Worship Bulletin for October 14, 2018

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2018

PRELUDE A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God Larghet­to (Diver­ti­men­to F‑dur K 439b)- W A Mozart

CHORAL INTROIT O Be Joy­fulby 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

One: God has called all God’s peo­ple to lives of hope and ser­vice.
All:    We want to serve God, but some­times life gets to be too dif­fi­cult for us.
One: Place your trust in God’s pow­er and love.

All:   We come from busy lives, filled with a host of banes and bless­ings.
One: Give your fears to the Lord, for God will heal your souls.
All:    God under­stands our needs, our sor­rows, and our joys.
One: Come, let us wor­ship God who is with us always.
All:    Praise God for God’s eter­nal pres­ence. AMEN.

HYMN #66 Praise My Soul, the King of Heav­en

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Almighty God, we long to rest in your gen­tle arms. We need your com­pas­sion as we face the chal­lenges and dis­ap­point­ments of life. When our hearts are hard, and our con­cern is only for our­selves, turn us back to you. Remind us of your sav­ing love and keep us close to you, Lord. Love us as only you can love, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

INTRODUCTION OF DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE CROP Walk, led by the Out­reach Team

NOISY CAN OFFERING

CHORAL ANTHEM Just As I Am   by Lisa Weems  & Steve Dunn                         Lisa Kissel­stein, flute

CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouthby John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD  Romanze Andante (Diver­ti­men­to B‑dur K 439b)- W A Mozart

GIFT OF MUSIC (9:30 only) I Will Sing New Songsby Antonin Dvo­rak     Jean Dan­ton, sopra­no

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #95 Dox­ol­o­gy

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2224 Make Us One

Make us one, Lord, make us one; Holy Spir­it, make us one. Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in you. (repeat)

WRITTEN WORD 1 Peter 1:17–24

Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impar­tial­ly, live your lives as strangers here in rev­er­ent fear. For you know that it was not with per­ish­able things such as sil­ver or gold that you were redeemed from the emp­ty way of life hand­ed down to you from your fore­fa­thers, but with the pre­cious blood of Christ, a lamb with­out blem­ish or defect. He was cho­sen before the cre­ation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glo­ri­fied him, and so your faith and hope are in God. Now that you have puri­fied your­selves by obey­ing the truth so that you have sin­cere love for your broth­ers, love one anoth­er deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of per­ish­able seed, but of imper­ish­able, through the liv­ing and endur­ing word of God. — NIV

One:  The Word of God for the peo­ple of God

All:     Thanks be to God

QUESTIONS OF FAITH & LIFE

  • When was the last time you felt like a stranger?
  • How did you respond and how did you over­come the
    awk­ward feel­ing?
  • What does Peter mean when he asks us to live as strangers?
  • When have you felt that life has been emp­ty?
  • How has your faith “redeemed” you from your empti­ness?

HYMN Redeemed by Fan­ny Cros­by

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Liv­ing as One Who Is Redeemed

SPIRITUAL SONG #2153 I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me

BLESSING

Mighty Lord, help us look for you in the north and in the south, in our homes and in our work­places, in our fam­i­lies and in our rela­tion­ships. May we nev­er stop pur­su­ing your truth. Assure us with your word that you are with us wher­ev­er we go, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

SENDING Go Now in Peaceby Don Besig

POSTLUDE Ron­do Alle­gro (Diver­ti­men­to A‑dur K 439b)- W A Mozart