SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019
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.
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
Donna Auyer, Hospitality & Fellowship
D. Virginia Tilden, Staff Parish Relations Committee
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
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
Toccata und Fuge a‑moll by Johann Philipp Krieger