Worship Bulletin for October 21, 2018

 SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018

 

PRELUDE A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God

Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir- Johann Lud­wig Krebs

 

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

 

INTROITSing Praise and Glo­ry arr. by Patrick Lieber­gen

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

L: We come before God as equal in God’s sight.
P: God knows us thor­ough­ly and loves us com­plete­ly.
L: None of us is per­fect and with­out blem­ish.
P: Yet God has called us God’s chil­dren and asked us to be
com­pas­sion­ate and respon­si­ble in our car­ing and wit­ness.

L: We are called to joy­ful obe­di­ence in God’s realm.
P: Thanks be to God who trusts us and pours God’s abun­dant
love on us. AMEN.

 

HYMN #181 Ye Ser­vants of God

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

We are so com­pet­i­tive, Lord. We want to know who will be best and first and we feel that we are enti­tled to all that is due to the “best”. Lord you remind­ed us that the best of us will be the ser­vants, will be those who are will­ing to help and wit­ness to oth­ers, not for their own hon­or but for God’s hon­or and praise.
As we come to this time of wor­ship help us to shake off the dust
of arro­gance and nour­ish us with humil­i­ty and joy. Help us to focus on you and be the kind of dis­ci­ples that serve you faith­ful­ly. Let us think our neigh­bors who wor­ship with us and put aside what we need in order to pro­vide what they need. Help us to think of the greater com­mu­ni­ty out­side these walls, call us to more faith­ful wit­ness and ser­vice as the sac­ri­fice we bring to offer you. For we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

 

CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM

Mat­ting­ly Shea Rob­bins, born to Matthew and Kaitlin
on Novem­ber 13, 2017

 

CHORAL ANTHEMBlessed Assur­ancearr. by Joel Raney

 

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYERO Lord Hear My Prayer (Taize)

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

SILENT PRAYERS

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD

Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir- Johann Pachel­bel

 

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)

 

THE WRITTEN WORD Hebrews 10:11–28

11 Day after day every priest stands and per­forms his reli­gious duties; again and again he offers the same sac­ri­fices, which can nev­er take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sac­ri­fice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. 13 Since that time he waits for his ene­mies to be made his foot­stool, 14 because by one sac­ri­fice he has made per­fect for­ev­er those who are being made holy. 15 The Holy Spir­it also tes­ti­fies to us about this. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” 17 Then he adds: “Their sins and law­less acts I will remem­ber no more.” 18 And where these have been for­giv­en, there is no longer any sac­ri­fice for sin. 19 There­fore, broth­ers, since we have con­fi­dence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and liv­ing way opened for us through the cur­tain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sin­cere heart in full assur­ance of faith, hav­ing our hearts sprin­kled to cleanse us from a guilty con­science and hav­ing our bod­ies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswerv­ing­ly to the hope we pro­fess, for he who promised is faith­ful. 24 And let us con­sid­er how we may spur one anoth­er on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meet­ing togeth­er, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encour­age one anoth­er — and all the more as you see the Day approach­ing. 26 If we delib­er­ate­ly keep on sin­ning after we have received the knowl­edge of the truth, no sac­ri­fice for sins is left, 27 but only a fear­ful expec­ta­tion of judg­ment and of rag­ing fire that will con­sume the ene­mies of God.    —   NIV

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

 

QUESTIONS OF FAITH & LIFE

  • How much of your time is spent with a gnaw­ing and vague
    sense of guilt?
  • In what sense are Chris­tians already made per­fect while
    still in the process of being made “holy?”
  • In what way is God call­ing you to prac­tice greater holi­ness?

 

HYMN#369 Blessed Assur­ance, Jesus is Mine

by Fan­ny Cros­by

 

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION

Liv­ing Con­fi­dent­ly That Your Sins Are For­giv­en

 

SPIRITUAL SONG#372 How Can We Sin­ners Know (vers­es 1, 4, 5, 6)

 

BLESSING              

 

SENDING Go Now in Peaceby Don Besig

 

POSTLUDE

Old Hun­dredth (Ten Hymn Pre­ludes Set I No 7)- Healey Willan