SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019
Aria (Orchester-Suite D‑dur BWV 1068) — J S Bach
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #158
Come, Christians, Join to Sing (verse 1 only)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
People My soul shall make its boast in the Lord. The humble shall hear and be glad.
Leader O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
People I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Leader The eyes of the Lord are on those who revere him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
People Let all the earth revere the Lord; let the people be in awe of our God.
Leader We wait in hope for the Lord.
People He is our help and our shield.
Lord God, you are mighty and holy. You are also merciful and gracious to those who call upon your name. We adore you this day with worship. We confess our need for your grace in Christ Jesus. We give you thanks for every good and perfect gift. And we pray for each other, that your favor may fall upon us this day. We ask these things in the matchless name of Jesus. Amen.
HYMN #73 O Worship the King
BAPTISM OF EMMA ELIZABETH MARTIN
Leader: Members of the household of faith, I ask you to make a pledge of support to Emma Elizabeth and this family whenever they are in your midst and distantly through prayer. Will you endeavor so to live that Emma may grow in the knowledge and love of God, through our Savior Jesus Christ?
People: With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example of Christ, that Emma Elizabeth, surrounded by steadfast love and prayers, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #471 Move Me
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
GIFT OF MUSIC Handbell Duo on Three Hymn Tunes
arr. by Donald Allured Kirsten & Jarred King
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731 — J S Bach
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS
PASSING THE PEACE
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #600 (verses 1 & 3)
Wonderful Words of Life
WRITTEN WORD Colossians 1:1–14
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— 5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel 6 that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH (to ponder during personal study time)
• Are you in awe of God on a regular basis? If not, what do you think is blocking that?
• Paul is in awe of Christ in this passage (supreme Lord, fully God, the only agent of redemption, etc.). What about Christ gives you a sense of awe?
• How can you express adoration to God?
• How can you confess your need for Christ?
• How does gratitude towards God express awe of Him?
• How does praying for others express awe of God?
MESSAGE The ACTS of Awe Rev. Bob Vizthum
CLOSING HYMN #98 To God Be the Glory
God Be With You Till We Meet Again (verse 1 and refrain)
BLESSING AND SENDING
Bourrée (Cello-Suite G‑dur BWV 1009) — J S Bach