December 1, 2019 – 1st Sunday of Advent

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: Jeremiah 33:14-18 (p. 724, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.” (Jeremiah 33:14)

Message: “Promise of the Messiah”

Theme: God fulfills God’s promises, as God did for Israel, and will continue to do for us.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN (verse 1, Insert)       “Advent Song”   (LIGHT THE ADVENT CANDLE) 

HYMN #107  “Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn”   (REJOICE, REJOICE)

HYMN #105    “People, Look East”                                        (BESANCON)

Prayer of the Day: O God, You can be trusted to remember and fulfill your promises. We wait with hopeful anticipation for our savior, eager to spread the light of your coming kingdom. Amen.

November 17, 2019 – Isaiah’s Vineyard Song

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: Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 (pp. 621 and 627, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:1-5)

Message: “Isaiah’s Vineyard Song”

Theme: Although Israel had sinned and would suffer the consequence of conquering and exile, God would send “a shoot…from the stump of Jesse” to redeem them.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #415  “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”      (RESTORATION)
  • HYMN #475   “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (NETTLETON)
  • HYMN #838          “Standing on the Promises”         (PROMISES)

Prayer of the Day: Lord God, we have not borne the fruit you have desired of us, and yet you show us mercy. Plant the seeds of grace within us, that our lives might show forth your glory. Amen.

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.