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What Is Worship

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, August 25th, 2019

The audio file of Rev. Steve’s sermon.

 

Sermon Notes are unavailable for this sermon.

Bible Passage:  Luke 13:10-17                  

Special Music

Offertory     Hymn Medley: Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art     Arranged and performed by Joel Harper

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Come From Away

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Jesus did not come into this world to bless its brokenness. He came to show the world a new way.  His message is an inconvenient truth. It is hard and uncomfortable. It challenges. It gets in the way of doing things “my way.” Our baptism gets in the way of life as we remember God’s claim upon our lives. As the letter to the Romans says, If we live, we live unto the Lord, and if we die, we die unto the Lord. So, whether we live or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. (14:8)

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passages

Luke 12:49-56

Isaiah 5:1-7

Hebrews 11:29-12:2

Special Music

Introit     Bless the Lord, O My Soul     Performed by Russel Boulton

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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It All Goes Back In the Box

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, August 11th, 2019

I do not know if God has a Plan for our lives or not. But I do believe that God has a Purpose. The Westminster Divines said it best when they said that our Purpose is to glorify God for our game of life is over, everything goes back into the box.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage

Luke 12:32-40

Special Music

Introit     O God of Vision     Performed by Russel Boulton

 

Offertory     Antiphon     By Hal H. Hopson     Performed by the FFC Chancel Bells

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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More, More, More

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, August 4th, 2019

On this Sunday we welcomed guest minister The Rev. Elliott Renfroe.

 

Bible Passages

Hosea 11:1-11

Luke 12:13-21

Special Music

Offertory     Flight     by Craig Carnelia     Performed by Emma Boulton and Rachel Miller

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Prayer and Blue Sky

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, July 28th, 2019

In times of spiritual drought, we must remember that God is not absent or aloof or even unconcerned. God’s eye is on the sparrow, as the old hymn reminds us. God cares for you and me. But like the clouds overhead that block out the blue sky above, so the trials, tribulations, joys, sorrows, and concerns of life block the blue skies of God’s Presence in our lives. Prayer is not about changing God. It is about changing us by opening our hearts, minds, and bodies to be receptive to God’s already and always present in our lives.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 11:1-13

Special Music

The Lord’s Prayer     Performed by Russel Boulton

 

Ring Joyfully      Performed by the FFC Chancel Bells

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Martha, Mary, and #metoo.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, July 21st

The worship leader for our 10 am worship service was congregant, Shane Richardson.

 

Sermon Notes are not available.

Bible Passage:  Luke 10:38-42

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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A Good Samaritan Church

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Our ministry must be larger than ourselves if we are to be true to our call, our purpose. We worship a big God who calls us into a big world. In the face of estrangement, dysfunction, and strife we are challenged to speak the truth in love. We are challenged to learn how to forgive. We are challenged to seek reconciliation. We are challenged to commit ourselves to find an answer. A Samaritan church accepts the challenge.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passages:

Amos 7:7-17

Luke 10:25-37

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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David: A Man After God’s Own Heart

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, July 7th, 2019

God decided to become one of us – one with us – in Jesus Christ. In Christ we see that God did for us what we could not do for ourselves.  In Christ the Almighty reconciles us to God . In Christ God reaches out to us before we even lift a hand. In Christ God grabs us by the collar and plucks us from a sea of sin. No we are not perfect, but we are loved with a love that is relentless, constantly searching, constantly seeking, constantly calling our name; your name, my name.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Acts 13:16-25

Special Music

Offertory     Sicilienne by G. Fauré      Performed by Aleta Hoff on piano and Billy Akers on cello

 

Communion Music

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Relentless

Third Sunday after Pentecost ~ June 30th, 2019

God is relentless in pursuing us. God’s love for us is relentless. It never gives up. It is boundless. It is patient.

 

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Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Psalm 139:7-9

Special Music

Introit       Spirit of the Living God     Performed by Russel Boulton

 

Mission Trip Review: A Week of Hope

 

Special Music     Hear My Cry, O God     Performed by Russel Boulton

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Pigs or People

Second Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Guest Minister: Rev. Jennifer Sakata

 

 

Sermon Notes were unavailable.

Bible Verse:  Luke 8:26-39

Special Music

Introit     As the Deer     Performed by Russel Boulton

 

Offertory     There is a Wideness In God’s Mercy     Arr. Calvin Hampton     Performed by Joel Harper

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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