We Gather Together to Worship Our God
Gathering Hymn: All Hail King Jesus
- 9:00 Sunday School for all ages. Pre-k – 7th meet downstairs; the High School and Adult Class meets in the Sanctuary.
- 10:30 Worship in the sanctuary.
- 5:30 pm, tonight, “Who Is the Holy Spirit?” community groups at the church. We will enjoy a fellowship potluck together and sing as a large group. Then we will break into smaller groups for study and prayer.
- 6:00 pm, tonight, Piedmont Area “Who Is the Holy Spirit?” community group (address in bulletin).
- 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Loving Him Well (Women’s Study) at the church.
- 4:30 pm, Wednesday, Music Practice.
- 5:00 pm, Wednesday, Son Light Puppeteer practice.
- 5:30 pm, Wednesday, Kids’ Quest for grades pre-k-4th and the Middle School Youth for grades 5th-7th begin. Meal provided.
- 6:15 pm, Wednesday, High School Youth Group at the Community Center for grades 8th-12th. Meal provided.
- 6:30-7:30 pm, Wednesday, “The Study of Eschatology”
- 6 am, Thursday, Men’s Prayer-time and Bible Study.
- 8 am, Saturday, Men’s Prayer-time and Bible Study.
- 5:30 pm, October 8th, Young Adult Bible Study at Jay and Kayla’s. (Address in bulletin) Meal provided.
- 8:45 am, October 13th, MOPS meets at the church.
- 9:00 am, October 14th, Deacon Meeting.
- October 15th, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
- 2:00 pm, October 21st, Women’s Tea and Fellowship.
- Following worship, October 22nd, Congregational Meeting with the purpose of electing deacons who have been previously nominated by the congregation, have completed training, and were examined by the session. The following men have been put forward for election: Daniel B., Thomas C., Clay K., Oriah L., and Aaron S.
- 6:00 pm, October 23rd, Session Meeting.
- 6:30 pm, October 26th, Mercy Ministry Team meeting.
- October 29th, Reformation Service.
- Pastor Jeff and Carey are out of town until October 10th. If you have a pastoral need during this time, please contact an elder.
- Days 275-305 of the Family Devotional are available to pick up from the basket on the table in the Foyer.
- During the month of October, our Ministry Focus is the Elementary School’s Coat Drive. If you are contributing any new or gently used coats, please bring to the basket in the Foyer by October 29th.
Children’s Church Graduations
Responsive Call to Worship: Revelation 19: 1, 6 -7; 5:13
Leader: 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.
All: “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.” “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Prayer of Adoration
Hymn of Praise: Hymnal #170 Fairest Lord Jesus
We Confess Our Sin
Call to Confession: Proverbs 28:20
Leader: Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Silent Confession of Sin
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
All: Holy, just, and gracious God, we count ourselves among those who have sinned and fall short of Your glory. We have neglected to worship You and made idols for ourselves that are unworthy of worship. We have not sought first Your kingdom and Your righteousness. We have not been content with our daily bread, or loved our neighbors well. We have run toward temptation and not away. The very sins we judge in others we have committed ourselves. We confess our sins to You and plead the blood of Christ as our one defense. We ask You to forgive us, for we need Your mercy and we long to be cleansed and restored. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
Responsive Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 25:9
Leader: “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us.
All: This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
Hymn of Assurance: Hymnal #481 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
We Give Thanks To The Lord
Tithes and Offerings
We Hear God Speak
(Following this time, a nursery is available, Toddlers’ Church for ages 2-4, and Children’s Church for ages 5-8.)
Prayer of God’s People
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Christ’s Sinless Life: What’s In It For Me?
Hymn of Response: Songs of Faith #15 In Christ Alone
We Are Dismissed with God’s Blessing
Words of Hope: Hebrews 12:1-2
Hymn: Jesus Name Above All Names