres­tle with the most with­in your­self?
  • How has your frus­tra­tion impact­ed your inter­ac­tion with oth­ers?
  • What do your prayers and choic­es reveal of your true
    moti­va­tions?
  • When and how have you active­ly resist­ed the dev­il?

 

HYMN   #419 I Am Thine O Lord by Fan­ny Cros­by

 

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION The Chal­lenge of Sub­mis­sion

 

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER
#349 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in His won­der­ful face

And the things of earth will grow strange­ly dim

In the light of His glo­ry and grace.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

SILENT PRAYERS

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

HYMN #399 Take My Life, and Let It Be Con­se­crat­ed

 

BLESSING

 

SENDING Go Now in Peaceby Don Besig

 

POSTLUDEBourée (Cel­lo Suite BWV 1009)- J S Bach