“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1Peter 2:9
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 106 Leader: Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! People: Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all his praise?
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 106 Leader: Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! People: Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 106 Leader: that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. People: Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
Responsive Call To Worship Psalm 106 All: Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD!
Water you turned into wine Opened the eyes of the blind There’s no one like you, none like you Into the darkness you shine Out of the ashes we rise There’s no one like you, none like you
Confession of Sin Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and give us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.
September 23 12:45-2:30 p.m.—Fellowship Hall Sign up at the Welcome Table
MINISTRY FAIR 2012 September 09, 2012 @ FCF
Yeah, we have gotten involved with a bunch of stuff around FCF. Nursery Covenant Group: Craig’s List PLAN Learning Center Snow Shoveling -- Snowmageddon 2010 Men’s and Women’s Retreats Worship Team Gospel Choir R2K12 Planning Committee PLAN Board Scripture Reading
HEBREWS 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Our Great Cloud of Witnesses… Jon and Danielle Snyder Tonya Dentry Teresa Ciampaglia Melisa Warrington Mr. Mackin Mr. D Christina Riddlesburger Wynne Lenz Lisa Ali Renda Costa Trip Beans Steve Lubie Anton McCullem Eric Hanson Paul Kangas, Sr. Glenn Parkinson Tom Osterhaus Tom Wenger Paul Jeneke Tom & Sue Frech Dan and Kathy Knight Drew and Becky Derreth Nancy Blake Patrick Donahue Dave & Flo Wolfe Tim Trezise Stephen & Beth Badorf Eric and Alice Molicki Coach Bitzer Jim Midberry Gil Nadolney Doris Neilsen Jim Andreone Joanne Wenger Cindy Bauchspies Santo Garofalo Mr. & Mrs. I Jackie and Ken Henley Lynn Nolt Dick McNeil Ruth Pearson Alice Williams Greg Dutcher Dottie Maddox Bob and Amy McFarland Matt Wilson Bill and Jeanne Beans Jerry and Carol Bullinger Bill and Kate Hildebrand Anne Scott Sisi Wills Linda Nolan …just to name a few.
I Thessalonians 2:8 We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of God, but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.
Scripture Reading 2 Timothy 2:1-13 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
Scripture Reading 2 Timothy 2:1-13 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:
Scripture Reading 2 Timothy 2:1-13 If we have died with him, we will also live with him;12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;if we deny him, he also will deny us;13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.
Deuteronomy 1 1 ¶ These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 2 It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea. 3 In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the people of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him in commandment to them, 4 after he had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth and in Edrei.
5 Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying, 6 “The LORD our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 Turn and take your journey (break camp and advance), and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negeb and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
8 See, I have set the land before you. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their offspring after them.’
Encouragements to Advance • God’s assurances to the advance. • Our unfaithfulness against the advance. • God’s faithfulness in spite of our failures.
1) God’s assurances to the advance. “Moses spoke to the people of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him in commandment to them, after he had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan,…” Vs 3,4
God, the great Creator of all things, also upholds everything. He directs, regulates, and governs every creature, action, and thing, from the greatest to the least, by His completely wise and holy providence.
2) Our unfaithfulness against the advance “The LORD our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites…” vs 6,7