The Service for the Lord’s Day
January 19, 2020 10:30 am
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE
Prelude “You Are My All in All” arr. M Ham
“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” arr. M Ham
“I’d Rather Have Jesus” arr. M Hayes
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*The Greeting and Welcoming of One Another
(There are no strangers in God’s House, just friends we have not yet met.
Greet your neighbor with Christian love and let them know that you’re glad to see them!)
Hymn “Mighty to Save” L Story
Call to Worship AJ Baratta
Leader: We gather this morning as people searching for answers;
People: we seek the way of the Lord.
Leader: We look for Him in the world, in ourselves and in others;
People: but our looking is not necessary: He has found us.
Leader: Whether we have a personal relationship with the Lord or are just
beginning to know Him, He knows us and is with us as we journey.
ALL: Let us worship God!
*Hymn “Come Follow Me” S Croskey
*Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Dear Lord, when times are challenging, we cry out and wonder where You are. When things are going well, we look inwardly instead of to You. When we are lost, we wander aimlessly or stubbornly refuse to move. We make excuses for bad decisions and then use poor judgement as a reason to doubt our relationship with You. Help us to feel Your presence in all times, good or bad. Guide us in the way You want us to go and to bring others with us. Encourage us to look to You for help, not because we need to find You, but because You have already found us…(Silent time of prayer)
*Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Jesus does not wait for us to come to Him. He does not patiently stand by
until we stumble upon Him. He reaches out to us; He loves us; He forgives us;
He finds us where we are and pours His mercy upon us.
ALL: Thanks be to God!
*The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
After the Children’s Message, preschoolers through 1st Graders may continue to Millard Hall for Children’s Church. All other students are asked to remain in worship.
Anthem “God’s Peace” arr. C J Adams
Message “Being Found” Dr. Jonathan Sloan
John 1:29-42 Pew Bible pg. 862
The Lamb of God
29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”
The First Disciples of Jesus
35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 42 He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Hymn #721 “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”
Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer (Unison)
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy
will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
Offertory Anthem “O Worship the King” arr. J Purifoy
*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)
*Prayer of Dedication
WE GO FORTH TO SERVE
Hymn #757 “Today, We All Are Called to Be Disciples”
Postlude “Allegro in D” C Franck
*Please stand, in body or in spirit
As you leave today, may you be aware of the Lord’s presence which is with you