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2024-05-19

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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2024-03-31

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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2024-02-11

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The Name

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Sun @ 9am – Adult Sunday School
    • Feb 12 @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Feb 14 @ 5:30pm – Soup and Bread Supper
    • Feb 14 @ 7pm – Ash Wednesday Service
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Special Music
  • Reading – Acts 5:17-30 ESV
    • 17 But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy
    • 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison.
    • 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,
    • 20 “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”
    • 21 And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach. Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council, all the senate of the people of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
    • 22 But when the officers came, they did not find them in the prison, so they returned and reported,
    • 23 “We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them we found no one inside.”
    • 24 Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to.
    • 25 And someone came and told them, “Look! The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.”
    • 26 Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.
    • 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them,
    • 28 saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
    • 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
    • 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
  • Call To Worship – Philippians 2:8-11 ESV
    • 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • In Christ Alone – © 2001 Thankyou Music
    • Jesus Messiah – © 2008 sixsteps Music
    • UMH 171 – There’s Something About That Name
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 526 – What A Friend We Have In Jesus
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Name”
    • [Acts 5:31-42 ESV]
    • 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
    • 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
    • 33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.
    • 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while.
    • 35 And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men.
    • 36 For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
    • 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered.
    • 38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail;
    • 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice,
    • 40 and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
    • 41 Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
    • 42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.
    •  
    • [Ezekiel 20:14, 44 ESV]
    • 14 But I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.
    • 44 And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I deal with you for my name’s sake, not according to your evil ways, nor according to your corrupt deeds, O house of Israel, declares the Lord GOD.”
    •  
    • [Isaiah 48:9, 11 ESV]
    • 9 “For my name’s sake I defer my anger; for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.
    • 11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.
    •  
    • [Isaiah 66:5 ESV]
    • 5 Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: “Your brothers who hate you and cast you out for my name’s sake have said, ‘Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy’; but it is they who shall be put to shame.
    •  
    • [Psalm 25:11 ESV]
    • 11 For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.
    •  
    • [Acts 9:16 ESV]
    • 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
    •  
    • [Luke 21:17 ESV]
    • 17 You will be hated by all for my name’s sake.
    •  
    • [John 15:21 ESV]
    • 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 536 – Take The Name Of Jesus With You
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-02-04

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We Can’t Hide The Truth

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Sun @ 9am – Adult Sunday School
    • Feb 5 @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Feb 14 @ 5:30pm – Soup and Bread Supper
    • Feb 14 @ 7pm – Ash Wednesday Service
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Choral Introit
  • Reading – Colossians 3:8-10 ESV
    • 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
    • 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices
    • 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 139:1-6 ESV
    • To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
    • 1 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2002 – I Will Call Upon The Lord
    • Your Grace Is Enough – © 2003 Thankyou Music; spiritandsong.com
    • TFWS 2039 – Holy Holy
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2164 – Sanctuary
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “We Can’t Hide The Truth”
    • [Acts 5:1-11 ESV]
    • 1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,
    • 2 and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
    • 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?
    • 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.”
    • 5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it.
    • 6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.
    • 7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
    • 8 And Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much.” And she said, “Yes, for so much.”
    • 9 But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.”
    • 10 Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
    • 11 And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.
    •  
    • [Exodus 17:1-7 ESV]
    • 1 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
    • 2 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?”
    • 3 But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”
    • 4 So Moses cried to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.”
    • 5 And the LORD said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
    • 6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.
    • 7 And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the LORD by saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”
    •  
    • [Leviticus 10:1-3 ESV]
    • 1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them.
    • 2 And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.
    • 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD has said: ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.'” And Aaron held his peace.
    •  
    • [Numbers 20:1-13 ESV]
    • 1 And the people of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. And Miriam died there and was buried there.
    • 2 Now there was no water for the congregation. And they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
    • 3 And the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Would that we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!
    • 4 Why have you brought the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness, that we should die here, both we and our cattle?
    • 5 And why have you made us come up out of Egypt to bring us to this evil place? It is no place for grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink.”
    • 6 Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. And the glory of the LORD appeared to them,
    • 7 and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
    • 8 “Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water. So you shall bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to the congregation and their cattle.”
    • 9 And Moses took the staff from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
    • 10 Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?”
    • 11 And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.
    • 12 And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe in me, to uphold me as holy in the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land that I have given them.”
    • 13 These are the waters of Meribah, where the people of Israel quarreled with the LORD, and through them he showed himself holy.
    •  
    • [Proverbs 6:17 ESV]
    • 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
    •  
    • [Proverbs 12:22 ESV]
    • 22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
    •  
    • [Ephesians 4:21-25 ESV]
    • 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,
    • 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
    • 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
    • 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
    • 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2173 – Shine Jesus Shine
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-01-28

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Prayer Is Non-negotiable

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Sun @ 9am – Adult Sunday School
    • Jan 29 @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Reading – Acts 4:1-10 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.
  • Call To Worship – Romans 12:11-12 ESV
    • 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
    • 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 657 – This Is the Day
    • UMH 474 – Precious Lord, Take My Hand
    • Lord, I Need You – © 2011 sixsteps Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 496 – Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Special Music
  • Sermon – “Prayer Is Non-negotiable”
    • [Acts 4:23-31 ESV]
    • 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.
    •  
    • [1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV]
    • 17 pray without ceasing,
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 352 – It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-01-21

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Are We Seeing?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Jan 22 @ 6:30pm – 5Qs Bible study
    • Jan 28 to Feb 4 @ 9am – Adult Sunday School
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Reading – Luke 13:10-13 ESV
    • 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
    • 11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
    • 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.”
    • 13 And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God.
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 1:1-6 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
    • UMH 378 – Amazing Grace v 1,3,4,6
    • UMH 451 – Be Thou My Vision
    • Our God – © 2010 Atlas Mountain Songs
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 349 – Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus x2
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Special Music
  • Sermon – “Are We Seeing?” – Acts 3:1-10 ESV
    • 1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
    • 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple.
    • 3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms.
    • 4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”
    • 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.
    • 6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”
    • 7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
    • 8 And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
    • 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God,
    • 10 and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 474 – Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-01-14

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Words, Witness, Salvation

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Jan 21 to Feb 4 @ 9am – Adult Sunday School
    • Jan 22 @ 6:30pm – Bible study
    • Mar 1 – Heifer Project deadline
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Reading – Acts 4:32-37 ESV
    • 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
    • 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
    • 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold
    • 35 and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
    • 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,
    • 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
  • Call To Worship – Philippians 1:12-14 ESV
    • 12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,
    • 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.
    • 14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 334 – Sweet, Sweet Spirit
    • Jesus – © 2016 Capitol CMG Paragon
    • Blessed Be Your Name – © 2002 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2167 – More Like You
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Words, Witness, Salvation” – Acts 2:42-47 ESV
    • 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
    • 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
    • 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common.
    • 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.
    • 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,
    • 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2279 – The Trees of the Field
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2024-01-07

Witnesses

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Jan 14 to Mar 1 – Heifer Project
    • Jan 14 @ 9am – Adult Sunday School (4 weeks)
    • Jan 22 @ 6:30pm – Bible study
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
    • Reading – Luke 2:1-12
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Acts 2:29-33 ESV
    • 29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
    • 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne,
    • 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
    • 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
    • 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 254 – We Three Kings
    • UMH 219 – What Child Is This
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 393 – Spirit Of The Living God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Witnesses” – Acts 1:1-10 ESV
    • 1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,
    • 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
    • 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
    • 4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me;
    • 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
    • 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
    • 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.
    • 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
    • 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
    • 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes,
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 251 – Go Tell It On The Mountain
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-12-31

Herod

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Jan 14 to Mar 1 – Heifer Project
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Malachi 1:11 ESV
    • For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 249 – There’s A Song In The Air
    • UMH 230 – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    • How Many Kings – © 2006 Centricity Music Publishing, Germain And Martel Publishing
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 626 – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Herod”
    • [Matthew 2:1-18 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.
    • 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”
    • 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt
    • 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
    • 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.
    • 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:
    • 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”
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    • [Luke 2:22-38 ESV]
    • 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.”
    • 33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.
    • 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed
    • 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
    • 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin,
    • 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
    • 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 228 – He Is Born (Il Est Ne)
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-12-24

Testimonies & Devotions

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Dec 24 @ 4pm – Family Christmas Eve Service
    • Dec 24 @ 11pm – Christmas Eve Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Choral Anthem
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading
  • Call To Worship – OGRP 698 – Gloria
    • Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
    • Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
    • Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb God, you take away the sin of the world:
    • have mercy on us;
    • you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
    • receive our prayer.
    • For you alone are the Holy One, you are alone are the Lord,
    • you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 238 – Angels We Have Heard On High (Gloria)
    • UMH 245 – The First Noel
    • UMH 220 – Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 242 – Love Came Down At Christmas
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Testimonies & Devotions”
    • Testimony – Linda
    • Devotion – Lorna
    • Testimony – Liz
    • Devotion – Jim
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 246 – Joy To The World
  • Benediction
  • Postlude
 

Family Christmas Eve Service – 4pm

  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Choral Anthem
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading
  • Call To Worship – OGRP 695 – Magnificat
    • My soul does magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior. For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden. For behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty has magnified me, and holy is his name. His mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations. He has shown strength with his arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts; He has put down the mighty from their seat and has exalted the humble and meek. He has filled the hungry with good things and the rich he has sent away empty. He, remembering his mercy, has taken hold of his servant Israel as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham, and his seed forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
  • Carols and Readings
    • UMH 242 – Love Came Down At Christmas
    • Reading: Isaiah 7:10-16, 9:6-7
    • UMH 211 – O Come O Come Emmanuel
    • Reading: Mark 1:1-3
    • UMH 220 – Angels From The Realms Of Glory
    • Reading: Luke 1:5-25
    • UMH 234 – O Come All Ye Faithful
    • Reading: Matthew 1:18-25
    • UMH 246 – Joy To The World
    • Reading: Luke 1:26-38
    • UMH 230 – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    • Reading: Luke 1:46-56
    • UMH 251 – Go Tell It On The Mountain
    • Reading: Luke 2:1-20
    • UMH 237 – Sing We Now Of Christmas
  • Childrens Message
  • Benediction
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 239 – Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
 

Christmas Eve Service – 11pm

  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Choral Anthem
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading
  • Call To Worship – OGRP 695 – Magnificat
    • My soul does magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior. For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden. For behold, from now on all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty has magnified me, and holy is his name. His mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations. He has shown strength with his arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts; He has put down the mighty from their seat and has exalted the humble and meek. He has filled the hungry with good things and the rich he has sent away empty. He, remembering his mercy, has taken hold of his servant Israel as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham, and his seed forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
  • Carols and Readings
    • Reading: Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19
    • UMH 242 – Love Came Down At Christmas
    • Reading: Isaiah 7:10-16, 9:6-7
    • UMH 211 – O Come O Come Emmanuel
    • Reading: Isaiah 40:3, Mark 1:1-3
    • UMH 240 – Hark The Herald Angels Sing
    • Reading: Luke 1:5-25
    • UMH 234 – O Come All Ye Faithful
    • Reading: Matthew 1:18-25
    • UMH 246 – Joy To The World
    • Reading: Luke 1:26-38
    • UMH 230 – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    • Reading: Luke 1:46-56
    • UMH 251 – Go Tell It On The Mountain
    • Reading: Luke 2:1-20
    • UMH 237 – Sing We Now Of Christmas
  • Benediction
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 239 – Silent Night (Stille Nacht)

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2023-12-17

Shepherds of Advent

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Dec 19 @ 6:30pm – Charge Conference
    • Dec 24 @ 4pm – Family Christmas Eve Service
    • Dec 24 @ 11pm – Christmas Eve Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Choral Anthem
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading
  • Call To Worship – UMH 754 – Psalm 23
    • [1] The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    • [2] The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures,
    • leads me beside still waters,
    • [3] restores my life,
    • leads me in right paths for the sake of the Lord’s name.
    • [4] Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;
    • for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
    • [5] You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    • you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
    • [6] Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
    • and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 211 – O Come O Come Emmanuel
    • UMH 216 – Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming
    • Make Room – © 2017 Be Essential Songs; I Am A Pilgrim Songs; My Refuge Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 229 – Infant Holy Infant Lowly
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Shepherds of Advent” – Luke 2:15-20 ESV
    • 15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
    • 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.
    • 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
    • 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
    • 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
    • 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 224 – Good Christian Friends Rejoice
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-12-10

Promise Made, Promise Kept

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Dec 19 @ 6:30pm – Charge Conference
    • Dec 24 @ 4pm – Family Christmas Eve Service
    • Dec 24 @ 11pm – Christmas Eve Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading
  • Call To Worship – OGRP 696 – Benedictus
    • Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free.
    • He has raised up for us a mighty savior, horn of the house of his servant David.
    • Through his holy prophets he promised of old that he would save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us.
    • He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant.
    • This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hand of our enemies
    • free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.
    • You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
    • to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins.
    • In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
    • to shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 203 – Hail To The Lord’s Anointed
    • UMH 218 – It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
    • UMH 217 – Away In A Manger
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • Choir
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Promise Made, Promise Kept”
    • [Isaiah 40:1-11 ESV]
    • 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
    • 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.
    • 3 A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
    • 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.
    • 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
    • 6 A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.
    • 7 The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass.
    • 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
    • 9 Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
    • 10 Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
    • 11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
    •  
    • [Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 ESV] 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
    • 2 You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah
    • 8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
    • 9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
    • 10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
    • 11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
    • 12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
    • 13 Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.
    •  
    • [2 Peter 3:8-15 ESV]
    • 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
    • 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
    • 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
    • 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,
    • 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!
    • 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
    • 14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
    • 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,
    •  
    • [Mark 1:1-8 ESV]
    • 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
    • 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way,
    • 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,'”
    • 4 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
    • 5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
    • 6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.
    • 7 And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
    • 8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 234 – O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-12-03

Genealogies? Why?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Dec 9 @ 8:30am – Cookie Walk
    • Dec 19 @ 6:30pm – Charge Conference
    • Dec 24 @ 4pm – Family Christmas Eve Service
    • Dec 24 @ 11pm – Christmas Eve Service
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Choral Anthem
  • Opening Prayer
  • Advent Reading
  • Call To Worship – OGRP 702 – The Collect for Purity
    • Almighty God, unto you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 196 – Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus
    • UMH 213 – Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates
    • Make Room – © 2017 Be Essential Songs; I Am A Pilgrim Songs; My Refuge Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 230 – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Baptism
  • Sermon – “Genealogies? Why?”
    • [Matthew 1:1-17 ESV]
    • 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
    • 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
    • 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,
    • 4 and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon,
    • 5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,
    • 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah,
    • 7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,
    • 8 and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah,
    • 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
    • 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah,
    • 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
    • 12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
    • 13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor,
    • 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud,
    • 15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,
    • 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
    • 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
    •  
    • [Luke 3:23-38 ESV]
    • 23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,
    • 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
    • 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,
    • 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
    • 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,
    • 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
    • 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
    • 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
    • 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,
    • 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon,
    • 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
    • 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
    • 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,
    • 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
    • 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 716 – Rejoice The Lord Is King
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-11-26

One Final Reminder

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Dec 2 – Hanging of the Greens
    • Dec 19 @ 6:30pm – Charge Conference
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Isaiah 11:1-4 ESV
    • 1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
    • 2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
    • 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
    • 4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 139 – Praise To The Lord The Almighty
    • TFWS 2022 – Great Is The Lord
    • TFWS 2036 – Give Thanks
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 102 – Now Thank We All Our God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “One Final Reminder” – [Revelation 22:12-21 ESV]
    • 12 “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.
    • 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
    • 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.
    • 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
    • 16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
    • 17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
    • 18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,
    • 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
    • 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
    • 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 716 – Rejoice The Lord Is King
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-11-19

I am Coming Soon

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Dec 2 – Hanging of the Greens
    • Dec 19 @ 6:30pm – Charge Conference
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Luke 1:30-33 ESV
    • 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
    • 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
    • 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
    • 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 131 – We Gather Together
    • UMH 694 – Come Ye Thankful People Come
    • Your Grace Is Enough – © 2003 Thankyou Music; spiritandsong.com
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • Choir
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “I am Coming Soon” – [Revelation 22:6-11 ESV]
    • 6 And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”
    • 7 “And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
    • 8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me,
    • 9 but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
    • 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
    • 11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 664 – Sent Forth By God’s Blessing
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-11-12

Perpetual, Eternal New Life

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Nov 12 – Operation Christmas Child shoebox deadline
    • Nov 18 @ 9am – Christmas Sale
    • Dec 2 – Hanging of the Greens
    • Dec 19 @ 6:30pm – Charge Conference
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Zechariah 14:6-9 ESV
    • 6 On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost.
    • 7 And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light.
    • 8 On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in summer as in winter.
    • 9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one.
  • Worship Hymns
    • King of Kings – © 2019 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia
    • Jesus – © 2016 Capitol CMG Paragon
    • UMH 600 – Wonderful Words of Life
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 472 – Near to the Heart of God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Perpetual, Eternal New Life” – [Revelation 22:1-5 ESV]
    • 1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
    • 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
    • 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
    • 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
    • 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 431 – Let There Be Peace on Earth
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-11-05

Room For Everyone! And No More Darkness

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Nov 10 @ 11am – Veterans’ Luncheon
    • Nov 12 – Operation Christmas Child shoebox deadline
    • Nov 18 @ 9am – Christmas Sale
    • Dec 12 – Charge Conference
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV
    • 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
    • UMH 711 – For All The Saints v1-4
    • UMH 394 – Something Beautiful x2
    • At The Cross (Love Ran Red) – © Countless Wonder Publishing
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2215 – Cares Chorus x2
  • Bible Presentation for 3rd Graders
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Room For Everyone! And No More Darkness” – [Revelation 21:15-27 ESV]
    • 15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls.
    • 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and width and height are equal.
    • 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits by human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement.
    • 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
    • 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,
    • 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
    • 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
    • 22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
    • 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
    • 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it,
    • 25 and its gates will never be shut by day–and there will be no night there.
    • 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.
    • 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 701 – When We All Get to Heaven
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-10-29

Time for Rejoicing

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Oct 29 @ 1pm – Trunk or Treat
    • Nov 10 @ 11am – Veterans’ Luncheon
    • Nov 12 – Operation Christmas Child shoebox deadline
    • Nov 18 @ 9am – Christmas Sale
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – 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 378 – Amazing Grace
    • UMH 601 – Thy Word
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 451 – Be Thou My Vision
  • Bible Presentation for 3rd Graders
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Time for Rejoicing” – [Revelation 21:9-14 ESV]
    • 9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
    • 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,
    • 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
    • 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed–
    • 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.
    • 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 370 – Victory In Jesus
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-10-22

The New Beginning

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Oct 29 @ 1pm – Trunk or Treat
    • Nov 10 @ 11am – Veterans’ Luncheon
    • Nov 12 – Operation Christmas Child shoebox deadline
    • Nov 18 @ 9am – Christmas Sale
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Isaiah 65:17-19 HCSB
    • 17 “For I will create a new heaven and a new earth; the past events will not be remembered or come to mind.
    • 18 Then be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating; for I will create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight.
    • 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people. The sound of weeping and crying will no longer be heard in her.
  • Worship Hymns
    • Here I Am To Worship – © 2000 Thankyou Music
    • UMH 140 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
    • UMH 367 – He Touched Me
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 171 – There’s Something About That Name
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The New Beginning” – [Revelation 21:1-8 ESV]
    • 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
    • 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    • 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
    • 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
    • 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
    • 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.
    • 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
    • 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 672 – God Be With You
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-10-15

Where is Your Name Written

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Wed @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Oct 29 @ 1pm – Trunk or Treat
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 25:8-11 ESV
    • 8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
    • 9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
    • 10 All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
    • 11 For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 575 – Rise Up O Men Of God
    • UMH 168 – At The Name Of Jesus
    • Wonderful Merciful Savior – © 1989 Curb Dayspring Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 600 – Wonderful Words Of Life
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Where is Your Name Written” – [Revelation 20:11-15 ESV]
    • 11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
    • 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.
    • 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done.
    • 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
    • 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 362 – Nothing But The Blood
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-10-08

Satan On a Leash

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Oct 14th @ 9am – Operation Christmas Child prep
    • Oct 14th @ 3pm – Softball Game & Potluck
    • Oct 29 @ 1pm – Trunk or Treat
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 24:7-10 ESV
    • 7 Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
    • 8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!
    • 9 Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
    • 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! Selah
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 504 – The Old Rugged Cross
    • Our God – © 2010 Atlas Mountain Songs
    • Blessed Be Your Name – © 2002 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2207 – Lord Listen To Your Children
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Satan On a Leash” – [Revelation 20:1-10 ESV]
    • 1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.
    • 2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
    • 3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.
    • 4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
    • 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.
    • 6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
    • 7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison
    • 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.
    • 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them,
    • 10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2032 – My Life Is In You
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-10-01

Love and Wrath

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Tue @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Sun @ 9am – Sunday School
    • Oct 14th @ 9am – Operation Christmas Child prep
    • Oct 14th @ 3pm – Softball Game & Potluck
    • Oct 29 @ 1pm – Trunk or Treat
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – From Isaiah 63-65
    • 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.”
    • 64:4 From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.
    • 5 You meet him who joyfully works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways.
    • 63:2 Why is your apparel red, and your garments like his who treads in the winepress?
    • 3 “I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel.
    • 65:12 I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.”
    • 63:4 For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption had come.
    • 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
    • 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 717 – The Battle Hymn of the Republic
    • UMH 626 – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
    • UMH 451 – Be Thou My Vision
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 454 – Open My Eyes That I May See
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Love and Wrath” – [Revelation]
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 399 – Take My Life, and Let It Be
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-09-24

The King is Back

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Oct 3rd @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 743 – Psalm 8
    • 1 O Lord, our Lord,
    • how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    • 2 Your glory is chanted above the heavens by the mouth of babes and infants:
    • you have set up a defense against 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 established;
    • 4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
    • and mortals that you care for them?
    • 5 you have made them little less than God,
    • and crowned them with glory and honor.
    • 6 You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
    • you have put all things under their feet,
    • 7 all sheep and oxen,
    • and also the beasts of the field,
    • 8 the birds of the air, 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!
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2026 – Halle, Halle, Halleluja (3x)
    • TFWS 2001 – We Sing to You, O God
    • UMH 176 – Majesty, Worship His Majesty
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 186 – Alleluia
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The King is Back” – [Revelation 19:11-21 ESV]
    • 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
    • 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.
    • 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
    • 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.
    • 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
    • 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
    • 17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God,
    • 18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.”
    • 19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army.
    • 20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
    • 21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2075 – King of Kings (2x)
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-09-17

HALLELUJAH

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Oct 3rd @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – 1 Peter 2:9-10 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.
  • Worship Hymns
    • Agnus Dei – © 1990 Sony/ATV Milene Music
    • TFWS 2196 – We Walk by Faith
    • TFWS 2149 – Living for Jesus
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 405 – Seek Ye First
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “HALLELUJAH” – [Revelation 19:1-10 ESV]
    • 1 After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
    • 2 for his judgments are true and just; for he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
    • 3 Once more they cried out, “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.”
    • 4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!”
    • 5 And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.”
    • 6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
    • 7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;
    • 8 it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”– for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
    • 9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
    • 10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 352 – It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-09-10

Vile Babylon

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sep 10 after worship – Ice Cream Social
    • Sep 17 @ 9am – Sunday School Starts!
    • Oct 3rd @ 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV
    • 16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
    • 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 77 – How Great Thou Art
    • UMH 526 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    • Lord, I Need You – © 2011 sixsteps Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 393 – Spirit of the Living God
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Vile Babylon” – [Revelation 18:9-24 ESV]
    • 9 And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning.
    • 10 They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, “Alas! Alas! You great city, you mighty city, Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come.”
    • 11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore,
    • 12 cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble,
    • 13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.
    • 14 “The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you, and all your delicacies and your splendors are lost to you, never to be found again!”
    • 15 The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,
    • 16 “Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, with jewels, and with pearls!
    • 17 For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.” And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off
    • 18 and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, “What city was like the great city?”
    • 19 And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out, “Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth! For in a single hour she has been laid waste.
    • 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!”
    • 21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence, and will be found no more;
    • 22 and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters, will be heard in you no more, and a craftsman of any craft will be found in you no more, and the sound of the mill will be heard in you no more,
    • 23 and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
    • 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2270 – He Has Made Me Glad
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-09-03

A Mountain of Sin

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sep 10 after worship – Ice Cream Social
    • Sep 17 @ 9am – Sunday School Starts!
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – OGRP 619 – Revelation 7:9-10; 21:1-5 ESV
    • After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice,
    • “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
    • Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    • And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people and God himself will be with them as their God.
    • He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
    • And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • How Great Is Our God – © 2004 sixsteps Music
    • UMH 394 – Something Beautiful
    • UMH 2032 – My Life Is in You, Lord
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 378 – Amazing Grace
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “A Mountain of Sin” – [Revelation 18:1-8 ESV]
    • 1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory.
    • 2 And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
    • 3 For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.”
    • 4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;
    • 5 for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
    • 6 Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
    • 7 As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’
    • 8 For this reason her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 404 – Every Time I Feel the Spirit
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-08-27

Evil Turns on Evil

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sep 10 after worship – Ice Cream Social
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Zephaniah 1:14-16 ESV
    • 14 The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the LORD is bitter; the mighty man cries aloud there.
    • 15 A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
    • 16 a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements.
  • Worship Hymns
    • How Many Kings – © 2006 Centricity Music Publishing, Germain And Martel Publishing
    • UMH 662 – Stand Up and Bless the Lord
    • UMH 657 – This is the Day
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 462 – ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Evil Turns on Evil” – [Revelation 17:6b-18 ESV]
    • 6 [And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.] When I saw her, I marveled greatly.
    • 7 But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her.
    • 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.
    • 9 This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated;
    • 10 they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while.
    • 11 As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction.
    • 12 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast.
    • 13 These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.
    • 14 They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
    • 15 And the angel said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.
    • 16 And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire,
    • 17 for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
    • 18 And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 347 – Spirit Song
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-08-20

Wickedness Personified

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sep 10 after worship – Ice Cream Social
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 18:1-3 ESV
    • 1 A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who addressed the words of this song to the LORD on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies,
    • 2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
    • 3 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
  • Worship Hymns
    • TFWS 2130 – The Summons
    • UMH 545 – The Church’s One Foundation
    • At The Cross (Love Ran Red) – © Countless Wonder Publishing
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • 357 – Just as I Am, Without One Plea v1-3
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Wickedness Personified” – [Revelation 17:1-6a ESV]
    • 1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters,
    • 2 with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.”
    • 3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.
    • 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality.
    • 5 And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.”
    • 6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. [When I saw her, I marveled greatly.]
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 664 – Sent forth by God’s Blessing
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-08-13

Fast and Furious, Not The Movie

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sep 10 after worship – Ice Cream Social
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Nahum 1:7 ESV
    • 7 The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 733 – Marching to Zion
    • UMH 577 – God of Grace and God of Glory
    • UMH 394 – Something Beautiful
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 389 – Freely, Freely
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Fast and Furious, Not The Movie” – [Revelation 16 ESV]
    • 1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”
    • 2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
    • 3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.
    • 4 The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
    • 5 And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say, “Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was, for you brought these judgments.
    • 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!”
    • 7 And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are your judgments!”
    • 8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire.
    • 9 They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
    • 10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish
    • 11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.
    • 12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.
    • 13 And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.
    • 14 For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.
    • 15 (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)
    • 16 And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
    • 17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
    • 18 And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.
    • 19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.
    • 20 And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.
    • 21 And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 701 – When We All Get to Heaven
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-08-06

More Angels In Action

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sep 10 after worship – Ice Cream Social
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Isaiah 6:1-7 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.”
  • Worship Hymns
    • WS 3031 – God Leads Us Along
    • UMH 133 – Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
    • Above All – © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2215 – Cares Chorus
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “More Angels In Action” – [Revelation 15 ESV]
    • 1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.
    • 2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire–and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
    • 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!
    • 4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
    • 5 After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened,
    • 6 and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests.
    • 7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever,
    • 8 and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 666 – Shalom to You
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-07-30

The Great Harvest

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sep 10 after worship – Ice Cream Social
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Joel 3:12-14, 16 ESV
    • 12 Let the nations stir themselves up and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
    • 13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great.
    • 14 Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
    • 16 The LORD roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the LORD is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 601 – Thy Word Is a Lamp
    • Shout to the Lord – © 1993 Wondrous Worship
    • UMH 70 – Glory Be to the Father
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2158 – Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Great Harvest” – [Revelation 14:12-20 ESV]
    • 12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
    • 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
    • 14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand.
    • 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.”
    • 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.
    • 17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle.
    • 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.”
    • 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
    • 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse’s bridle, for 1,600 stadia.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • TFWS 2223 – They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-06-25

The Great Battle on Earth

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • Jul 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 121 ESV
    • 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
    • 2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
    • 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
    • 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
    • 5 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
    • 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
    • 7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
    • 8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 171 – There’s Something About That Name 2x
    • UMH 306 – The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done
    • UMH 717 – The Battle Hymn of the Republic v1-4
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2025 – As the Deer
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Great Battle on Earth” – [Revelation 12:13-17 ESV]
    • 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
    • 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.
    • 15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood.
    • 16 But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth.
    • 17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 370 -Victory in Jesus
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-06-18

Satan Cast Out

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Jun 23 @ 8am to 5pm – Garage Sale
    • Jun 24 @ 8am to Noon – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • Jul 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 148:11-14 ESV
    • 11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
    • 12 Young men and maidens together, old men and children!
    • 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.
    • 14 ESV – He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 73 – O Worship the King
    • UMH 144 – This Is My Father’s World
    • TFWS 2071 – Jesus, Name above All Names (2x)
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 354 – I Surrender All v1,3,4
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Satan Cast Out” – [Revelation 12:7-12 ESV]
    • 7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,
    • 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
    • 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world–he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
    • 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.
    • 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
    • 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 110 – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God v 1,3,4
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-06-11

The Woman and The Dragon

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Jun 23/24 – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • Jul 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Psalm 148:1-6 ESV
    • 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
    • 2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!
    • 3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
    • 4 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
    • 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created.
    • 6 And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 103 – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
    • UMH 361 – Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
    • Above All – © 1999 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2167 – More Like You
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Woman and The Dragon” – [Revelation 12:1-6 ESV]
    • 1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
    • 2 She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.
    • 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.
    • 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.
    • 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,
    • 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 368 – My Hope Is Built
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-06-04

The Seventh Trumpet

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Jun 4 – Plano Methodist Church Special Offering
    • Jun 9 – Kane County Cougars “All Faiths Night”
    • Jun 23/24 – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • Jul 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – OGRP 207 “The Light of Christ”
    • Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
    • For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.
    • And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
    • And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.
    • For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit
    • For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 529 – How Firm a Foundation
    • UMH 64 – Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
    • Here I Am To Worship – © 2000 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2036 – Give Thanks
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Seventh Trumpet” – [Revelation 11:15-19 ESV]
    • 15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
    • 16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,
    • 17 saying, “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.
    • 18 The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
    • 19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-05-28

The LORD’s Power Manifest in Real Time

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • May 31 @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Jun 3 @ 8am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Jun 4 – Plano Methodist Church Special Offering
    • Jun 9 – Kane County Cougars “All Faiths Night”
    • Jun 23/24 – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • July 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Hebrews 1:1-4 ESV
    • 1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,
    • 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
    • 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
    • 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 465 – Holy Spirit, Truth Divine
    • TFWS 2191 – Eternal Father, Strong to Save
    • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – © 2011 Atlas Mountain Music
  • Offering
  • Choral Prayer Hymn
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The LORD’s Power Manifest in Real Time” – [Revelation 11:1-4 ESV]
    • 1 Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there,
    • 2 but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months.
    • 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
    • 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 696 – America the Beautiful
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-05-21

Eating the Scroll?

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • May 24 @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • Jun 3 @ 8am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Jun 4 – Plano Methodist Church Special Offering
    • Jun 9 – Kane County Cougars “All Faiths Night”
    • Jun 23/24 – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • July 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – UMH 677 – Listen, Lord (A Prayer)
    • O Lord, we come this morning knee-bowed and body-bent before thy throne of grace.
    • O Lord – this morning – bow our hearts beneath our knees, and our knees in some lonesome valley.
    • We come this morning like empty pitchers to a full fountain, with no merits of our own.
    • O Lord, open up a window of heaven, and lean out far over the battlements of glory, and listen this morning.
    • Amen.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 512 – Stand By Me
    • UMH 176 – Majesty, Worship His Majesty
    • TFWS 2022 – Great Is the Lord
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 557 – Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Eating the Scroll?” – [Revelation 10 ESV]
    • 1 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.
    • 2 He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,
    • 3 and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded.
    • 4 And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.”
    • 5 And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven
    • 6 and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay,
    • 7 but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.
    • 8 Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, “Go, take the scroll that is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”
    • 9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
    • 10 And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter.
    • 11 And I was told, “You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 580 – Lead On, O King Eternal
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-05-14

Angels and Trumpets (Part 3)

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • May 17 @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • May 20 @ 8am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Jun 4 – Plano Methodist Church Special Offering
    • Jun 9 – Kane County Cougars “All Faiths Night”
    • Jun 23/24 – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • July 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – [Psalm 93 ESV]
    • 1 The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
    • 2 Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.
    • 3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.
    • 4 Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty!
    • 5 Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O LORD, forevermore.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 526 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    • UMH 328 – Surely the Presence of the Lord
    • Blessed Be Your Name – © 2002 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Choral Prayer Hymn
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Baptism
  • Sermon – “Angels and Trumpets (Part 3)” – [Revelation 9:13-21 ESV]
    • 13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God,
    • 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”
    • 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind.
    • 16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number.
    • 17 And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths.
    • 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths.
    • 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound.
    • 20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk,
    • 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 334 – Sweet, Sweet Spirit
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-05-07

Angels and Trumpets (Part 2)

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • May 10 @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • May 20 @ 8am – Men’s Bible Study
    • Jun 4 – Plano Methodist Church Special Offering
    • Jun 9 – Kane County Cougars “All Faiths Night”
    • Jun 23/24 – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • July 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Welcoming the Light of Christ
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – [Psalm 104:1-5 ESV]
    • 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
    • 2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.
    • 3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind;
    • 4 he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.
    • 5 He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 154 – All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
    • UMH 626 – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
    • TFWS 2034 – Blessed Be the Name of the Lord
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2160 – Into My Heart
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Angels and Trumpets (Part 2)” – [Revelation 9:1-12 ESV]
    • 1 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.
    • 2 He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.
    • 3 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.
    • 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
    • 5 They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.
    • 6 And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.
    • 7 In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,
    • 8 their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth;
    • 9 they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle.
    • 10 They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.
    • 11 They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.
    • 12 The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 571 – Go, Make of All Disciples
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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2023-04-30

Angels and Trumpets (Part 1)

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • May 3 @ 7pm – Choir Practice
    • May 6 @ 8am – Men’s Bible Study
    • May 6 – Life Line Screening
    • Jun 9 – Kane County Cougars “All Faiths Night” @ Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva $8/person $10/parking
    • Jun 23/24 – Garage Sale
    • Jul 10 – 13 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School
    • July 16 after worship – Church Picnic
  • Prelude (Choral Introit)
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – [1 Chronicles 16:24-27 ESV]
    • 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
    • 25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.
    • 26 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
    • 27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 140 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness
    • UMH 404 – Every Time I Feel the Spirit
    • Cornerstone – © 2011 Hillsong MP Songs
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • TFWS 2203 – In His Time
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “Angels and Trumpets (Part 1)” – [Revelation 8:6-13 ESV]
    • 6 Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
    • 7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
    • 8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.
    • 9 A third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
    • 10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
    • 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter.
    • 12 The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light might be darkened, and a third of the day might be kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.
    • 13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!”
  • Communion
  • Closing Hymn
    • UMH 133 – Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  • Benediction
  • Postlude

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