2024-05-19

Praying In Unbelief

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Tue @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • July 14 – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Romans 2:9-11 ESV
    • 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
    • 10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.
    • 11 For God shows no partiality.
  • Worship Hymns
    • Here I Am To Worship – © 2000 Thankyou Music
    • Your Grace Is Enough – © 2003 Thankyou Music; spiritandsong.com
    • UMH 393 – Spirit of the Living God
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 420 – Breathe on Me, Breath of God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Praying In Unbelief” – [Acts 12:6-19 ESV]
    • 6 Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison.
    • 7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.
    • 8 And the angel said to him, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.”
    • 9 And he went out and followed him. He did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
    • 10 When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him.
    • 11 When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”
    • 12 When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
    • 13 And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer.
    • 14 Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate.
    • 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!”
    • 16 But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.
    • 17 But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.” Then he departed and went to another place.
    • 18 Now when day came, there was no little disturbance among the soldiers over what had become of Peter.
    • 19 And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2223 – They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
  • Benediction
  • Postlude


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2024-05-12

Do Not Stand In God’s Way

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Tue @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • May 19 – Last day of Sunday School until the fall
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Methodist Hymnal pg 509
    • For A Devout Mind
    • Almighty God, from whom every good prayer cometh, and who pourest out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and supplication, deliver us, when we draw nigh to Thee, from coldness of hearts and wanderings of mind: that with steadfast thoughts, and kindled affections, we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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    • For The Vision Of God
    • Gracious God, in Thee we live and move and have our being. In Thy presence is fullness of joy. Break the spell of that which blinds our minds. Purify our hearts that we may see Thee. Renew our inward life through the unseen and eternal. Visit our spirits and witness with them that we are Thy children. Amen.
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    • Our Heavenly Father, we adore Thee, whose name is love, whose nature is compassion, whose presence is joy, whose word is truth, whose spirit is goodness, whose holiness is beauty, whose will is peace whose service is perfect freedom, and in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life. Amen.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 695 – O Lord, May Church and Home Combine
    • TFWS 2062 – The Lily of the Valley
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 445 – Happy the Home When God Is There
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Do Not Stand In God’s Way” – [Acts 11 ESV]
    • 1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
    • 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying,
    • 3 “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
    • 4 But Peter began and explained it to them in order:
    • 5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me.
    • 6 Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air.
    • 7 And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’
    • 8 But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’
    • 9 But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’
    • 10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven.
    • 11 And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea.
    • 12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.
    • 13 And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter;
    • 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’
    • 15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning.
    • 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
    • 17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”
    • 18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
    • 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.
    • 20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
    • 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
    • 22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
    • 23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,
    • 24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
    • 25 So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
    • 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
    • 27 Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
    • 28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius).
    • 29 So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.
    • 30 And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2032 – My Life Is in You, Lord
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-05-05

Gospel for Gentiles

  • Choral Introit
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Tue @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • May 8 @ 6:30pm – Missions (Mao Her)
    • May 11 @ 9am – Church Spring Cleaning
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2129 – I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
    • UMH 601 – Thy Word Is a Lamp
    • Cornerstone – © 2011 Hillsong MP Songs
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2150 – Lord, Be Glorified
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Gospel for Gentiles” – [Acts 10:44-48 ESV]
    • 44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.
    • 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles.
    • 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared,
    • 47 “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”
    • 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 370 -Victory in Jesus
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-04-28

Favorites

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • May 4 @ 9am – Womens Retreat “Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul”
    • May 8 @ 6:30pm – Missions (Mao Her)
    • May 11 @ 9am – Church Spring Cleaning
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 674 – See the Morning Sun Ascending
    • UMH 77 – How Great Thou Art
    • As the Deer (3 verse version)
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 364 – Because He Lives
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Favorites” – [Acts 10:34-43 ESV]
    • 34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
    • 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
    • 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
    • 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
    • 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
    • 39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,
    • 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear,
    • 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
    • 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
    • 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 569 – We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-04-21

Visions and Obedience

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • May 4 @ 9am – Womens Retreat “Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul”
    • May 8 @ 6:30pm – Missions (Mao Her)
    • May 11 @ 9am – Church Spring Cleaning
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 888
    • 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 454 – Open My Eyes That I May See
    • UMH 467 – Trust and Obey
    • Jesus Messiah – © 2008 sixsteps Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2039 – Holy, Holy
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Special Music
  • Sermon – “Visions and Obedience” – [Acts 10:1-33 ESV]
    • 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort,
    • 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
    • 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.”
    • 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
    • 5 And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter.
    • 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.”
    • 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him,
    • 8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
    • 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.
    • 10 And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance
    • 11 and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth.
    • 12 In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air.
    • 13 And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
    • 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.”
    • 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”
    • 16 This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.
    • 17 Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon’s house, stood at the gate
    • 18 and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there.
    • 19 And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you.
    • 20 Rise and go down and accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them.”
    • 21 And Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?”
    • 22 And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.”
    • 23 So he invited them in to be his guests. The next day he rose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him.
    • 24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
    • 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.
    • 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.”
    • 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered.
    • 28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.
    • 29 So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me.”
    • 30 And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing
    • 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
    • 32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’
    • 33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 593 – Here I Am, Lord
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-04-14

Miracles Change the Heart

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • Apr 14 @ 1pm – Bowl for Fun – Plano Hometown Lanes
    • May 4 @ 9am – Womens Retreat “Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul”
    • May 8 @ 6:30pm – Missions (Mao Her)
    • May 11 @ 9am – Church Spring Cleaning
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Colossians 3:1-4 ESV
    • 1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
    • 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
    • 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
    • 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 419 – I Am Thine, O Lord
    • UMH 156 – I Love to Tell the Story
    • We Believe – © Integrity Worship Music; Integrity’s Praise! Music; Life Worship; Travis Ryan Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 357 – Just as I Am, Without One Plea
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Miracles Change the Heart” – [Acts 9:32-43 ESV]
    • 32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.
    • 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was paralyzed.
    • 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose.
    • 35 And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
    • 36 Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
    • 37 In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
    • 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.”
    • 39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them.
    • 40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
    • 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then, calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
    • 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 43 And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 389 – Freely, Freely
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-04-07

Fear of the Lord, Bold preaching, One Heart=Growth

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • Apr 14 @ 1pm – Bowl for Fun – Plano Hometown Lanes
    • May 4 @ 9am – Womens Retreat “Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul”
    • May 11 @ 9am – Church Spring Cleaning
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Special Music
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 150 ESV
    • 1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
    • 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
    • 3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
    • 4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
    • 5 Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
    • 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 400 – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    • King of Kings – © 2019 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia
    • Our God – © 2010 Atlas Mountain Songs
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 354 – I Surrender All
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Fear of the Lord, Bold preaching, One Heart=Growth” – [Acts 9:26-31 ESV]
    • 26 And when he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple.
    • 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.
    • 28 So he went in and out among them at Jerusalem, preaching boldly in the name of the Lord.
    • 29 And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists. But they were seeking to kill him.
    • 30 And when the brothers learned this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
    • 31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 364 – Because He Lives
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul – Womens Retreat

You are invited to join us for our first Annual District Women’s Conference! Click “Read more …” below for details.
Illinois North District of the
Great Lakes Annual Conference
of the Global Methodist Church
Presents on Saturday, May 4th 2024
Our first Annual Women’s Conference:
“Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul”
8:15 am Doors Open for Breakfast
9 am – 12 pm Women’s Conference
Registration $5
38 seats available, Email Charlotte to hold your spot

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2024-03-31

The Scriptures Fulfilled

  • Choral Introit
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • Apr 14 @ 1pm – Bowl for Fun – Plano Hometown Lanes
    • May 4 @ 9am – Womens Retreat “Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul”
    • May 11 @ 9am – Church Spring Cleaning
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – John 14:5-6 ESV
    • 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 302 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
    • UMH 322 – Up from the Grave He Arose
    • UMH 304 – Easter People, Raise Your Voices
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 301 – Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Scriptures Fulfilled”
    • [Genesis 3:1-24 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.
    • 8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
    • 9 But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
    • 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”
    • 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
    • 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”
    • 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
    • 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.”
    • 20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
    • 21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
    • 22 Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever–“
    • 23 therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.
    • 24 He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
    •  
    • [John 20:1-10 ESV]
    • 1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
    • 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
    • 3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.
    • 4 Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
    • 5 And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.
    • 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there,
    • 7 and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.
    • 8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
    • 9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
    • 10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.
    •  
    • [Luke 24:25-27 ESV]
    • 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
    • 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”
    • 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
    •  
    • [Matthew 27:51-53 ESV]
    • 51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.
    • 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,
    • 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
    •  
    • [1 Corinthians 15:1-7 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.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 310 – He Lives
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-03-24

Arrival of The True King

  • Choral Introit
  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • Mar 28 @ 7pm – Maundy Thursday – Stations of The Cross
    • Mar 29 @ 7pm – Good Friday Service
    • Mar 31 @ 6:30apm – Easter Sunrise Service
    • Apr 14 @ 1pm – Bowl for Fun – Plano Hometown Lanes
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 8:1-6 ESV
    • 1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!
    • 2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
    • 3 Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
    • 4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
    • 5 Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.
    • 6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
    • 7 to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples,
    • 8 to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,
    • 9 to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones.
    • Praise the LORD!
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 280 – All Glory, Laud, and Honor
    • Above All – © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
    • TFWS 2160 – Into My Heart
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 159 – Lift High the Cross
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Arrival of The True King”
    • [Luke 19:28-40 ESV]
    • 28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
    • 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
    • 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here.
    • 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.'”
    • 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them.
    • 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
    • 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”
    • 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.
    • 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.
    • 37 As he was drawing near–already on the way down the Mount of Olives–the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,
    • 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
    • 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”
    • 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
    •  
    • [Zechariah 9:9-13 ESV]
    • 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
    • 10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
    • 11 As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
    • 12 Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.
    • 13 For I have bent Judah as my bow; I have made Ephraim its arrow. I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and wield you like a warrior’s sword.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 308 – Thine Be the Glory
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-03-17

I Have Overcome The World

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • Mar 23 @ 6:30pm – Game Night
    • Mar 28 @ 7pm – Maundy Thursday – Stations of The Cross
    • Mar 29 @ 7pm – Good Friday Service
    • Mar 31 @ 6:30apm – Easter Sunrise Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 8:1-6 ESV
    • To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.
    • 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,
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 152 – I Sing The Almighty Power Of God
    • UMH 154 – All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name
    • At The Cross (Love Ran Red) – © Countless Wonder Publishing
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 328 – Surely The Presence Of The Lord
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I Have Overcome The World” – [John 16:25-33 ESV]
    • 25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father.
    • 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf;
    • 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
    • 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
    • 29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech!
    • 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.”
    • 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?
    • 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.
    • 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2162 – Grace Alone
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-03-10

Testimony Sunday

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • Mar 23 @ 6:30pm – Game Night
    • Mar 28 @ 7pm – Maundy Thursday – Stations of The Cross
    • Mar 29 @ 7pm – Good Friday Service
    • Mar 31 @ 6:30apm – Easter Sunrise Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Matthew 10:18 ESV
    • 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 64 – Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    • UMH 98 – To God Be The Glory
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2166 – Christ Beside Me
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Testimony Sunday”
    • Testimony – Jordyn
    • Testimony – Lori
    • Testimony – Linda
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2223 – They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-03-03

The Road Less Traveled

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study (Skip Mar 4)
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School (Kids & Adults)
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
    • Mar 23 @ 6:30pm – Game Night
    • Mar 28 @ 7pm – Maundy Thursday – Stations of The Cross
    • Mar 29 @ 7pm – Good Friday Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Proverbs 3:1-6 ESV
    • 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,
    • 2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
    • 3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
    • 4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
    • 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 89 – Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
    • UMH 128 – He Leadeth Me O Blessed Thought
    • UMH 364 – Because He Lives
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 338 – Where He Leads Me
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Road Less Traveled”
    • [Acts 8:25-40 ESV]
    • 25 Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.
    • 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.
    • 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
    • 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
    • 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”
    • 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
    • 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
    • 32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth.
    • 33 In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.”
    • 34 And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”
    • 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.
    • 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
    • 37 And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
    • 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
    • 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
    • 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
    •  
    • [Isaiah 53:7-8 ESV]
    • 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
    • 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?
    •  
    • [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 98 – To God Be The Glory
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-02-25

The Acts of Stephen

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School & Adult Sunday School
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
    • Mar 1 – Easter Lilies deadline
    • Mar 28 @ 7pm – Maundy Thursday – Stations of The Cross
    • Mar 29 @ 7pm – Good Friday Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • We Believe – © Integrity Worship Music; Integrity’s Praise! Music; Life Worship; Travis Ryan Music
    • UMH 529 – How Firm A Foundation
    • UMH 641 – Fill My Cup Lord
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2215 – Cares Chorus x2
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Reading – Acts 7:1-53 ESV
  • Sermon – “The Acts of Stephen” – [Acts 7 ESV]
    • 1 And the high priest said, “Are these things so?”
    • 2 And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,
    • 3 and said to him, ‘Go out from your land and from your kindred and go into the land that I will show you.’
    • 4 Then he went out from the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran. And after his father died, God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living.
    • 5 Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot’s length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child.
    • 6 And God spoke to this effect–that his offspring would be sojourners in a land belonging to others, who would enslave them and afflict them four hundred years.
    • 7 ‘But I will judge the nation that they serve,’ said God, ‘and after that they shall come out and worship me in this place.’
    • 8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.
    • 9 “And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him
    • 10 and rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.
    • 11 Now there came a famine throughout all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers could find no food.
    • 12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers on their first visit.
    • 13 And on the second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and Joseph’s family became known to Pharaoh.
    • 14 And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all.
    • 15 And Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, he and our fathers,
    • 16 and they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.
    • 17 “But as the time of the promise drew near, which God had granted to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt
    • 18 until there arose over Egypt another king who did not know Joseph.
    • 19 He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive.
    • 20 At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God’s sight. And he was brought up for three months in his father’s house,
    • 21 and when he was exposed, Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son.
    • 22 And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.
    • 23 “When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.
    • 24 And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian.
    • 25 He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand.
    • 26 And on the following day he appeared to them as they were quarreling and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers. Why do you wrong each other?’
    • 27 But the man who was wronging his neighbor thrust him aside, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
    • 28 Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?’
    • 29 At this retort Moses fled and became an exile in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.
    • 30 “Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
    • 31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord:
    • 32 ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and did not dare to look.
    • 33 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.
    • 34 I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.’
    • 35 “This Moses, whom they rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’–this man God sent as both ruler and redeemer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.
    • 36 This man led them out, performing wonders and signs in Egypt and at the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years.
    • 37 This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.’
    • 38 This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us.
    • 39 Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt,
    • 40 saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’
    • 41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.
    • 42 But God turned away and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: “‘Did you bring to me slain beasts and sacrifices, during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
    • 43 You took up the tent of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the images that you made to worship; and I will send you into exile beyond Babylon.’
    • 44 “Our fathers had the tent of witness in the wilderness, just as he who spoke to Moses directed him to make it, according to the pattern that he had seen.
    • 45 Our fathers in turn brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations that God drove out before our fathers. So it was until the days of David,
    • 46 who found favor in the sight of God and asked to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
    • 47 But it was Solomon who built a house for him.
    • 48 Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says,
    • 49 “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?
    • 50 Did not my hand make all these things?’
    • 51 “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.
    • 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered,
    • 53 you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”
    • 54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him.
    • 55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
    • 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
    • 57 But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him.
    • 58 Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
    • 59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
    • 60 And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2165 – Cry Of My Heart
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-02-18

Who’s Job Is It?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Mon @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Sun @ 9am – Adult Sunday School
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
    • Mar 1 – Easter Lilies deadline
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Mark 10:43-45 ESV
    • 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
    • 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.
    • 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2130 – The Summons
    • UMH 569 – We’ve A Story To Tell To The Nations
    • UMH 507 – Through It All
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2203 – In His Time
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Who’s Job Is It?” – [Acts 6:1-7 ESV]
    • 1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.
    • 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.
    • 3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
    • 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
    • 5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
    • 6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
    • 7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 555 – Forward Through the Ages
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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