Worship Bulletin for February 16, 2020

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020

GREETING

PRELUDE 

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.

OPENING PRAYER

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

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

MISSION MOMENT

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.

CHORAL ANTHEM 

We Are Peo­ple of Faith by Mary Kay Beall, arr. by John Carter

OFFERING 

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

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 

Alle­gro (Sonate C‑dur Wq 51/1)  — C P E Bach