Who Are You?

Dr. Jonathan Sloan gave a great message about the faulty ways we see ourselves and others versus the Truth of how God sees us and values us. Based on John 10:1-5, 11-15  

The Service for the Lord’s Day
February 16, 2020    10:30 am
“Who Are You?”

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WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE

Prelude                               “They’ll Know We are Christians”                            arr. M Hayes

“Guide My Feet”                                         arr. L Larson

“Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot”                                      arr. A Zsolt

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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                                                “Who Am I”                                            Casting Crowns

 

Call to Worship                                                                                                       AJ Baratta

Leader:     We gather this morning as sheep,

People:    seeking a shepherd.

Leader:     We are in need of protection, guidance and love;

People:    and we find that and more in the Good Shepherd.

       Leader:     God sent to us a loving, forgiving and caring presence to watch over us

and be with us in easy times and in times of trial.

ALL:        Let us worship God!

 

*Hymn                                         “Who You Say I Am”                                              Hillsong

 

*Prayer of Confession (Unison)

            Dear Lord, we often search for leadership in people unequipped to lead.  We give our love to people unable to love us back.  We look for security in people unable to save themselves and we are disappointed when they can’t defend us.  We try to attach Godly attributes to mere humans.  Help us to discover who Jesus is:  the Good Shepherd, leader of us all; proven to be willing and able to give His life for us.  A Shepherd who knows His sheep, loves His sheep and whose love and mercy saves us from ourselves and those who wish us harm… (Silent time of prayer)

 

*Assurance of Pardon

Leader:     Whether we wander from Him, stubbornly refuse to follow His lead or turn

from His attention and care, Jesus loves us, forgives us and welcomes us back into the fold.

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

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                                                “Sing Praise”                                                 P Drennan

Chancel Choir

 

Message          “Who Are You?”              Dr. Jonathan Sloan

John 10:1-5, 11-15                                         Pew Bible pg. 872

Jesus the Good Shepherd
1 “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.”

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Hymn #187                                                                  “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

 

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.

 

Offering

Offertory Anthem       “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”                                 J Purifoy

Handbell Choir

 

*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)

 

*Prayer of Dedication

 

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

Hymn #418                                                               “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”

 

Benediction

 

Postlude                               “Basse etDessus De Trompette”                               L Clerambault

 

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*Please stand, in body or in spirit

 

As you leave today: learn to recognize the voice of the Shepherd and vow to follow Him wherever He leads, confident in His love and care for you.