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November 10, 2019 – Hosea

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: Hosea 11:1-9 (pp. 827-8, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.” (Hosea 11:1)

Message: “Hosea”

Theme: Hosea prophesied to the northern kingdom when it strayed from God’s ways. What God expressed was grief and love, like a mother that nurtures her child.

Hymns We Will Sing:

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

          HYMN #188              “Jesus Loves Me”         (JESUS LOVES ME)

          HYMN #8             “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”    (MELITA)

Prayer of the Day: O God, like a compassionate parent you care for us. May we learn to treat others with the same kindness, turning them to your grace and love, which knows no bounds. Amen.

Music Director Posting

First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses in Trumansburg NY is seeking an organist/choir director to fulfill the position of Music Director, starting January 2020. The church is looking at the possibility of hiring one or two people as this position has been split in the past, as well as combined. Duties include weekly rehearsals for choral and handbell ensembles, planning special services and events, and leading the music weekly for worship. For more information, contact fpculysses@gmail.com.

November 3, 2019 – Elijah at Mount Carmel

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: 1 Kings 18:17-39 (pp. 321-2, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and even licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord indeed is God; the Lord indeed is God.”” (1 Kings 18:38-39)

Message: “Elijah at Mount Carmel”

Theme: Elijah is called by God to show the northern kingdom that their loyalty has been divided.

Hymns We Will Sing:
*HYMN #687 “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past” (ST. ANNE)
*HYMN #326 “For All the Saints” (SINE NOMINE)
*HYMN #503 “Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation” (O QUANTA QUALIA)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, you alone are enough for us. Bring us back when we wander off along fruitless paths and follow ways that don’t give life. Bring us home, we pray. Amen.