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Welcome Fall

September 15, 2019 – Our Fall season at FPCU begins this Sunday and we invite you to join us each Sunday morning as we gather together for fellowship, study, and worship. This quarter in worship we will focus on the Hebrew Scriptures beginning with the gift of relationship God gives to people.

Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service:

Scripture: Genesis 2:4b-25 (p. 2, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,
“This, at last, is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
this one shall be called Woman,
for out of Man this one was taken.’” (Genesis 2:22-23)

Message: “We Belong to Each Other”

Theme: God created a world with purpose and joy for its inhabitants.

Hymns We Will Sing:
*HYMN #664 “Morning Has Broken (BUNESSAN)
*HYMN #370 “This Is My Father’s World” (TERRA BEATA)
*HYMN #286 “Breath on Me, Breath of God” (TRENTHAM)

Prayer of the Day: Holy Creator, you created women and men in your own image to till the earth and help one another. Give us hearts to continue tending to all that you have made so that the earth will sustain life for generations to come. Amen.

September 8, 2019 – Sabbath Series, Week 3

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: Deut. 15:1-2, 7-11 (p. 171, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts.”  (Deut. 15:1)

Message: “Sabbath for Community”

Theme: God’s command to forgive debts serves to unify and heal communities.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #726   “Will You Come and Follow Me”          (THE SUMMONS)

HYMN #769    “For Everyone Born”              (FOR EVERYONE BORN)

HYMN #529    “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”    (UNION SEMINARY)

Prayer of the Day: Merciful God, you desire always to show compassion to those who need it. Soften our hearts toward people in our debt, that we might learn to love as you love. Amen.

September 1, 2019 – Sabbath Series – God in Creation

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: Gen. 2:1-3 (p. 2, Pew Bible) and John 15:9-15 (p. 985-6, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.” (Genesis 1:3)

Message: “Sabbath for God”

Theme: God built sabbath rest into the fabric of creation, of which we are a part.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #35  “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” (LOBE DEN HERREN)

HYMN #14         “For the Beauty of the Earth”                                      (DIX) 

HYMN #1    “Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty”                (NICAEA)

Prayer of the Day: Renewing God, you have made all things to live, grow, and rest in cycles. Help us honor the natural patterns of our world, and to know when to work and when to rest. Amen.