Order of Service

October 22, 2017

Every time we think of you, we thank God for you…

You paid careful attention to the way we lived among you,

and determined to live that way yourselves.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-6 (The Message)

 9:30 Sunday School                                             10:45 Worship Service


Prelude and Quiet Meditation


Call to Worship (based on Psalm 96:1-4)

L:       O sing a new song to the Lord!

P:      Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!

L:       Sing to the Lord; bless his name.

          Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.

          Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.

          Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.

ALL:   For great is the Lord!

          He is worthy of our praise.

Hymn                      Great is the Lord                                        HWB#87

Prayer of Praise

Hymn                      How can we be silent                                  STJ#61

Scripture                  Psalm 96:1-13                                                p. 551

Children’s Feature                                                                

Scripture Readings    Acts 17:1-15                                                   p. 137

                               1 Thessalonians 1:1-10                                 p. 203

                               1 Thessalonians 5:12-28                               p. 205

Message                  A Letter for Life                                  John Woollard

Hymn                      I love to tell the story                              HWB#398

Joys and Concerns

(as each joy or concern is shared, we will respond with

Leader: “O Lord in your mercy”; People: “hear our prayer.”)

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn                      Nothing is lost on the breath of God         STS#121

Offertory Prayer and Offering


Hymn                      Come, come ye saints                              HWB#425


Postlude and Quiet Meditation