Worship Bulletin for February 9, 2020

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020

GREETING

PRELUDE

Great Is Thy Faithfulness arr. by Cynthia Dobrinski   Wesley Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #328

Surely the Presence of the Lord

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Come! Let us praise the Lord who guides us through life.

Many: Let us praise the Lord, who speaks in the night.

One: Let us praise the Lord, who calls in the day.

Many: Let us praise the Lord and not be shaken. 

One: We praise you, Lord, because you are worthy of all praise.

Many: We praise you! Not just with our voices today, but with our lives.

One: We praise you for your unending love that redeems us.

Many: We praise you for amazing grace, that sweet, sweet sound.

OPENING PRAYER

Lord, we thank you for love. We celebrate love this week and ask that you remind us of the truest meaning of the word love. Show us how to love. Help us to understand our part in all our relationships so that Christ may be honored in all we are and do. In His precious name, Amen.

HYMN # 327 Crown Him with Many Crowns

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30 am)

MISSION MOMENT 

Sharon Hartman of the Futures Team

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER 

Seek the Lord 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

Jesus Loves Me (based on Clair de Lune by Debussy) arr. by Fred Bock & Lloyd Larson

OFFERING

Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt BWV 957 – J S Bach

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

HYMN # 2129 (The Faith We Sing) I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

WRITTEN WORD Ephesians 3:14-21

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE

 • Do you believe that “God is Love?” If so, how does God’s love operate in the world today?

 • Do you believe that “love overcomes a multitude of sins?” How does love do that in you and in your relationships?

 • Have you ever sensed God’s powerful love overcoming weaknesses and infirmities in your life?  How did that happen?

 • John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten son…” How did God show his love by sending Jesus?

Let’s celebrate the love of Christ and each other this week!

MESSAGE Amazing Love

HYMN #371 I Stand Amazed in the Presence

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

Ach Gott, tu dich erbarmen BWV 1109 – J S Bach