Sunday Bulletins

2022-12-04

Looking to the Promised Savior

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sat Dec 10 | 8:30am Cookie Walk
    • Sun Dec 11 Children’s Christmas Program
    • Sat Dec 24 | 5pm Child-friendly Christmas Eve
    • Sat Dec 24 | 11pm Christmas Eve
    • No Sunday school on 12/25 and 1/1
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading & Candle Lighting – BW 262 (Mark 1:4)
  • Call To Worship – BW 249
    • Eternal God, in your providence you made all ages a preparation for the kingdom of your Son.
    • Make ready our hearts for the brightness of your glory and the fullness of your blessing in Jesus Christ our Lord.
    • Amen.
  • Reading – [Psalm 2 ESV]
    • 1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
    • 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
    • 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”
    • 4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
    • 5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,
    • 6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”
    • 7 I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.
    • 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.
    • 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
    • 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
    • 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
    • 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 220 – Angels from the Realms of Glory
    • How Many Kings – © 2006 Centricity Music Publishing, Germain And Martel Publishing
    • UMH 211 – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 420 – Breathe on Me, Breath of God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Looking to the Promised Savior” – [Jeremiah 23:1-6 ESV]
    • 1 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD.
    • 2 Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the LORD.
    • 3 Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply.
    • 4 I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the LORD.
    • 5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
    • 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 202 – People, Look East
  • Benediction
  • Postlude


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2022-11-27

Where It All Began

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Thur Dec 1 Poinsettia Deadline
    • Sat Dec 10 | 8:30am Cookie Walk
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading & Candle Lighting – BW 262 (Isaiah 60:2-3)
  • Call To Worship – BW 271 & 272
    • Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of a great joy for all the people;
    • To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.
    • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    • And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory.
  • Reading – [Genesis 3:1-7 ESV]
    • 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
    • 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,
    • 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'”
    • 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
    • 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
    • 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
    • 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 61 – Come, Thou Almighty King
    • UMH 184 – Of the Father’s Love Begotten
    • UMH 196 – Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 204 – Emmanuel, Emmanuel (x2)
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Where It All Began” – [Genesis 3:14-19 ESV]
    • 14 The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
    • 15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
    • 16 To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.”
    • 17 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
    • 18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.
    • 19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 206 – I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-11-20

Are We Thankful?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sat Nov 26 | 9am Hanging of the Greens
    • Thur Dec 1 Poinsettia Deadline
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 821 – Psalm 100
    • 1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!
    • 2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into God’s presence with singing!
    • 3 Know that the Lord, who made us, is God.
    • We are the Lord’s; we are the people of God, the sheep of God’s pasture.
    • 4 Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving, and God’s courts with praise!
    • Give thanks and bless God’s name!
    • 5 For the Lord is good;
    • God’s steadfast love endures forever; God’s faithfulness to all generations.
  • Readings
    • [1 Chronicles 29:12-13 ESV]
    • 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
    • 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
    •  
    • [Psalm 69:30 ESV]
    • 30 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
    •  
    • [Psalm 30:1-4 ESV]
    • 1 A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
    • 2 O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
    • 3 O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
    • 4 Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
    •  
    • [Psalm 147:7 ESV]
    • 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 131 – We Gather Together
    • UMH 694 – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2036 – Give Thanks
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Are We Thankful?”
    • [2 Corinthians 9:10-12, 15 ESV]
    • 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.
    • 15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
    •  
    • [Colossians 3:12-17 ESV]
    • 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
    • 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
    • 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
    • 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
    • 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
    • 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    •  
    • [1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV]
    • 16 Rejoice always,
    • 17 pray without ceasing,
    • 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 557 – Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-11-13

The Do Not’s

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun Nov 13 | Operation Christmas Child – shoebox deadline
    • Sat Nov 19 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
    • Sat Nov 19 | 8am Christmas Sale
    • Thur Dec 1 Poinsettia Deadline
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 403 – For True Life
    • Govern all by thy wisdom, O Lord, so that my soul may always be serving thee as thou dost will, and not as I may choose.
    • Do not punish me, I beseech thee, by granting that which I wish or ask, if it offends thy love, which would always live in me.
    • Let me die to myself, that I may serve thee; let me live to thee, who in thyself art the true life.
    • Amen.
  • Reading – [Psalm 125 ESV]
    • 1 A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
    • 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.
    • 3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.
    • 4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts!
    • 5 But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2087 – We Will Glorify the King of Kings
    • TFWS 2176 – Make Me a Servant
    • TFWS 2223 – They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2215 – Cares Chorus (2x)
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – "The Do Not’s" – [Proverbs 3:25-35 ESV]
    • 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,
    • 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
    • 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
    • 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it" — when you have it with you.
    • 29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you.
    • 30 Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.
    • 31 Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways,
    • 32 for the devious person is an abomination to the LORD, but the upright are in his confidence.
    • 33 The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
    • 34 Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.
    • 35 The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 70 – Glory Be to the Father
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-11-06

The High Value of God’s Wisdom

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon Nov 7 | 6:30pm Small Group Study
    • Sun Nov 13 | Operation Christmas Child – shoebox deadline
    • Sat Nov 19 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
    • Sat Nov 19 | 8am Christmas Sale
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 69 – For True Singing
    • 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.
    • Amen.
  • Reading – [1 Corinthians 1:25-31 ESV]
    • 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
    • 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
    • 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
    • 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
    • 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
    • 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
    • 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 351 – Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
    • UMH 337 – Only Trust Him
    • Draw Me Close – © 1994 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 472 – Near to the Heart of God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The High Value of God’s Wisdom” – [Proverbs 3:13-24 ESV]
    • 13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,
    • 14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.
    • 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
    • 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
    • 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
    • 18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.
    • 19 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;
    • 20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.
    • 21 My son, do not lose sight of these– keep sound wisdom and discretion,
    • 22 and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.
    • 23 Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.
    • 24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 671 – Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-10-30

Honor The LORD, Embrace Discipline?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun Oct 30 | 1pm Trunk or Treat
    • Mon Oct 31 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
    • Sat Nov 5 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
    • Sun Nov 6 | Daylight Savings Time Change
    • Sun Nov 13 | Operation Christmas Child – shoebox deadline
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 125 – Canticle of Covenant Faithfulness
    • 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 sent it.
  • Reading – [Ephesians 3:8-12 ESV]
    • 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
    • 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things,
    • 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
    • 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
    • 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 707 – Hymn of Promise
    • Here I Am To Worship – © 2000 Thankyou Music
    • Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing – © 2006 Clumsy Fly Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 496 – Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Honor The LORD, Embrace Discipline?” – [Proverbs 3:9-12 ESV]
    • 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
    • 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
    • 11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof,
    • 12 for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 673 – God Be with You till We Meet Again
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-10-23

Who Can We Trust?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon Oct 24 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
    • Wed Oct 26 | 6:30pm Time of Prayer and Discernment
      Will meet every Wednesday, at the same time, in October
    • Sun Oct 30 | 1pm Trunk or Treat
    • Sat Nov 5 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
    • Sun Nov 13 | Operation Christmas Child – shoebox deadline
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 859 – Psalm 147
    • 1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; a song of praise is fitting.
    • 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; and gathers the outcasts of Israel.
    • 3 The Lord heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.
    • 4 The Lord determines the number of the stars, and gives to all of them their names.
    • 5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power, whose understanding is beyond measure.
    • 6 The Lord lifts up the downtrodden, but casts the wicked to the ground.
    • 7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
    • make melody upon the lyre to our God
    • 8 who covers the heavens with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, makes grass grow upon the hills.
    • 9 The Lord gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.
    • 10 The Lord takes no delight in the might of a horse nor pleasure in the strength of a runner,
    • 11 but the Lord takes pleasure in the faithful, in those who hope in the Lord’s steadfast love.
    • 12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
    • 13 The Lord strengthens the bars of your gates, blesses your children in your midst,
    • 14 makes peace in your borders, fills you with the finest wheat.
    • 15 The Lord sends forth commands to the earth; the word runs swiftly.
    • 16 The Lord gives snow like wool, scatters hoarfrost like ashes,
    • 17 casts forth ice like morsels; who can withstand its cold?
    • 18 The Lord sends forth the word and melts them; makes the wind blow, and the waters flow.
    • 19 The Lord declares the word to Jacob, the statutes and ordinances to Israel.
    • 20 The Lord has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know God’s ordinances.
    • Praise the Lord!
  • 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.
    • [James 3:13-18 ESV]
    • 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
    • 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.
    • 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
    • 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
    • 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
    • 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 85 – We Believe in One True God
    • UMH 64 – Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    • Jesus – © 2016 Capitol CMG Paragon
  • Offering
  • Intercessory Prayer
    • TFWS 2201 – Prayers of the People
  • Sermon – “Who Can We Trust?” – [Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV]
    • 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
    • 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 63 – Blessed Be the Name (2x)
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-10-16

Holy Communion

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon Oct 17 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
    • Wed Oct 19 | 6:30pm Time of Prayer and Discernment
      Will meet every Wednesday, at the same time, in October
    • Sat Oct 22 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
    • Sun Oct 30 | 1pm Trunk or Treat
    • Sun Nov 13 | Operation Christmas Child – shoebox deadline
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 721 – Christ the King
    • Almighty and everlasting God, it is your will to restore all things to Christ, whom you have anointed priest forever and ruler of creation.
    • Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united under the glorious and gentle rule of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
    • Amen.
  • Reading – [Mark 14:22-26 ESV]
    • 22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”
    • 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it.
    • 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
    • 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
    • 26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 362 – Nothing But the Blood
    • UMH 292 – What Wondrous Love Is This
    • Above All – © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
  • Offering
  • Intercessory Prayer
    • TFWS 2201 – Prayers of the People
  • Reading – [Matthew 26:26-30 ESV]
    • 26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”
    • 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you,
    • 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
    • 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
    • 30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
  • Sermon – “Holy Communion”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • Our God – © 2010 Atlas Mountain Songs
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-10-09

Baptism

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
    • Tue Oct 11 | 7pm Charge Conference
    • Wed Oct 11 | 6:30pm Time of Prayer and Discernment
      Will meet every Wednesday, at the same time, in October
    • Sat Oct 22 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      Followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Sun Oct 30 | 1pm Trunk or Treat
    • Sun Nov 13 | Operation Christmas Child – shoebox deadline
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer – UMH 602 – Concerning the Scriptures
    • 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.
  • 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 – [Romans 6:1-5 ESV]
    • 1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?
    • 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
    • 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
    • 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
    • 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 252 – When Jesus Came to Jordan
    • TFWS 2247 – Wonder of Wonders
    • Wonderful Merciful Savior – © 1989 Curb Dayspring Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2224 – Make Us One (2x)
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – [Matthew 3:13-16 ESV]
    • 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
    • 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
    • 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.
    • 16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;
  • Sermon – “Baptism”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 327 – Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • Benediction
  • Operation Christmas Child – Promo Video
  • Postlude

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2022-10-02

Harvest Time

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun Oct 2 | 9am Sunday School
      Welcome Back Gathering!
    • Sat Oct 8 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Sat Oct 8 | 9:30am Operation Christmas Child
      Please join us for a morning of fellowship and shoebox assembly for Operation Christmas Child. This event will take place on the stage area just off of the sanctuary.
    • Sun Oct 9 | 9am Sunday School
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
    • Tue Oct 11 | 7pm Charge Conference
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 857 – Psalm 145:8-21
    • 8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    • 9 The Lord is good to all, his compassion is over all his creation.
    • 10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    • and your faithful ones shall bless you!
    • 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
    • and tell of your power,
    • 12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
    • and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
    • 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    • and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
    • 14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
    • and raises up all who are bowed down.
    • 15 The eyes of all look to you,
    • and you give them their food in due season.
    • 16 You open your hand,
    • you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
    • 17 All the Lord’s ways are just,
    • all the Lord’s doings are kind.
    • 18 The Lord is near to all who call,
    • to all who call upon the Lord in truth.
    • 19 The Lord fulfills the desire of all the faithful,
    • and hears their cry and saves them.
    • 20 All who love the Lord, the Lord preserves.
    • All the wicked the Lord destroys.
    • 21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord;
    • let all flesh bless God’s holy name for ever and ever.
  • Reading – [Matthew 9:35-38 ESV]
    • 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.
    • 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
    • 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
    • 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 694 – Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
    • UMH 77 – How Great Thou Art
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymns
    • UMH 98 – To God Be the Glory
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – [John 4:31-42 ESV]
    • 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
    • 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
    • 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?”
    • 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.
    • 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.
    • 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.
    • 37 For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’
    • 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”
    • 39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”
    • 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days.
    • 41 And many more believed because of his word.
    • 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
  • Sermon – “Harvest Time”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 370 -Victory in Jesus
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-09-25

Who Do You Listen To?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sun Oct 2 | 9am Sunday School
      Welcome Back Gathering!
    • Sat Oct 8 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Sun Oct 9 | 9am Sunday School
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
    • Tue Oct 11 | 7pm Charge Conference
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 848 – Psalm 130
    • 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! Lord, hear my voice!
    • 2 Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
    • 3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
    • 4 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be worshiped.
    • 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, in the Lord’s word I hope.
    • 6 my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.
    • 7 O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, with the Lord is plenteous redemption.
    • 8 And the Lord will redeem Israel from all iniquities.
  • Reading – [Romans 12:2-8 ESV]
    • 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.
    • 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
    • 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,
    • 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
    • 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
    • 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;
    • 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 57 – O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (verses 1 to 6)
    • UMH 158 – Come, Christians, Join to Sing
    • WS 3008 – Open the Eyes of My Heart
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymns
    • UMH 95 – Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
    • UMH 534 – Be Still, My Soul
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – [Matthew 13:16-19 ESV]
    • 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
    • 17 For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
    • 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.
  • Sermon – “Who Do You Listen To?”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 347 – Spirit Song
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-09-18

Fingerprint of God

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sat Oct 8 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
    • Tue Oct 11 | 7pm Charge Conference
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – St. Patrick’s Prayer
    • I arise today,
    • through God’s strength to pilot me,
    • Christ with me,
    • Christ before me,
    • Christ behind me,
    • God’s might to uphold me,
    • God’s wisdom to guide me,
    • Christ in me,
    • Christ beneath me,
    • Christ above me,
    • God’s eye to look before me,
    • God’s ear to hear me,
    • Christ on my right,
    • Christ on my left,
    • Christ when I lie down,
    • Christ when I sit down,
    • Christ when I arise,
    • God’s word to speak for me,
    • God’s hand to guard me,
    • Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    • Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
    • Christ in every eye that sees me,
    • Christ in every ear that hears me.
    • I arise today
    • Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    • Through belief in the Threeness,
    • Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
    • Amen.
  • Reading – [John 1:1-5, 9-14 ESV]
    • 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    • 2 He was in the beginning with God.
    • 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    • 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
    • 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
    • 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
    • 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
    • 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
    • 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
    • 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
    • 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 103 – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
    • TFWS 2004 – Praise the Source of Faith and Learning
    • UMH 144 – This Is My Father’s World
    • In Christ Alone – © 2001 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 140 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – [Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18, 23-24 ESV]
    • 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
    • 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
    • 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
    • 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
    • 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
    • 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
    • 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
    • 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
    • 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
    • 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
    • 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
    • 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
    • 24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
  • Sermon – “Fingerprint of God”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2008 – Let All Things Now Living
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-09-11

The Name! – 3 John

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sat Sept 17 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 8th and 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
    • Tue Oct 11 | 7pm Charge Conference
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Hebrews 10:19-25 (Responsive Reading)
    • 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,
    • 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
    • 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
    • 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
    • 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
    • 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
    • 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
  • Reading – [Romans 12:1-5 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.
    • 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
    • 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,
    • 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 168 – At the Name of Jesus
    • UMH 77 – How Great Thou Art
    • Blessed Be Your Name – © 2002 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 474 – Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Name!” – [3 John ESV]
    • 1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
    • 2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
    • 3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.
    • 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
    • 5 Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are,
    • 6 who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.
    • 7 For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
    • 8 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
    • 9 I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.
    • 10 So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.
    • 11 Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
    • 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
    • 13 I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink.
    • 14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.
    • 15 Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name.
  • Closing Hymn
    • Jesus Messiah – © 2008 sixsteps Music
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2022-09-04

Truth, Love, and Deceivers – 2 John 1

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sat Sept 17 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 8th and 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV
    • 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
    • 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
  • Reading – [1 Peter 1:13-19 ESV]
    • 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
    • 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
    • 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
    • 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
    • 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
    • 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
    • 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 64 – Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    • UMH 128 – He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought
    • UMH 170 – O How I Love Jesus
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2108 – O How He Loves You and Me
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Truth, Love, and Deceivers” – [2 John 1 ESV]
    • 1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,
    • 2 because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
    • 3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
    • 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.
    • 5 And now I ask you, dear lady–not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning–that we love one another.
    • 6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
    • 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
    • 8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
    • 9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
    • 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
    • 11 for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.
    • 12 Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
    • 13 The children of your elect sister greet you.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2008 – Let All Things Now Living
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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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.
    •  
    • [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.
    •  
    • [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.
    •  
    • [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.”
    •  
    • [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.
    •  
    • [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.”
    •  
    • [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.
    •  
    • [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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