SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020
PRE-SERVICE MUSIC Praise Life! praise band
Days of Elijah by Robin Mark
Amazing Grace by John Newton, Chris Tomlin & Louie Giglio
Oceans by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston & Solomon Ligthelm
Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht — Samuel Scheidt
Let Us Rejoice by John Yarrington
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: In the storms of life,
Many: God is our shelter.
One: In the whirlwind of activity,
Many: God is our secure center.
One: In the flood of tempting images and seductive words,
Many: God is the Rock of Stillness on which we stand.
One: In the avalanche of tears and fears,
Many: God is our strong fortress.
One: In all the days of our lives,
Many: Let God’s praise be on our lips.
Lord God, in Christ you present to us a life that is built on the most solid foundation. Help us this Sunday to commit to seeking that secure foothold. Show us the Way, the Truth and the Life. Guide us, O Thou Great Jehovah God. May our worship this day reflect our joy and gladness for all you have done for us and will do for us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
HYMN # 144 This Is My Father’s World
CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30 am)
BAPTISM OF SPENCER ALLEN HAMMOND (9:30 am)
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS (9:30 am)
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER
Hear Our Prayer 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.
How Firm a Foundation (Traditional)
Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht (Falck 38/2) — W F Bach
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS
PASSING THE PEACE
HYMN # 2062 (The Faith We Sing) The Lily of the Valley
Indescribable by Jesse Reeves & Laura Story Praise Life!
24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE
• What does it mean to you to “build your house upon the Rock?”
• What does it mean to you to “build your house upon the Sand?”
• What makes the difference?
• What does it mean to have spiritual stamina? How does that happen?
• How can you gain guidance from the Lord?
• How does hope feed your soul and solidify your life?
MESSAGE Solid Rock Living
HYMN # 368 My Hope is Built
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
Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht BWV 1096 — J S Bach