Bulletin for Sunday, September 13, 2020

This Week’s Announcements: 

1) Youth Activities: Youth Group Sunday: All Grades 6-12 1pm outdoor activities

Wednesday  – Bible Studies Under the Portico : 

Middle School: 2:30 pm and High School 3:30 pm

 2) Pastor Aaron will be continuing his Wednesday Night Bible Study  via GoTo Meeting. He will be beginning the book of Isaiah. The link will be included in your Tuesday email.

3) We are excited to announce our Concerts for the Community outdoor concert series. The first concert will take place in the EPC parking lot TONIGHT at 6pm Click HERE for more details. We’d love to have you join us!

AV Team

We are looking for some more volunteers for our AV/Tech team. If you are interested in learning how to work with our computers, sound, audio and recording equipment, we would love to have you join our team. We’ll teach you everything you need to know. Contact Jamie Dick at jamie.dick@epres.org

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP                                   September 13, 9:00 am

Opening               His Mercy is More

Welcome and Announcements                    Leigh Sain

Stewardship Moment                                       David Geiger

Call to Worship                                                   Pastor Aaron

Leader: Jesus Christ, you come to transfigure us and renew us in the image of God

People: Shine in our darkness.

Leader: Jesus Christ, light of our hearts, you know our thirst

People: Lead us to the wellspring of your Gospel.

Leader: Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine in every human being

People: Enable us to discern Your presence in each person.

Leader: Jesus Christ, friend of the poor

People: Open in us the gates of simplicity so that we can welcome You.

Leader: Jesus Christ, gently and humble of heart

People: Renew in us the spirit of childhood.

Leader: Jesus Christ, you send your church to prepare your path in the world

All: Open for all people the gates of your Kingdom. Amen.

 

Praise and Worship              Blessed Assurance

Prayer & Lord’s Prayer                                                                Pastor Blake

Scripture Reading              Matthew 5:38-6:4

Children’s Time                                                                                 Miss Kelly

Musical Offering               God So Loved

Message                          The Generosity of  Compassion            Pastor Aaron
                                                       Deuteronomy 15:7-11

Closing Worship          This is Amazing Grace

Benediction                                                                     Pastor Aaron 

 

SANCTUARY WORSHIP                             September 13, 2020 11:15 am

WE GATHER IN GOD’S WORD

Chiming of the Hour

Prelude                                                                         

Welcome and Announcements                     Leigh Sain

Stewardship Moment                                        David Geiger

*Call to Worship                                                 Rev. Aaron Moore

Leader: Jesus Christ, you come to transfigure us and renew us in the image of God

People: Shine in our darkness.

Leader: Jesus Christ, light of our hearts, you know our thirst

People: Lead us to the wellspring of your Gospel.

Leader: Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine in every human being

People: Enable us to discern Your presence in each person.

Leader: Jesus Christ, friend of the poor

People: Open in us the gates of simplicity so that we can welcome You.

Leader: Jesus Christ, gently and humble of heart

People: Renew in us the spirit of childhood.

Leader: Jesus Christ, you send your church to prepare your path in the world

All: Open for all people the gates of your Kingdom. Amen.

 

 *Hymn of Praise                              Holy God We Praise Thy Name

Holy God, we praise Thy name Lord of all, we bow before Thee;

All on earth Thy scepter claim all in heav’n above adore Thee.

Infinite Thy vast domain everlasting is Thy reign.

 

Hark, the glad celestial hymn angel choirs above are raising

Cherubim and seraphim in unceasing chorus praising

Fill the heav’ns with sweet accord, Holy, holy, holy Lord.

 

Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit Three we name Thee,

While in essence only one undivided God we claim Thee,

And adoring, bend the knee while we sing our praise to Thee.

               

*Prayer of Adoration                                                             Rev. Aaron C. Moore

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Scripture Reading                         Matthew 5:38-6:4               Rev. Blake Hudson              

The Word of the Lord                                                                                                   

Thanks be to God

Children’s Time                                                 Miss Kelly  

Call to Confession                                            Rev. Blake Hudson                        

Prayer of Confession

Loving God, you show us grace and mercy, again and again and again.

You shower gifts on us that we could never earn, and you are slow to

punish us when we most deserve it. All too often, we forget to give you

thanks. We take your grace for granted, and we assume your mercy will

always be there. Even worse, we are slow to share your grace and mercy

with others, out of gratitude for what you have done for us in Jesus

Christ. Forgive us for these and all our sins, as we continue to pray in

silence.

Time for Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Leader: The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure.

All: Because of God’s great mercy and pardon we lift our voices in thanksgiving and praise. Thanks be to God! Amen.

*Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

*The Affirmation of Faith                                                                       Leigh Sain

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

Message        The Generosity of Compassion    Deuteronomy  15: 7-11                Rev. Aaron Moore                                                                                                             

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer                                                                 Rev. Aaron Moore

Anthem       Here I Am Lord                                                                      Dennis Maddox                           

 Prayer of Thanksgiving    I Surrender All                           

All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give;

I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live.

Chorus

All to Jesus I surrender, humbly at His feet I bow,

Worldly pleasures all forsaken, take me, Jesus, take me now.

Chorus

All to Jesus I surrender, Lord, I give myself to Thee;

Fill me with Thy love and power, let Thy blessing fall on me.

Chorus

 

CHORUS

I surrender all, I surrender all,

All to Thee my blessed Savior,

 I surrender all.

 

 *Benediction                                                                           Rev. Aaron Moore

*Postlude    

PRAYER LIST: COVENANT PARTNERS                    

Randy Tahsler, Marilyn Michelitch, 
Kellen Brown, Lorelei Rack, Joe Walls, Ferebee Kaledia 
CL Dodson, Brenda Tighe,  Leslie Geiger
Paul Denison, Cheri Olivier,  
 Vani Arcuragi, Stan and Merrilee Morris, , 

PRAYERS FOR OUR CHURCH
1. Pray for the hearts of all who come into our worship space, both online and in person, each week. Pray that we would come to know the healing grace and peace that a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ brings.
2. Pray for our community, our nation, and our world as we continue to navigate this Coronavirus pandemic.
3. Pray for our teachers and children in our community and in our preschool as decisions and plans are made about education and the upcoming school year.

PRAYER LIST: FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF COVENANT PARTNERS

Linda Delbridge
Dr. Gary Pursell and his wife Linda (cousin of Carol Lewis)
Lisa Banks (daughter of Carol Banks)
Wendy Harper (sister of George Merry)
Jim Reinhart (Friend of Judy and Clete Simpson)
Barb Bush (Friend of Kathy Schuette)
Carol Adkinson (mom of Debbie Taylor and Cheryl Mjehovich)                                                                                                                                                            Ralph and Lucy Gordon                                                                                                            

Janice, Andrew and Gabby Weaver (daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter or Bill &Melinda Freeman and Lisa Tabor)

Alisa (Dan and Jo Ann Kiser’s daughter)

 

 

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Friday 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Phone: 770-977-13