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