SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2018
PRELUDE A time to reflect and prepare to hear God
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BuxWV 184 — Dietrich Buxtehude
CHORAL INTROIT Sing Praise and Glory arr. by Patrick Liebergen
CALL TO WORSHIP Revelation 5. 11–13
One: I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang:
All: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
One: Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
All: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
One: Then let us join our voices to those of heaven and honor the powerful name of Jesus!
HYMN #154 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
O God of Creation, who existed before anything we know came into being, we thank you for revealing your personhood through Jesus, who is one with you. We praise you for his sharing our humanity and suffering the injustices of life. We thank you for his willing sacrifice to reveal your love for us and your willingness to forgive our sins. We praise you for his resurrection and his expected return to claim and reign over this world. Along with the angels of heaven with those who have preceded us in faith, we praise the glorious name of Jesus who is our Savior and the Leader of our lives. Before the world shall bow before his authority we acknowledge his rightful place and submit our lives, our hopes and dreams, our opinions, values and energy to his use. May this time of worship be that time of surrender to him, the Lamb of God who sits upon the throne. Amen.
CHORAL ANTHEM In Memory of You by Berta & Sonja Poorman
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Jesus, Remember Me (Taize)
Today we celebrate the baptism of Cullen McLaughlin,
born to Nicole (Lavonier) and William on August 11, 2018.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (C‑dur) — Johann Gottfried Walther
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS Doxology, #95
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 Revelation 5
QUESTIONS OF FAITH & LIFE
• How is Jesus both a Lion and a Lamb in your life?
• How often do you express praise to Jesus? With passion?
• What are the reasons we should praise Jesus?
HYMN #149 Praise Him! Praise Him! by Fanny Crosby
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Unleashing the Power of Praise
SPIRITUAL SONG #715 Rejoice, the Lord Is King
SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig
POSTLUDE Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 720 — J S Bach