SERMON SERIES: THE WAY
MESSAGE: the Way FOrward
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Series: The Way

October 17 Prepare the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 10 In the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 3 United Way - Pastor Josh Jonas

September 26 Finding Your Way (Back) - Pastor Denia Segrest

September 19 Losing Your Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

September 12 I am the WayPastor Steve Wilde

 

Message

September 5 Kingdom Multiplication - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 29 Community - Pastor Josh Jonas

August 22 No More Tears - Pastor Steve Wilde

 
SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

August 15 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 8 What is your Name? - Pastor Denia Segrest

August 1 How Long? - Brie Johnson

July 25 What Are You Arguing About? - Pastor Steve Wilde

July 18 Do You Want to be Made Well? - Pastor Josh Jonas

July 11 Where do you get that living water? Pastor Steve Wilde

Series: The Way

October 17 Prepare the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 10 In the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 3 United Way - Pastor Josh Jonas

September 26  Finding Your Way (Back) - Pastor Denia Segrest

September 19 Losing Your Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

September 12 I am the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

 

Message

September 5 Kingdom Multiplication - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 29 Community - Pastor Josh Jonas

August 22  No More Tears - Pastor Steve Wilde

 

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

August 15 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 8 What is your Name? - Pastor Denia Segrest

August 1 How Long? - Brie Johnson

July 25 What Are You Arguing About? - Pastor Steve Wilde

July 18 Do You Want to be Made Well? - Pastor Josh Jonas

July 11 Where do you get that living water? Pastor Steve Wilde

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

July 4 Where Are You? - Pastor Denia Segrest

June 27 Don't You Care About Us? - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 20 Am I My Brother's Keeper?! - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 13 Why Did You Doubt? - Pastor Steve Wilde


SERIES: ENCORE!

June 6 Living By The Spirit - Pastor Josh Jonas

May 30 And Then A Miracle Happens - Pastor Denia Segrest

May 23 Ready, Set, Go! - Brie Johnson

May 16 Pulled Aside - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 9 Girl Power - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 2  A Reference Letter - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 25 All In! - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 18 Name Calling - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 11 It's Not Over - Pastor Josh Jonas

 

 

 

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

July 4 Where Are You? - Pastor Denia Segrest

June 27 Don't You Care About Us? - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 20 Am I My Brother's Keeper?! - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 13 Why Did You Doubt? - Pastor Steve Wilde


SERIES: ENCORE!

June 6 Living By The Spirit - Pastor Josh Jonas

May 30 And Then A Miracle Happens - Pastor Denia Segrest

May 23 Ready, Set, Go! - Brie Johnson

May 16 Pulled Aside - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 9 Girl Power - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 2  A Reference Letter - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 25 All In! - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 18 Name Calling - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 11 It's Not Over - Pastor Josh Jonas

 

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

July 4 Where Are You? - Pastor Denia Segrest

June 20 Am I My Brother's Keeper? - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 13 Why Did You Doubt? - Pastor Steve Wilde


SERIES: ENCORE!

June 6 Living By The Spirit - Pastor Josh Jonas

May 30 And Then A Miracle Happens - Pastor Denia Segrest

May 23 Ready, Set, Go! - Brie Johnson

May 16 Pulled Aside - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 9 Girl Power - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 2 A Reference Letter - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 25 All In! - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 18 Name Calling - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 11 It's Not Over - Pastor Josh Jonas 

April 4 Getting Our Attention - Pastor Steve Wilde

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Music

contemporary-music
contemporary music

We enjoy celebrating Christ with a variety of music in worship, one of which is contemporary. The music is included throughout the year at various worship services 

bell-choirs
bell choir

Bells:  Praise bells, Youth bells and Celebration Chimes are groups who play at various worship services throughout the year

INTERESTED in how you can be involved? Email music director  cathy@fpcl.us

sanctuary-choir
Sanctuary Choir

Sanctuary choir sings at 10:00 a.m. worship service. The choir is open to all adults and high school students who wish to sing. 

INTERESTED in how you can be involved? Email music director  janet@fpcl.us

WORSHIP FOCUS

your faith journey with fpcl

SUNDAY,  OCTOBER 24, 2021

 

Greetings –

 

As we continue our sermon series “The Way” we shift our attention this Sunday to The Way Forward! It is a phrase that certainly relates to us individually, but during this time of stewardship captures our hope/prayer for a ministry that is led by God’s Spirit as we seek to expand the collective impact we are having with one another and within the larger community. It is a unique time in the life of our church, filled with opportunity as we strengthen the ministry that we have and love – while expanding/adding the ways in which we engage & connect with people in the Tri-Valley.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER that we will be having a Congregational Meeting THIS Sunday, October 24th after the 10:00am service for the purpose of electing officers [elders, deacons and certain committee members – names were included in the emailed Worship Focus and to extend the agreement for another year with Rev. Denia Segrest to be one of our pastors. This meeting will take place in our sanctuary and will be livestreamed for those worshipping online. [reminder that our service is online at: fpcl.online.church

 

We are in an important and exciting time in the life of our church! I love our church and am eager to see all that God will accomplish through our ministry as we each give generously to support the faithful work that we are doing.

 

Grace & Peace & privileged to be on this journey with you!

Steve

 

This week's worship information:

Sermon Series: The Way
Sunday's Message: The Way Forward

Steve

 

This week's worship information:

Sermon Series: The Way
Sunday's Message: Prepare the Way

Scripture passages:

Jeremiah 29:4-13

Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let the prophets and the diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream, for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the Lord.

For thus says the Lord: Only when Babylon’s seventy years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfil to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart.

 

 

John 15:1-12

‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

 

Bulletin Information:

SONG The Way (ccli #7089024)
Vs.1 Through every battle, Through every heartbreak
Through every circumstance, I believe that You are my fortress
Oh You are my portion, You are my hiding place
Oh I believe You are
Chorus The Way the Truth the Life
I believe You are, The Way the Truth the Life
I believe (You are)

Vs.2 Through every blessing, Through every promise
Through every breath I take, I believe that You are provider
You are protector, You are the One I love
I believe You are

Bridge It's a new horizon
And I'm set on You, And You meet me here today
With mercies that are new, All my fears and doubts
They can all come too, Because they can't stay long
(When I'm here with You)
(When I believe You are)

 

SONG Come Thou Fount (ccli#108389)

Vs.1 Come Thou fount of ev'ry blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love

Vs. 2 Here I raise mine Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I'm come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wand'ring from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood

Vs.3 O to grace how great a debtor, Daily I'm constrained to be
Let Thy grace Lord like a fetter, Bind my wand'ring heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart Lord take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above

 

NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY

 

ANTHEM: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – arr. Frank Clark
Sanctuary Choir with Janet Loughran-Smith, solo Ascap 280785340
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
(repeat 2x)
A long ways from home, a long ways from home.

Sometimes I feel like I’m almos’ gone
(repeat 2x)
Way up in de heav’nly lan’, way up in de heav’nly lan,
True believer, way up in the heav’nly lan’.

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
(repeat 2x)
A long ways from home, a long ways from home.
From home, from home, from home, from home.

 

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: John 15: 1-12 Marco Wilde

 

SONG #367 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love (vss. 1, 2 & 3)
One License #111376
Chorus: Jesu, Jesu, fill us with Your love,
Show us how to serve the neighbors we have from You.
Vs. 1 Kneels at the feet of His friends,
Silently washes their feet, Master who acts as a slave to them. Chorus
Vs. 2 Neighbors are rich and poor, Varied in color and race,
Neighbors are near and far away. Chorus
Vs. 3 These are the ones we should serve,
These are the ones we should love, All are neighbors to us and You.
Chorus

 

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: Jeremiah 29:4-13

 

SERMON SERIES: The Way
MESSAGE: The Way Forward - Pastor Steve Wilde

 

PASTORAL PRAYER Pastor Denia Segrest

 

SONG #343 Called as Partners in Christ’s Service (1, 3 & 4)
One License #35235
Vs. 1 Called as partners in Christ’s service, Called to ministries of grace.
We respond with deep commitment, fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing, Side by side and friend with friend,
Equal partners in our caring, to fulfill God’s chosen end.

Vs. 3 Thus new patterns for Christ’s mission, In a small or global sense,
Help us bear each other’s burdens, Breaking down each wall or fence.
Words of comfort, words of vision, Words of challenge, said with care,
Bring new power and strength for action, Make us colleagues free and fair.

Vs. 4 So God grant us for tomorrow ways to order human life
That surround each person’s sorrow with a calm that conquers strife.
Make us partners in our living, Our compassion to increase,
Messengers of faith, thus giving Hope and confidence and peace.

 

BENEDICTION