A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

January 27, 2019



“God’s Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure. Otherwise how will we find our way? Psalm 19.11-12



*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Service

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

Choral Introit

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 19)

Leader: The heavens are telling the glory of God;

People: and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Leader: Day to day pours forth speech,

People: and night to night declares knowledge.

Leader: In light of this knowledge, may the words of our mouths

People: and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 20 “All Things Bright and Beautiful”

(The ushers will collect prayer cards during the singing of this hymn.)

*Call to Confession (adapted from Hebrews 4.14, 16)

Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us with confidence approach the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Let us ask God to forgive us.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, forgive us our sins and shortcomings this day. Too often we have allowed pride and selfishness to rule our lives instead of you. We get so caught up in our own ideas and perspectives that we leave little room for the working of your Spirit. Forgive us, Lord, and grant us the gifts of humility and objectivity that together we might become better listeners and doers of your Word. All this we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who with you and your Holy Spirit, reigns forever and ever. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 58l)

Special Music              Sanctuary Choir

Children’s Sermon Five Cents-A-Meal Offering

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon)

Prayer for Illumination


Old Testament Nehemiah 8.1-3, 5-6, 8-12 OT 402-3

New Testament 1 Corinthians 12.12-31a NT 153

Psalm Psalm 19 OT 461-2

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Our Scripture Reader for this morning is Dick Beard.

Sermon “How Will We Find Our Way?”

*Hymn 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

*Affirmation of Faith The Nicene Creed (page 35)

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Tithes and Gifts


*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (page 35)

*Hymn 370 “This Is My Father’s World”


*Choral Benediction



USHERS: Natalie Brown, Olivia Brown

               Bob Holler, Fred Bayley