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September 20, 2020

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Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship & Invocation

Opening Hymns

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.

4. Let every kindred, every tribe
on this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.

O Church of God United

1. O church of God, united to serve one common Lord
Proclaim to all one message
with hearts in glad accord
Christ ever goes before us
We follow day by day
with strong and eager footsteps 
Along the upward way

2. From every land and nation
the ordered ranks appear
To serve one valiant leader
they come from far and near
They chant their one confession
They praise one living Lord
And play their sure dependence
Upon His saving word

Children's Moment

Look what kids can do

Offering

Prayers and Praises

Centering Song

Take Up Thy Cross

1. “Take up thy cross,” the Savior said,
“if thou wouldst my disciple be;
deny thyself, the world forsake,
and humbly follow after me.”

3. Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,
nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
to save thy soul from death and hell.

4. Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
nor think till death to lay it down;
for only those who bear the cross
may hope to wear the glorious crown.

Choir Praise Song

Footsteps of Jesus

Scripture

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written,

“He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
    his righteousness[a] endures forever.”

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.[b] 11 You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; 12 for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. 13 Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:9 Or benevolence
  2. 2 Corinthians 9:10 Or benevolence

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Message

God Rations

Closing Hymn

Here I Am Lord

Verse 1
I the Lord
of sea and sky
I have heard
my people cry
All who dwell
in dark and sin
My hand
will save
I who made
the stars of night
I will make their
darkness bright
Who will bear
my light to them
Whom shall
I send

 

Chorus 
Here I am Lord
Is it I Lord
I have heard You
calling in the night
I will go Lord
if You lead me
I will hold Your
people in my heart

 

Verse 2 
I the Lord of
snow and rain
I have borne
my people’s pain
I have wept
for love of them
They turn away
I will break their
hearts of stone
Give them hearts
for love alone
I will speak
my word to them
Whom shall
I send

Verse 3 
I the Lord of
wind and flame
I will tend the
poor and lame
I will set a
feast for them
My hand
will save
Finest bread
I will provide
till their hearts
be satisfied
I will give
My life to them
Whom shall I send

Blessing & Sending Forth