Sunday August 18, 2019

Welcome Pastor Eric Targe

 

“Blessed Be the Name”

“Come People of the Risen King”

 

Scripture Reading from Psalm 148:1–13
Praise the Lord!

 

Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
    Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!

 

Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
    Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

 

Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created.
And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.

 

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,
    fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!

 

Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
    Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!

 

Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and maidens together, old men and children!

 

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.

 

“Build My Life”

 

Pastoral Prayer Pastor Larry McCarthy, Jr.

 

Offering

 

Offertory “Come, All Christians, Be Committed”

Eva B. Lloyd, arr. Tim Stafford © 1986 Broadman Press

 

“For the Cause”

 

Praying With Power
Colossians 4:2–4
Pastor Michael Best

 

Song of Response

 

Benediction Pastor Larry McCarthy, Jr.

ALL IN FOR JESUS

Praying With Power

Colossians 4:2–4

Pastor Michael Best

 

Three lessons on prayer:

  1. Pray with ongoing ________________________

 

  1. Pray with proper _______________________

 

  1. Pray with great __________________

If all goes well, you will be able to read this Pastor to People today! Last week, we had a printing problem that resulted in this space being completely blank. I’m grateful to all of you who actually noticed. 🙂

 

Mistakes like this remind me of God’s forgiveness. Forgiveness is a completely undeserved blessing so we can be in fellowship with God and with each other. Imagine a world with sin but no forgiveness. Every new offense is put on top of an ever-growing pile that further separates you from people you love. There is no way to wash the stain of sin. No way to recover the lost intimacy. In the end, we would all be alone. But God is faithful, says 1 John 1:9, and forgives us when we confess our sins.

 

Please don’t take that incredible gift for granted. And don’t refuse to give it to those who ask you for it. It’s the Lord’s way of building unity and health into His church.

 

For His glory,

 

Bill Bertsche

Executive Pastor

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