THE ORDER OF WORSHIP Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 14, 2014
10:45 a.m. THE GATHERING
Welcome and the Life of the Church Opening Voluntary
Voluntaries on the “Old Hundredth”
Rev. Larry Sivis
Choral Introit An open hand, a willing heart, a gentle word, a challenge; Spirit, breathe into the church, the risen body of Christ. (Alfred Fedak, Selah Publ. Co., CCLI759439)
† Call to Worship
Connor Fannin adapted from Psalm 103 L: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy Name. P: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. L: He forgives all your sins and heals all your infirmities; P: He redeems your life from the grave and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness, L: Let us worship the LORD!
† Hymn of Praise
All People That on Earth Do Dwell
† Invocation † Congregational Response
I Will Enter His Gates
THE SERVICE OF THE WORD First Lesson L: The Word of the Lord. P: Thanks be to God.
Exodus 14:19-31 (Page #57)
Second Lesson L: The Word of the Lord. P: Thanks be to God.
Romans 14:1-12 (Page #142)
Walking in Faith with Our Lord!
Nancy Price & Don Besig
† Gospel Lesson L: This is the Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ. P: Praise be to Thee, Lord Christ.
Matthew 18:21-35 (Page #17)
† Gloria Patri
(All children are invited to come forward at this time. Afterwards, children in grades K—2 may attend Children’s Church in room 15.)
Sermon † Hymn of Commitment
Rev. Dr. Isaac “Ike” Nicholson “Are Ye Able,” Said the Master
THE SERVICE OF THE TABLE † Pastoral Prayer † Prayer Response
How Can I Find My Way?
Offertory Trio and Trumpet Tune on “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” Settings by Robert Hobby
† Doxology Praise God Who Rules All Worlds
† Prayer of Blessing for the Offering An Invitation to the Lord’s Table Communion Hymn
I Need Thee Every Hour
The Great Thanksgiving L: The Lord be with you. P: And with thy spirit. L: Lift up your hearts. P: We lift them up unto the Lord. L: Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God. P: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
#578 (1,2,4) Responsive
Words of Institution Prayers of Blessing for the Elements Distribution of the Elements
(We partake of the Bread as it is passed to symbolize our personal fellowship with God in Christ. We retain the Cup to partake in unison, symbolizing our oneness in Christ. All followers of Christ are invited to participate.)
Holy Communion † The Lord’s Prayer (Trespasses) † The Summation L: Christ has died! P: Christ is risen! A: Christ will come again!
GOING FORTH TO SERVE GOD † Recessional Hymn
Tune: Morning Has Broken Christ is beside me, Christ is before me; Christ is behind me, King of my heart. Christ is within me, Christ is below me, Christ is above me, never to part.
† Benediction † Closing Voluntary
Allegro Maestoso Eugene Thayer
† Please stand, as you are able
WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS Elders: Barby Clark/Loaf; Susan Gabbert/Cup; Garry Lewis/Homebound Deacons: Sandra Mobley, Joan Reed, Stephanie Rigsby, Keiffer Rowe, Randy Ruley, Teri Ruley, Joyce Schuman, Linda Schuman Acolytes: Lucille Carr, Katelyn Harmon A/V Department: Team 1 Children's Church: Kim Stephens (grades K-2) Communion Coordinators: Ron Clark, Joyce Kiser Greeters: Stan & Treca Timberlake Lay Readers: Margaret Ruth, Jack VanHoose Ushers: Linda Schuman, Toni Gabbert Van Driver: Garry Lewis Youth Deacon Liturgist: Connor Fannin
SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. MONDAY 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY 11:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. THURSDAY 3:30 p.m. FRIDAY 8:30 a.m. SATURDAY 8:00 a.m.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MISSION AND WITNESS September 14—September 20, 2014 “A Place For You” Television Ministry (Adelphia, Ch. 9; Time Warner, Ch. 9) Morning Worship Chi-Rho & CYF Sunday Night Live Classical Conversations Faith and Fitness Cub Scouts Worship Department Meeting Boy Scouts Men’s Breakfast Fellowship/pancakes & sausage DWM General Meeting & Potluck Dinner Meals on Wheels/Barbara Yates Moms In Prayer/Library St. Andrew’s Kids Vespers Chancel Choir Faith and Fitness Fellowship Hall Reserved/Bradley Fellowship Hall Reserved/Bradley
IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH
The family of Juanita Kozee invites you to a special coffee fellowship to celebrate Juanita’s 88th birthday. Cake and coffee will be served in the Fellowship Hall following Morning Worship.
• Chi-Rho (grades 6-8) and Christian Youth Fellowship (grades 9-12) will meet today at 5 p.m. Groups will meet separately for a Bible study and outdoor activity. • On Sunday, September 21, Chi-Rho and Christian Youth Fellowship will meet at the church at 5 p.m. We will go grocery shopping for the food pantry and then stock the items. • Chi-Rho and Christian Youth Fellowship will travel to Cooper Family Farms in Milton, West Virginia on Sunday, September 28 to have fun going through a corn maze and riding a zip line. The cost for the maze is $8 and the zip line is $12 for one round or $20 for two rounds. We will eat at the Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner following Morning Worship and then depart for Milton. • Multi-award winning Christian rock group, Tenth Avenue North, will be performing at the Paramount Arts Center on Tuesday, October 7. We will meet at the church at 6:15; the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.50. Please let Diana Thompson know if you plan to attend by Sunday, September 28.
• The Worship Department will meet Monday, September 15 at 6 p.m. • A General Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 22 at 6 p.m.
All ladies are invited to join us for our Disciples Women General Meeting & Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, September 16 at 6 p.m. Barby Clark will share reflections on her time spent in Atlanta in June at Quadrennial Assembly. Bring a dish to share; bread, dessert and drink provided. Our next DWM Book Club selection is Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table by Shauna Niequist. We meet on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss the book. Since this book includes recipes with each chapter, we will share a dinner with our discussion. Please see Shauna to sign up for a dish.
We are collecting pancake mix and syrup for the First Ashland food pantry and cleaning supplies for the Shelter of Hope during September.
Community Worship Service
First Ashland will join with the historic downtown churches in celebration of the Poage Landing Days' Community Worship Service on Sunday, September 21 at 10 a.m. Our Elders will lead a brief Service of Holy Communion in the Sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. Children's Sunday School is canceled for the day; childcare for the Worship Service is available at the church.
Boy Scouts Fundraisers
Our Scouts will sell mums on Sunday, September 21. Stop by the church before or after the Poage Landing Community Service to purchase one of our beautiful mums. They are $10 for a 9 inch pot and four colors will be available. We are also taking popcorn orders to be delivered in November. On Sunday, September 28, we will sponsor a spaghetti lunch after Morning Worship to support our scouts. Thank you for your support. (Bob Cruickshank)
Millions of young athletes have participated in Upward youth basketball leagues across the country. Upward Basketball offers an extended, multi-month opportunity for team-building, player development, and the formation of deep relationships between teammates and coaches. Players will develop a love for basketball and a healthy competitive spirit. They will discover skills necessary to excel both on and off the court, all in a Christ centered and Christ honoring environment. Are you interested in volunteering as a coach or referee? Are you being called to make a difference in a young person’s life. If you would like to learn more about an opportunity for you to serve with other members and friends from First Christian Church with Upward Basketball, please call Deacon Kevin Smith at (606) 324-9220 or email him at [email protected]
LECTIONARY TEXTS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Exodus 16:2-15; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16; Psalm 105:1-6. 37-45
LAST WEEK’S RECAP ATTENDANCE Worship: 185 Sunday School: 38 First Time Visitors: 2 Vespers: 39
OFFERING General Offering Designated OFFERING
PRAYER CONCERNS Week Ending September 10, 2014 The Family of Bill Bondurant (by Will & Vanessa Stevens) The Family of Homer Bradley (by Garry Lewis) Sandy Brislin (by Bob & Karen Poore) Steve Brislin (by Bob & Karen Poore) Bonnie Gabbard (by Jody Lowman) Steve Golder (by Lee & Stephanie Rigsby) Gloria Hannah (by Garry Lewis) The Family of Jackie Jennings (by Lee & Stephanie Rigsby) Emily Johnson (Magi Hayes’ daughter) Joe Marcum (by Garry Lewis) Michael McGuire (by Jody Lowman) Karen Riley (by Lee & Stephanie Rigsby) The Family of Johnie Stone (by Garry Lewis) Leslie White Week Ending September 3, 2014 Anonymous (by Angie Lewis) Lucy Davis (by Beth Taylor) The Family of Michael Hedrick Robin Millard (by Sharon Brown) Leroy Penix (by Garry Lewis) Roger Reed (by Angie Lewis) Carolyn Runyon Pete Smith (by Melissa Logan) Rick Wire (by Beth Taylor) Week Ending August 27, 2014 Danny Cripple (by Melissa Logan) Jim Fankell (Jim Ward’s cousin) Juanita Hagaman (by Jim Price) Jody Lowman The Family of Margo Patton (Tony Click’s cousin) Joyce Perkins (by Pete Wonn)
$12,500.00 $ 2,688.68 $ 15,188.68
David Phipps Dan Rohaus (by Pete Wonn) Pat Rohaus (by Pete Wonn) Chris Smith (by Debbie Sivis) Faith Sperry (by Teddy Jobe) Glenna Stevens (Will Stevens’ grandmother) The Family of John VanHoose Shut-Ins: Tony Click, Lou Foster, Lucille Juett, Bill Justice, Juanita Kozee, Dorothy Lester,E. E. McGuire, Roger Noonan, Jody Watson, Jim Webb Military: Dylan Kramer (by Cheryl Lewis), Chad Proffitt, Floyd Watts (by Amanda Morgan), Philip Wierson (by Kathy Johnson)
Please discard your worship bulletin in one of the recycling bins found at the front and rear doors.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Staff Rev. Dr. Isaac “Ike” Nicholson, Senior Minister Rev. Larry Sivis, Associate Minister Kathryn Potter, Office Manager Wayne McCulley, Custodian Diana Thompson, Children’s & Youth Ministries Coordinator Joyce Kiser, Financial Secretary Connie Reliford, Nursery Teacher Miranda McCulley, Toddler Teacher Missy White, Preschool Teacher