Today's Worship Service
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September 27, 2020
Good morning, and welcome to worship. It is good to have you with us today, whether in person or online.
The Serenity Center is happy to have volunteers who would like to help with the weekly food distribution each Wednesday. Preparations begin around 10:00 a.m. and food distribution beings at approximately 11:00 a.m. Safe practices are followed. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Call to Worship
II Corinthians 5:17-21
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Joys and Concerns
If you have a joy or a concern to share, please contact the church office at 502-633-3345 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If sharing about someone else, please have the person's permission before sharing.
Please keep the following in your prayers –
Donna Miles is recovering at home from knee replacement surgery she received last Tuesday.
Continue to remember at home – LaMar Hundley and Rochelle Phillips.
Diane Bland has asked for prayers for two of her relatives, Jack Hedges and Ty Robinson. Both are state troopers that are assigned temporarily to the Louisville area.
Please remember the city of Louisville.
If you would like a copy of the complete prayer list, it is at the end of the bulletin for this morning. Copies can be downloaded from the church web site or by scanning one of the QR codes posted in the church.
He Touched Me, by Laine Kephart, accompanied by Denise King.
II Corinthians 4:6-9
6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Sermon Title: How Do We Fix What Is Broken?
Good advice can come from some interesting places. The following advice comes from a tombstone ―
What I spent is gone. What I kept I lost. But what I gave will be mine forever.
Generous Lord, we hold tightly to so many things, thinking that our tight grip will protect them and keep them, when in reality we know that things can slip very easily from our grasp. May our lives not be defined by a tight and desperate grasp, but by hands that are able to let go, because our hearts are willing to give. In the name of Christ we pray, amen.
The Lord's Prayer (spoken in unison)
Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, they kingdom come, they 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 in to temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Prayer of St. Francis, which seems so appropriate for the times in which we live –
O Lord make me an instrument of thy peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring love,
Where there is resentment, let me bring forgiveness,
Where there is discord, let me bring unity,
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith,
Where there is error, let me bring truth,
Where there is despair, let me bring happiness,
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy,
Where there is darkness, let me bring light.
O Master grant that I may desire rather:
To console than to be consoled.
To understand rather than be understood.
To love rather than to be loved.
Because it is in giving that we receive,
In forgiving that we obtain forgiveness,
In dying that we rise to eternal life.
All believers in Christ are invited to partake. You do not need to be a member of our church, or any church to share in communion with us. The bread and the cup are taken in unison following the words of institution.
Words of institution for the Bread:
"This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
Words of institution for the Cup:
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me."
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.
And amen. Go in peace, and God bless you.