Worship Service  9/19/21

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Psalm 115

1 Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

2 Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
4 But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.
5 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
6 They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.
7 They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
8 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.

9 All you Israelites, trust in the Lord—he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord—he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him, trust in the Lord—he is their help and shield.

12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us: He will bless his people Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the Lord—small and great alike.

14 May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to mankind.
17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord, those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the Lord, both now and forevermore.

Praise the Lord.

 

Praise Songs         

 

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture:  Colossians 4:2-6

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

 

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

 

Prayer Response: “Seek Ye First”

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness
And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu Alleluia

Ask and it shall be given unto you seek and you shall find
Knock and the door shall be opened unto you Allelu Alleluia

Mission Moment – Grace Christian School

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Hymn # 563      “Open My Eyes”

 

Biblical Message – “As Were The Days Of Noah” 

Genesis 6:5,6

5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 

 

2 Timothy 3:1-5

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

 

Matthew 24:37-39,44

37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 

44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

 

Hebrews 11:7

7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.

 

2 Peter 2:5

5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others

 

2 Corinthians 4:4

4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

 

Closing Prayer & Chorus: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

God be with you till we meet again: by His counsels guide, uphold you,

With His sheep securely fold you, God be with you till we meet again. 

 

     Till we meet, till we meet, Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

     Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.

 

God be with you till we meet again! “Neath His wings securely hide you,

Daily Manna still provide you; God be with you till we meet again. 

 

     Till we meet, till we meet, Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

     Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.   

     God be with you till we meet again. 

 

The Aaronic Blessing

 

                                                    Worship Service  9/12/21

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Psalm 67

1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
   and make his face shine on us—
2 so that your ways may be known on earth,
   your salvation among all nations.

3 May the peoples praise you, God;
   may all the peoples praise you.
4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
   for you rule the peoples with equity
   and guide the nations of the earth.
5 May the peoples praise you, God;
   may all the peoples praise you.

6 The land yields its harvest;
   God, our God, blesses us.
7 May God bless us still,
   so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

 

Hymn of Praise:    Hymnal  # 210   “Praise To The Lord”         

 

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture:  John 14:23-27

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer Response: “Seek Ye First”

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness
And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu Alleluia

Ask and it shall be given unto you seek and you shall find
Knock and the door shall be opened unto you Allelu Alleluia

Mission Moment – Grace Christian School

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Hymn # 737      “Like A River Glorious”

Biblical Message – “DISASTERS: A Biblical Perspective” 

Genesis 6:5-7

5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”

 

Genesis 19:24-25

24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.

Jonah 3:8-10

8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”

10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.

Luke 13:1-5

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

 

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

 

2 Peter 3:6,7

6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

 

Psalm 57:1,2

1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
   for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
   until the disaster has passed.

2 I cry out to God Most High,
   to God, who vindicates me.

 

Proverbs 14:32

32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.

 

Closing Prayer & Chorus: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

God be with you till we meet again: by His counsels guide, uphold you,

With His sheep securely fold you, God be with you till we meet again. 

 

     Till we meet, till we meet, Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

     Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.

 

God be with you till we meet again! “Neath His wings securely hide you,

Daily Manna still provide you; God be with you till we meet again. 

     Till we meet, till we meet, Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

     Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.   

     God be with you till we meet again. 

 

The Aaronic Blessing

                

 

                                                     Communion Worship Service 9/5/2021

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

 

Hymn of Praise:    Hymnal  # 517   “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”         

 

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture:  John 17:20-26

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

 

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

 

Prayer Response: “Seek Ye First”

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness

And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu Alleluia

 

Ask and it shall be given unto you seek and you shall find

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you Allelu Alleluia

 

Mission Moment – Deacon Fund Offering

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Biblical Message – “Why Is God Always Working?” 

 

John 5:16,17

16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. 17 In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”

 

Psalm 102:25

25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Genesis 2:1-3,15

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.  2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

 

John 4:34

34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

 

John 16:8

 8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.

 

Revelation 3:19,20

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

 

Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

 

John 19:30

30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

 

Communion Invitation Song:  “Come to the Table” by Michael Card

 

Service of Communion

 

Closing Prayer & Chorus: “Blest Be The Tie That Binds”

Blest be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.

The Aaronic Blessing

                                                                                          

                                                    Worship Service 8/29/21

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Psalm 32:1,2,10,11

1 Blessed is the one
   whose transgressions are forgiven,
   whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the one
   whose sin the Lord does not count against them
   and in whose spirit is no deceit.

10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
   but the Lord’s unfailing love
   surrounds the one who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
   sing, all you who are upright in heart!

 

Hymn of Praise:    Hymnal  # 169   “Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart”         

 

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture:  Philippians 1:1-11

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons[a]:

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer Response: “Seek Ye First”

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness
And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu Alleluia

Ask and it shall be given unto you seek and you shall find
Knock and the door shall be opened unto you Allelu Alleluia

Mission Moment – American Baptist Churches NYS Regional Offering – Youth Convention

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Hymn # 656      “Take Time to Be Holy”

Biblical Message – “Conduct In God’s Household – The Deacon” 

Philippians 1:1,2

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons[a]:

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1 Timothy 3:14-15

14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

1 Timothy 3:8-13

8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

 

Acts 6:1-6

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”

5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

 

Closing Prayer & Chorus: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

God be with you till we meet again: by His counsels guide, uphold you,

With His sheep securely fold you, God be with you till we meet again. 

 

     Till we meet, till we meet, Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

     Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.

 

God be with you till we meet again! “Neath His wings securely hide you,

Daily Manna still provide you; God be with you till we meet again. 

 

     Till we meet, till we meet, Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

     Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.   

     God be with you till we meet again. 

The Aaronic Blessing