Worship Bulletin for January 26, 2020

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020

PRE-SERVICE MUSIC Praise Life!

Awesome God by Rich Mullins

Sing by Mitchell Grassi

Place in This World by Michael W. Smith                 

GREETING

PRELUDE

Here I Am, Lord by Daniel L. Schutte, arr. by John Carter

CHORAL INTROIT

O Be Joyful by John Yarrington

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Glorious God, we come together as your people.

Many: We come as a praising people, singing your goodness.

One:   We come as a hungry people, longing for your spiritual food.

Many: We come as a praying people, bringing our needs and joys.

One: We come as a journeying people, looking for direction.

Many: In this hour of worship, empower us for faithful living.

OPENING PRAYER

O Lord my God, you are very great. You are also very good. You are clothed with honor and majesty. You stretch out the heavens like a tent. You have established the sea and the dry land. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Fill us with your Holy Spirit once again, that we may hear your Word and respond in faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

HYMN #139 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

Let the Words of My Mouth by John Yarrington

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

Family of Faith by Dale Peterson

OFFERING

Kumbaya by Marc Robinson, arr. by Bradley Ellingboe

Zeke Gonzalez, drums

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

HYMN #398 (verses 1,3, & 5) Jesus Calls Us

SPECIAL MUSIC

Holy is the Lord by Chris Tomlin Praise Life!

WRITTEN WORD Matthew 14: 22-33

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE

 • What situations help you feel safe?

 • What is your response when faced with risk?

 • How is Jesus inviting you out of the boat?

 • How do you respond when other people risk walking on water?

 • What risk is Jesus inviting you to take right now?

MESSAGE Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens

HYMN #467 Trust and Obey

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

Lobe den Herren (Praise to the Lord) op 67/24 – Max Reger

Please join us for refreshments and fellowship after the services in Fellowship Hall.

Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, Director of Vital Congregations for the Upper New York Annual Conference of the UMC,
will present the Vital Congregations Team’s recommendations for Liverpool First.