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9 & 11:15 a.m. every Sunday

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Worship Guide

9 a.m.

Gathering Music: KING OF KINGS

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 8)

One: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.

All: Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

One: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

All: what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.

One: You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,  the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

All: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

OH OUR LORD / PRAISE THE LORD YE HEAVENS

First Scripture Lesson: Genesis 1:1-5, 26-31 (p.1)

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness (Gregory the Great and Joel 2:12-13)

One: O Lord, have mercy upon us.

All: O Christ, have mercy upon us.

One: O Spirit, have mercy upon us.

All: O God the Father in heaven, we beseech you, hear us.

One: O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, we beseech you, hear us.

All: O God the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, we beseech you, hear us.

One: Be gracious unto us. Spare us, good Lord.

All: Be gracious unto us. Help us, good Lord.

One: Be gracious unto us. Save us good Lord, from our sin, from our errors, from all evil.

All: Good Lord, deliver us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

One: Friends hear the good news of the Gospel as recorded in Joel 2:12-13. “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.”

All: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven and made righteous! Amen!

Prayers of the People & THE LORD’S PRAYER

TRINITY SONG / GLORIA PATRI

Children’s Message

Scripture Lesson: Genesis 2:5-7, 15-25 (p.2)

Sermon Title: “Setting”

MY GOD IS STILL THE SAME

Benediction

11:15 a.m.

Prelude: Karen Holl, Organist

Gathering Hymn: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY (138) vs.1,3,4

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: (Psalm 8)

One: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.

All: Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

One: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

All: what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.

One: You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,  the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

All: Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

COME THOU ALMIGHTY KING (139)

First Scripture Lesson: Genesis 1:1-5, 26-31 (p.1)

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness (Gregory the Great and Joel 2:12-13)

One: O Lord, have mercy upon us.

All: O Christ, have mercy upon us.

One: O Spirit, have mercy upon us.

All: O God the Father in heaven, we beseech you, hear us.

One: O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, we beseech you, hear us.

All: O God the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, we beseech you, hear us.

One: Be gracious unto us. Spare us, good Lord.

All: Be gracious unto us. Help us, good Lord.

One: Be gracious unto us. Save us good Lord, from our sin, from our errors, from all evil.

All: Good Lord, deliver us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

One: Friends hear the good news of the Gospel as recorded in Joel 2:12-13. “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.”

All: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven and made righteous! Amen!

Prayers of the People & THE LORD’S PRAYER

GLORIA PATRI

Scripture Lesson: Genesis 2:5-7, 15-25 (p.2)

Sermon Title: “Setting”

HOW GREAT THOU ART (467)

Benediction     

Discussion Questions
  • The Bible tells us where we come from and why we were created but what are some non-Biblical answers to where and why questions? What are the consequences of one’s answers to the where and why questions?
  • What are the implications of repeated refrain of “There was evening, and there was morning..” rather than “there was morning and there was evening” like we normally talk about the passage of time?
  • Where do you see the Trinity in the Genesis 1?
  • What are the implications of being made in the image of God?
  • Practically how do we live into the creation mandate of Genesis 1:28 to “Be fruitful and increase, fill, subdue and rule the earth?
  • In light of Genesis 1 what is the purpose of Genesis 2? How does it advance the plot?