Worship Service 6/6/2021

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Isaiah 6:1-7

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
   the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

 

Hymn of Praise:        Hymnal  # 69          “Holy, Holy”

 

Prayer Points

 

Prayer Focus Scripture: 1 John 1:5 - 2:6

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin.

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God[a] is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

 

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 – One Great Hour of Sharing

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

 

Hymn # 596            “I Surrender All”

 

Biblical Message – “A Sin That Leads to Death”       

1 Corinthians 11:27-32

27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. 32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.

1 John 5:16-20

16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

 

Closing Prayer

Closing 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 6/6/2021

 

 

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Psalm 117

1 Praise the Lord, all you nations;
   extol him, all you peoples.
2 For great is his love toward us,
   and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord!

 

Hymn of Praise:        Hymnal  # 56          “To God Be The Glory”

 

Prayer Points

 

Prayer Focus Scripture: Romans 12: 9-18

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

Mission Moment – Deacons’ Fund – Next Week: One Great Hour of Sharing

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Biblical Message – “A Spiritual Examination”  

2 Corinthians 13:5

5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?

 

Lamentations 3:39-40

39 Why should the living complain
   when punished for their sins?

40 Let us examine our ways and test them,
   and let us return to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 11:28-31

28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.

Communion Hymn # 329             “There Is Power In The Blood”

Service of Communion

Closing Prayer

The Aaronic Blessing

                                                                          Order of Worship 5/30/2021  

 

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Hymnals # 19

 

Hymn of Praise:        Hymnal  # 33          “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

 

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:8-12, 34-36

8 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
   make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
   tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name;
   let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
11 Look to the Lord and his strength;
   seek his face always.

12 Remember the wonders he has done,
   his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
   his love endures forever.
35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior;
   gather us and deliver us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
   and glory in your praise.”
36 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
   from everlasting to everlasting.

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 – True North Pregnancy Resource Center, Bennington

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Hymn # 786             “Count Your Many Blessings”

Biblical Message – “Remembering the Wonders of God”         

Psalm 105:1-11

1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
   make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
   tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name;
   let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Look to the Lord and his strength;
   seek his face always.

5 Remember the wonders he has done,
   his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
   his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the Lord our God;
   his judgments are in all the earth.

8 He remembers his covenant forever,
   the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham,
   the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
   to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan
   as the portion you will inherit.”

 

Judges 2:6-13

6 After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to their own inheritance. 7 The people served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the great things the Lord had done for Israel.

8 Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of a hundred and ten. 9 And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Heres[a] in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.

10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. 11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. 12 They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger 13 because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

Closing Prayer

 

Closing 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

                                                                      Order of Worship  5/23/2021

 

 

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Psalm 47:6-9

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises;
   sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the King of all the earth;
   sing to him a psalm of praise.

8 God reigns over the nations;
   God is seated on his holy throne.
9 The nobles of the nations assemble
   as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings[a] of the earth belong to God;
   he is greatly exalted.

 

Hymn of Praise:        Hymnal  # 3          “Holy, Holy, Holy”

 

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture:  Psalm 4

1 Answer me when I call to you,
   my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
   have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
   How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[b]?[c]
3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
   the Lord hears when I call to him.

4 Tremble and[d] do not sin;
   when you are on your beds,
   search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
   and trust in the Lord.

6 Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
   Let the light of your face shine on us.
7 Fill my heart with joy
   when their grain and new wine abound.

8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,
   for you alone, Lord,
   make me dwell in safety.

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 – True North Pregnancy Resource Center, Bennington

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Hymn # 638             “I Need Thee Every Hour”

Biblical Message – “Before The Throne Of God”     

Revelation 4

4 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a] of God. 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.  In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

“‘Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,’[b]

who was, and is, and is to come.”

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God,
   to receive glory and honor and power,
  for you created all things,
   and by your will they were created
   and have their being.”

 

Closing Prayer

 

Closing 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

 

                                                     Order of Worship  5/16/2021

 

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Hebrews 10:19-25

19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

 

Hymn of Praise:        Hymnal  #572          “Blessed Assurance”

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture:  Isaiah 35:1-10

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.  Like the crocus, 

2 it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.  The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.

3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.  Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.  In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.

8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness.  The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk on that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
9 No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there.  But only the redeemed will walk there,
10 and the ransomed of the Lord will return.  They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads.  Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

 

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 – True North Pregnancy Resource Center, Bennington

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Hymn # 560             “More About Jesus”

Biblical Message – “Lessons From Many Marys”   

Romans 16:6 

 6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.

1 Corinthians 15:58   

58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Acts 12:11-12

11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating.”

12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.

Matthew 27:55-56, 61   

55 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. 56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

Matthew 28:1    

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

John 19:25

25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Luke 8:1-3

8 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

Luke 10:38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

John 11:1-3;

11 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair. 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”

John 12:1-3

12 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor.  Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.  3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair.  And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Luke 1:38

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.”  Then the angel left her.

Acts 1:14

14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

 

Closing Prayer

 

Closing 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