Worship Bulletin for October 13, 2019

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019

GREETING

PRELUDE Cares Cho­rus by Kel­ly Willard, arr. by Peg­gy Bettch­er

        Wes­ley Bell Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #328

Sure­ly the Pres­ence of the Lord

CALL TO WORSHIP

ONE:    Stead­fast love sur­rounds those who trust in the Lord.

MANY: The Lord is our shield and deliv­er­er.

ONE:    The Lord encom­pass­es us with sal­va­tion. 

MANY: Great are the works of the Lord.

ONE:    Be glad, there­fore, and rejoice.

MANY: For God’s mer­cy and good­ness are sure.

OPENING PRAYER

Lord, you have been our dwelling place through all gen­er­a­tions of time. Even before the moun­tains were brought forth or the earth took form, you were God. We are thank­ful for life, and ask that day by day you awak­en us to your con­stant and abid­ing love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

HYMN # 155 

All Hail the Pow­er of Jesus’ Name

MISSION MOMENT

Don­na Auy­er, Hos­pi­tal­i­ty & Fel­low­ship

D. Vir­ginia Tilden, Staff Parish Rela­tions Com­mit­tee

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

Youth to share CROP Walk mes­sage

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

O Lord, I Pray by Craig Court­ney

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 Take My Life

by Frances R. Haver­gal & Carl J. Nygard, Jr.

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Can­zona g‑moll by Johann Kas­par Ker­ll

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #494

Kum Ba Yah (vers­es 1,2,4)

WRITTEN WORD Romans 12:1–8

There­fore, I urge you, broth­ers and sis­ters, in view of God’s mer­cy, to offer your bod­ies as a liv­ing sac­ri­fice, holy and pleas­ing to God—this is your true and prop­er wor­ship. Do not con­form to the pat­tern of this world, but be trans­formed by the renew­ing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleas­ing and per­fect will. For by the grace giv­en me I say to every one of you: Do not think of your­self more high­ly than you ought, but rather think of your­self with sober judg­ment, in accor­dance with the faith God has dis­trib­uted to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many mem­bers, and these mem­bers do not all have the same func­tion, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each mem­ber belongs to all the oth­ers. We have dif­fer­ent gifts, accord­ing to the grace giv­en to each of us. If your gift is proph­esy­ing, then proph­esy in accor­dance with your faith; if it is serv­ing, then serve; if it is teach­ing, then teach; if it is to encour­age, then give encour­age­ment; if it is giv­ing, then give gen­er­ous­ly; if it is to lead, do it dili­gent­ly; if it is to show mer­cy, do it cheer­ful­ly.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

• What does it mean to not con­form to the pat­tern of this world?

• How are we trans­formed by the renew­ing of our minds?

• What is sober judge­ment in regards to our self-eval­u­a­tion? How does that dif­fer from both arro­gance and self-depre­ci­a­tion?

• What gifts do you think you have to offer to the work of the Lord?

• What are spir­i­tu­al gifts ulti­mate­ly to accom­plish?

MESSAGE  A Sense of “WE

CLOSING HYMN #156

I Love to Tell the Sto­ry

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

Toc­ca­ta und Fuge a‑moll by Johann Philipp Krieger