Worship Bulletin for September 1, 2019

SUNDAY WORSHIP

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

GREETING

PRELUDE

I. Alle­gro (Con­cer­to G‑dur BWV 592)  — Bach/Ernst

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #158

Come, Chris­tians, Join to Sing (verse 1 only)

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  Stead­fast love sur­rounds those who trust in the Lord.

Peo­ple:  The Lord is our shel­ter; God sur­rounds us with deliv­er­ance.

Leader:  The Lord instructs us and teach­es us the way we should go; the Lord coun­sels us.

Peo­ple:  There­fore, let us offer praise and prayer to our God.

Leader:  Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice!

Peo­ple:  Sing for joy, all those who trust in the Lord!

Leader:  For the Lord is good, and his grace endures for­ev­er.

Peo­ple:  My heart is glad, and my soul rejoic­es. My body also rests secure.

OPENING PRAYER

Gra­cious God, the provider of every good and per­fect gift.  Help us this day to trust your dai­ly pres­ence and pro­vi­sion in Christ. Help us to real­ize the pow­er of your promis­es in Christ to meet our needs as we give our­selves to you. We wor­ship you and praise your holy name. Through Christ our Sav­ior
and Lord. Amen.

HYMN #89 Joy­ful, Joy­ful, We Adore Thee

MISSION MINUTE 

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 Con­fi­dence     SarahJo Elliot, soloist

by Chris Rohman, Matthew Arm­strong, Ethan Hulse, Dustin Lol­li

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desir­ing (arr BWV 147)  — J S Bach

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #176 Majesty (twice through)

WRITTEN WORD Psalm 23

The Lord is my shep­herd, I lack noth­ing.

      He makes me lie down in green pas­tures,

he leads me beside qui­et waters,

      he refresh­es my soul.

He guides me along the right paths

      for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk

      through the dark­est val­ley,

I will fear no evil,

      for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

      they com­fort me.

You pre­pare a table before me

      in the pres­ence of my ene­mies.

You anoint my head with oil;

      my cup over­flows.

Sure­ly your good­ness and love will fol­low me

      all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

      for­ev­er.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

 • What are descrip­tive words that come to your mind when you hear the Lord is your Shep­herd?  

 • What does it mean that Jesus is the Good Shep­herd?

 • When late­ly have you felt assured by God? What was the cir­cum­stance?

 • How have you seen God pro­vide basic needs in your life, even mirac­u­lous­ly?

 • How do you expe­ri­ence God’s pres­ence? What do you need to do to increase your aware­ness of God’s pres­ence in your life?

 • What does the phrase “I shall not want” mean to you?

 • What are some “still waters” God has pro­vid­ed for you recent­ly?

MESSAGE The Good Shep­herd, Part 1 — Our Provider

CLOSING HYMN #130 God Will Take Care of You

BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace by Don Besig

Go now in peace. Nev­er be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, stead­fast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to oth­ers so all the world can see. God will be there watch­ing from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

BLESSING AND SENDING

POSTLUDE

III. Presto (Con­cer­to G‑dur BWV 592)  — Bach/Ernst