Worship Bulletin for September 8, 2019

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

GREETING

PRELUDE Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren BuxWV 213

by Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

CHORAL INTROIT O Be Joy­ful in the Lord!  by John Yarring­ton

CALL TO WORSHIP

One:    Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

Many: The coun­sel of the Lord stands for­ev­er- the thoughts of his
             heart to all gen­er­a­tions.

One:    The eye of the Lord is on those who revere him, on those
             who hope in his stead­fast love.

Many: Our soul waits for the Lord- he is our help and shield.

One:    Our heart is glad in him.

Many: We trust in his holy name.

OPENING PRAYER

Lord God, Let your stead­fast love con­tin­ue to be upon us, O Lord, even as we con­tin­ue to hope in you. Our soul makes its boast in you, O Lord, and all you have done for us. We praise you and wor­ship you. Now and always. Amen.

HYMN #363 And Can It Be

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Awak­en Me to Pray 

                                              by John Park­er & David Lantz III

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.

CHORAL ANTHEM The King of Love My Shep­herd Is 

by Dan For­rest

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren by Johann Got­tfried Walther

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #381 (vers­es 1 and 4)

Sav­ior, Like a Shep­herd Lead Us

WRITTEN WORD

Psalm 23:1–3

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.

Zepha­ni­ah 3:14–17

Sing, Daugh­ter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daugh­ter Jerusalem! The Lord has tak­en away your pun­ish­ment, he has turned back your ene­my. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; nev­er again will you fear any harm. On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty War­rior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

• What restora­tion projects do you like to do? Why is it sat­is­fy­ing?

• How do you think God feels when we allow Him to restore us?

• What restora­tion projects has God done in your life over the
   years?

• What does it mean that God “restores your soul?”

• How does God “qui­et us with His love?”

MESSAGE The Good Shep­herd, Part 2 — Our Restor­er

HOLY COMMUNION

CLOSING HYMN #370 Vic­to­ry in Jesus!

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE 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

Nun lob, mein Seel, den Her­ren by Johann Pachel­bel

CONGREGATIONAL WELCOME TO PASTOR BOB

Leader: Dear friends. Today we wel­come Pas­tor Robert Vizthum, who has been appoint­ed to serve as our Pas­tor. We believe that he is well versed and qual­i­fied and has been prayer­ful­ly appoint­ed by Bish­op Mark Webb.

Con­gre­ga­tion: Togeth­er we extend our wel­come, our joy, and our love to you as you join with us.

Togeth­er we call upon you to cel­e­brate Jesus Christ our Lord, our God, and the Holy Spir­it, and to grow with us.

Togeth­er we lift our voic­es in praise and seek com­fort as we walk in the val­leys and feel joy­ous on the moun­tain tops.

Togeth­er we offer to join hands and hearts, our time, our tal­ents, and our gifts in mis­sion, study, and prayer.

Togeth­er we offer our church to you for lead­er­ship.

Togeth­er we will reach out with you in Chris­t­ian edu­ca­tion, youth activ­i­ties, and fam­i­ly activ­i­ties.