Sunday worship - 9:00 & 10:00 am 

Message:

Open Doors

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

Or just come and enjoy the music!

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. 

Rehearsals are 7:30-9:00 pm every Thursday, in the Sanctuary 

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

WORSHIP FOCUS

your faith journey with fpcl

October 25th

 

Greetings-

 

I am profoundly aware of and grateful for the ways in which God is at work in/through our church! During these uncertain months your on-going generosity has allowed our church to look beyond ourselves and expand the impact of our ministry.

The initial response to our stewardship season has been good as people [you all!] are opening yourselves to what God is doing in your life and in our church. As we look forward and prayerfully put together our budget for next year we are very aware of two things:

1 - The needs in our church, community and world are increasing

2 - Our ability to respond to those increasing needs is dependent on the generosity of our congregation


 

If you have already communicated your estimates/intentions of giving for 2021 ~ thank you! If you have not I want to encourage you to prayerfully reflect on how God might be inviting you to financially support our church. Not only is it an important individual spiritual practice, it is also very helpful for our Session’s planning purposes as we are committed to living within the generosity of our congregation. You can fill out an Estimate of Giving Card on-line by clicking here OR return a card to the church office.

Through it all we continue to have great confidence in the providence of God and gratitude for the important work & ministry that God has entrusted to us.

“See” you Sunday morning for worship.


Grace & Peace,
Steve


You can view the services at the top of this page - just click the video screen you see, 9:00am modern or 10:00am traditional

 

OCTOBER BASH is Sunday, October 25th from 5:00-6:00 pm in the church courtyard. Let’s give BIG as we collect non-perishable food items for the Interfaith Sharing Pantry. For the  kids, we will have  booths where they can pick up individual candy bags, DIY pumpkin kits, and take pictures. Costumes are encouraged! This is a walk thru or drive up event if you wish to drop off food items.

 

This week's worship information:

Sermon Series: Open Sesame!

Sunday's Message: Open Doors

  

Scripture passages:

1 Corinthians 16:1-4

Now concerning the collection for the saints: you should follow the directions I gave to the churches of Galatia. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn, so that collections need not be taken when I come. And when I arrive, I will send any whom you approve with letters to take your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

1 Corinthians 16:5-9

I will visit you after passing through Macedonia—for I intend to pass through Macedonia— and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way, wherever I go. I do not want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

 
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October 25, 2020 

 

PRELUDE The Church’s One Foundation-3 Modal Variations- arr. Gary Norian CCLI# 7145998


WELCOME
Pastor Josh Jonas

HYMN OF CELEBRATION: #382 Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door (vs. 1-3)

Refrain: Somebody’s knocking at your door; Somebody’s knocking at your door;

O sinner, why don’t you answer? Somebody’s knocking at your door.

Vs. 1 Knocks like Jesus, Somebody’s knocking at your door;

Knocks like Jesus, Somebody’s knocking at your door;

O sinner, why don’t you answer, Somebody’s knocking at your door.

Vs. 2 Can’t you hear Him? Somebody’s knocking at your door;

O sinner, why don’t you answer? Somebody’s knocking at your door.

Vs. 3 Answer Jesus. Somebody’s knocking at your door;

O sinner, why don’t you answer? Somebody’s knocking at your door.

Refrain

GATHERING PRAYER & AFFIRMATION – Mark Mullen

NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY

OFFERTORY God is Our Refuge - Allen Pote/Jay Johnson (Psalm 46) (Fernanda Van Atta, guest organist) CCLI 452035

Refrain: God is our refuge and strength; A present help in time of trouble-

Though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea,

though the waters roar and foam, we will not fear.

Come and behold the work of the Lord, the awesome acts of God.

He is in the midst of his people, in all the earth.

He is the Word, we are his hands, He will lead us-

He is the air, we are his song, We will celebrate his presence all the day long.

Refrain

Come and behold the work of the Lord, the awesome Acts of God.

He is in the midst of his people, in all the earth.

He is the rain, we are the stones, He will cleans us

He is the air, we are his song, We will celebrate his presence all the day long.

Refrain

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 – Austin Antony

HYMN OF PREPARATION: #333 Seek Ye First (vs. 1 &23)

Vs. 1 Seek ye first the kingdom of God And His righteousness,

And all these things shall be added unto you.

Allelu, alleluia!

Vs. 2 (w/Descant) Ask and it shall be given unto you,

Seek and ye shall find,

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you.

Allelu, alleluia!

(CCLI 1352)

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 16: 5-9

SERMON SERIES: Open Sesame
MESSAGE: Open Doors
– Pastor Josh Jonas

PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER – Pastor Denia Segrest

HYMN OF DEDICATION: (GH#552) We All Are One in Mission (vs. 1, 2 & 4 – Aurelia tune) One License #00400

Vs. 1 We all are one in mission, we all are one in call, our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all. A single, great commission compels us from above to plan and work together that all may know Christ’s love.
Vs. 2 We all are called for service to witness in God’s name. Our ministries are different, our purpose is the same: to touch the lives of others by God’s surprising grace, so ev’ry folk and nation may feel God’s warm embrace.
Vs. 4 Now let us be united and let our song be heard. Now let us be a vessel for God’s redeeming Word. We all are one in mission, we all are one in call, our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all.

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE A Festal Fanfare – J.S. Bach/VanDenman Thompson

CCLI 2953047


 

Past Sermons

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