Sunday Bulletins

2022-07-17

Engage Spiritual Disciplines
Daniel 9:1-5, Acts 13:2-3, Matthew 6:16-18, Joshua 1:7-9, Luke 6:12, Nehemiah 1:4-7

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun July 17 | 11:30am (after service) Church Picnic (Parking Lot and Dining Hall)
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – All the slots are full
    • Sat Aug 6 | 8am-12pm Work Day – Demolition Women’s restroom downstairs
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 33:1-5 ESV
    • 1 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
    • 2 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
    • 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
    • 4 For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
    • 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
  • Reading – [Psalm 1 ESV]
    • 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    • 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    • 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    • 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
    • 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
    • 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2040 – Awesome God (2x)
    • UMH 530 – Are Ye Able
    • How Great Is Our God – © 2004 sixsteps Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2055 – You Are My Hiding Place
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Engage Spiritual Disciplines”
    • [Daniel 9:1-5 ESV]
    • 1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, by descent a Mede, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans–
    • 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.
    • 3 Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
    • 4 I prayed to the LORD my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
    • 5 we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules.
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    • [Acts 13:2-3 ESV]
    • 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
    • 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
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    • [Matthew 6:16-18 ESV]
    • 16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
    • 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
    • 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
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    • [Joshua 1:7-9 ESV]
    • 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
    • 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
    • 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
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    • [Luke 6:12 ESV]
    • 12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
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    • [Nehemiah 1:4-7 ESV]
    • 4 As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
    • 5 And I said, “O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
    • 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned.
    • 7 We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 664 – Sent forth by God’s Blessing
  • Benediction
  • Postlude


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2022-07-10

Engage The Community for Christ – Matthew 22:34-40, Mark 9:35

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun July 17 | 11:30am (after service) Church Picnic (Parking Lot and Dining Hall)
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 141:1-5 ESV
    • A Psalm of David.
    • 1 O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
    • 2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
    • 3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
    • 4 Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!
    • 5 Let a righteous man strike me – it is a kindness; let him rebuke me – it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
  • Reading – [James 1:19-25 ESV]
    • 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
    • 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
    • 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
    • 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
    • 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.
    • 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
    • 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2222 – The Servant Song
    • UMH 593 – Here I Am, Lord
    • Wonderful Merciful Savior – © 1989 Curb Dayspring Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 454 – Open My Eyes That I May See
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Special Music
  • Introduction of New Members
  • Sermon – “Engage The Community for Christ”
    • [Matthew 22:34-40 ESV]
    • 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
    • 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.
    • 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
    • 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
    • 38 This is the great and first commandment.
    • 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
    • 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
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    • [Mark 9:35 ESV]
    • 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2184 – Sent Out in Jesus’ Name
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-07-03

Engage Your Family – Matthew 5:13-16, Ephesians 2:1-5, 11-15

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun July 17 | 11:30am (after service) Church Picnic (Parking Lot and Dining Hall)
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 8
    • 1 O LORD, our LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
    • 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
    • 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
    • 4 What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
    • 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
    • 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,
    • 7 All the sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
    • 8 The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
    • 9 O LORD, our LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
  • Reading – [John 15:18-21 ESV]
    • 18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
    • 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
    • 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
    • 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
  • Reading – [Romans 12:1-2 ESV]
    • 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
    • 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 696 – America the Beautiful
    • UNH 697 – America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)
    • Cornerstone – © 2011 Hillsong MP Songs
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 526 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Engage Your Family”
    • [Matthew 5:13-16 ESV]
    • 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
    • 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
    • 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
    • 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
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    • [Ephesians 2:1-5, 11-15 ESV]
    • 1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
    • 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience–
    • 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
    • 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
    • 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved–
    • 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands–
    • 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
    • 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
    • 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
    • 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
  • Closing Hymn
    • God Of Our Fathers – public domain
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-06-26

Engage Culture – Acts 4:1-10, 18-31

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun July 17 | 11:30am (after service) Church Picnic (Parking Lot and Dining Hall)
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – 2 Chronicles 20:16-17 ESV
    • 16 Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeruel.
    • 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.”
  • Reading – [Acts 3:17-22 ESV]
    • 17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
    • 18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
    • 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,
    • 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
    • 21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
    • 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 529 – How Firm a Foundation
    • TFWS 2203 – In His Time
    • TFWS 2149 – Living for Jesus
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2167 – More Like You
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Engage Culture” – [Acts 4:1-10, 18-31 ESV]
    • 1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,
    • 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
    • 3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.
    • 4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.
    • 5 On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem,
    • 6 with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family.
    • 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?”
    • 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders,
    • 9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,
    • 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead–by him this man is standing before you well.
    • 18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
    • 19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge,
    • 20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
    • 21 And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened.
    • 22 For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old.
    • 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them.
    • 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them,
    • 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit, “‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain?
    • 26 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed’–
    • 27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
    • 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
    • 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
    • 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
    • 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2281 – May You Run and Not Be Weary
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-06-19

Engage Prayer – Ephesians 6:10-18 & 1 Timothy 2:1-8

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun July 17 | 11:30am (after service) Church Picnic (Parking Lot and Dining Hall)
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 771 – Psalm 36:5-10
    • 5 Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
    • 6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; O Lord, humans and animals you save!
    • 7 O God, how precious is your steadfast love! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
    • 8 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
    • 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.
    • 10 O continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your salvation to the upright of heart!
  • Reading – [John 17:1-12 ESV]
    • 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,
    • 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
    • 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
    • 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
    • 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
    • 6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
    • 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
    • 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
    • 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
    • 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.
    • 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
    • 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2023 – How Majestic Is Your Name
    • TFWS 2016 – Glorify Thy Name
    • Above All – © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 393 – Spirit of the Living God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Engage Prayer”
    • [Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV]
      • 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
      • 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
      • 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
      • 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
      • 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
      • 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
      • 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
      • 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
      • 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
    • [1 Timothy 2:1-8 ESV]
      • 1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
      • 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
      • 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,
      • 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
      • 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
      • 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
      • 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
      • 8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2223 – They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love – v1,2,4
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-06-12

Engage The Bible – Deuteronomy 8:1-3 & 1 Peter 1:23-25

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun July 17 | 11:30am Church Picnic (Parking Lot and Dining Hall)
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 762 – Psalm 30
    • 1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
    • 2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me.
    • 3 O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
    • restored me to life from among those gone down to the pit.
    • 4 Sing praises to the Lord, O his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name.
    • 5 Surely the Lord’s anger is but for a moment; the Lord’s favor is for a lifetime.
    • Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
    • 6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.”
    • 7 By your favor, O Lord, you had established me as a strong mountain;
    • you hid your face, I was dismayed.
    • 8 To you, O Lord, I cried, and to the Lord I made supplication:
    • 9 “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit?
    • Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?
    • 10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!”
    • 11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
    • 12 that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
    • O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
  • Reading – [Matthew 24:3-14 ESV]
    • 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
    • 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.
    • 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.
    • 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
    • 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
    • 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
    • 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.
    • 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.
    • 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
    • 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.
    • 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
    • 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
  • Worship Hymns
    • Living Hope – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
    • WS 3105 – In Christ Alone
    • Lord, I Need You – © 2011 sixsteps Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 601 – Thy Word Is a Lamp
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Confirmation
  • Sermon – “Engage The Bible”
    • [Deuteronomy 8:1-3 ESV]
      • 1 “The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers.
      • 2 And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
      • 3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
    • [1 Peter 1:23-25 ESV]
      • 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
      • 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,
      • 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 467 – Trust and Obey
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-06-05

LORD, Do You Even Care? – Yet I Will Rejoice In The LORD!

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon June 6 | 9am – 12pm Garage Sale setup
    • Wed June 8 | 5 – 8pm Garage Sale setup
    • Fri June 10 | 8am – 5pm Garage Sale
    • Sat June 11 | 8am – 12pm Garage Sale
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 881 – The Apostles’ Creed – Traditional Version
    • I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
    • And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
    • I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
  • Reading – [Psalm 4:1-8 ESV]
    • 1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
    • 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
    • 3 But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
    • 4 Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
    • 5 Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD.
    • 6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”
    • 7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.
    • 8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
  • Worship Hymns
    • How Great Is Our God – © 2004 sixsteps Music
    • Our God – © 2010 Atlas Mountain Songs
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2055 – You Are My Hiding Place
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Confirmation
  • Sermon – “Yet I Will Rejoice In The LORD!” – [Habakkuk 3:17-19 ESV]
    • 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,
    • 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
    • 19 GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 673 – God Be with You till We Meet Again
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-05-29

LORD, Do You Even Care? – YAHWEH’s Glory in Hopelessness

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon June 6 | 9am – 12pm Garage Sale setup
    • Wed June 8 | 5 – 8pm Garage Sale setup
    • Fri June 10 | 8am – 5pm Garage Sale
    • Sat June 11 | 8am – 12pm Garage Sale
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 889 – Affirmation From 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1:15; 3:16
    • There is one God and there is one mediator, Christ Jesus, who came as a ransom for all, to whom we testify.
    • The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance:
    • That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory.
    • Great indeed is the mystery of the gospel. Amen.
  • Reading – [Habakkuk 3:9-16 ESV]
    • 9 You stripped the sheath from your bow, calling for many arrows. Selah You split the earth with rivers.
    • 10 The mountains saw you and writhed; the raging waters swept on; the deep gave forth its voice; it lifted its hands on high. 11
    • The sun and moon stood still in their place at the light of your arrows as they sped, at the flash of your glittering spear.
    • 12 You marched through the earth in fury; you threshed the nations in anger.
    • 13 You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked, laying him bare from thigh to neck. Selah
    • 14 You pierced with his own arrows the heads of his warriors, who came like a whirlwind to scatter me, rejoicing as if to devour the poor in secret.
    • 15 You trampled the sea with your horses, the surging of mighty waters.
    • 16 I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 717 – The Battle Hymn of the Republic
    • UMH 507 – Through It All
    • Above All – © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 473 – Lead Me, Lord
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “YAHWEH’s Glory in Hopelessness” – [Habakkuk 3:1-16 ESV]
    • 1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth.
    • 2 O LORD, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O LORD, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.
    • 3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His splendor covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
    • 4 His brightness was like the light; rays flashed from his hand; and there he veiled his power.
    • 5 Before him went pestilence, and plague followed at his heels.
    • 6 He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low. His were the everlasting ways.
    • 7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
    • 8 Was your wrath against the rivers, O LORD? Was your anger against the rivers, or your indignation against the sea, when you rode on your horses, on your chariot of salvation?
    • 9 You stripped the sheath from your bow, calling for many arrows. Selah You split the earth with rivers.
    • 10 The mountains saw you and writhed; the raging waters swept on; the deep gave forth its voice; it lifted its hands on high.
    • 11 The sun and moon stood still in their place at the light of your arrows as they sped, at the flash of your glittering spear.
    • 12 You marched through the earth in fury; you threshed the nations in anger.
    • 13 You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked, laying him bare from thigh to neck. Selah
    • 14 You pierced with his own arrows the heads of his warriors, who came like a whirlwind to scatter me, rejoicing as if to devour the poor in secret.
    • 15 You trampled the sea with your horses, the surging of mighty waters.
    • 16 I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 371 – I Stand Amazed in the Presence
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-05-22

LORD, Do You Even Care? – The Woes

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon June 6 | 9am – 12pm Garage Sale setup
    • Wed June 8 | 5 – 8pm Garage Sale setup
    • Fri June 10 | 8am – 5pm Garage Sale
    • Sat June 11 | 8am – 12pm Garage Sale
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 887 – Affirmation From Romans 8:35, 37-39
    • Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
    • Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution or famine, or nakedness or peril or sword?
    • No!
    • In all things we are more than conquerors through the One who loved us.
    • We are sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
    • will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    • Thanks be to God! Amen.
  • Reading – [Habakkuk 2:12-20 ESV]
    • 12 “Woe to him who builds a town with blood and founds a city on iniquity!
    • 13 Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts that peoples labor merely for fire, and nations weary themselves for nothing?
    • 14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
    • 15 “Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink– you pour out your wrath and make them drunk, in order to gaze at their nakedness!
    • 16 You will have your fill of shame instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision! The cup in the LORD’s right hand will come around to you, and utter shame will come upon your glory!
    • 17 The violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, as will the destruction of the beasts that terrified them, for the blood of man and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell in them.
    • 18 “What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols!
    • 19 Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it.
    • 20 But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2270 – He Has Made Me Glad
    • UMH 507 – Through It All
    • Blessed Be Your Name – © 2002 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 496 – Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Woes” – [Habakkuk 2:6-20 ESV]
    • 6 Shall not all these take up their taunt against him, with scoffing and riddles for him, and say, “Woe to him who heaps up what is not his own– for how long?– and loads himself with pledges!”
    • 7 Will not your debtors suddenly arise, and those awake who will make you tremble? Then you will be spoil for them.
    • 8 Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder you, for the blood of man and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell in them.
    • 9 “Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to be safe from the reach of harm!
    • 10 You have devised shame for your house by cutting off many peoples; you have forfeited your life.
    • 11 For the stone will cry out from the wall, and the beam from the woodwork respond.
    • 12 “Woe to him who builds a town with blood and founds a city on iniquity!
    • 13 Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts that peoples labor merely for fire, and nations weary themselves for nothing?
    • 14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
    • 15 “Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink– you pour out your wrath and make them drunk, in order to gaze at their nakedness!
    • 16 You will have your fill of shame instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision! The cup in the LORD’s right hand will come around to you, and utter shame will come upon your glory!
    • 17 The violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, as will the destruction of the beasts that terrified them, for the blood of man and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell in them.
    • 18 “What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols!
    • 19 Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it.
    • 20 But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 557 – Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-05-15

LORD, Do You Even Care? – The Righteous Shall Live By Faith

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun May 15 | 9am Last day of Sunday School
    • Tue May 17 | 9:30 – 11:30am Blood Screening Event Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee
      • Walk-in only and no appointments to be made.
    • Mon June 6 | 9am – 12pm Garage Sale setup
    • Wed June 8 | 5 – 8pm Garage Sale setup
    • Fri June 10 | 8am – 5pm Garage Sale
    • Sat June 11 | 8am – 12pm Garage Sale
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – [Psalm 1 ESV]
    • 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    • 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    • 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    • 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
    • 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
    • 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
  • Reading – [Isaiah 6:1-9 ESV]
    • 1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.
    • 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
    • 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
    • 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.
    • 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
    • 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.
    • 7 And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”
    • 8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”
    • 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 348 – Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling
    • UMH 352 – It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Songs
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 354 – I Surrender All
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Righteous Shall Live By Faith” – [Habakkuk 2:1-5 ESV]
    • 1 I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
    • 2 And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.
    • 3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end–it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
    • 4 “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.
    • 5 “Moreover, wine is a traitor, an arrogant man who is never at rest. His greed is as wide as Sheol; like death he has never enough. He gathers for himself all nations and collects as his own all peoples.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 369 – Blessed Assurance
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-05-08

LORD, Do You Even Care? – LORD, I Just Don’t Understand

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun May 15 | 9am Last day of Sunday School
    • Tue May 17 | 9:30 – 11:30am Blood Screening Event Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee
      • Walk-in only and no appointments to be made.
    • Fri June 10 | 8am – 5pm Garage Sale
    • Sat June 11 | 8am – 12pm Garage Sale
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – [Psalm 86:1-7 ESV]
    • 1 A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
    • 2 Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you – you are my God.
    • 3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.
    • 4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
    • 5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
    • 6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace.
    • 7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.
  • Reading – [Psalm 42:5-11 ESV]
    • 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation
    • 6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
    • 7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.
    • 8 By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
    • 9 I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
    • 10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
    • 11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 368 – My Hope Is Built
    • UMH 367 – He Touched Me
    • Jesus Messiah – © 2008 sixsteps Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 349 – Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “LORD, I Just Don’t Understand” – [Habakkuk 1:12-17 ESV]
    • 12 Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, you have ordained them as a judgment, and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.
    • 13 You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?
    • 14 You make mankind like the fish of the sea, like crawling things that have no ruler.
    • 15 He brings all of them up with a hook; he drags them out with his net; he gathers them in his dragnet; so he rejoices and is glad.
    • 16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net and makes offerings to his dragnet; for by them he lives in luxury, and his food is rich.
    • 17 Is he then to keep on emptying his net and mercilessly killing nations forever?
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 445 – Happy the Home When God Is There
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-05-01

LORD, Do You Even Care? – Not The Answer I Was Hoping For

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Wed May 4 Life Line Screening – Ways to Register:
    • Sun May 15 | 9am Last day of Sunday School
    • Tue May 17 | 9:30 – 11:30am Blood Screening Event Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee
      • Walk-in only and no appointments to be made.
    • Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children – please contact Gerri Henze
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – [Psalm 71:1-6 ESV]
    • 1 In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!
    • 2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
    • 3 Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
    • 4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
    • 5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
    • 6 Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.
  • Reading – [Psalm 80:1-7 ESV]
    • 1 To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    • 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us!
    • 3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
    • 4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
    • 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure.
    • 6 You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.
    • 7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 176 – Majesty, Worship His Majesty (2x)
      • UMH 172 – My Jesus, I Love Thee
      • Living Hope – © 2017 Phil Wickham Music

  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2215 – Cares Chorus
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Not The Answer I Was Hoping For” – [Habakkuk 1:5-11 ESV]
    • 5 “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.
    • 6 For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to seize dwellings not their own.
    • 7 They are dreaded and fearsome; their justice and dignity go forth from themselves.
    • 8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, more fierce than the evening wolves; their horsemen press proudly on. Their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle swift to devour.
    • 9 They all come for violence, all their faces forward. They gather captives like sand.
    • 10 At kings they scoff, and at rulers they laugh. They laugh at every fortress, for they pile up earth and take it.
    • 11 Then they sweep by like the wind and go on, guilty men, whose own might is their god!”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 715 – Rejoice, the Lord is King
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-04-24

LORD, Do You Even Care? – Why LORD? When LORD?

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 16:1-6 ESV
    • 1 A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
    • 2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”
    • 3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.
    • 4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.
    • 5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
    • 6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
  • Reading – [Psalm 13 ESV]
    • 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
    • 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
    • 3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
    • 4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
    • 5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
    • 6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 318 – Christ Is Alive
    • UMH 314 – In the Garden
    • UMH 73 – O Worship the King (v 1,2,4,5)
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 177 – He Is Lord
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Why LORD? When LORD?” – [Habakkuk 1:1-4 ESV]
    • 1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.
    • 2 O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?
    • 3 Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.
    • 4 So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2075 – King of Kings
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-04-17

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Resurrection

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 888 – Affirmation from 1 Cor 15:1-6 & Col 1:15-20
    • This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved:
    • Christ died for our sins, was buried, was raised on the third day, and appeared first to the women, then to Peter and the Twelve. and then to many faithful witnesses.
    • We believe Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed One of God, the firstborn of all creation, the firstborn from the dead, in whom all things hold together, in whom the fullness of God was pleased to dwell by the power of the Spirit.
    • Christ is the head of the body, the church, and by the blood of the cross reconciles all things to God. Amen.
  • Reading – [Luke 24:1-15 ESV]
    • 1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.
    • 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
    • 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
    • 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.
    • 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
    • 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,
    • 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
    • 8 And they remembered his words,
    • 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
    • 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles,
    • 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
    • 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.
    • 13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,
    • 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened.
    • 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 302 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
    • UMH 304 – Easter People, Raise Your Voices
    • UMH 310 – He Lives
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 364 – Because He Lives
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – [1 Corinthians 15:1-8 ESV]
    • 1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,
    • 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you–unless you believed in vain.
    • 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,
    • 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
    • 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
    • 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
    • 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
    • 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
  • Sermon – “I Am The Resurrection” – John 11:17-27
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 322 – Up from the Grave He Arose
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-04-10

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Bread of Life

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 880 – The Nicene Creed
    • We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
    • We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
    • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in the one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
  • Reading – [Matthew 21:1-10 ESV]
    • 1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
    • 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.
    • 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.”
    • 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
    • 5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.'”
    • 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them.
    • 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them.
    • 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
    • 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
    • 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?”
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 278 – Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
    • UMH 280 – All Glory, Laud, and Honor
    • UMH 599 – Break Thou the Bread of Life
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 389 – Freely, Freely
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – [John 6:41-51 ESV]
    • 41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”
    • 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”
    • 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves.
    • 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
    • 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me–
    • 46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father.
    • 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.
    • 48 I am the bread of life.
    • 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
    • 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
    • 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
  • Sermon – “I Am The Bread of Life” – John 6:30-59
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 394 – Something Beautiful
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-04-03

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Alpha and The Omega

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 850 – Psalm 133
    • 1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when we live together in unity!
    • 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down upon the beard, upon the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
    • 3 It is like the dew of Hermon which falls on the mountains of Zion!
    • For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life for evermore.
  • Reading – [Isaiah 48:12-13, 17-18 ESV]
    • 12 “Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.
    • 13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.
    • 17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.
    • 18 Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 467 – Trust and Obey
    • UMH 295 – In the Cross of Christ I Glory
    • In Christ Alone – © 2001 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • Lord, I Need You – © 2011 sixsteps Music
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I Am The Alpha and The Omega” – [Revelation 1:8 ESV]
    • 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2129 – I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-03-27

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Way, The Truth, The Life

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – ESV Hebrews 4:14
    • 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
  • Reading – [Isaiah 43:10-19 ESV]
    • 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.
    • 11 I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.
    • 12 I declared and saved and proclaimed, when there was no strange god among you; and you are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and I am God.
    • 13 Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?”
    • 14 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I send to Babylon and bring them all down as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships in which they rejoice.
    • 15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.”
    • 16 Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,
    • 17 who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:
    • 18 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
    • 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2149 – Living for Jesus
    • UMH 365 – Grace Greater than Our Sin
    • UMH 399 – Take My Life, and Let It Be
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2195 – In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I Am The Way, The Truth, The Life” – [John 14:1-7 ESV]
    • 1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
    • 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
    • 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
    • 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
    • 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”
    • 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
    • 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2184 – Sent Out in Jesus’ Name
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-03-20

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Good Shepherd

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 268 – Lent
    • O God our deliverer, you led your people of old through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide now the people of your church, that, following our Savior, we may walk through the wilderness of this world, toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.
  • Reading – [John 10:1-10 ESV]
    • 1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.
    • 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
    • 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
    • 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
    • 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
    • 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
    • 7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
    • 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
    • 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
    • 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2087 – We Will Glorify the King of Kings
    • TFWS 2071 – Jesus, Name above All Names
    • UMH 381 – Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 393 – Spirit of the Living God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I Am The Good Shepherd” – [John 10:11-16 ESV]
    • 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
    • 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
    • 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
    • 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,
    • 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
    • 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 536 – Precious Name
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-03-13

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Light of the World

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 574 – For Renewal of the Church
    • Renew your church, Lord, your people in this land. Save us from cheap words and self-deception in your service. In the power of your Spirit transform us, and shape us by your cross. Amen.
  • Reading – [John 9:1-5 ESV]

    • 1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
    • 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
    • 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.
    • 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
    • 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2032 – My Life Is in You, Lord
    • TFWS 2016 – Glorify Thy Name
    • UMH 171- There’s Something About That Name
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2119 – Where the Spirit of the Lord Is
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I Am The Light of the World” – [John 8:12-20 ESV]
    • 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
    • 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.”
    • 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
    • 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
    • 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me.
    • 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true.
    • 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”
    • 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
    • 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 664 – Sent forth by God’s Blessing
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-03-06

“I Am” Statements of Jesus – I Am The Vine

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 268 – Lent
    • O God our deliverer, you led your people of old through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide now the people of your church, that, following our Savior, we may walk through the wilderness of this world, toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.
  • Reading – [John 15:1-7 ESV]
    • 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
    • 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
    • 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
    • 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
    • 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
    • 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
    • 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
  • Worship Hymns
    • How Great Is Our God – © 2004 sixsteps Music
    • UMH 170 – O How I Love Jesus
    • UMH 577 – God of Grace and God of Glory
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 405 – Seek Ye First
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I Am The Vine” – [John 15:1-17 ESV]
    • 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
    • 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
    • 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
    • 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
    • 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
    • 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
    • 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
    • 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
    • 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
    • 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.
    • 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
    • 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
    • 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
    • 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
    • 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
    • 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
    • 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2226 – Bind Us Together
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-02-27

Transfiguration of Christ

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue Mar 1 Heifer Project donation deadline
    • Wed Mar 2 | 6pm Ash Wednesday Service
    • Wed Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 | 7pm Lenten Bible Study
    • Wed May 4 Life Line Screening – Ways to Register:
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 466 – An Invitation to Christ
    • Come, my Light, and illumine my darkness.
    • Come, my Life, and revive me from death.
    • Come, my Physician, and heal my wounds.
    • Come, Flame of divine love, and burn up the thorns of my sins, kindling my heart with the flame of thy love.
    • Come, my King, sit upon the throne of my heart and reign there.
    • For thou alone art my King and my Lord.
    • Amen.
  • Reading – [Luke 9:2-12 ESV]
    • 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
    • 3 And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
    • 4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
    • 5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
    • 6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
    • 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
    • 8 by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen.
    • 9 Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him.
    • 10 On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida.
    • 11 When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.
    • 12 Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2022 – Great is The Lord
    • TFWS 2023 – How Majestic Is Your Name
    • UMH 77 – How Great Thou Art
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2064 – O Lord, You’re Beautiful
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Bible Presentation for 3rd & 4th Graders
  • Sermon – “Transfiguration of Christ” – [Matthew 17:1-13 ESV]
    • 1 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
    • 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
    • 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
    • 4 And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
    • 5 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
    • 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified.
    • 7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.”
    • 8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
    • 9 And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”
    • 10 And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?”
    • 11 He answered, “Elijah does come, and he will restore all things.
    • 12 But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands.”
    • 13 Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2008 – Let All Things Now Living
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-02-20

Bumps, Lumps, Potholes, and Ditches

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue Mar 1 Heifer Project donation deadline
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Romans 11:33-36 ESV
    • 33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
    • 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”
    • 35 “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”
    • 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
  • Reading – [Psalm 42:1-8 ESV]
    • 1 To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
    • 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
    • 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
    • 4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.
    • 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation
    • 6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
    • 7 Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.
    • 8 By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2032 – My Life Is in You, Lord
    • TFWS 2065 – More Precious than Silver
    • UMH 700 – Abide with Me
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2025 – As the Deer
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Bumps, Lumps, Potholes, and Ditches” – [John 15:1-9 ESV]
    • 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
    • 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
    • 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
    • 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
    • 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
    • 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
    • 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
    • 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
    • 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2041 – Thou Art Worthy
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-02-13

The Right Side of History: A Certain Future

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Tue Mar 1 Heifer Project donation deadline
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 136:1-3 ESV
      • 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
      • 2 Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.
      • 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;
  • Reading – [1 Peter 2:9-12 ESV]
      • 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
      • 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
      • 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
      • 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 154 – All Hail the Power of Jesus Name – v1, 2, 4, 6
      • UMH 370 – Victory in Jesus
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 371 – I Stand Amazed in the Presence
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Right Side of History: A Certain Future”
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 181 – Ye Servants of God
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-02-06

The Right Side of History: Our Present Anxiety

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Tue Mar 1 Heifer Project donation deadline
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Philippians 2:5-11 ESV
      • 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
      • 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
      • 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
      • 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
      • 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
      • 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
      • 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  • Reading – [1 Peter 2:4-8 ESV]
      • 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
      • 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
      • 6 For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
      • 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”
      • 8 and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 189 – Fairest Lord Jesus
      • UMH 174 – His Name Is Wonderful
      • TFWS 2071 – Jesus, Name above All Names
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 160 – Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Right Side of History: Our Present Anxiety”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 536 – Precious Name
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-01-30

Time to Rebuild – Haggai 2022

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Tue Mar 1 Heifer Project donation deadline
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH #125
      • Seek the Lord who now is present, call upon the Lord, who is near,
      • let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts;
      • let them return, that the Lord may have mercy on them; that our God may abundantly pardon.
      • For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
      • For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
      • so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I intend, and prosper in the thing for which I send it.
  • Reading – [2 Corinthians 5:1-9 ESV]
      • 1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
      • 2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,
      • 3 if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.
      • 4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened–not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
      • 5 He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
      • 6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,
      • 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.
      • 8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
      • 9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 354 – I Surrender All
      • UMH 140 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
      • UMH 369 – Blessed Assurance
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 500 – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Unfaithful People, Faithful Savior” – [Haggai 2:10-19 ESV]
      • 10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet,
      • 11 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Ask the priests about the law:
      • 12 ‘If someone carries holy meat in the fold of his garment and touches with his fold bread or stew or wine or oil or any kind of food, does it become holy?'” The priests answered and said, “No.”
      • 13 Then Haggai said, “If someone who is unclean by contact with a dead body touches any of these, does it become unclean?” The priests answered and said, “It does become unclean.”
      • 14 Then Haggai answered and said, “So is it with this people, and with this nation before me, declares the LORD, and so with every work of their hands. And what they offer there is unclean.
      • 15 Now then, consider from this day onward. Before stone was placed upon stone in the temple of the LORD,
      • 16 how did you fare? When one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were but twenty.
      • 17 I struck you and all the products of your toil with blight and with mildew and with hail, yet you did not turn to me, declares the LORD.
      • 18 Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid, consider:
      • 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 671 – Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-01-23

Time to Rebuild – Haggai 2022

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Sun Feb 13 Heifer Project donation deadline
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH #602
      • Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
  • Reading – [Hebrews 11:16 ESV]
      • 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
  • Reading – [James 1:5-6 ESV]
      • 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
      • 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 601 Thy Word is a Lamp
      • UMH 600 Wonderful Words of Life
      • UMH 529 How Firm a Foundation
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 393 Spirit of the Living God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Baptism – Josie & Jessa
  • Sermon – “Get Ready” – [Haggai 2:1-9 ESV]
      • 1 In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet:
      • 2 “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say,
      • 3 ‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes?
      • 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the LORD. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the LORD. Work, for I am with you, declares the LORD of hosts,
      • 5 according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not.
      • 6 For thus says the LORD of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.
      • 7 And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.
      • 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts.
      • 9 The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.'”
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 507 Through It All (2x)
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-01-16

Time to Rebuild – Haggai 2022

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Fri Jan 21 | 7 pm – Feed My Starving Children
      • Sun Feb 13 Heifer Project donation deadline
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH #201
      • Merciful God, you sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation. Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may celebrate aright the commemoration of the nativity, and may await with joy the coming in glory of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
  • Reading – [Isaiah 6:1-6 ESV]
      • 1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.
      • 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
      • 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
      • 4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.
      • 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
      • 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 98 To Go Be The Glory
      • UMH 64 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
      • UMH 451 Be Thou My Vision
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 454 Open My Eyes, That I May See
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Commendation – Corwin to the Marine Corps
  • Sermon – “I Am With You, Let’s Go!” – [Haggai 1:12-15 ESV]
      • 12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him. And the people feared the LORD.
      • 13 Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke to the people with the LORD’s message, “I am with you, declares the LORD.”
      • 14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
      • 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 254 We Three Kings
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-01-09

Time to Rebuild – Haggai 2022

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Fri Jan 21 | 7 pm – Feed My Starving Children
      • Sun Feb 13 Heifer Project donation deadline
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Book of Worship #551
      • Almighty and most merciful God, from you comes every good and perfect gift. We give you praise and thanks for all your mercies. Your goodness has created us, your bounty has sustained us, your discipline has chastened us, your patience has borne with us, your love has redeemed us. Give us a heart to love and serve you, and enable us to show our thankfulness for all your goodness and mercy by giving up ourselves to your service, and cheerfully submitting in all things to your blessed will; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
  • Reading
      • [Matthew 6:33 ESV]
          • 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
      • [Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV]
          • 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
          • 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation.
          • 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
  • Worship Hymns
      • TFWS 2270 He Has Made Me Glad
      • TFWS 2071 Jesus, Name above All Names
      • TFWS 2150 Lord, Be Glorified
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 405 Seek Ye First
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Is the Prophet Talking to Us?” – [Haggai 1:1-11 ESV]
      • 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest:
      • 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.”
      • 3 Then the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet,
      • 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?
      • 5 Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.
      • 6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.
      • 7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.
      • 8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the LORD.
      • 9 You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house.
      • 10 Therefore the heavens above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce.
      • 11 And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.”
  • Closing Hymn
      • TFWS 2223 They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-01-02

Epiphany of The Lord

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 255
  • Reading – [Luke 2:21-32 ESV]
      • 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
      • 22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
      • 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”)
      • 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”
      • 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
      • 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
      • 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law,
      • 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
      • 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;
      • 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
      • 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
      • 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 224 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
      • UMH 254 We Three Kings
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 249 There’s a Song in the Air
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Epiphany of The Lord” – [Matthew 2:1-12 ESV]
      • 1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,
      • 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
      • 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;
      • 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
      • 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
      • 6 “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'”
      • 7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared.
      • 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.”
      • 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.
      • 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
      • 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
      • 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • TFWS 2022 Great Is the Lord
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-12-26

Where Do You Need to Return From?

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – The Christ Child
  • Reading
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 218 It Came upon the Midnight Clear
      • UMH 245 The First Noel
      • UMH 236 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (vs. 1,2,3,6)
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 219 What Child Is This
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Where Do You Need to Return From?” – [Matthew 2:19-23 ESV]
      • 19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
      • 20 saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.”
      • 21 And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.
      • 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee.
      • 23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 251 Go, Tell It on the Mountain
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-12-19

DELIVERANCE

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Fri Dec 24 | 5 pm & 11 pm – Christmas Eve Services
      • Fri Jan 21 | 7 pm – Feed My Starving Children
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Advent Reading | Candle Lighting
  • Reading – [Luke 2:7-14 ESV]
      • 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
      • 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
      • 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.
      • 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
      • 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
      • 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
      • 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
      • 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 220 Angels from the Realms of Glory
        UMH 245 The First Noel – vs 1-4
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 217 “way in a Manger
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “DELIVERANCE” – Matthew 2:16-21
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 218 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – vs 1,3,4
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-12-12

FEAR

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Sun Dec 12 | 2:30 – 4:30-ish pm – Christmas Carol Sing
      • Sun Dec 12 – Hat & Mitten Tree donations due
      • Tue Dec 14 – Poinsettia orders due (cost $8)
      • Fri Dec 24 | 5 pm & 11 pm – Christmas Eve Services
      • Fri Jan 21 | 7 pm – Feed My Starving Children
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Advent Reading | Candle Lighting
  • Reading – [Luke 2:1-7 ESV]
      • 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
      • 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
      • 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town.
      • 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
      • 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
      • 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
      • 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 213 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
        UMH 250 Once in Royal David’s City – vs 1,2 and 4
        UMH 229 Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 242 Love Came Down at Christmas
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “FEAR” – Matthew 2:13-15
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 230 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-12-05

Faith

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Sat Dec 11 | 8:30 am to 10:30 am | small kitchen – Cookie Walk
      • Sun Dec 12 | 2 – 3 pm – Christmas Carol Sing
      • Sun Dec 12 – Hat & Mitten Tree donations due
      • Tue Dec 14 – Poinsettia orders due (cost $8)
      • Fri Dec 24 | 5 pm & 11 pm – Christmas Eve Services
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Advent Reading | Candle Lighting
  • Reading – [Luke 1:39-56 ESV]
      • 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
      • 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
      • 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
      • 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
      • 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
      • 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
      • 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
      • 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
      • 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
      • 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
      • 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
      • 50 And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
      • 51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
      • 52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;
      • 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
      • 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
      • 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
      • 56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 203 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
      • UMH 211 O Come, O Come Emmanuel – vs. 1,2,6, and 7
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 204 Emmanuel (2x)
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Faith”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 196 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-11-28

Worry

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Sat Dec 11 | 8:30 am to 10:30 am | small kitchen – Cookie Walk
      • Sun Dec 12 | 2 – 3 pm – Christmas Carol Sing
      • Sun Dec 12 – Hat & Mitten Tree donations due
      • Tue Dec 14 – Poinsettia orders due (cost $8)
      • Fri Dec 24 | 5 pm & 11 pm – Christmas Eve Services
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 881
      • I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
      • And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried, the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
      • I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
  • Reading – [Luke 21:10-19 ESV]
      • 10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
      • 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
      • 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake.
      • 13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness.
      • 14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,
      • 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.
      • 16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death.
      • 17 You will be hated by all for my name’s sake.
      • 18 But not a hair of your head will perish.
      • 19 By your endurance you will gain your lives.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 585 This Little Light of Mine
      • UMH 362 Nothing but the Blood
      • UMH 89 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • TFWS 2041 Thou Art Worthy
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Baptism
      • Casen Royal Corbin
      • Henry Needham Corbin
  • Sermon – “Worry”
      • [Matthew 13:18-22 ESV]
          • 18 “Hear then the parable of the sower:
          • 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.
          • 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,
          • 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.
          • 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 98 To God Be the Glory
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-11-21

Have You Drawn From the Well of Salvation?

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Wed Nov 24 | 7 pm – Thanksgiving Eve Service
      • Sat Nov 27 | 9 am – Hanging of the Greens
      • Sat Dec 11 | 8:30 am to 10:30 am | small kitchen – Cookie Walk
      • Sun Dec 12 | 2 – 3 pm – Christmas Carol Sing
      • Sun Dec 12 – Hat & Mitten Tree donations due
      • Tue Dec 14 – Poinsettia orders due (cost $8)
      • Fri Dec 24 | 5 pm & 11 pm – Christmas Eve Services
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Isaiah 26:1-4
      • 1 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks.
      • 2 Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.
      • 3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
      • 4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock …”
  • Reading – [Romans 15:8-13 ESV]
      • 8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
      • 9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”
      • 10 And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”
      • 11 And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”
      • 12 And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”
      • 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 694 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
      • UMH 131 We Gather Together
      • UMH 98 To God Be the Glory
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 95 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Have You Drawn From the Well of Salvation?”
      • [Isaiah 12:1-6 ESV]
          • 1 You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.
          • 2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
          • 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
          • 4 And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.
          • 5 “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.
          • 6 Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 92 For the Beauty of the Earth
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-11-14

LIFE

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Today Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes due
      • Sat Nov 20 | 9 am – 2 pm Christmas Items Sale
      • Wed Nov 24 | 7 pm Thanksgiving Eve Service
      • Sat Nov 27 | 9 am Hanging of the Greens
      • Sat Dec 11 | 8:30 am to 10:30 am Cookie Walk
      • Sun Dec 12 Hat & Mitten Tree donations due
      • Sun Dec 12 | TBD Christmas Carol Sing
      • Fri Dec 24 | 5 pm & 11 pm Christmas Eve Services
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – 1 John 5:11-13
      • 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
      • 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
      • 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
  • Reading – [Genesis 4:8-12 ESV]
      • 8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.
      • 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”
      • 10 And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.
      • 11 And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
      • 12 When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”
  • Worship Hymns
      • TFWS 2022 – Great Is the Lord
      • UMH 140 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
      • UMH 378 – Amazing Grace
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 377 – It Is Well with My Soul
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “LIFE”
      • Genesis 1:26-30, 2:7
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 374 – Standing on the Promises
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-11-07

Priorities

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Thur Nov 11 | 11:30 am | Veterans & their family lunch
      • Sun Nov 14 | Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes | Filled shoe boxes due back | Cost to ship is $9, CC team covering $5
      • Wed Nov 24 | 7:00 pm | Thanksgiving Eve Service
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 1 #738 UMH
      • 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
      • 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
      • 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
      • 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
      • 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
      • 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
  • Reading – [Exodus 20:1-6 ESV]
      • 1 And God spoke all these words, saying,
      • 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
      • 3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
      • 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
      • 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,
      • 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 89 – Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
      • Living Hope by Phil Wickham
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 405 – Seek Ye First
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • All Saints Remembrance
      • UMH 711 – For All The Saints
  • Sermon – “Priorities”
      • Deuteronomy 26:10
      • Malachi 3:6-10
      • Matthew 6:33
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • TFWS 2024 – From the Rising of the Sun
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-10-31

Grace

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Today | 12:00 – 2:00 pm | Trunk or Treat
      • November 7
          • All Saints Day Service
          • Time Change Weekend – Make sure to reset your clocks
      • November 11 | 11:30 am | Veterans & their family lunch
      • November 14 | Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes | Filled shoe boxes due back | Cost to ship is $9, CC team covering $5
      • November 24 | 7:00 pm | Thanksgiving Eve Service
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 86:3-7
      • 3 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.
      • 4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
      • 5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
      • 6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace.
      • 7 In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.
  • Reading – [Isaiah 30:18-21 ESV]
      • 18 Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
      • 19 For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you.
      • 20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.
      • 21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
  • Worship Hymns
      • TFWS 2270 – He Has Made Me Glad
      • TFWS 2162 – Grace Alone
      • UMH 365 – Grace Greater than Our Sin
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • TFWS 2143 – O Lord, Your Tenderness
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Grace”
      • 2 Corinthians 9:8
      • 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • Closing Hymn
      • TFWS 2281 – May You Run and Not Be Weary
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-10-24

Partners in the Gospel, and Generosity

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Today | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Trunk or Treat
      • November 14 | Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes | Filled shoe boxes due back | Cost to ship is $9, CC team covering $5
      • November 24 | 7:00 pm | Thanksgiving Eve Service
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
      • 1 We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia,
      • 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.
      • 3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord,
      • 4 begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints –
      • 5 and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.
  • Reading – [2 Corinthians 9:6-12 ESV]
      • 6 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
      • 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
      • 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
      • 9 As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
      • 10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
      • 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
      • 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 707 – Hymn of Promise
      • UMH 348 – Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling
      • Video – Here I am to Worship
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • TFWS 2055 – You Are My Hiding Place
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Partners in the Gospel, and Generosity” – Philippians 4:14-23
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 701 – When We All Get to Heaven
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-10-17

Keep Holding On

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Trunk or Treat | Sunday | October 24 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
      • Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes | Filled shoe boxes due back by November 14 | Cost to ship is $9, CC team covering $5
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 1
      • 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
      • 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
      • 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
      • 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
      • 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
      • 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
  • Reading – [2 Kings 23:36 – 24:5 ESV]
      • 36 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
      • 37 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
      • 1 In his days, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him.
      • 2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldeans and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by his servants the prophets.
      • 3 Surely this came upon Judah at the command of the LORD, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done,
      • 4 and also for the innocent blood that he had shed. For he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not pardon.
      • 5 Now the rest of the deeds of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
  • Worship Hymns
      • TFWS 2040 – Awesome God
      • UMH 467 – Trust and Obey
      • Video – How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • TFWS 2167 – More Like You
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Keep Holding On” – Daniel 1:1-21
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 95 – Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-10-10

Philippians – The Whatevers, Living in Excellence

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
      • Ladies bible study begins Tuesday October 12 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | Cindy Akre’s home
      • Free flu shot clinic here | October 15 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
      • Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes | assembling Saturday, October 16 (on the stage | 9:30 am until finished. Filled shoe boxes due back by November 14 | Cost to ship is $9, CC team covering $5
      • Trunk or Treat | Sunday | October 24 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Hebrews 4:14-16
      • 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
      • 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
      • 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
  • Reading – [Hebrews 4:10-13 ESV]
      • 10 for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
      • 11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.
      • 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
      • 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
  • Worship Hymns
      • This is the Day
      • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
      • In Christ Alone
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • My Life Is in You, Lord
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Baptism – Grayson Clark Vandermyde
  • Sermon – “The Whatevers, Living in Excellence” – Philippians 4:8-13
  • Closing Hymn
      • God Be with You till We Meet Again
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-10-03

Philippians – Rejoice and Pray

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
      • 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
      • 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep.
      • 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
      • 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
      • 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
      • 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
  • Reading – [Matthew 6:25-29, 33-34 ESV]
      • 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
      • 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
      • 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
      • 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
      • 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
      • 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
      • 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
  • Worship Hymns
      • UMH 95 – Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
      • UMH 71 – Glory Be to the Father
      • TFWS 2022 – Great Is the Lord
      • I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • TFWS 2164 – Sanctuary (2x)
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Rejoice and Pray” – Philippians 4:1-7
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 154 – All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-09-26

Philippians – Press On!

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 69
      • Glorious God, source of joy and righteousness, enable us as redeemed and forgiven children evermore to rejoice in singing your praises. Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts we may practice in our lives; so that being doers of the Word and not hearers only, we may receive everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
      • All: Amen.
  • Reading – [Philippians 3:12-21 ESV]
      • 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
      • 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
      • 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
      • 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
      • 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
      • 17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.
      • 18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.
      • 19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
      • 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
      • 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
  • Worship Hymns
      • Awesome God performed by Maranatha Music
      • TFWS 2229 – We Are One in Christ Jesus
      • TFWS 2218 – You Are Mine
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • TFWS 2203 – In His Time
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Press On!” – Philippians 3:12-21
  • Closing Hymn
      • TFWS 2241 – The Spirit Sends us Forth to Serve
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-09-19

Philippians – The Best of News for Troubling Times

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 602
      • Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.
      • All: Amen.
  • Reading – [Philippians 3:1-11 ESV]
      • 1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.
      • 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
      • 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh–
      • 4 though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:
      • 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;
      • 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.
      • 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
      • 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
      • 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith–
      • 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
      • 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
  • Worship Hymns
      • Open the Eyes of My Heart by Michael W. Smith
      • TFWS 2173 – Shine, Jesus, Shine
      • TFWS 404 – People Need the Lord
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
      • UMH 420 – Breathe on Me, Breath of God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Best of News for Troubling Times” – Philippians 3:1-11
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • TFWS 2272 – Holy Ground
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-09-12

Philippians – Family Connections

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 838 – Psalm 117
      • Leader: Praise the Lord, all nations!
      • All: Extol the Lord, all peoples!
      • Leader: The Lord’s steadfast love toward us is great!
      • All: The faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever! Praise the Lord!
  • Reading – [Philippians 2:19-30 ESV]
      • 19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you.
      • 20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare.
      • 21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
      • 22 But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.
      • 23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me,
      • 24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also.
      • 25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need,
      • 26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill.
      • 27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
      • 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.
      • 29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men,
      • 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.
  • Hymns
      • I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me
      • UMH 707 – Hymn of Promise
      • UMH 404 – Every Time I Feel the Spirit
  • Offering
  • Hymn
      • UMH 349 – Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
  • Corporate Prayer
  • Sermon – “Family Connections” – Philippians 2:19-30
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 419 – I Am Thine, O Lord
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2021-09-05

Philippians – Salvation and The Word of Life

  • Prelude
  • Welcome | Announcements
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 556 – Litany for Christian Unity
      • Leader: Let us ask the Lord to strengthen in all Christians faith in Christ, the Savior of the world.
      • All: Listen to us, O Lord.
      • Leader: Let us ask the Lord to sustain and guide Christians with his gifts along the way to full unity.
      • All: Listen to us, O Lord.
      • Leader: Let us ask the Lord for the gift of unity and peace for the world.
      • All: Listen to us, O Lord.
      • Leader: Let us pray. We ask you, O Lord, for the gifts of your Spirit. Enable us to penetrate the depth of the whole truth, and grant that we may share with others the goods you have put at our disposal. Teach us to overcome divisions. Send us your Spirit to lead to full unity your sons and daughters in full charity, in obedience to your will; through Christ our Lord.
      • All: Amen.
  • Reading – [1 Corinthians 15:8-10 ESV]
      • 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
      • 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
      • 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
  • Hymn
      • How Great is Our God by Christ Tomlin
      • UMH 98 – To God Be the Glory
      • UMH 469 – Jesus is All the World to Me
  • Offering
  • Hymn
      • TFWS 2080 – All I Need Is You
  • Corporate Prayer
  • Reading – [1 Peter 1:1-5 ESV]
      • 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
      • 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
      • 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
      • 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
      • 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
  • Sermon – “Salvation and The Word of Life” – [Philippians 2:12-18 ESV]
      • 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
      • 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
      • 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing,
      • 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
      • 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
      • 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
      • 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
      • UMH 715 – Rejoice, the Lord is King
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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