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