Worship Bulletin for September 22, 2019

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

PRE-SERVICE MUSIC Praise Life Group

Awe­some God by Rich Mullins, Who Am I by Mark Hall, Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher

GREETING

PRELUDE

Fan­tasie C‑dur BWV 570 by J S Bach

CHORAL INTROIT 

Joy­ful­ly Sing to God For­ev­er arr. by Patrick Lieber­gen

CALL TO WORSHIP

One:  Lord, we’ve come this morn­ing seek­ing your pres­ence,

ALL:  desir­ing to know your grace in a fresh new way.

One:  We freely admit that it’s hard to set­tle in when so many things cloud our minds.

ALL:  Even in the midst of wor­ship, we strug­gle to pay atten­tion.

One:  We are here trust­ing that you will get our atten­tion.

ALL:  Speak to us, encour­age us, chal­lenge us and change us as we offer these moments and every moment of our lives to you, our Sav­ior and Lord. Amen.

STATEMENT OF FAITH #884

We believe in the one God, cre­ator and sus­tain­er of all things, Father of all nations, the source of all good­ness and beau­ty, all truth and love. We believe in Jesus Christ, God man­i­fest in the flesh, our teacher, exam­ple, and Redeemer, the Sav­ior of the world. We beleive in the Holy Spir­it, God present with us for guid­ance, for com­fort, and for strength. We beleive in the for­give­ness of sins, in the life of love and prayer, and in grace equal to every need. We beleive in the Word of God con­tained in the Old and New Tes­ta­ments as the suf­fi­cient rule both of faith and of prac­tice. We believe in the church, those who are unit­ed in the Liv­ing Lord for the pur­pose of wor­ship and ser­vice. We beleive in the reign of God as the divine will real­ized in human soci­ety, and in the fam­i­ly of God, where we are all borthers and sis­ters. We believe in the final tri­umph of right­eous­ness and in the life ever­last­ing. Amen. 

HYMN #92 For the Beau­ty of the Earth

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

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 Make Me a Chan­nel of Your Peace 

by Sebastien Tem­ple arr. by Dou­glas E. Wag­n­er

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

II. Ada­gio (Con­cer­to BWV 593) — Bach/Vivaldi

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #369 (vers­es 1 and 3) Blessed Assur­ance

SPECIAL MUSIC Inde­scrib­able Praise Life Group

by Lau­ra Sto­ry

WRITTEN WORD Colos­sians 3:12–17

There­fore, as God’s cho­sen peo­ple, holy and dear­ly loved, clothe your­selves with com­pas­sion, kind­ness, humil­i­ty, gen­tle­ness and patience. Bear with each oth­er and for­give one anoth­er if any of you has a griev­ance against some­one. For­give as the Lord for­gave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all togeth­er in per­fect uni­ty. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as mem­bers of one body you were called to peace. And be thank­ful. Let the mes­sage of Christ dwell among you rich­ly as you teach and admon­ish one anoth­er with all wis­dom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spir­it, singing to God with grat­i­tude in your hearts. And what­ev­er you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giv­ing thanks to God the Father through him.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

• Do you ever feel like your con­tri­bu­tion is not of much val­ue? What makes you think that?

• Does it change your per­spec­tive to real­ize you are an ambas­sador for Christ?

• What does it mean that you are a co-labor­er for Christ?

• What dif­fer­ence would it make to oth­ers if you clothed every­thing you do with humil­i­ty and kind­ness?

• What gifts and tal­ents do you have that could be use­ful for Christ?

MESSAGE As Unto the Lord

CLOSING HYMN #419 I Am Thine, O Lord

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

Con­tra­punc­tus I (Die Kun­st der Fuge BWV 1080) — J S Bach