Category Archives: Study

March 24, 2019 Worship

 3rd Week of Lent

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: Matthew 22:1-14 (p. 902, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.” (Matthew 22:8b-9)

Message: Wedding Banquet

Theme: Jesus desires to “rehumanize” dehumanized populations.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #23 “God, You Spin the Whirling Planets”        (PLEADING SAVIOR)
  • HYMN #720  “Jesus Calls Us”                                              (GALILEE)
  • HYMN #263     “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!            (CORONATION)

Prayer of the Day: Lord of hosts, you constantly expand the boundaries of your kingdom. Make us joyful participants in your plan to redeem the world, that all people would be one in you. For the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

March 17, 2019 Worship

2nd Sunday of Lent

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: Matthew 20:1-16 (p. 899, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “‘Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Matthew 20:14-16)

Message: Laborers in the Vineyard

Theme: A world modeled after God’s generosity would provide enough for all people.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #503    “Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation”    (O QUANTA  QUALIA)
  • HYMN #28  “You Are Before Me, Lord”              (SURSUM CORDA – Smith)
  • HYMN #725       “O Jesus, I Have Promised”                          (NYLAND)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, you are merciful, just, and gracious. Make us grateful recipients of your generosity and joyful dispensers of the same lavish benefits to those who depend upon us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

March 10, 2019 Worship

First Sunday of Lent

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: Matthew 18:15-35 (p. 897-8, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22)

Message: Forgiveness

Theme: Forgiveness means accepting the imbalance of justice and moving on with your own life.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #306   “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”     (DENNIS)
  • HYMN #529   “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”   (UNION SEMINARY)
  • HYMN #754    “Help Us Accept Each Other”       (BARONITA)

Prayer of the Day: God, you have forgiven us a world of transgressions. Make us likewise gracious to those who are in debt to us, showing them the mercy which you offer to all. In Jesus’ name. Amen.