+ Welcome to Worship at Mount Zion-Finksburg
+ Sunday, October 22, 2017

There are worship activity bags in the vestibule for children to use during worship!
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Pre-Worship Thoughts
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"From time to time a debate emerges about why people don't read the Bible more?....One of the reasons we don't read the Bible more is because we have become an increasingly impatient society. The Bible isn't like other books. It requires patience. It is like when you meet a fascinating person; it take time to get to him or her. The more impatient we have become as a society the more relationships have suffered. The Bible helps us know the heart of God and the heart of man. That takes time" - "Rediscover Jesus" by Matthew Kelly.

*WORDS of SCRIPTURE & SONG
Scripture Lesson Psalm 92 (Selections)
Congregation: (Hymnal #657)
L This is the day that the Lord has made
C Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Congregation Singing (Faith We Sing, songbook #3176)
"Come! Now is the Time to Worship"
*OPENING WORDS

*HYMN
(See bulletin insert)
"God of the Generations" (Sing to the tune of "Lead On O King Eternal")

*ANTHEM
"The Blood of Jesus Worship Medley"

*OPENING PRAYER

WE WELCOME OUR YOUTH & CHILDREN
Congregation singing (Faith We Sing, songbook) "2233
Where Children Belong"

SONG Verse One -
Hymnal #546
"The Church's One Foundation"

MESSAGE
Message Three "Two Giants of the Faith + Martin and John!" The Church of Jesus - Reformed and Reforming

SONG (Sing to the tune "
Regent Square" #304)
"Lead On O King Eternal"
(1) "Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ the head and cornerstone, chosen of the Lord and precious, binding all the church in one. Holy Zion's help forever and her confidence alone."
(2) Laud and honor to the Father, laud and honor to the Son, laud and honor to the Spirit, ever three and ever one. One in might and one in glory, while unending ages run.
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SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS

Morning Prayer
L The Lord is with you C And also with you
L Let us pray together as we sing together

Prayer Song
(Faith We Sing, songbook #2244)
(1) People need the Lord, people need the Lord, at the end of broken dreams, he's the open door. (2) People need the Lord, people need the Lord, when will we realize people need the Lord."

Morning Prayer and Our Lord's Prayer

ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMAL MOMENTS

RECEPTION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
L God is good! C All the time! L And all the time! C God is good!

*DOXOLOGY
(Hymnal#95)
"Doxology: Praise God From Whom…………."

*OFFERING PRAYER (Unison)
Almighty God, we celebrate the church of Jesus the Christ as his body. We celebrate your people who are bound together with cords of love that never can be broken. Consecrate our gifts that we have given today to the up-building of your church here on earth. In the name of the Lord of the Church, Christ Jesus. Amen.

SONG
("The Faith We Sing, songbook #2056)
"God is So Good". Please consider changing the "me" in the song to "us."

*OUR CLOSING SONG
(Worship & Song, songbook #3183).
"As we go, may your Spirit go before us. As we go, may we follow where you lead. May we live what we have learned, share the message we have heard, and be a light unto the world, as we go."

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Coming in Congregational Worship
Sunday, October 29th "The Church Reformed & Reforming"
Sunday, November 5th "All Saints Sunday" - We pause to remember! The Sacrament of Holy Communion
Sunday, November 12th We Honor our Military Veterans. We also begin our UM Board of Child Care Drive.
Guest Rev. Stacey Nickerson
Sunday, November 19th Consecration Sunday
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An Interesting Thought!
"The genius of any successful organization is always going to be receptivity to change and openness to good ideas wherever they can be found. Likewise, many of the saints were people who lived and shared their faith in creative new says that successfully engaged their culture with the message of the Gospel."
("Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, Making Church Matter"
Michael White and Tom Corcoran)
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