Bulletin Archive

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Morning Worship

July 5, 2015

 

Preparation for Worship

Recently I experienced a lack of faith. Having been an active Christian for over 47 years, this was new territory for me. But I quickly realized that being a Christian did not shield me from doubt.  The Holy Spirit reminded me of the disciple Thomas and his unwillingness to believe that Jesus had risen until he could see for himself. After Thomas saw the hands and feet of Jesus, he believed, crying out to Jesus, “My Lord and my God!”  The scripture reading for this meditation helped ease the fear my doubting had created. My walk with Jesus Christ has been made new again.      Harold Lemler

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                 Jimmy Brown

 

Prelude                                                                                                                              B.J. Lyle

 

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       To you I lift up my eyes, to you enthroned in the heavens.

 

 

 

PEOPLE:       As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

 

 

 

 

LEADER:     So our eyes look to the LORD our God, until he shows us his mercy.

 

 

PEOPLE:     Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

 

 

 

 

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

 

 

 

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                  Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                                   “Give Me Oil in My Lamp”

                                                                  “Abba Father”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

 

Offertory Hymn                                “America the Beautiful”                                       Page 799

 

*Offertory Statement

Acts 10:31-Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me and said, “Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.” Our Lord knows exactly what we do with our resources.  As He remembered Cornelius giving to the poor, He also remembers your generosity.  Give of your best to Him at all times.

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

 

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                             Mark 6:1-13

 

Anthem                                       “America the Beautiful”                               Kristal Bell Choir

 

 

Message                                         LACK OF FAITH?                                   Jimmy Hagwood

 

 

Invitation Hymn                              “Only Trust Him”                                                  Page 480

 

*Benediction

 

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             

Week of July 5, 2015

Monday:          Acts 4:23-31

Tuesday:         Romans 15:1-6

Wednesday:    Acts 15:14-21

Thursday:       Philippians 1:1-11

Friday:            Acts 5:12-16

Saturday:        Ephesians 6:18-20

Sunday:      (July 12)

2 Samuel 6:1-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Charles Spruill

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servant’s grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory.

Morning Worship

                               May 31, 2015

Preparation for Worship

As a teenager I didn’t have a dramatic testimony to give when I went to Christian camp. When others would talk enthusiastically about a powerful, definitive time of conversion, I was left feeling as if my Christian faith wasn’t as good as theirs.  With time, I have come to realize that my experience of being born again spiritually can be much like being born physically. I don’t remember when I was born, but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. The evidence of my natural birth can be seen in my life as I live, just as I hope the evidence of my life in Christ can be seen as I grow in my faith and seek to love, serve, honor, and obey God in everything I do.  Joanna Ronalds

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                               Dell Hagwood

Prelude                                                                                                                              B.J. Lyle

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; you are worthy of praise; glory to you.

PEOPLE:       Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.

LEADER:       Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.

PEOPLE:       Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.

LEADER:      Glory to you, beholding the depths; in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.

PEOPLE:     Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we will praise you and highly exalt you forever.

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                  Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                    “More Love, More Power”

                                                    “O How He Loves You and Me”

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory Hymn                  “They’ll Know We Are Christians”                                 Page 429

*Offertory Statement

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.  We honor and worship the Lord this morning with our offerings.  Give of your best because He deserves your praise and adoration.

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

Scripture                                                John 3:1-17                                                Karen Pruette

Anthem                                                “Rain Down”                                                 Adult Choir

Message                                     BORN OF THE SPIRIT                               Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation Hymn                                 “Just As I Am”                                                    Page 488

*Benediction

*Choral Response

 

Lectionary Readings

Monday:                  John 7:11-24

Tuesday:                  Matthew 18:15-20

Wednesday:            John 10: 22-30

Thursday:                Romans 12:3-5

Friday:                     Ephesians 2:11-21

Saturday:                Galatians 3:23-29

Sunday:  (June7)

1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-18; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6
  

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Harry Ward

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

Morning Worship

May 24, 2015

 

Preparation for Worship

Recently a cathedral in England now charges an admission fee on Sundays as well as weekdays. However, genuine worshipers are admitted without the fee; only tourists have to pay.  How would church officials recognize a genuine worshiper?  Not by dress, since “Sunday best” is almost a thing of the past and jeans and T-shirts are worn by tourists and churchgoers alike. Perhaps, I thought, there is an instantly recognizable attitude or demeanor that sets worshipers apart.  Jesus said true worshipers are those who worship “in spirit and truth,” and this can be done anywhere. When our worship is from the heart, we are no longer merely tourists but children at home in God’s house.     Marigold Gidman

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                 Jimmy Brown

 

Prelude                                                                                                                              B.J. Lyle

 

 

Words of Welcome

 

A moment of silence in memory of our Veterans

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

 

PEOPLE:       Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, creatures both small and great.

 

 

 

 

LEADER:     There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, which you have made for the sport of it.

 

 

PEOPLE:       All of them look to you to give them their food in due season.

 

 

 

 

LEADER:        You give it to them; they gather it; you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

 

 

PEOPLE:        You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; and so you renew the face of the earth.

 

LEADER:        May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in all his works.

 

PEOPLE:        I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will praise my God while                                I have my being.

 

LEADER:        May these words of mine please him; I will rejoice in the LORD.

 

 

PEOPLE:        Bless the LORD, O my soul. Hallelujah.

 

 

 

 

 

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                  Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                    “Ten Thousand Reasons”

                                                             “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

 

Offertory Hymn                           “Spirit of the Living God”                                         Page 389

 

*Offertory Statement

1 Peter 2:5  You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus ChristAs you give your physical offerings this morning remember that He desires your spiritual sacrifice above all else. Give of your means, but give even more of your heart to Him today.

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

 

*Doxology

 

 

Scripture                                       John 15:26-27; 16:4-15

Anthem                                         “Let There Be Peace”                                          Adult Choir

 

Message                                    THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH                              Jimmy Hagwood

 

Invitation Hymn                               “Breathe on Me”                                                   Page 396

 

*Benediction

 

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                            

Week of May 24, 2015

Monday:                       Acts 2:1-4

Tuesday:                       John 14:25-31

Wednesday:                 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Thursday:                     Luke 24:44-49

Friday:                          Ephesians 3:20-21

Saturday:                     1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Sunday: (May 31)

Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Harry Ward

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

Week of March 8, 2015                                                                                                                    

Monday:        Matthew 5:13-16

Tuesday:        2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Wednesday:   2 Corinthians 5:1-10

Thursday:      Matthew 15:10-20

Friday:           Philippians 3:1-11

Saturday:       John 16:25-33

Sunday:  (March 15)                                                                                                                      Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

 

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Morning Worship

March 1, 2015

Preparation for Worship

We all occasionally face circumstances over which we have no control. What do we do? Jesus offers the solution: “Follow me”. Jesus left an example for us to follow. How did he handle the prospect of unavoidable pain and suffering? What did he do when he knew what was necessary but still hoped for a way out? To answer these questions God led me to Matthew 26:36-46. Jesus’s time in the Garden of Gethsemane reveals four steps he took that we can follow. First, we can pray and then pray some more. Then, we can accept what cannot be changed. Next we can submit control to God. Finally, we can step out in faith, assured that God will go with us.  Pamela Williams

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                 Jimmy Brown

 

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       Praise the LORD, you that fear him; stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel; all you of Jacob’s line, give glory.

 

PEOPLE:       For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty;
neither does he hide his face from them; but when they cry to him he hears them.

 

 

 

LEADER:       My praise is of him in the great assembly; I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship him.

 

PEOPLE:       The poor shall eat and be satisfied, and those who seek the LORD shall praise him: “May your heart live forever!”

 

LEADER:       All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.

 

 

PEOPLE:       For kingship belongs to the LORD; he rules over the nations.

 

LEADER:       To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; all who go down to the dust fall before him.

 

PEOPLE:       My soul shall live for him; my descendants shall serve him; they shall be known as the LORD’S forever. They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn the saving deeds that he has done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                  Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                              “I Exalt Thee”

                                                         “Ten Thousand Reasons”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

 

Offertory Hymn                   “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”                                Page 665

 

*Offertory Statement

Proverbs 3:9,   Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.  Our Lord desires your very best.  He does not care for anything less than your utmost for His highest.

Give out of the wealth of your blessings.

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

 

*Doxology

 

Scripture                                               Mark 8:31-38                                         Jimmy Hagwood

 

Anthem                                        “There Is a Redeemer”                                         Adult Choir

 

Message                                    TAKING UP THE CROSS                              Jimmy Hagwood

 

 

Invitation Hymn                              “Jesus Paid It All”                                                 Page 305

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             

Week of March 1, 2015                                                                                                         

Monday:        Matthew 16:24-28

Tuesday:        Acts 14:21-23

Wednesday:   2 Timothy 2:8-13

Thursday:      Romans 6:5-11

Friday:           1 Thessalonians 3:1-13

Saturday:       Luke 14:25-33

Sunday:  (March 8)                                                                                                                        Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Willie Beacham

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

Morning Worship

December 21, 2014

 

Welcome to this Sunday when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As we gather in this place, let us rejoice and praise His Holy Name for the greatest gift of all in the form of God’s Son.

 

Preparation for Worship

Because of His love for you and me, Jesus became fully human. And being human allows Him to identify with us. Never again can we say that no one understands us. Jesus does. May the Light that entered the world that night cast its brilliance into the deepest corners of our souls this Christmas, giving us the peace on Earth of which the angels spoke so long ago.  Randy Kigore

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                      Dell Hagwood

Prelude

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship –

Luke 1:46-55

Leader: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

 

People: From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.

Leader:  He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.

 

People: He has shown the strength of his arm. He has scattered the proud in their conceit.

People: He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.

Leader:  He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

People:  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, for he has remembered his promise of mercy,

 

Leader: The promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.

People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                             “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

                                                                 “Do You Hear What I Hear?

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                          “Silent Night Holy Night”                          Page 245

*Offertory Statement

Jeremiah 32:37: Behold I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? As we give our offerings this morning, let us remember that our God can do the impossible with our meager fare.  In giving our best to the Master, we provide the opportunities for God to touch people in wonderful and dramatic ways. 

Offertory

*Doxology

Scripture                                          Luke 2:1-20

Anthem                                                                                                                        Choir

Message                                   “Love Has Come!”                          Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation Hymn                 “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”                    Pag49

*Benediction

Lectionary Readings    

 

Week of December 21, 2014                                                                                                                     

Monday:        Luke 1:38

Tuesday:       1 Samuel 3:11-14

Wednesday:  1 Samuel 15-21

Thursday:     Psalm 10:12-18

Friday:          Matthew 9:9-13

Saturday:      Acts 10:34-43

Sunday  (December 28)
  Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97:Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:8-20  

  

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Brenda Bullock

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure.

Morning Worship

September 28, 2014

 

Preparation for Worship

Luke 5:17-26 tells how Jesus healed the body and the soul of a paralyzed man. Following that miraculous event, Levi answered Jesus’ call to follow Him and then invited his fellow tax collectors and friends to a banquet in honor of the Lord. When some people accused Jesus of associating with undesirables .He reminded them that healthy people don’t need a doctor—adding, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” To everyone who feels like a “throwaway” headed for the landfill of life, Jesus opens His arms of love and offers a fresh beginning. That’s why He came. David McCasland

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                      Mary Kay Bradshaw

Prelude

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship –

Psalm 25

Leader: To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my trust in you; let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

People: Let none who look to you be put to shame; let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

Leader: Show me your ways, O LORD, and teach me your paths.

People: Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long.

Leader: Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love, for they are from everlasting.

People: Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; remember me according to your love and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.

Leader: Gracious and upright is the LORD; therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

People: He guides the humble in doing right and teaches his way to the lowly

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                             “Change My Heart O God”

                                                                 “Sanctuary”

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                          “Love Divine O Love Excelling”                          Page 648

*Offertory Statement

Romans 12: 1  1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship  God does not desire our material gifts more than our worship and devotion.

Offertory

*Doxology

Scripture                                         Matthew 21:23-32

Anthem                                                                                                                        Choir

Message                                 Truth or Consequences                          Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation Hymn                 “Jesus I Come”                                                    Page 491

*Benediction

Lectionary Readings    

Week of September 28, 2014                                                                                                                     

Monday,          Mark 6:45-52

Tuesday:         Acts 8:2-8

Wednesday:    Acts 9:1-9

Thursday:       Acts 27:13-26

Friday:            Philippians 1:12-14,27-30

Saturday:       Matthew 14:22-33

Sunday        Exodus 20:1-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4-14, Matthew 21:33-46     (October 5)     

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Ronnie Thompson

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal.

 

 

Morning Worship

July 27, 2014

 

Preparation for Worship

In His Word, the Lord encourages us to seek Him: “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.” He calls to our hearts: “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters . . . . Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live.” Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we can come to Him right now and will one day go into eternity to be with Him forever. Just as I am . . . I come!  Anne Cetas

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                      Mary Kay Bradshaw

Prelude

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship – Psalm 105

LEADER:       Give thanks to the LORD and call upon his Name; make known his deeds among the peoples.

 

PEOPLE:       Sing to him, sing praises to him, and speak of all his marvelous works.

 

LEADER:       Glory in his holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

 

PEOPLE:       Search for the LORD and his strength; continually seek his face.

 

 

 

 

LEADER:       Remember the marvels he has done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,

 

PEOPLE:       He is the LORD our God; his judgments prevail in all the world.

 

LEADER:       He has always been mindful of his covenant, the promise he made for a thousand generations:

 

 

 

PEOPLE:       Hallelujah!

 

                  

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

Dedication Prayer for Mission Team

 

Praise Songs                                             “Take My Life”

                                                                 “With All I Am”

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                                   “Victory in Jesus”                                            Page 353

 

*Offertory Statement

2 Corinthians 9:6 – Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. It is because of the blessings of God that we can help others. Invest in God’s kingdom and His name will be magnified.

 

Offertory                                                                                                              Scott Bradshaw

*Doxology

 

Scripture                                             Romans 8:26-39

 

Anthem                                                                                                         Pastor Rick Holeman

Message                                 SEPARATION IMPOSSIBLE!                          Jimmy Hagwood

 

Invitation Hymn                 “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”                                   Page 680

 

 

*Benediction

 

 

 

 

 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             Week of July 27, 2014                                                                                                          

Monday:          Acts 4:23-31

Tuesday:         Romans 15:1-6

Wednesday:    Acts 15:14-21

Thursday:       Philippians 1:1-11

Friday:           Acts 5:12-16

Saturday:        Ephesians 6:18-20

Sunday:         Genesis 32:23-31; Psalm 17:1-16; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Harry Ward

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and
grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ
our Lord.

July 13, 2014

Morning Worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living in this world sometimes feels like falling into a no-grace sinkhole. When minor flaws are blown up into major indiscretions or when people refuse to overlook the faults and offenses of others, we end up burdened by the weight of guilt that we were never meant to carry. God, in His grace, sent Jesus to carry the burden for us. Those who receive God’s gift of grace have the privilege of offering it to others on Christ’s behalf: “Above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’”                 Julia Link

Prelude                                                                                B.J. Lyle

Prayer of Preparation                                              Dell Hagwood

Welcome

Call to Worship                                                          Karen Pruette

Psalm 119

Leader: I am deeply troubled; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.

People: Accept, O LORD, the willing tribute of my lips, and teach me your judgments.  

Leader: My life is always in my hand, yet I do not forget your law.

People: The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not strayed from your commandments.

Leader: Your decrees are my inheritance for ever; truly, they are the joy of my heart.  

People: I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes forever and to the end.

Leader: Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.  

People: I have sworn and am determined to keep your righteous judgments.

Invocation

Children’s Sermon                                                            Dell Hagwood

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture                                                               Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Sermon                                  “What’s in Your Toolbox?  Dell Hagwood

Invitational Hymn    “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”  Page  602

Offertory Hymn   The Servant’s Song”                                  Page 424
Offertory statement
1 Peter 4:10  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. The greatest gift we can offer to our Lord is our very lives. Give today from your heart and you will be blessed.
Baptism of Kierstyn Smith

Special Music                                                 Rhonda Cobb

Bible Presentation                                      Steve Barnes

Communion

Special Music               Redeemed           Brinson Edmondson

benediction

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             Week of July 13, 2014                                                                                                                     

Monday,          Acts 3:1-10

Tuesday:         John 9:1-12

Wednesday:    Isaiah 35:1-4

Thursday:       Isaiah 35:5-10

Friday:            Acts 19:11-20

Saturday:        Acts 12:6-11

Sunday          Genesis 28:10-19; Psalm 139:1-23; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-43
 (July 20)    

 

 

 O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire.                                                                                                            Morning Worship

May 25, 2014

Preparation for Worship

 

With God, new beginnings are possible in our hearts. He can help us to let go of the past and start clinging to Him. Relationship with Him provides a new hope for all who will trust Him.

Marvin Williams

  Prayer of Preparation

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship                                                       Psalm 66

Leader: Bless our God, you peoples; make the voice of his praise to be heard;

People: Who holds our souls in life, and will not allow our feet to slip.

Leader: For you, O God, have proved us; you have tried us just as silver is tried.

People: You brought us into the snare; you laid heavy burdens upon our backs.

Leader: I will offer you sacrifices of fat beasts with the smoke of rams; I will give you oxen and goats.

People: Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he has done for me.

Leader: I called out to him with my mouth, and his praise was on my tongue.

People: If I had found evil in my heart, the Lord would not have heard me;

Leader: But in truth God has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer

People: Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer, nor withheld his love from me.

*Prayer of Invocation                                                                                  Karen Pruette

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                 “Ten Thousand Reasons”

                                                      “Breathe”

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                                “The Solid Rock”      p.526                                             

*Offertory Statement

Proverbs 21:26B,  …but the righteous gives and does not spare.  If you have been blessed, turn around and bless someone else with your blessing.

*Doxology

*Scripture                                           1 Peter 3:13-22                                             Karen Pruette

Anthem                                                                                                                     Adult Choir

Message                             “The Hope That is in You”                             Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                            “Only Trust Him”                                                    Page 486

*Benediction

*Choral Response 

Lectionary Readings    Week of may 25, 2014     

Monday,          Matthew 28:18-20

Tuesday:         Psalm 32:1-11

Wednesday:    Luke 10:1-12

Thursday:       Acts 9:1-9

Friday:            Acts 10:1-16

Saturday:        Acts 10:17-33

Sunday            Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 1 Peter 4:12-14, John 17:1-11
 (June 1)      

 

                                                                                                               

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –John Smith

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

 Morning Worship

April 20, 2014

Preparation for Worship

 

“Christ died for our sins, . . . He was buried, and . . . He rose again the third day.” He has promised that He is preparing a place for us, and He will someday return. One day we will be with our risen Savior. That’s why every year at Eastertime—in fact, every day of the year—we have reason to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Cindy Kasper                                                            Prayer of Preparation                                                         Mary Kay Bradshaw

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship                                                       John 20:1-10

Leader: Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.

People:  So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”

Leader:  Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

People:  He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb.

Leader: He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.

People:  Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

*Prayer of Invocation                                                                                  Karen Pruette

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

Baby Dedication of Chloe Burleson and Jacob Foley

Praise Songs                                 “There is Power in the Blood”

                                                      “Because He Lives”

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                                “Christ Arose                                               

*Offertory Statement

James 1:17  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. The greatest gift of all comes from God in the form of grace through His Son Jesus Christ. 

*Doxology

*Scripture                                           John 20:11-18                                             Karen Pruette

Anthem                                                                                                                     Adult Choir

Message                             The Surprise of All Time”             Dell and  Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                            “He Lives”                                                    Page 368

*Benediction

*Choral Response 

Lectionary Readings    Week of April 20, 2014     

   

Monday,          Matthew 28:1-10

Tuesday:         Revelation 1:12-20

Wednesday:    Luke 24:1-12

Thursday:       Acts 17:16-21 

Friday:            Luke 20:27-40 

Saturday:        Philippians3:7-11            

Sunday            Acts2:14-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31
 (April 27)      

                                                                                                               

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Horace Hardison

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.

Morning Worship

March 30, 2014

 

 Preparation for Worship

By the time he was 16, Morris Frank had lost his sight in both eyes. Several years later, he traveled to Switzerland where he met Buddy, the canine who would help to inspire Frank’s involvement with the Seeing Eye guide-dog school. With Buddy leading the way, Frank learned to navigate busy sidewalks and intersections. Describing the freedom his guide provided, Frank said, “It was glorious: just [Buddy] and a leather strap, linking me to life.” Buddy gave Morris Frank a new kind of access to the world around him. God’s Holy Spirit gives us access to abundant spiritual life in Christ. When we accept Christ as Lord, God washes our sins away and renews us “by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Once we know Christ, the Holy Spirit helps us experience God’s love, understand God’s Word, pray and abound in hope.   Jennifer Schuldt

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                               Shelley Brown

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.  

 

PEOPLE:       He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters.

 

 

LEADER:       He revives my soul and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.

 

PEOPLE:       Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

 

 

LEADER:       You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE:     Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. 

 

 

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                 “More Love, More Power”

                                                      “Ten Thousand Reasons”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Musical Meditation                                “He Touched Me”                                          Handbells

 

*Offertory Hymn                                “Amazing Grace”                                               Page 343

 

*Offertory Statement

Acts 20:35   In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ As we come with our material gifts this morning, let us realize that God desires that we give our entire lives to Him.

 

Offertory                                       “Worthy of Worship”                                              Handbells

 

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                           John 9:1-12, 25                                             Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                       “My Jesus, I Love Thee”                                        Adult Choir

Message                             “WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE!”                       Jimmy Hagwood

 

Invitation                                            “As The Deer”                                                    Page 549

 

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             Week of March 30, 2014                                                                                                                     

Monday,          James 1:12-16

Tuesday:         Ezekiel 34:1-6

Wednesday:    Galatians 5:8-20

Thursday:       1 Corinthians 11:17-22 

Friday:            Mark 6:1-6     

Saturday:         3 John 2-12                      

Sunday:           Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45. Psalm 130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Steve Barnes

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

O God, who before the passion of your only­ begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory.

 

Morning Worship

March 2, 2014

 

 Preparation for Worship

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork,” wrote David. “Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.”  “Let the heavens declare His righteousness, for God Himself is Judge,” Asaph said. Paul wrote, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”  God so loves us and wants us to know Him that He put evidence of Himself everywhere we look.  Julie Link

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                      Kay Ward

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

Community Assessment Report                                                                             George Boyd

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       The LORD is King; let the people tremble; he is enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth shake.

 

 

PEOPLE:       The LORD is great in Zion; he is high above all peoples.

 

 

LEADER:       Let them confess his Name, which is great and awesome; he is the Holy One.

 

PEOPLE:       “O mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.”

 

 

LEADER:       Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God and fall down before his footstool; he is the Holy One.

 

 

 

PEOPLE:       Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon his Name, they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.

 

LEADER:       He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them.

 

PEOPLE:       O LORD our God, you answered them indeed; you were a God who forgave them, yet punished them for their evil deeds.

 

ALL:               Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God and worship him upon his holy hill; for the LORD our God is the Holy One.

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                        Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                 “More Love, More Power”

                                                          “Glorify Thy Name”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                             “Glory to His Name”                                            Page 493

 

*Offertory Statement

Ephesians 5:1,2  1Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  The best offering we can give God at any time is our love to Him and our love to others.

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

 

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                           2 Peter 1:16-21                                             Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                    “I Want to Serve You, Lord”                                     Adult Choir

 

Message                                       THE GLORY OF GOD                                Jimmy Hagwood

 

Invitation                                              “Redeemed”                                                      Page 516

 

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             Week of March 2, 2014                                                                                                                     

Monday,        Matthew 17:1-8           

Tuesday:       Isaiah 42:1-9      

Wednesday:  Romans 12:1, 2  

Thursday:     Romans 12:9-13     

Friday:          Romans 12:14-21         

Saturday:      Colossians 3:12-17                             

Sunday:         Genesis 2:15-17, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:9-15                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Steve Barnes

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ.

Morning Worship

February 23, 2014

 

 Preparation for Worship

Whenever we speak out of fear, anger, ignorance, or pride—even if what we say is true—those who listen will hear more than our words. They hear emotion. But they don’t know whether the emotion comes from love and concern or disdain and disrespect, so we risk misunderstanding.

If we listen to ourselves before speaking out loud, we can judge our hearts before our careless words harm others or sadden our God.  Julie Link

 Prayer of Preparation                                                                                      Mary Kay Bradshaw

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

Community Assessment Report                                                                                  Micki Dail

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       Come, let us worship and bow down in awe of God’s steadfast love for us.

 PEOPLE:       For God gives ear to our words; God listens to the sound of our cries.

 LEADER:       Come, let us take refuge in the God of our salvation.

 PEOPLE:       For God is our shield, our protection in times of trouble.

LEADER:       Come, let us rejoice and sing for joy! 

PEOPLE:       For God is surely in this place!  

ALL:               Let us worship God! 

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                        Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                        “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”

                                                       “Here I Am to Worship”

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                            “How Great Thou Art”                                           Page 147

 

*Offertory Statement

Matthew 6:3,4   But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  Give with a generous heart that is full of compassion for those who need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.  Our Father sees what you give and knows your reasons for giving.

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

*Scripture                                            Psalm 95:1-7a                                              Karen Pruette

Anthem                                “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”                                 Adult Choir

Message                                  THE HEART OF WORSHIP                                 Karen Pruette

Invitation                                  “I Need Thee Every Hour”                                          Page 638

*Benediction

*Choral Response

The flowers on the altar this morning are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Euzelia “UZ” Sitterson from her daughter, Shelia. 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             Week of February 23, 2014                                                                                                                     

Monday:                     Matthew 4:1-11            

Tuesday:                     James 4:1-10

Wednesday:               Psalm 91:1-16  

Thursday:                   Luke 22:24-30   

Friday:                                   1 Corinthians 10:1-11     

Saturday:                   Hebrews 4:14-16                        

Sunday:                      Isaiah 49:8-16, Psalm 131, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Matthew  6:24-34

  

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Julia Rogers

Office Administrator- Danita 

 

 

 

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Morning Worship

January 19, 2014

Preparation for Worship

Loss is a part of life. But because Jesus is “the resurrection and the life”, those who believe in Him will one day experience an end of all death and sorrow. In the meantime, He weeps with us over our losses and asks us to “weep with those who weep.”   Anne Cetas

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                             Youth

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

Community Assessment Report                                                                             Jimmy Hagwood

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       I waited patiently upon the LORD; he stooped to me and heard my cry.

 

 

PEOPLE:       He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure.

 

LEADER:       He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the LORD.

 

PEOPLE:       Happy are they who trust in the LORD!  They do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.

 

LEADER:       Great things are they that you have done, O LORD my God!
How great your wonders and your plans for us! There is none who can be compared with you.

 

 

 

PEOPLE:       Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! but they are more than I can count.

 

LEADER:       In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure (you have given me ears to hear you);

 

PEOPLE:       Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, and so I said, “Behold, I come.

 

LEADER:       In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: ‘I love to do your will, O my God; your law is deep in my heart.”‘

 

PEOPLE:       I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O LORD, you know.

 

LEADER:       Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart;  I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.

 

PEOPLE:       You are the LORD; do not withhold your compassion from me; let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever.

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                        Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                              “How Majestic is Your Name”

                                                         “The Servant’s Song”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                           “He Keeps Me Singing”                                          Page 746

 

*Offertory Statement

1 Chronicles 29:9, The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord.  We give our offerings as a form of worship to the Almighty.  These gifts are offered from the heart as well as from our resources. May God bless them in His Kingdom’s work.

 

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

 

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                            John 1:29-42                                 Karen Pruette

Anthem                                                  “Blessings”                                                  Adult Choir

Message                                      “COME AND SEE”                                Jimmy Hagwood

 

Invitation                           “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”                                   Page 665

 

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

Lectionary Readings                                                                                             Week of January 19, 2014                                                                                                          

Sunday:                Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-40

Monday,               Psalm 63:1-8

Tuesday:              Jeremiah 29:10-14, Isaiah 55:1-9

Wednesday,          Matthew 5:1-11

Thursday:            John 8:12-20

Friday:                 Ephesians 1:15-23

Saturday:             Luke 19:1-10

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Charles Spruill

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ.

Morning Worship

January 5, 2014

Preparation for Worship

One thing is certain: It is not our grip on God that keeps us safe, but the power of Jesus’ grasp. No one can take us out of His grasp—not the devil, not even ourselves. Once we’re in His hands, He will not let go. We have this assurance: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” Nothing in this life or the next “shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  David Roper

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                      Kay Ward

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

Community Assessment Report                                                                                  Jolie Barnes

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       How dear to me is your dwelling, O LORD of hosts! My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

 

PEOPLE:       The sparrow has found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; by the side of your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.

 

LEADER:       Happy are they who dwell in your house! They will always be praising you.

 

PEOPLE:       Happy are people whose strength is in you! Whose hearts are set on the pilgrims’ way.

 

LEADER:       Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs, for the earl rains have covered it with pools of water.

 

PEOPLE:      They will climb from height to height, and the God of gods will reveal himself to Zion.

LEADER:      LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; hearken, O God of Jacob.

PEOPLE:      Behold our defender, O God; and look upon the face of your Anointed.

LEADER:      For one day in your courts is better than a thousand in my own room, and to stand at the threshold of the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of the wicked.

PEOPLE:      For the LORD God is both sun and shield; He will give grace and glory;

LEADER:      No good thing will the LORD withhold from those who walk with integrity.

PEOPLE:      O LORD of hosts, happy are they who put their trust in you!

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                        Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                              “How Majestic is Your Name”

                                         “Let There Be Glory, Honor and Praises”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                    “O God Our Help in Ages Past”                                   Page 686

 

*Offertory Statement

Psalm 96:5, Give to the Lord the glory due His name, bring an offering and come into His courts. We gather our offerings for the Lord at this time.  We bring to Him not only our gifts but all that we are. Enter into this time of worship with thanksgiving and praise.

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

 

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                            Matthew 2:13-23                                     Karen Pruette

Anthem                                “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”          Lydia Ruth Griffin, Violin

Scott Bradshaw, Piano

Message                                  “God’s Divine Presence”                            Jimmy Hagwood

 

Invitation                                      “In Times Like These”                                             Page 577

 

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

December 29. 2013

Monday           Revelation 11              Jonah

Tuesday           Revelation 12              Micah 1, 2, 3

Wednesday      Revelation 13              Micah 4, 5

Thursday         Revelation 14              Micah 6, 7

Friday              Revelation 15              Nahum

Saturday          Revelation 16              Habakkuk

Sunday                        Revelation 170                        Zephaniah

 

Read the Bible through in a Year

January 5, 2014                                                                                                          

Revelation 12:10 “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. With the advent of Jesus into the world, the plan of salvation was put into place for anyone who will believe in Jesus. In Him we place our faith and trust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Charle Spruill

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Morning Worship

December 15, 2013

Preparation for Worship

At Christmastime, as we share gifts with others, we remember the generosity of God toward us—He gave us His Son. Ray Stedman said, “Jesus set aside His riches and entered into His creation in a state of poverty in order to enrich us all by His grace.”No gift-giving could ever compete with the Lord’s extravagance. We thank God for the indescribable gift of Jesus!

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                      Mary Kay Bradshaw

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

Lighting of the Third Advent Candle                                                                The Ceglia Family

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing.

 

PEOPLE:       The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.

 

LEADER:       They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.

Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.

 

PEOPLE:       Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear!

Here is your God. He will come and save you.”

 

LEADER:       Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE:       For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water;

 

LEADER:        A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God’s people; no traveler, not even fools, shall go astray.

 

PEOPLE:       And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                      “Joy to The World!”

                                                                 “My Peace”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                            “How Great Our Joy!”                                           Page 269

 

*Offertory Statement

Jeremiah 32:37: Behold I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? As we give our offerings this morning, let us remember that our God can do the impossible with our meager fare.

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

 

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                            John 15:11                                               Karen Pruette

Anthem                                             “Christmastime”                                              Adult Choir

Message                                        “FULL OF JOY”                                   Jimmy Hagwood

 

 

Invitation                             “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”                                    Page 602

 

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

December 15, 2013

Monday           2 Peter 1                      Ezekiel 35, 36

Tuesday           2 Peter 2                      Ezekiel 37, 38, 39

Wednesday      2 Peter 3                      Ezekiel 40, 41

Thursday         1 John 1                       Ezekiel 42, 43, 44

Friday              1 John 2                       Ezekiel 45, 46

Saturday          1 John 3                       Ezekiel 47, 48

Sunday                        1 John 4                       Daniel 1, 2

 

Ezekiel 36:26   I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  God is all about reconciliation and forgiveness. With the new heart that we have been given in Christ, let us pursue these attributes of the Lord too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Brenda Bullock

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer.

 

Morning Worship

December 8, 2013

Preparation for Worship

Although we don’t usually identify Christmas as a time of fear, there was plenty of it on the night of Christ’s birth. Luke says, “Behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid”. The sight of the angelic messenger was more than the shepherds could process. But the angel reassured them: “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people”. In a world full of fear, we need to remember that Jesus came to be the Prince of Peace. We desperately need His peace. As we look to Him, He will ease our fears and calm our hearts.

Bill Crowder

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                               Dell Hagwood

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

Lighting of the Second Advent Candle                                                        The Lawton Family

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       Give the King your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the King’s Son;

 

PEOPLE:       That he may rule your people righteously and the poor with justice;

 

LEADER:       That the mountains may bring prosperity to the people, and the little hills bring righteousness.

 

PEOPLE:       He shall defend the needy among the people; he shall rescue the poor and crush the oppressor.

 

LEADER:       He shall live as long as the sun and moon endure, from one generation to another.

 

 

 

PEOPLE:       He shall come down like rain upon the mown field, like showers that water the earth.

LEADER:        In his time shall the righteous flourish; there shall be abundance of peace till the moon shall be no more.

PEOPLE:       Blessed be the Lord GOD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous deeds! And blessed be his glorious Name forever! and may all the earth be filled with his glory. Amen. 

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Special Music                                                                                                                  Children

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                 “Ten Thousand Reasons”

                                                                 “My Peace”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                   “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”                                   Page 277

 

*Offertory Statement

Exodus 25:1,2-The LORD said to Moses,  “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give.  God asks us to give our very best to Him at all times.  The best offerings come from our hearts not from our pocketbooks.  He deserves the best of our praise, adoration and gifts. 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                                                         B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                            Philippians 4:7                              Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                 “On This Still and Silent Night”                                  Adult Choir

Lydia Ruth Griffin, Violinist

Message                                                SHALOM                                          Jimmy Hagwood

 

 

The Lord’s Supper

Invitation                                            “Without Him”                                                    Page 504

 

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

December 8, 2013

Monday           James 4                        Ezekiel 18, 19

Tuesday           James 5                                    Ezekiel 20, 21

Wednesday      1 Peter 1                      Ezekiel 22, 23

Thursday         1 Peter 2                      Ezekiel 24, 25, 26

Friday              1 Peter 3                      Ezekiel 27, 28, 29

Saturday          1 Peter 4                      Ezekiel 30, 31, 32

Sunday                        1 Peter 5                      Ezekiel 33, 34

 

1 Peter 1:21    Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. The gospel message is so easy to understand. God made it this way so that all can come before His throne of grace with equality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Brenda Bullock

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal.

Moring Worship

December 1, 2013

When it comes to our salvation, our hope is anchored in the promise of God and the work of Jesus Christ. The winds and waves of doubt, discouragement, and spiritual attack by the evil one can cause us to think that we are adrift and salvation from God is not secure. Not so! God has given His promise that our salvation is sure, and He cannot lie. Our hope is securely fastened in Jesus Christ who redeemed us once and for all when He died, rose again, and ascended to heaven.   David Egner

Prayer of Preparation                                                            Shelley Brown

Prelude                                                                                                                              B. J. Lyle

Welcome

Lighting of Advent Wreath Candle of Hope                                 Phillip and Kay Ward

Call to Worship                                                                                              Karen Pruette

Leader: In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

People: I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

Leader: No one who hopes in you  will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

People: Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.

Leader: Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.

People: Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

Leader: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

People: He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

Leader: All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

People: Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.

Children’s Sermon                                                                                      Dell Hagwood

Praise Hynns                                                            He Has Made me Glad

My Peace

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory Hymn  245                                        O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Offertory Statement

Deuteronomy 15:10  Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. When we give our offerings, we must present them with thankful hearts. 

Doxology

Scripture                                                                  Romans 15:13

Anthem                                                                                                                 Adult Choir

Message                                                         The Hope of us All             Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Invitational Hymn 481                             The Savior is Waiting

Benediction

Choral Response

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

December 1, 2013                                                                                                               Ezekiel 1:28, This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking. Just as the prophet Ezekiel could not stand in the presence of the Almighty neither can we stand on our feet before Him.  Let us bow down and worship the One who deserves our praise.

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Morning Worship

November 17, 2013

 

Preparation for Worship

God knows our hearts and whether we’re sensitive to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. If we really know ourselves, we take 1 John 1:8 to heart, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” We certainly don’t want verse 10 to be true of us, “If we say that we have not sinned, . . His word is not in us.”A more encouraging question to ask might be: “What is God’s response to our admission of sin and need for forgiveness?” The answer: “If we confess . . . , He is faithful and just to forgive us.”  Jesus has taken our sin problem upon Himself by dying in our place and rising again.   Anne Cetas

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                    Youth

Prelude                                                                                                                    B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid.

PEOPLE:       For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior.

LEADER:       Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing from the springs of salvation.

PEOPLE:       And on that day you shall say, Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;

LEADER:       Make his deeds known among the peoples; see that they remember that his Name is exalted.

PEOPLE:     Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, and this is known in all the w

LEADER:       Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.

PEOPLE:    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                        “Lord Most High”

                                                               “Give Thanks”

 Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                           “Count Your Blessings”                                          Page 786

 

*Offertory Statement

Psalm 96:5, Give to the Lord the glory due His name, bring an offering and come into His courts. We gather our offerings for the Lord’s work at this time. Enter into this time of worship with thanksgiving and generosity.

 

Offertory                                                                                                                                                         B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                            Isaiah 65:17-25                                         

 

Anthem                                          “Jesus, Your Name”                                           Adult Choir

Message                        BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE                  Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                      “In Times Like These”                                             Page 577

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

Read the Bible Through in a Year

November 17, 2013

Monday           Titus 2                          Jeremiah 24, 25, 26

Tuesday           Titus 3                          Jeremiah 27, 28, 29

Wednesday      Philemon                       Jeremiah 30, 31, 32

Thursday         Hebrews 1                     Jeremiah 33, 34, 35

Friday              Hebrews 2                     Jeremiah 36, 37, 38

Saturday          Hebrews 3                     Jeremiah 39, 40

Sunday                        Hebrews 4                     Jeremiah 41, 42

 

Jeremiah 24:7,  I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart. Our God gives us a desire in our heart for Him. Let us seek Him and find Him in ways that change our lives and the ones around us. 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Paul Lilly

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises.

 

Morning Worship

November 3, 2013

 

Preparation for Worship

Sometimes we feel that God has let us down because He does not provide an immediate answer to a prayer. Often our attitude becomes, “Answer me speedily, O Lord; my spirit fails!” But waiting for the Lord can transform us into a people of growing faith. King David grew into “a man after [God’s] own heart” by waiting on the Lord. When we become frustrated with God’s apparent delay in answering our prayer, it is good to remember that He is interested in developing faith and perseverance in our character.  Wait on the Lord.  Dennis Fisher

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                      Kay Ward

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       You are righteous, O LORD, and upright are your judgments.

 

PEOPLE:       You have issued your decrees with justice and in perfect faithfulness.

 

 

LEADER:       My indignation has consumed me, because my enemies forget your words.

 

PEOPLE:       Your word has been tested to the uttermost, and your servant holds it dear.

 

LEADER:       I am small and of little account, yet I do not forget your commandments.

 

PEOPLE:       Your justice is an everlasting justice and your law is the truth.

 

LEADER:       Trouble and distress have come upon me, yet your commandments are my delight.

 

PEOPLE:     The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting; grant me understanding, that I may live.

 

 

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                        “Lord Most High”

                                                               “Give Thanks”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                                 “O Zion, Haste”                                                Page 443

 

*Offertory Statement

Psalm 19:21,   They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the LORD and keep them.  We worship the Lord with our tithes and offerings at this time.  He desires the very best of all that we are.  Let us give our best to Him in all things.

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                          2 Timothy 1:3-14                                           Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                 “Savior, More than Life to Me”                                  Adult Choir

Message                                               “ON GUARD”                                         Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                        “It Took a Miracle”                                                Page 494

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

November 3, 2013

Monday           2 Thessalonians 1        Isaiah 53, 54, 55

Tuesday           2 Thessalonians 2        Isaiah 56, 57, 58

Wednesday      2 Thessalonians 3        Isaiah 59, 60, 61

Thursday         1 Timothy 1                 Isaiah 62, 63, 64

Friday              1 Timothy 2                 Isaiah 65, 66

Saturday          1 Timothy 3                 Jeremiah 1, 2

Sunday                        1 Timothy 4                 Jeremiah 3, 4, 5

 

Isaiah 53:12- Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong,because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Each day of our lives we celebrate our salvation through Jesus Christ. He did it all for us because of love 

 Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Paul Lilly

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Morning Worship

October 27, 2013

 

Preparation for Worship

Compared to God, we humans are feeble. We’re unable to help ourselves spiritually, heal our hearts, or fix the injustice we often endure. Fortunately, the God of the storm cares about weaklings like us; He “remembers that we are dust.” What’s more, God “gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” Because God is strong, He can help us in our weakness.  Jennifer Schuldt

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                      Mary Kay Bradshaw

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God;

for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before.

 

PEOPLE:       The threshing floors shall be full of grain; the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

 

 

LEADER:       I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten,

the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent against you.

 

PEOPLE:       You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you.

 

LEADER:       And my people shall never again be put to shame.

 

PEOPLE:       You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the LORD, am your God and there is no other.

 

 

 

 

LEADER:       And my people shall never again be put to shame.

 

PEOPLE:       Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions.

 

LEADER:       Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit.

 

PEOPLE:       Then everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved;

 

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                               “Majesty”

                                                        “Surely The Presence”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                           “Blessed Be The Name”                                            Page 52

 

*Offertory Statement

1 John 3:1  See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  As we give our offerings to the Lord in holy worship this morning, let us consider His amazing love. Because He loves us, we  are given the greatest gift of all in Jesus Christ, His Son.

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                             Luke 18:9-14                                               Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                        “Guide My Feet, Lord”                                         Adult Choir

 

 

 

 

Guest Speakers                                                                                      Fred and Andrea Johnson,

Blackwell Cottage, Kennedy Home, Kinston

 

Invitation                             “I Know Whom I Have Believed”                                     Page 527

 

*Benediction

 

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

October 27, 2013

Monday           Colossians 3                Isaiah 37, 38

Tuesday           Colossians 4                Isaiah 39, 40

Wednesday      I Thessalonians 1         Isaiah 41, 42

Thursday         I Thessalonians 2         Isaiah 43, 44

Friday              I Thessalonians 3         Isaiah 45, 46

Saturday          I Thessalonians 4         Isaiah 47, 48, 49

Sunday                        I Thessalonians 5         Isaiah 50, 51, 52

 

Colossians 3:13   Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. We are compelled by our Lord to be forgivers. It is essential that forgiveness be prominent in our lives. If you are harboring un-forgiveness, take this to heart and be reconciled 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Judi Walker

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name.

 

Morning Worship

October 20, 2013

 

Preparation for Worship

The Lord Jesus used an illustration in which He compared different types of ground to a person’s response to God’s Word. Some seeds were eaten by the birds, others started to grow but were choked by the weeds, and some grew up instantly but had no soil to further their growth. But the seeds that fell on the good soil “yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”  Each of us needs to ask, “What kind of soil am I?” The Lord wants to plant His Word in our hearts so we can grow in our knowledge of Him.               Brent Hackett

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                             Youth

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come?

 

PEOPLE:       My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.

 

LEADER:       He will not let your foot be moved and he who watches over you will not fall asleep.

 

PEOPLE:       Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep;

 

LEADER:     The LORD himself watches over you; the LORD is your shade at your right hand,

 

PEOPLE:       So that the sun shall not strike you by day or the moon by night.

 

 

 

 

 

LEADER:       The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; it is he who shall keep you safe.

 

PEOPLE:       The LORD shall watch over your going out and you’re coming in, from this time forth for evermore.

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon

 

 

Praise Songs                                               “Majesty”

                                                            “Grace Like Rain”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                      “Come, Thou Almighty King”                                         Page 8

 

*Offertory Statement

2 Corinthians 9:12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thankfulness to God. As we give of our offerings to the Lord this morning, let us remember how He has blessed us in so many ways. We are thankful for all that He has done for us. Let us give generously to enhance His kingdom.

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                         Jeremiah 31:31-34                                           Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                             “Remember Me”                                              Adult Choir

Message                                       “SOMETHING NEW”                                Jimmy Hagwood

 

Communion

 

Invitation                                  “I Need Thee Every Hour”                                          Page 638

 

*Benediction

 

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

October 20, 2013

Monday           Ephesians 6                 Isaiah 20, 21, 22

Tuesday           Philippians 1                Isaiah 23, 24, 25

Wednesday      Philippians 2                Isaiah 26, 27

Thursday         Philippians 3               Isaiah 28, 29

Friday              Philippians 4                Isaiah 30, 31

Saturday          Colossians 1                Isaiah 32, 33

Sunday                        Colossians 2                Isaiah 34, 35, 36

 

Isaiah 25:1,   Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
We are compelled to worship God each day of our lives. All that we see and sense is from Him including our very lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Judi Walker

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

Thank you for being with us here at First Baptist of Plymouth on our annual Homecoming. This is a great day in the life of the church as we gather together to make and renew friendships in the body of Christ. Your presence is important. You mean a lot to us. Enjoy this day of worship, praise and fellowship as we gather before God’s throne of grace.

 

Morning Worship

October 13, 2013

Preparation for Worship

While Isaiah agreed that compared to God “the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust on the scales”, he also wanted the people to know that God gives power to the weak and strength to those who need it. If they waited on the Lord, Isaiah said, He would renew their strength. They would mount up with wings like eagles; they would run and not be weary. When you’re feeling invisible or disregarded, remember that God does see you and He cares. Wait on Him, and He’ll give you renewed strength. Anne Cetas

 

 

Prayer of Preparation

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

By: Beethoven

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:     Be joyful in God, all you lands; sing the glory of his Name; sing the glory of his praise.

 

PEOPLE:       Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you.

 

 

LEADER:       All the earth bows down before you, sings to you, sings out your Name.”

 

PEOPLE:       Come now and see the works of God, how wonderful he is in his doing toward all people.

 

LEADER:     He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot, and there we rejoiced in him.

 

 

 

PEOPLE:       In his might he rules for ever; his eyes keep watch over the nations; let no rebel rise up against him.

 

LEADER:       Bless our God, you peoples; make the voice of his praise to be heard;

 

 

PEOPLE:       Who holds our souls in life, and will not allow our feet to slip.

 

ALL:                For you, O God, have proved us; you have tried us just as silver is tried.

 

*Prayer of Invocation                                                                                             Karen Pruette

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                Jimmy Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                          “Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord”

                                                          “Worthy of Worship”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

In Loving Memory

                        Rosa Holcomb, Eric Harrell, Waverly Williams, Hazel Sawyer, Euzelia Sitterson, Alice Grimes, Cleveland Paylor, James Spruill, Betty Lou Hardison, Gail Williams, Carolyn Lyle, Margaret Stubbs.

 

*Offertory Hymn                “All Creatures of Our God and King”                                 Page 63

 

*Offertory Statement

Isaiah 58:10-  And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry  and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. When we give out of our immense blessings that God has granted to us, we experience a joy that is indescribable. We are blessed beyond measure every time we give with compassionate and loving hearts.

 

Offertory                                          “Love Lifted Me”                                       B.J. Lyle, Organ

Scott Bradshaw, Piano

*Doxology

 

 

Anthem                                      “In the Sweet By and By”                                       Adult Choir

Message                                           “HE IS WITH US”                                       Dr. Terry Jones

 

Invitation                       “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus”                               Page 496

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

October 13, 2013

Monday           Galatians 6                   Isaiah 3, 4

Tuesday           Ephesians 1                 Isaiah 5, 6

Wednesday      Ephesians2                  Isaiah 7, 8

Thursday         Ephesians 3                Isaiah 9, 10

Friday              Ephesians 4                 Isaiah 11, 12, 13

Saturday          Ephesians 5:1-16         Isaiah 14, 15, 16

Sunday                        Ephesians 5:17-33       Isaiah 17, 18, 19

 

Galatians 6:10, Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Wherever we go and in whatever we do, let us express the love of Jesus to all people. We are the salt of the earth. Let us season the pot of humanity with love and grace.

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior.

Morning Worship

October 6, 2013

Preparation for Worship

In the Bible, water is often used as a symbol of Jesus as the Living Water who satisfies our deepest needs. So it’s quite fitting that one of Jesus’ most memorable conversations took place at a well.  It began with Jesus asking a Samaritan woman for a drink of water. It quickly progressed to a discussion of something more when Jesus said to her: “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life”.  David McCasland

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                             Celia Davenport

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:     Do not fret yourself because of evildoers; do not be jealous of those who do wrong.

 

PEOPLE:       For they shall soon wither like the grass, and like the green grass fade away.

 

 

LEADER:       Put your trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and feed on its riches.

 

PEOPLE:       Take delight in the LORD, and he shall give you your heart’s desire.

 

LEADER:       Commit your way to the LORD and put your trust in him, and he will bring it to pass.

 

PEOPLE:       He will make your righteousness as clear as the light and your just dealing as the noonday.

 

 

 

LEADER:       Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.

 

PEOPLE:       Do not fret yourself over the one who prospers, the one who succeeds in evil schemes.

 

LEADER:       Refrain from anger, leave rage alone; do not fret yourself; it leads only to evil.

 

PEOPLE:       For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait upon the LORD shall possess the land.

 

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                           Dr. James Hagwood

 

 

Praise Songs                                      “Shine Jesus Shine”

                                                              “Take My Life”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                            “To God Be the Glory”                                             Page 56

 

*Offertory Statement

Romans 12: 1   Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  We worship our Lord with our gifts at this time. What are we willing to give to Him that is a true sacrifice?

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

Anthem                                         “If You Trust in God”                                          Adult Choir

Message                           “WHAT IS A GREAT CHURCH?”                Dr. James Hagwood

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation                                            “Pass Me Not”                                                    Page 489

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

October 6, 2013

Monday           2 Corinthians 12          Ecclesiastes 4, 5, 6

Tuesday           2 Corinthians 13          Ecclesiastes 7, 8, 9

Wednesday      Galatians 1                   Ecclesiastes 10, 11, 12

Thursday         Galatians 2                  Song 1, 2, 3

Friday              Galatians 3                   Song 4, 5

Saturday          Galatians 4                  Song 6, 7, 8

Sunday                        Galatians 5                   Isaiah 1, 2

 

Matthew 10:8b Freely you have received; freely give.  Our Lord has given us so much.  Give a portion of your blessings to God as you worship Him with your offerings. 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Judi Walker

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

 

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure;  

Morning Worship

September 29, 2013

Preparation for Worship

The old saying “a friend in need is a friend indeed” takes on a new meaning for us. John reminds us in 1 John 3:18, “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” Sometimes this means inconveniencing ourselves to care for the interests of others or receiving that help when we ourselves are in need. After all Christ has done for us, it’s a blessing to be His hands and feet in loving one another.  Dennis Fisher

 

Prayer of Preparation

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship

Psalm 91

Leader: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, abides under the shadow of the Almighty.

People: He shall say to the LORD,”You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I put my trust.”

Leader: He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter and from the deadly pestilence.

People: He shall cover you with his pinions, and you shall find refuge under his wings; his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.

Leader: You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;

People: Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.

Leader: Because he is bound to me in love,therefore will I deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my Name.

People: He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I am with him in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him to honor.  With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                                              “Great Is The Lord”

                                                         “I Sing Praise to His Name”

 

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                                “Take Time to Be Holy”                                 Page 656

*Offertory Statement

Romans 12: 1  1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship  We worship our Lord with our gifts at this time. What are we willing to give to Him that is a true sacrifice?

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

*Scripture                                        1 Timothy 6:6-19                                              Karen Pruette

Anthem                                                                                                                                Adult Choir

Message                                      “RICH IN GOOD WORKS                                Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                            “Redeemed”                                                    Page 516

*Benediction

*Choral Response

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

September 29, 2013

2 Corinthians 6:1, As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. Give grace as you were given grace by the Lord. Extend to those around you the same type of love which God has lavished upon you.

  

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Beth Thompson

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Morning Worship

September 15, 2013

 Preparation for Worship

One aspect of God’s glory is His almighty power. But how does He show His strength? He doesn’t do it by rearranging the galaxies before our very eyes, changing the color of the sun at a whim, or freezing a lightning bolt as a trophy to His strength. Instead, in His love and compassion for needy people like ourselves, God has chosen to “show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”  Joe Stowell

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                    Julia Rogers

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:     Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; in your great compassion blot out my offenses.

PEOPLE:       Wash me through and through from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin.

LEADER:       For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

PEOPLE:       Against you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.

LEADER:       And so you are justified when you speak and upright in your judgment

PEOPLE:       Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, a sinner from my mother’s womb.

LEADER:       For behold, you look for truth deep within me, and will make me understand wisdom secretly.

PEOPLE:       Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.

LEADER:       Make me hear of joy and gladness that the body you have broken may rejoice.

PEOPLE:       Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  

*Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                                              “All in All”

                                                         “O How I Love Jesus”

 

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                                “Amazing Grace”                                               Page 343

*Offertory Statement

Philippians 4:18: They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. Let your extravagant gifts be pleasing to the Lord.  Give to His kingdom’s work so that all may hear the good news of Jesus Christ.

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

*Scripture                                             Luke 15:1-10                                               Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                                “Praise God”                                                 Adult Choir

Message                                      “LOST AND FOUND”                                Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                            “Without Him”                                                    Page 504

*Benediction

*Choral Response

Read the Bible Through in a Year

September 15, 2013

Monday           1 Corinthians 11:1-16              Psalm 129, 130, 131

Tuesday           1 Corinthians 11:17-34                        Psalm 132, 133, 134

Wednesday      1 Corinthians 12                      Psalm 135, 136

Thursday         1 Corinthians 13                      Psalm 137, 138, 139

Friday              1 Corinthians 14:1-20              Psalm 140, 141, 142

Saturday          1 Corinthians 14:21-40                       Psalm 143, 144, 145

Sunday                        1 Corinthians 15:1-28              Psalm 146, 147

1 Corinthians 12:7   Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  When we become followers of Christ we are given a special gift from God. We are indwelled with the Spirit of God and are empowered to do His kingdom work through His Spirit in His church. 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Beth Thompson

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy.

Morning Worship

September 8, 2013

 

Preparation for Worship

As a baby craves milk, followers of Christ are to crave the “pure milk of the Word” that leads to spiritual growth. The apostle Peter says, “Long to grow up into the fullness of your salvation; cry for this as a baby cries for his milk”.  Peter wrote to encourage a group of Christ-followers who had been scattered by persecution. He urged them to set aside feelings of anger and jealousy toward each other, along with talking one way and living another and “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby”. The Lord invites us to drink all that we need from His bountiful supply. He loves to watch His children grow!   David McCasland

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                      Mary Kay Bradshaw

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       LORD, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

PEOPLE:       You trace my journeys and my resting-places and are acquainted with all my ways.

LEADER:       Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, but you, O LORD, know it altogether.

PEOPLE:       You press upon me behind and before and lay your hand upon me.

LEADER:       Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

PEOPLE:       For you yourself created my inmost parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

LEADER:       I will thank you because I am marvelously made; your works are wonderful, and I know it well.

PEOPLE:       My body was not hidden from you, while I was being made in secret and woven in the depths of the earth.

LEADER:       How deep I find your thoughts, O God! how great is the sum of them!

PEOPLE:       If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours.

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                              “All in All”

                                                             “Amazing Love”

 

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                                “He Leadeth me”                                               Page 690

*Offertory Statement

Matthew 5:23, 24   “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.   Jesus tells us if we have something against a brother or sister, we cannot effectively worship Him with our offerings.  As we give this morning, let us examine our hearts and forgive so that we can truly honor our Lord with our gifts.

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

Anthem                                      “A Vessel in Your Hands”                                      Adult Choir

Message                                                                                                                    Chett Dugger

Invitation                                   “I Gave My Life for Thee”                                          Page 675

 

*Benediction

 

*Choral Response

Read the Bible Through in a Year

September 8, 2013

Monday           1 Corinthians 6                                    Psalm 113, 114, 115

Tuesday           1 Corinthians 7:1-19                Psalm 116, 117, 118

Wednesday      1 Corinthians 7:20-40              Psalm 119:1-88

Thursday         1 Corinthians 8                                    Psalm 119:89-176

Friday              1 Corinthians 9                                    Psalm 120, 121, 122

Saturday          1 Corinthians 10:1-18             Psalm 123, 124, 125

Sunday                        1 Corinthians 10:19-33                        Psalm 126, 127, 128

Psalm 115:15,   May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. God does bless us in numerous ways. The very fact that He has given us salvation is enough of a blessing for now and eternity. 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Beth Thompson

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

Morning Worship

August 18, 2013

 Preparation for Worship

When our world is rocked by tragic events and evil acts, we long for the day when evil will finally be destroyed and God will bring history to a close and fully establish His kingdom. Until that time, however, the Lord gives us His grace to live purposeful lives of faith as we await His coming. In Hebrews 10, we are urged to draw near to God with sincere hearts; hold fast to the hope we profess, spur each other on to love and good works; and continue meeting together for encouragement “and so much the more as you see the Day approaching”.   David McCasland

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                               Dell Hagwood

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       God takes his stand in the council of heaven; he gives judgment in the midst of the gods:

PEOPLE:       How long will you judge unjustly, and show favor to the wicked?

 LEADER:       Save the weak and the orphan; defend the humble and needy;

PEOPLE:       Rescue the weak and the poor; deliver them from the power of the wicked.  

LEADER:       They do not know, neither do they understand; they go about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

PEOPLE:       Arise, O God, and rule the earth, for you shall take all nations for your own.

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                          “Take My Life”

                                                          “I Will Trust in You”

Pastoral Prayer

*Offertory Hymn                             “Have Faith in God”                                            Page 536

 

*Offertory Statement

Psalm 140:12 2 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.  The poor and needy are around us so that we can help them.  One of the missions of this church is to lend a helping hand to those who are in need.  Give this morning so that purpose can be fulfilled.

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

Scripture                                        Hebrews 11:1-3. 8-19                                        Karen Pruette

Anthem                                             “Share His Love”                                             Adult Choir

Message                                               “By Faith”                                         Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                          “Higher Ground”                                                  Page 549

*Benediction

*Choral Response

 

Read the Bible Through in a Year

August 18, 2013

Monday                       Romans 5                                Psalm 60, 61, 62

Tuesday                       Romans 6                                Psalm 63, 64, 65

Wednesday                  Romans 7                                Psalm 66, 67

Thursday                     Romans 8:1-21                        Psalm 68, 69

Friday                          Romans 8:22-39                      Psalm 70, 71

Saturday                      Romans 9:1-15                        Psalm 72, 73

Sunday                        Romans 9:16-33                      Psalm 74, 75, 76

Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Our help and hope come from God through His Son Jesus Christ.  We receive the greatest love gift of all when we ask Him to be our Lord and Savior.

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Morning Worship

August 11, 2013

 

Preparation for Worship

All of us sin and fall short of God’s glory. When we feel the heavy burden of sin weighing us down, we have the blessing of confession and forgiveness (1 John 1:9) to lift us up. Isn’t it just like our great God to turn even our sins into an opportunity to grow in His grace and power and love!  Dave Branon

 

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                               Shelley Brown

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

 

 

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken; he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

 

PEOPLE:       Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, God reveals himself in glory.

 

 

 

LEADER:       Our God will come and will not keep silence; before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging sto

PEOPLE:       He calls the heavens and the earth from above to witness the judgment of his people.

LEADER:       “Gather before me my loyal followers, those who have made a covenant with me and sealed it with sacrifice.”

PEOPLE:       Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; for God himself is judge.

LEADER:       Consider this well, you who forget God, lest I rend you and there be none to deliver you.

PEOPLE:       Whoever offers me the sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me; but to those who keep in my way will I show the salvation of God.”

*Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                                   “I Shall Not Be Moved”

                                                          “I Will Trust in You”

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                          “My Jesus, I Love Thee”                                           Page 79

 

*Offertory Statement

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.  We honor and worship the Lord this morning with our offerings.  Give your very best to Him.

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

Scripture                                           Colossians 3:12-17                                          Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                         “Come To The Table”                                          Adult Choir

 

Message                                        “Clothe Yourself”                                 Jimmy Hagwood

 

Communion

Invitation                                  “Wonderful Words of Life”                                          Page 406

*Benediction

*Choral Response

Read the Bible Through in a Year

August 11, 2013

Monday                       Acts 27:1-26                            Psalm 40, 41, 42

Tuesday                       Acts 27:27-44                          Psalm 43, 44, 45

Wednesday                  Acts 28                                                Psalm 46, 47, 48

Thursday                     Romans 1                                Psalm 49, 50

Friday                          Romans 2                                Psalm 51, 52, 53

Saturday                      Romans 3                                Psalm 54, 55, 56

Sunday                                    Romans 4                                Psalm 57, 58, 59

 

Psalm 35:28  My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long. In all that we do and say, let us give glory to the One who deserves our praise. Let others see Jesus in us.

 

 

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Morning Worship

July 21, 2013

 Preparation for Worship

How can we escape our inclination to use words to hurt others? By recognizing that the ultimate Hearer of our words is God, who longs for us to be better than that. With the psalmist, we can pray, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord.”  When we seek to please God with our conversations about others, we honor Him. With His help, we can glorify Him through what we talk about.    Bill Crowder

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                    Julia Rogers

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:       LORD, who may dwell in your tabernacle? Who may abide upon your holy hill?

PEOPLE:       Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, who speaks the truth from his heart. 


LEADER:       There is no guile upon his tongue; he does no evil to his friend: he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.

PEOPLE:       In his sight the wicked is rejected, but he honors those who fear the LORD. 

LEADER:       He has sworn to do no wrong, and does not take back his word.

PEOPLE:       He does not give his money in hope of gain, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

ALL:              Whoever does these things shall never be overthrown.

 *Prayer of Invocation

 

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                    Dell Hagwood

 

Praise Songs                                              “My Peace”

                                                             “Better is One Day”

                                                                             

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

*Offertory Hymn                              “Footsteps of Jesus”                                             Page 685

 

*Offertory Statement

1 Corinthians 16:2 – On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income.  God readily receives our offerings if they are given from our hearts.  Give as a response of the love that He has for you and the love you have for Him.

 

 

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

 

Scripture                                           Colossians 1:15-29                                          Karen Pruette

 

Special Music                                                                          Renata, Sophia, and Eliza Barsanti

Message                              “The Glory of the Mystery”                       Jimmy Hagwood

 

 

Invitation                                “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                                        Page 539

*Benediction

Read the Bible Through in a Year

July 21, 2013

Monday           Acts 13:26-52              Job 30, 31

Tuesday           Acts 14                                    Job 32, 33

Wednesday      Acts 15:1-21                Job 34, 35

Thursday         Acts 15:22-41              Job 36, 37

Friday              Acts 16:1-21                Job 38, 39, 40

Saturday          Acts 16:22-40              Job 41, 42

Sunday                        Acts 17:1-15                Psalm 1, 2, 3

 

Acts 16:14   One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. Our hearts must be opened to the wooing of the Lord. Only when this happens can we submit ourselves totally to serving Him in all things.

  

Morning Worship

January 13, 2013

Preparation for Worship

The great invitation of Christ is to open our hearts to the Savior who came to end our darkness. Jesus said, “While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light. . . . I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness”. The way out of our spiritual night is to walk in the light with Him.        David McCasland

 

Prayer of Preparation                                                                                                             Youth

 

Prelude                                                                                                                               B.J. Lyle

 

Words of Welcome

 

*Congregational Call to Worship                                                                              Karen Pruette

LEADER:       Give the King your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the King’s Son;

PEOPLE:       That he may rule your people righteously and the poor with justice;

  LEADER:       That the mountains may bring prosperity to the people, and the little hills bring righteousness.

 PEOPLE:       He shall defend the needy among the people; he shall rescue the poor and crush the oppressor.

  LEADER:       He shall live as long as the sun and moon endure, from one generation to another.

 PEOPLE:       He shall come down like rain upon the mown field, like showers that water the earth.

 LEADER:       In his time shall the righteous flourish; there shall be abundance of peace till the moon shall be no more.

PEOPLE:       He shall have pity on the lowly and poor; he shall preserve the lives of the needy.

 *Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                                                  Dell Hagwood

Praise Songs                                            “Love The Lord”

                                                             “Shine Jesus Shine”

 

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory Hymn                           “Holy Spirit, Light Divine”                                        Page 392

*Offertory Statement

1 Chronicles 29:9, The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord.  We give our offerings as a form of worship to the Almighty.  These gifts are offered from our hearts as well as from our resources. May God bless them in His Kingdom’s work.

Offertory                                                                                                                          B.J. Lyle

*Doxology

Scripture                                               Isaiah 60:1-6

Karen Pruette

 

Anthem                                                 “My Prayer”                                                 Adult Choir

 

Message                                 “LIGHT THE WAY”                                Jimmy Hagwood

Invitation                                  “I Need Thee Every Hour”                                           Page 638

*Benediction

*Choral Response