Worship Bulletin for August 11, 2019

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019

GREETING

PRELUDE 

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.

OPENING PRAYER

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

BENEDICTION #672

God Be With You Till We Meet Again (verse 1 and refrain)

BLESSING AND SENDING

POSTLUDE

Bour­rée (Cel­lo-Suite G‑dur BWV 1009)  — J S Bach