Worship Bulletin for February 23, 2020

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Trans­fig­u­ra­tion Sun­day

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

GREETING

PRELUDE

Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht — Samuel Schei­dt

CHORAL INTROIT

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.

OPENING PRAYER

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.

CHORAL ANTHEM

How Firm a Foun­da­tion (Tra­di­tion­al)

OFFERING

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

SPECIAL MUSIC

Inde­scrib­able by Jesse Reeves & Lau­ra Sto­ry  Praise Life!

WRITTEN WORD

Matthew 7:24–27

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.

Proverbs 3:5–7 

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

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

Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht BWV 1096 — J S Bach