Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sermon Sunday, March 29, 2020

Immanuel's Land

Sabbath in the Promised Land is a picture of heaven. Needs met, burdens laid down, and sins forgiven: True disciples know that this reality starts today - through the Lord of the Sabbath, Jesus Christ 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Temporary Cancellation of Services

For the care of our parishioners, we will reluctantly be canceling Sunday School, Sunday Worship Hour and Mid-week Bible Study through the end of March.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in our area, and  to comply with CDC recommendations*, the FCC Board of Elders has taken these unprecedented cancellations. We will continue to monitor the situation and will be providing updates regarding services in April. Please pray with us for those who are, or may become, compromised by this infection.

FCC Board of Elders

3/16/20 UPDATE: During the next 15 days, all U.S. events of 10+ people should be cancelled or held virtually.


A quote from Superintendent, Dr. Daniel Hile of Smith-Green Community Schools:  In the end, it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be QUITE apparent if we under reacted or did too little.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Bulletin & Sermon, Sunday March 1, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Congregational Introit #193……………..…….Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence v.1
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded, for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand.”
*Call to Worship ……………..…………………………………….…..…........ Psalter Reading 97, p. 820
*Hymn of Adoration and Praise #101………..……….... Come, Thou Almighty King
*Invocation
Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
*Psalter Hymn #486 …………………..……………….......... God, Be Merciful to Me (Psalm 51)
*Hymn of the Month #461 ………………………......... Not What My Hands Have Done
Worship Through God’s Word
Old Testament……………………..……………………………………. Jeremiah 29:1-14 (PB 1221-22)
New Testament………………………………………...………..……. 2 Corinthians 8:16-24 (PB 1802)
Memory Verse ……………………….…….………….…………..…..........… 2 Timothy 2:11-13 (see insert)
Fellowship of Welcome
Sermon Text…………………………………………………………………………….…………..……. Exodus 21:12-25 Sermon……………………………………………………………………………………………….....………..…. Derek Yoder
*Hymn of Faith #251…........................................................................ Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Worship Through Prayer and Giving
Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
On Communion Sundays, our second offering helps support
 the benevolent ministries of the Diaconate.
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ……………………...…………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”

Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devices.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help.  If yours isn’t working properly, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.
Worship Through the Lord’s Supper
Hymn of Commitment #51 ……………………………………… Blest Be the Tie That Binds
*Benediction
Postlude                                                           *Congregation invited to stand

Announcements

The Genevans 2020 Spring Tour is heading our way! This Friday, March 6, the Geneva College choir will be performing in Buffalo, singing their “Rejoice Again!” program of passages from Philippians interspersed with psalms of joy.  Join Joel and Owen and the rest of the choir at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St., Buffalo at 7:30 pm!

Harriett Rupp passes along her special thanks for being remembered on her 92nd birthday. She loved the card. Harriett is doing quite well and sends her greetings from Rochester.

Don’t forget to silence your devices.
Calendar
Monday, March 2nd: AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.
Wednesday, March 4th: Join us for Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at the church at 7:00 pm. We’re in Luke 11 and looking at the fascinating passage about Beelzebul and blasphemy. What does it say about the kingdom? How is it related to the Lord’s prayer? It’s a great time to join us!
Friday, March 6th: The Genevans Concert in Buffalo. See above announcement for more information.
Tuesday, March 10th: Monthly meetings get back on track next week. Full Board meets at 7:00 pm, preceded by Elders’ Meeting at 6:00. Elders, come prepared to discuss Chap XIV §§ 1-12 about the creation of the world, man, and the angels in Calvin’s Institutes (pp. 159-172).
Thursday, March 12th and 26th:  Sit and Sew in the classroom at 10:00.
Thursday, March 19th: Dewey Missionary Meeting at 10:00.

Bulletin & Sermon, Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Congregational Introit #193……………..…….Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence v.1
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded, for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand.”
*Call to Worship ……………..………………………………………………………..…........ Psalm 96:1-6, 11-13
*Hymn of Adoration and Praise #296….....All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
*Invocation
Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
*Chorus #180 …………………..………………….......... Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down
*Chorus #156 …………………………………………………...……..…………………..........The Lord Is My Light
*Chorus #100……….…………………….........................................................................................… Create in Me
Worship Through God’s Word
Old Testament……………………..……………………………………..Jeremiah 28:1-17 (PB 1220-21)
New Testament………………………………………...…………..2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (PB 1801-02)
Memory Verse ……………………….…….………….……………………..........… 1 Timothy 3:16 (see insert)
Fellowship of Welcome
Sermon Text…………………………………………………………………………….…………..……..Exodus 21:12-25 Sermon……………………………………………………………………………………………….....………..…..Derek Yoder
*Hymn of Faith #655…................................... O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher Than I
Worship Through Prayer and Giving
Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ……………………...…………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”
*Benediction
Postlude                                                           *Congregation invited to stand
Announcements

Next Sunday we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. If you would like to participate but are unable to be here, see Derek or one of the Elders to arrange another time. Don’t be shy about taking full advantage of this important gesture of unity with Christ and his body. A fellowship meal following the service is NOT planned at this time. Shirley and Alice are on setup.

FYI: There will be a baby shower hosted by Carol and Joy VanDette in the church basement on Saturday, February 29th at 1:00 pm.

The Genevans 2020 Spring Tour is heading our way! On March 6, the Geneva College choir will be performing in Buffalo, singing their “Rejoice Again!” program of passages from Philippians interspersed with psalms of joy.  Join Joel and Owen and the rest of the choir at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St., Buffalo at 7:30 pm!

Don’t forget to silence your devices.
Calendar
Monday, February 24th: AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.
Wednesday, February 26th: Join us for Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at the church at 7:00 pm. We’re in Luke 11 and finishing our look at the “postscript” to the Lord’s Prayer, then it’s on to the fascinating passage about Beelzebul and blasphemy. It’s a great time to join us!
Friday, March 6th: The Genevans Concert in Buffalo. See above announcement for more information.
Tuesday, March 10th: Monthly meetings get back on track.
Thursday, March 12th and 26th:  Sit and Sew in the classroom at 10:00.
Thursday, March 19th: Dewey Missionary Meeting at 10:00.


Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devices.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help.  If yours isn’t working properly, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Bulletin and Sermon, Sunday, January 26, 2020


Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Congregational Introit #193……………..…….Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence v.1
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded, for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand.”
*Call to Worship ……………..…………………...…………………………………………………........ Psalm 91:1-16
*Hymn of Adoration and Praise #6..…….......O Come, My Soul Bless Thou the Lord
*Invocation
Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
*Psalter Hymn #51 ……………………………….......... O Jehovah, Hear My Words (psalm 5)
*Hymn #64……….…………………….......................................… God, the Lord, a King Remaineth
*Hymn #180…………………………………………….…...………………..I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
Worship Through God’s Word
Old Testament……………………..……………………………..Jeremiah 25:15-38 (PB 1215-1216)
New Testament………………………………………...…………..2 Corinthians 4:1-18 (PB 1797-98)
Memory Verse ……………………….…….………….……………...……........… Jeremiah 10:10 (see insert)
Fellowship of Welcome
Sermon Text…………………………………………………………………………….…………..……..Exodus 20:18-26
Sermon……………………………………………………………………………………………….....………..…..Derek Yoder
*Hymn of Faith #87…............................................ The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
Worship Through Prayer and Giving
Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ……………………...…………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”
*Benediction
Postlude                                                           *Congregation invited to stand
Announcements

Next Sunday we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. If you would like to participate but are unable to be here, see Derek or one of the Elders to arrange another time. Don’t be shy about taking full advantage of this important gesture of unity with Christ in his body. A fellowship meal IS planned following the service. Lynda and Alice are on setup.

Committee and department heads: Our Annual Meeting is just a few weeks away, scheduled this year for Saturday, February 15th. All written reports must be submitted to Audrey for compilation and distribution BEFORE Febnuary 8th –or you get to read yours aloud at the meeting!


Don’t forget to silence your devices.

Calendar
Monday, January 27h: AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.
Wednesday, January 29th: Join us for Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at the church at 7:00 pm. We’re in Luke 11 and are looking at how the Lord’s Prayer takes on special significance in the context of Luke’s gospel. It’s a great time to join us!
Thursday, January 30th: Sit and Sew downstairs at 10:00 am. Next  sit and sew date is Thursday, February 4.
Saturday, February 15th: Annual Meeting at 10:00 am.



Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devices.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help.  If yours isn’t working properly, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Bulletin and Sermon, Sunday, January 19, 2020


Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 am • Family Worship Service 10:45 am
Wait in Prayer        Worship in Reverence        Depart to Serve



Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Congregational Introit #193……………..…….Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence v.1
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded, for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand.”
*Call to Worship ……………..…………………...…………………………………………………........ Psalm 90:1-17
*Hymn of Adoration and Praise #12..….....Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim
*Invocation
Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
*Psalter Hymn #51 ……………………………….......... O Jehovah, Hear My Words (psalm 5)
*Hymn #377……….……………………................................… Jesus, Where’er Your People Meet
*Hymn #650…………………………………………….…………………………..I Will Sing of My Redeemer
Worship Through God’s Word
Old Testament……………………..………………………………..Jeremiah 25:1-14 (PB 1214-1215)
New Testament………………………………………...…………..2 Corinthians 3:1-18 (PB 1796-97)
Memory Verse ……………………….…….………….……………...……........… Jeremiah 10:10 (see insert)
Fellowship of Welcome
Sermon Text…………………………………………………………………………….…………..……..Exodus 20:18-26
Sermon……………………………………………………………………………………………….....………..…..Derek Yoder
*Hymn of Faith #468….............................................. My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
Worship Through Prayer and Giving
Prayer Requests and Testimonies
Pastoral Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Offertory
*Doxology #735 ……………………...…………………………………………………………………… Gloria Patri
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.”
*Benediction
Postlude                                                           *Congregation invited to stand

Announcements

Committee and department heads: Our Annual Meeting is just a few weeks away, scheduled this year for Saturday, February 15th. All written reports must be submitted to Audrey for compilation and distribution BEFORE Febnuary 8th –or you get to read yours aloud at the meeting!

 The church’s financial statement for December 2019 is posted for review in the office over the copy machine.

Don’t forget to silence your devices.

Calendar
Monday, January 20h: AA meets downstairs from 8:00-9:15 pm.
Wednesday, January 22nd: Join us for Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at the church at 7:00 pm. We’re in Luke 11 and are looking at how the Lord’s Prayer takes on special significance in the context of Luke’s gospel. It’s a great time to join us!
Thursday, January 23rd: Sit and Sew downstairs at 10:00 am. Future sit and sew dates are: 1/30 and 2/4.
Saturday, February 15th: Annual Meeting at 10:00 am.



Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devices.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help.  If yours isn’t working properly, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.