Worship Service  5/22/2022

 

Prelude Music

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Candles

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School

 

Call to Worship:  1Chronicles 16:23-25a, 34-36

23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

25 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;

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.

Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”

 

Praise Songs  - “Open The Eyes of My Heart” & “Open Our Eyes Lord”

 

Prayer Points                   

 

Prayer Focus Scripture: Psalm 86: 1-7

1 Hear me, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you; You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.
3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 

5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.

 

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, Allelu Alleluia.

Mission Moment  - The Capital City Rescue Mission & ABWM/NYS Convention

Dedication & Blessing on the Offerings

Hymn  # 581    “’Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus”

 

Biblical Message – “But Some Doubted” ? Three Perplexing Words         

 

Matthew 28: 16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 14:22-31

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.  25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.  27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”  28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

 

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

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 5/15/2022  

Prelude Music

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Candles

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  1Chronicles 16:8-11,29

8 Give thanks to the Lord, call on 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.

29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.  Bring an offering and come before him;
  Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

 

Praise Songs 

“I Love You Lord” (78) (with optional repeat setting)

                         “As The Dee Panteth” (548)

 

Prayer Points 

 

Prayer Focus Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

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

Hymn  # 493    “Glory To His Name”

Mission Moment  - Perry Janes & The Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Message – Perry Jones

 

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

 

Postlude Music

 

                                                                   Mother's Day, Worship Service 5/8/2022  

                           

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Candles

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Deuteronomy 6:4-7

4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord your God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

 

Praise Songs  - “More Love, More Power” and “Song for Mom”

 

Prayer Points

 

Prayer Focus Scripture: Proverbs 31:25-31

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;  she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

 

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  - Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

 

Hymn  # 788    “Now Thank We All Our God”

 

Biblical Message – “The Love of a Child”

12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children 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

                                                                        Communion Worship Service (5/1/2022)

 

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Candles

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School

 

Call to Worship:  John 1:12

12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

 

Songs of Praise: “Glorify Thy Name” and “Softly & Tenderly” 

 

Prayer Points

Prayer Focus Scripture:  Hebrews 4:16

16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

 

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, Allelu Alleluia.

Mission Moment 

Dedication and Blessing on the Offerings

Biblical Message – “I Won’t Leave You” 

 

Matthew 3:13-17

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

 

 

John 1:12

12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

 

1 John 3:1

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

 

Matthew 28:16-20

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Deuteronomy 31:7-8

7 Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their forefathers to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. 8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

 

Luke 10:17-20

17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”  18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

 

Communion Hymn # 492        “At Calvary”      

 

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 – 4/17/2022 (Easter Sunday)

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude Music

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  Luke 24:1-7

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.  2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightening stood beside them.  5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?  6 He is not here; he has risen!  Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ’The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’”

Praise Songs  - “Cornerstone” & “Because He Lives”

 

Prayer Points

 

Prayer Focus Scripture: Revelation 1:12-18

12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.  And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.  14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.  15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.  16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword.  His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.  17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.  Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid.  I am the First and the Last.  18 I am the Living One:  I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!  And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

 

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  # 368    “He Lives”

 

Easter Message – “Oh!  The Joy!”

 

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 

Hymn  # 370   “Rejoice, The Lord Is King”

 

The Aaronic Blessing

 

Postlude

                                                                    Worship Service – 4/10/2022

Palm Sunday

Welcome & Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Opening Prayer

Children Songs

Children (up to age 11) dismissed to Sunday School 

Call to Worship:  John 12:12-13

12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,

“Hosanna!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the king of Israel!”

 

Praise Song  - “We Fall Down” & “I Come to the Cross”

 

Prayer Points

 

Prayer Focus Scripture: John 15:1-14

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.

 

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  # 300    “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

 

Biblical Message – “Recognizing the time of God’s Coming”

 

Luke 19:28-44

28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”

32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”

35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.

37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”[a]

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

 

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