Wednesday, September 16

 

WELCOME

 

SONG “All the People Said Amen”

 

Verse 1

You are not alone if you are lonely

When you feel afraid you're not the only

We are all the same in need of mercy

To be forgiven and be free

It's all you got to lean on

But thank God it's all you need

 

Chorus

And all the people said amen whoa

And all the people said amen

Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends

And all the people said amen

 

Verse 2

If you're rich or poor well it don't matter

Weak or strong you know love is what we're after

We're all broken but we're all in this together

God knows we stumble and fall

And He so loved the world

He sent His son to save us all

 

Bridge

Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart

Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart

Blessed are the people hungry for another start

For theirs is the kingdom the kingdom of God

 

Proclamation of Praise

 

Psalm 145:1-8

 

Leader: I will exalt you, my God and king, and bless your name forever and ever.

Cong.: Every day will I bless you and praise your name forever and ever.

 

Leader: Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised! There is no end to your greatness.

Cong: One generation shall praise your works to another and shall declare your power. 

 

Leader:   I will speak of the glorious splendor of your majest and all your marvelous works.

Cong: They shall tell of the might of your wondrous acts, and I will recount your greatness.

 

Leader:   They shall publish the remembrance of your great goodness; they shall sing joyfully of your righteousness.

Cong: The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 

 

Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Cong: And also with you.

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Reading:  Jonah 3:10--4:11

 

10When God saw what the people of Ninevah did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

 

 4:1But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. 2He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing. 3And now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” 4And the Lord said, “Is it right for you to be angry?” 5Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would become of the city.

 

 6The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the bush. 7But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered. 8When the sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”

 

 9But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?” And he said, “Yes, angry enough to die.” 10Then the Lord said, “You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. 11And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?”

 

Reader: This is the word of the Lord.

Cong: Thanks be to God!

 

Children's Message

Jay Kiel

 

Holy Gospel: Philippians 1:21-25, 29

 

21For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. 23I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; 24but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. 25Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith… 29For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well.

 

Pastor: The Gospel of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.

 

Meditation

“Don’t Fight Grace, but Live in It”

Pastor Roger Black

 

SONG: "Lord, I Need You"

 

Verse 1

Lord I come I confess

Bowing here I find my rest

And without You I fall apart

You're the one that guides my heart

 

Chorus

Lord I need You oh I need You

Ev'ry hour I need You

My one defense my righteousness

Oh God how I need You

 

Verse 2

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more

Where grace is found is where You are

And where You are Lord I am free

Holiness is Christ in me

Where You are Lord I am free

Holiness is Christ in me (chorus)

 

Bridge

So teach my song to rise to You

When temptation comes my way

And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You

Jesus You're my hope and stay

And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You

Jesus You're my hope and stay

 

Chorus

Lord I need You oh I need You

Ev'ry hour I need You

My one defense my righteousness

Oh God how I need You

 

Prayers of the Church 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name, 

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever and ever. Amen

 

Benediction

 

Closing Song “Eye of the Storm”

 

Chorus

In the eye of the storm

You remain in control

In the middle of the war

You guard my soul

You alone are the anchor

When my sails are torn

Your love surrounds me

In the eye of the storm

 

Verse 1

When the solid ground is falling out

From underneath my feet

Between the black skies and my red eyes

I can barely see

When I realize I've been sold out

By my friends and my family

I can feel the rain reminding me

 

Verse 2

When my hopes and dreams are far from me

And I'm runnin' out of faith

I see the future I picture

Slowly fade away

And when the tears of pain and heartache

Are pouring down my face

I find my peace in Jesus' name

 

Verse 3

When the test comes in and the doctor says

I've only got a few months left

It's like a bitter pill I'm swallowin'

I can barely take a breath

And when addiction steals my baby girl

And there's nothin' I can do

My only hope is to trust You

I trust You Lord

 

Go in peace. Serve the Lord...

Thanks be to God!

 

Postlude