Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Prelude                                        Garnet Hayes

Welcome

Call to Worship

Prayer of Adoration                                    

Hymn #336

We Gather Together”

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His name; He forgets not His own.

 

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be Thine!

 

We all do extol Thee, Thou leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our defender wilt be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

Prayer of Confession

Lord Jesus, Your life shows us how we are called to live. We often know what it would take for us to become more like You, and yet we sit back, rather than taking a step toward Your way of life. You lay out the pathway of faithfulness, but we stumble along because we have chosen our own way. We need Your strength, living Lord Jesus, so that we can live into our call as well-loved disciples who become more and more like You. Help us to repent of our complacency, and forgive us for our wandering ways. Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Sung Response #581                                   “Glory Be to the Father”

Passing the Peace

Leader: May the peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

The congregation confers peace on one another using the words:

“May the peace of Christ be with you.”

 

Time with Young Disciples                              Tifny Mathena

“Come to Me”

Come to Me, you who are weary and I will give you rest.

Come to Me, you who are weary and I will give you rest.

 

Take My yoke and learn from Me,

I am gentle and humble in heart.

Take My yoke and learn from Me,

You will find rest for your souls.

 

Come to Me, you who are weary and I will give you rest.

Come to Me, you who are weary and I will give you rest.

I will give you rest.

“Come to Me” words & music by Jeffrey Haagenson © 2014 Jeffrey Haagenson

Scripture                                 Colossians 1:9-14

Sermon                                   Pastor Scott Peterson

Renewing Our Vision

“The Shape of Love: Learning to Love and Live the Jesus Way”

 

Affirmation of Faith                                                     The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead.  On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.     

Prayers of the People and 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Life of Columbia

Senegal Go Team Commissioning

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings

Choir Anthem             “My  Hope is Built on Nothing Less”

                                                                                 arr. Haagenson

                                                         Jeffrey Haagenson, Director

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock I stand: all other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

 

When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace;

In ev’ry high and stormy gale, my anchor holds, within the veil.

On Christ, the solid Rock I stand: all other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

 

His oath, His covenant, His blood, support me in the whelming flood;

When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid Rock I stand: all other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

 

When He shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found:

Dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.

On Christ, the solid Rock I stand: all other ground is sinking sand,

On Christ the solid rock I stand!  Amen!

Doxology

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn #298

“Lord, You Give the Great Commission”                                                                       

Lord, You give the great commission:
“Heal the sick and preach the word.”
Lest the church neglect its mission,
And the gospel go unheard,
Help us witness to Your purpose
With renewed integrity:
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

 

Lord, You call us to Your service:
“In my name baptize and teach.”
That the world may trust Your promise,
Life abundant meant for each,
Give us all new fervor, draw us
Closer in community:
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

 

Lord, You bless with words assuring:
“I am with you to the end.”
Faith and hope and love restoring,
May we serve as You intend,
And, amid the cares that claim us,
Hold in mind eternity:
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

Benediction

Postlude                “Toccata Brillante”

                                 (Todd Kendall))

                                 Garnet Hayes              

                                                                                                                                                

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