Sunday Worship  10:00 am

Series: That's a good question!
Message: 
How long?

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SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

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 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 

FPCL's 150 Years! Pastor's Steve, Bill & Don Full DIscussion

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,  August 1st

 

Greetings –

This Sunday we continue with our summer sermon series called – That’s a good question! as we consider the value questions have in the deepening of our faith. This week’s question – How long? – recognizes how life does not always unfold in the ways and on the timeline we would want…and yet God is faithful and present with us.

A note about this Sunday: Though we would typically be celebrating communion together during worship this Sunday, to accommodate a variety of schedules, our Session has chosen to move communion to NEXT Sunday, August 8th during our 10:00am worship service.

We want to continue to provide these reminders about worship as we move forward:

 

  • Masks will continue to be optional for worship ~ though in light of recent increases in positive COVID cases we want to make sure everyone is aware that Alameda County is now recommending that all people wear masks for indoor gatherings
  • As we have been emphasizing – the worship service will be in person and online at 10:00am. You can continue to access the service on-line at: www.fpcl.us
  • During the summer we will be One Church with One Service! This means that our worship service will be a bit streamlined and have elements of both the modern & traditional services.
  • After Labor Day we will return to a Sunday morning worship schedule that has multiple services with distinct styles of worship.
  • There will be no childcare



A word about masks: We know that people are at different places in terms of comfort level being around others. We continue to strive to be a community of faith that embodies the selfless love of Jesus that looks to the interests of others/one another. As such we celebrate & respect the choices each person will make with respect to masks – some choosing to wear masks, others choosing not to.

See you soon.

Grace & Peace,
Steve


This week's worship information:

Sermon Series: That’s a good question!
Sunday's Message:  How long?


Scripture:

2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Psalm 13:1-6

 

2 Corinthians 12:1-10

It is necessary to boast; nothing is to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given to me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

Psalm 13:1-6

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me for ever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul,
and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God!
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
and my enemy will say, ‘I have prevailed’;
my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.
But I trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

 

Bulletin information  --> 

August 1, 2021 

PRELUDE: Five Bagatelles for Flute & Piano- III-Carol- Gerald Finzi;
Susan Waller, Flute & Janet Holmes, Piano
Ascap

 

WELCOME Brie Johnson, Director of Children, Student & Family Ministry

SONG: O Come To The Altar
CCLI Song # 7051511


Verse 1: Are you hurting and broken within
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well
Jesus is calling

Chorus
O come to the altar The Father's arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Verse 2: Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today there's no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling

Bridge
Oh what a Savior Isn't he wonderful
Sing alleluia Christ is risen Bow down before him
For he is Lord of all Sing alleluia Christ is risen

Verse 3: Bear your cross as you wait for the crown
Tell the world of the treasure you've found

 

SONG: #376 How Long, O Lord (GH)
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Vs. 1 How long, O Lord, will you forget an answer to my prayer?
No tokens of your love I see,
Your face is turned away from me;
I wrestle with despair.
Vs. 2 How long, O Lord, will you forsake and leave me in this way?
When will you come to my relief?
My heart is overwhelmed with grief, by evil night and day.

Vs. 3 How long, O Lord—but you forgive, with mercy from above.
I find that all your ways are just,
I learn to praise you and to trust in your unfailing love.

NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 13:1-6 

SONG: Beautiful Things
CCLI 5665521


Verse1: All this pain I wonder if I'll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change At all
Verse 2 All this earth Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground At all
Chorus
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us
Verse 3 All around Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found In You
Bridge
You make me new You are making me new
You make me new You are making me new

 

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Cor. 12:1-10

SERMON SERIES: That’s a Good Question!
MESSAGE: How Long? – Brie Johnson

PASTORAL PRAYER Pastor Josh Jonas

SONG: #359 (GH) Give Thanks
CCLI 20285


Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his Son.
And now let the weak say “I am strong,” let the poor say “I am rich,”
because of what the Lord has done for us. Give thanks!

 

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE: Sonata in F major - Georg Philipp Telemann
Public domain