Worship Bulletin for October 25, 2019

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019

PRE SERVICE MUSIC     Praise Life Band

Rejoice in All Your Works by Wen­dell Kim­brough

Holy Is the Lord by Chris Tom­lin

Tes­ti­fy to Love by Paul Field 

GREETING

PRELUDE

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BuxWV 184 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

CHORAL INTROIT

O Come Let Us Sing Unto the Lord by Randy Edwards

CALL TO WORSHIP

ONE: Come! All who are feel­ing has­sled and har­ried. Come, all who have shat­tered dreams and punc­tured hopes. Come, for here are springs of joy.

MANY: We come to meet God.

ONE: We gath­er round, with our lone­ly hearts and wor­ried brows. We are frag­ile ves­sels bear­ing the hurt of life. Gath­er round, for here is the love of Christ’s body gath­ered to
wor­ship our sav­ior.

MANY: On Christ the sol­id rock we stand!

ONE: God is here. Feel the warmth of his love and the touch of his joy.

MANY: We turn our eyes to Jesus, and wor­ship him with thanks­giv­ing!

OPENING PRAYER

Out of the depths we cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear our cry.  Let your ears be atten­tive to our sup­pli­ca­tions. If you, Lord, should mark iniq­ui­ties, Lord, who could stand? But there is for­give­ness with you through Jesus Christ. We wait for you, Lord, we wait. In your word we put our hope. In the name of the Good Shep­herd, even Jesus the Christ, Amen.

HYMN # 73 O Wor­ship the King

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

Lord, Lis­ten to Your Chil­dren arr. by Jack Schrad­er

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL ANTHEM Down by the River­side (with Standin’ in the Need of Prayer) arr. by Mary McDon­ald

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott - Johann Got­tfried Walther

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #191 Jesus Loves Me

SPECIAL MUSIC      Praise Life Band

Eye of the Storm by Bri­an Fowler

WRITTEN WORD Eph­esians 6:10–18

Final­ly, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty pow­er. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our strug­gle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the author­i­ties, against the pow­ers of this dark world and against the spir­i­tu­al forces of evil in the heav­en­ly realms. There­fore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done every­thing, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buck­led around your waist, with the breast­plate of right­eous­ness in place, and with your feet fit­ted with the readi­ness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addi­tion to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extin­guish all the flam­ing arrows of the evil one. Take the hel­met of sal­va­tion and the sword of the Spir­it, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spir­it on all occa­sions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on pray­ing for all the Lord’s peo­ple.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

 • Why do we need the armor of God?

 • How do we put it on each day?

 • What/Who are the “pow­ers of this dark world” and the “spir­i­tu­al forces of evil” that we strug­gle against?

 • What does it look like to “stand your ground” as a believ­er?

 • What is the shield of faith sup­posed to do for us? What must we do to raise it up?

 • What does the hel­met of sal­va­tion pro­tect? Why must that be pro­tect­ed?

MESSAGE The Armor of God, Part 1

CLOSING HYMN #536 Pre­cious Name

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

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott P 106 — Johann Pachel­bel