Growing in Faith: Relationships

Dr, Jonathan Sloan gives a sermon about the types of relationships our faith grows us into. Ephesians 4:2-6

The Service for the Lord’s Day November 4, 2018

All Saints Remembrance

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WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE

Prelude “Festival Prelude” G Martin
“Look, Ye Saints! The Sight Is Glorious” arr. L Shackley

News of the Church
Please complete the card found in your bulletin to place in the collection plate during Offertory.

Moment for Mission Pantry

*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 in Christian love and let them know that you’re glad to see them!)

*Praise Hymn “At the Cross” Hillsong

*Call to Worship (Responsive)
Leader: We gather together in peace,
People: to draw each other to the one true God!
Leader: We learn, work and love so that all may know the oneness;
People: the spirit of unity which connects us all.
Leader: There are different churches, different faiths, but only one way to God,
through the one Lord Jesus Christ.
All: Let us worship God!

*Hymn “Glory Be” C Tomlin

*Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Dear Lord, the more we learn about You, the more boastful we become. The more determined we are to tell others of You, the more forceful we turn. The longer we wait for others to see the truth of Your Word, the more agitated we grow. Help us to live Your ways, not just preach them. Help us to be humble in the midst of Your greatness; to be gentle in the harshness of the world and to be patient while others search for the glory which already surrounds them…(Silent time of prayer)

*Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Jesus introduced us to a world of oneness: one God; one faith; one Lord of all. His one overwhelming act of love makes us one with Him, who forgives our sins, once and for all.
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

Children’s Message AJ Baratta
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.

Message    “Growing in Faith: Relationships”     Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Ephesians 4:2-6

2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

Prayer of Remembrance

*Hymn #326 “For All the Saints”

 

WE SEAL AND RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

Offering
Offertory Anthem “I Need Thee Every Hour” R Lowery, arr. JN Beck
Chancel Choir

*Doxology (The Hymnal, #606)

Prayer of Dedication

 

THE CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Ps. 34:8
All who put their trust in Christ as Savior and Lord, whether from this church or another Christian fellowship, are invited and encouraged to share in the Lord’s Supper. The individually wrapped wafers are Gluten Free so that even those with gluten sensitivities may partake in communion.

The Invitation to the Lord’s Table
The Words of Institution

Communion

The Sharing of the Bread and the Cup
Bread (You may partake of the bread when you receive it for
your personal communion with Christ.)
Cup (Please hold the cup until all have been served that we
may commune together showing our oneness in Christ.)

The Prayer of Thanksgiving (Unison)
Eternal God, thank you for coming to us in Jesus Christ. Renew in us faith and hope that we may welcome Christ to rule our thoughts and claim our love, as Lord of lords and King of kings through Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray:

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.

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

*Hymn #525 “Let Us Break Bread Together”

*Benediction

Postlude “Hornpipe” G Handel
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*Please stand, in body or in spirit