Worship Bulletin for September 29, 2019

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

PASTORAL GREETING

PRELUDE

Prae­ludi­um G‑dur op 37 no 2 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

CHORAL INTROIT

Give Thanks to the Lord arr. by Patrick M. Lieber­gen

CALL TO WORSHIP 

L: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spir­it.

P: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spir­it.

L: The risen Christ is with us.

P: Praise the Lord! 

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

Almighty and lov­ing God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have res­cued us from the domin­ion of dark­ness and brought us into the king­dom of your beloved Son, in whom we have redemp­tion, the for­give­ness of sins. We offer you our thanks and praise for call­ing us to be a peo­ple of your very own. May you be glo­ri­fied in your church through our lives of love and ser­vice; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN # 185

When Morn­ing Gilds the Skies

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Rev. Can­dace Lawrence

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

Help Us Accept Each Oth­er by John Ness Beck

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Finale Andante (Sonate op 65/6) 

by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS # 95

Praise God, from Whom All Bless­ings Flow

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS # 2141 vers­es 1 and 3

There’s a Song

THE WRITTEN WORD Phile­mon 4–7

I always thank my God as I remem­ber you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy peo­ple and your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that your part­ner­ship with us in the faith may be effec­tive in deep­en­ing your under­stand­ing of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Your love has giv­en me great joy and encour­age­ment, because you, broth­er, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s peo­ple.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

  • Why Phile­mon?

  • Why is this per­son­al let­ter in the Bible?

  • What is the con­flict and how does the gospel speak to it?

HYMN # 562 (verses1‑5)

Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee

MESSAGE The Gospel Works

HYMN # 548

In Christ There Is No East or West

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

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.

POSTLUDE

Fuga Alle­gro Mod­er­a­to (Sonate op 65/2) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy