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
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
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!
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
- 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
THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN #399 Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated
SENDING Go Now in Peaceby Don Besig
POSTLUDEBourée (Cello Suite BWV 1009)- J S Bach