Sunday, October 1, 2023
Music: Lucinda King and the Youth Team
Host: Rachel Bergendahl & Jenna Matuk
Message: Becca Singley
Understanding our Belonging
Luke 15:11-32 (NIV)
We gather in worship to remind ourselves who God is, what he has done in Christ and what he is doing through his Spirit. Our desire is to praise God and receive afresh his Spirit in us, to affirm that we are family reconciled one to another and to be empowered to reach out to the world.
Next Sunday – October 8th Shawn Reese will be teaching on John
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Oct 8th: Discovery Dinner Series 5:30-7:15pm
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Call to Worship: Psalm 100 (various verses)
Speaker 1: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before himwith joyful songs.
Speaker 2: Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Speaker 1: Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
Speaker 2: For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Both: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
At Your Name
This I Believe
Goodness Of God
Tithes and Offering
Scripture Reading, Sermon Text: Luke 15:11-32 (NIV)
11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property on wild things comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
Good Good Father
Praises & Prayer Requests
Please pray for…
- that my anxiety will lessen as I am getting physically ill. I am job searching, I need benefits, prefer salary, and need to get in touch with my old references.
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