SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
Praeludium G‑dur op 37 no 2 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
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.
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
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.
Fuga Allegro Moderato (Sonate op 65/2) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy