Order of Worship for Sunday, January 14, 2018

Posted January 12th, 2018

Gathering Music

Sharing Time                                                                                                              

. . . a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.

Focusing Music    “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee”    arr. Ron and Linda Sprunger

Opening Unison Confession:  Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18. The Inescapable God.

1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me.

2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

you discern my thoughts from far away.

You search out my path and my lying down,

and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue,

O Lord, you know it completely.

You hem me in, behind and before,

and lay your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is so high that I cannot attain it.

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.

In your book were written

all the days that were formed for me,

when none of them as yet existed.

17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

18 I try to count them – they are more than the sand;

I come to the end[a] – I am still with you.

*Opening Song    “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”    #46

Invitation to Give

Giving Music    “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”    – arr. Heather Sorenson

Giving Prayer

Message in Music    “Spirit of God, Descend”    – arr. John Helgen

Children’s Time                                                                                                                  

Following story:  Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Prayer Song    “God of Our Life”    #486

Prayers of the People

Scripture Focus    John 1: 43-51    p. 92

Message    “God Knows Us!”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me”    Insert

     Verse 2 Women, Verse 3 Men

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”    – arr. Robert Hughes

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