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
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
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
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
- 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
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