SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020
Allegro moderato (Sonate C‑dur Wq 51/1) — C P E Bach
CHORAL INTROIT I Sing to the Lord by Eleanor Daley
CALL TO WORSHIP
All: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
One: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
All: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
One: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
All: I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
One: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
All: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Lord of the ages, creator of heaven and earth, designer of creation and provider of salvation, forgive us for wanting our own way when yours is so much easier. Make your way plain to us and give us the wisdom to follow it. Help us be the church, the people you need us to be here, in this place at this time. Your are the potter, we are the clay. Make us and mold us, through Jesus we pray. Amen
HYMN # 547 O Church of God, United
Vicky Ann Goodwin of Outreach & Missions Committee
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER O Lord Hear Our Prayer (Taize)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. They 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 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.
We Are People of Faith by Mary Kay Beall, arr. by John Carter
Andante (Sonate C‑dur Wq 51/1) — C P E Bach
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PASSING THE PEACE
HYMN # 2224 (The Faith We Sing)
Make Us One
WRITTEN WORD Matthew 5:21–26
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. 25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.
One: The word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God!
QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE
• What does it mean to be reconciled?
• What is your part in the equation?
• How are we to look at each other’s gifts and contributions to the church?
• What is top priority as LFUMC moves forward into the future?
• What is the church…is it just a building or something else?
MESSAGE Let Us Be Reconciled Charles McChesney
HYMN # 2223 (The Faith We Sing)
They Will Know We are Christians by Our Love
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
Allegro (Sonate C‑dur Wq 51/1) — C P E Bach