October 20, 2019 – David Finds Joy

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

 Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5 (pp. 276-7, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.” (2 Samuel 5:3)

Message: “David Finds Joy”

Theme: Following his anointing as king, David recovered the ark of the covenant from enemies resulting in great joy.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #610        “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”          (AZMON)

HYMN #641    “When in Our Music God Is Glorified”  (ENGELBERG)

HYMN #611     “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”          (HYMN TO JOY)

Prayer of the Day: Holy God, your word is life and your blessings infinite. Fill us with such jubilance at your generosity that we cannot help but celebrate, and that all the world might know the joy found in you. Amen.

October 13, 2019 – Hear, O Israel

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 Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9 (p. 161-3, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-7)

Message: “Hear O Israel”

Theme: God’s commandments are meant to become a part of who we are.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #717     “For the Life That You Have Given”     (PLEADING SAVIOR)    

HYMN #63        “The Lord Is God”          (AZMON)

HYMN #486    “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”    (KINGDOM)

Prayer of the Day: Dear Lord, you long for us not only to know and to follow your ways, but to love them as well. Fill our hearts with the spirit of your law, that we might live each day as you would have your people live. Amen.

October 6, 2019 – Moses and God’s Name

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

 

Scripture: Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-15 (p. 48-9, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’” ‘(Exodus 3:13-14)

Message: “What’s in a Name?”

Theme: There are often unexpected twists before God’s plan comes to fruition.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #401          “Gather Us In”                            (GATHER US IN)   

HYMN #52         “When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land”          (GO DOWN MOSES)         

HYMN #515             “I Come with Joy”                    (DOVE OF PEACE)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, The events of our lives don’t always make sense to us. Show us how you are guiding us, day by day, to be the people you have created us to be, faithful followers and willing servants.  Amen.