THE ESSENCE OF TRUE UNITY

Order of Worship:

2ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST October 19, 2008 (Sunday – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.)

(10:30) Choir: “Cantate Domino” (O Sing To The Lord) Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Audra Wiste

Opening Hymn 465 – “Christ Is Our Cornerstone”

The Invocation And Confessional Prayer

The Order of Matins (Hymnal: Page 32)

P: O Lord, open Thou my lips.
C: And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.

P: Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
C: Make haste to help me, O Lord. 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. Hallelujah!

The Scripture Reading – Ephesians 4: 3-6, 11-16
Just as there is unity among the members of the Godhead, so the Spirit desires and creates unity around the Gospel and the Word. In establishing his Church among men, our ascended Lord has given people-gifts to it for the purpose of building up the body of Christ and creating a genuine unity around the Word.

The “Te Deum” (We Praise Thee, O God) Hymnal (P 35-37)
Vocalist: Jay Sandeen

The Apostles Creed (Hymnal, Page 12)

Hymn 296 – “Speak, O Lord, Thy Servant Heareth”

The Sermon …………………………………… 1 Corinthians 1 : 10

Now I urge you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

THE ESSENCE OF TRUE UNITY: ONENESS IN FAITH, BELIEF, PURPOSE & LOVE

Hymn 477 (V 1-2) – “Lord Jesus, Thou The Church’s Head”

Our Gifts For the Lord’s Work

Our Prayers And the Lord’s Blessing

(8:30) Children’s Message: “Feed Me, Lord”

The Closing Hymn 53 – “Abide, O Dearest Jesus”

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.