A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

October 13, 2019

 

 

“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” Jeremiah 29.7

 

Prelude nb                                                                                                   Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Service

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

Choral Introit

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalms 66)

Leader: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;

People: sing to the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.

Leader: Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you.

People: All the earth worships you, O Lord; we sing praises to your name.”

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

*Call to Confession (adapted from 1 John 2.1,2)

If anyone sins, we have someone who pleads with the Father on our behalf—Jesus Christ, the righteous one. And Christ himself is the means by which our sins are forgiven, and not our sins only, but also the sins of everyone. Let us confess our sins before God and one another.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, you have given us many blessings and trusted us with many opportunities to serve you. We are so grateful to be your people and are anxious to discern your will for our lives. But we must confess, O Lord, that there are times when we forget Jesus. We ignore his call to follow and have gone our separate ways. Forgive us, Father, and challenge us to better respond to the call of Christ and to serve your kingdom faithfully. All this we pray in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music “All Creatures of Our God and King”                                  The Handbell Choir

Children’s Sermon

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon)

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Lessons

Old Testament lesson Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7 OT 690

New Testament lesson 2 Timothy 2.8-15 NT 187-188

Gospel lesson Luke 17.11-19 NT 70

Leader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Sermon “Bloom Where You’re Planted”

*Hymn 250 “In the Bulb There Is a Flower”

*Affirmation of Faith A Brief Statement of Faith (1 & 2) (Page 37)

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Tithes and Gifts

Offertory

*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (Page 35)

*Hymn 544 “Bless the Lord”

*Benediction

*Choral Benediction

*Postlude                                                                                            Mrs. Lynn Patterson

 

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR TODAY'S SERVICE

USHERS: Kacey Whittemore, Grace Whittemore

                Jennifer Long, Emma Grace Long

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN: Sanna Smawley

SCRIPTURE READER: Sally Lesher