August 12, 2018 Worship Plans

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.

8-12-2018 The Marriage of Ruth and Boaz

SCRIPTURE: Ruth 4:1-22  (p. 240-1, Pew Bible)

 TITLE: “Ruth’s Redemption”

 THEME: God’s Story Lived Out

 PRAYER OF THE DAY: Faithful God, your promises can be trusted and your word is true. Keep us ever mindful of the blessings we enjoy as your children, and use them to bless others, in turn. Amen.

HYMNS WE WILL SING

          *HYMN #12           “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”            (ST. DENIO)

          *HYMN #661          “Why Should I Feel Discouraged?”                (SPARROW)

          *HYMN #339          “Lift Every Voice and Sing”                (LIFT EVERY VOICE)

August 5, 2018 Worship Plans

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.

8-5-2018 The Cloak

SCRIPTURE: Ruth 3:1-18  (p. 240, Pew Bible)

TITLE: “The Cloak’

THEME: Beyond Obligation

PRAYER OF THE DAY: Assuring God, you give us courage when we need it most. Make us bold to ask for what we want, and to reach beyond our comfort for the sake of your Gospel. Amen.

HYMNS WE WILL SING

          *HYMN #22                     “God of the Sparrow”                           (ROEDER)

          *HYMN #39                  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”             (FAITHFULNESS)

          *HYMN #498    “Loaves Were Broken, Words Were Spoken”   (BEACH SPRING)

Preparing for Sunday 7-29-18

7-29-18

Scripture: Ruth 2:1-23 (p. 239-240, Pew Bible)

Luke 6:36-38 (p 941, Pew Bible)
Sermon: All Are Welcome
Focus: God’s Providence

Reflection: Based on Ruth 2:3b.
“As it turned out…”
“As it happened…”
Is this by chance?
A coincidence or maybe a good luck?
I would say I’m a lucky lady,
that’s how I got through the problems.
Yeah, that’s how I am,
but there’s something interesting.
The words ‘luck’ and ‘lucky’
are never used in the Bible.
Is there such thing as ‘luck’ in God?
Or does it not really exist?
Looking at “Ruth the Moabitess”
several times we see the reminder
that she was a foreigner from a despised people.
But with God
there’s no such thing as fate.
It is all part of his plan.
The invisible hand of God.
It just happened that Ruth
went to the field owned by Boaz.
It just happened that Boaz
was related to Ruth’s father-in-law.
As it turned out that Ruth’s name
was mentioned in the family tree of Jesus.
I would say this is God’s providence,
the perfect divine intervention.
There’s no such thing as luck or fate.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #14 “For the Beauty of the Earth” (DIX)
HYMN # 772 “Live into Hope” (TRURO)
HYMN # 300 “We Are One In the Spirit” (THEY”LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS)