Worship Bulletin for February 2, 2020

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020

GREETING

PRELUDE Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

CHORAL INTROITJoy­ful­ly Sing to God For­ev­er arr. by Patrick M Lieber­gen

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: The Lord is the ever­last­ing God, the cre­ator of all the earth.

Many: God does not faint or grow weary, God’s under­stand­ing is unsearch­able.

One: God gives pow­er to the faint, and strength­ens the pow­er­less.

Many: Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall down.

One: But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength!

Many: They shall mount up with wings like eagles!

One: Let us rejoice this day in the Lord our God.

Many: Let us sing praise to the Lord our Mak­er!

A MODERN AFFIRMATION # 885

One: Where the Spir­it of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apos­tolic and uni­ver­sal, whose holy faith let us now declare:

Many: We believe in God the Father, infi­nite in wis­dom, pow­er, and love, whose mer­cy is over all his works, and whose will is ever direct­ed to his children’s good. We believe in Jesus Christ Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfail­ing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliv­er­ance from sin and death. We believe in the Holy Spir­it as the divine pres­ence in our lives, where­by we are kept in per­pet­u­al remem­brance of the truth of Christ and find strength and help in time of need. We believe that this faith should man­i­fest itself in the ser­vice of love as set forth in the exam­ple of our blessed Lord, to the end that the king­dom of God may come upon the earth. Amen.

HYMN # 127 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jeho­vah

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30 am)

NOISY CAN OFFERING

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER # 395 (vers­es 1 & 2) Take Time to Be Holy

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 You Are the Bread

From The Liv­ing Last Sup­per by Ruth Elaine Schram

OFFERING Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin — Max Reger

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS 

PASSING THE PEACE

HYMN #347 Spir­it Song

WRITTEN WORD John 6:46–51

No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. Very tru­ly I tell you, the one who believes has eter­nal life. I am the bread of life. Your ances­tors ate the man­na in the wilder­ness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heav­en, which any­one may eat and not die. I am the liv­ing bread that came down from heav­en. Who­ev­er eats this bread will live for­ev­er. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE

• Have you ever felt emp­ty inside your soul? What did you do to try to rem­e­dy that empti­ness?

• Have you ever expe­ri­enced the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ fill­ing you to the full in your soul? How did you respond?

• Do you believe that every human being has a vac­u­um in their soul that only God can fill?

• Why do peo­ple shy away from allow­ing the Lord to fill their empti­ness?

• What does it mean to have a per­son­al rela­tion­ship with Christ?

MESSAGE Our Long­ing Finds Ful­fill­ment

HOLY COMMUNION

HYMN #369 Blessed Assur­ance

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 Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin — F W Zachau