We Gather Together to Worship Our God
Gathering Hymn: Ancient of Days
Greeting and Announcements
- 9:00 Sunday School for all ages. Pre-k through 7th Grade Classes as well as Adult Classes are in the basement. 8th-12th Grade meets in the Fireside Room.
- 10:30 Worship
- Debbie, who runs the prayer chain, will be traveling. Please direct all prayer requests to the church office.
- 5:30 Wednesday—Kids’ Quest Starts for grades pre-k through 7th. Meal provided.
- 6:15pm Wednesday – High School Youth Group at the Community Center. Meal provided, study titled The Person of Jesus. For more information call Shonda
- 6am Thursday- Men’s Prayer-time and Bible Study
- Thursday, October 7th, 6:45pm—Women’s Bible Study starts the study of Ephesians. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday.
- 8am Saturday –Men’s Prayer-time and Bible Study
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday:
- 5:30pm ”James: Christian Maturity” Community Group – Ackerman home. Meal provided.
- 6:00pm Loftus Community Group: Loftus Home. Dessert provided
- 5:30 Young Adult Bible Study: Heeren Home. Meal provided.
Mark Your Calendar:
- Wednesday, October 13th, “Faith of Our Fathers” small group begins.
- Thursday October 14th, Bella Pregnancy Center’s 20th annual Gala for Life banquet—Spearfish’s Holiday Inn. If interested in attending, see Todd for tickets.
- 6:00pm Sunday, October 17th, Hymn Sing and Fellowship. Please bring a dessert to share.
- October 22 at 6:30 pm.—Freezer Meal Fellowship. We will have a time of fellowship while we prepare a variety of meals to stock the church freezer. Please RSVP to Kayla.
- October 31 at 6:00 pm–Reformation Celebration service with our sister churches, New Covenant and Black Hills Community Church. Please bring a dessert to share.
- Mending the Soul Support GroupNew support group for women who were sexually abused as minors. Applications in the foyer. Reach out to Kristen L. for more information.
- Everyone in the congregation is invited to Right Now Media (rightnow.org). Email Foothillsccpca@gmail.com to be added.
Responsive Call to Worship: Psalm 46:1-3, 7-11
Leader: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
All: Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
Leader: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
All: Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire.
Leader: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
All: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Prayer of Adoration
Hymn of Praise: Be Strong in the Lord
We Confess Our Faith
Responsive Reading: From the Westminster Larger Catechism:
Leader: Question 183 asks, “For whom are we to pray?”
All: We are to pray for the whole Church of Christ upon earth, for magistrates, and ministers, for ourselves, our brethren, yea, our enemies, and for all sorts of men living or that shall live hereafter; but not for the dead.
Leader: Question 184 asks, “For what things are we pray?”
All: We are to pray for all things tending to the glory of God, the welfare of the church, our own or others’ good, but not for anything that is unlawful.
Leader: Question 185 asks, “How are we to pray?”
All: We are to pray with an awful apprehension of the majesty of God, and deep sense of our own unworthiness, necessities and sins, with penitent, thankful, and enlarged hearts, with understanding, faith, sincerity, fervency, love and perseverance, waiting upon him with humble submission to his will.
We Confess Our Sin
Corporate Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Hymn of Assurance: Hymnal #529 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
We Give Thanks To The Lord
Ministry Moment: Children’s Ministry
Tithes and Offerings
We Hear God Speak
*Following this time, a nursery is available, Toddler’s Church for 2-4 years old, Children’s Church for 5 to 8 years old.
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.
Sermon- Rev. Denzel Nonhof
Ephesians 6:14-20, “The Armor of God for Christians”
Hymn of Response: Hymnal #575 Soldiers of Christ, Arise
We Are Dismissed with God’s Blessing
Closing: Hymnal #384 (verses 1&2) Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing