1 May 5, 2019 | Sanctuary Service | 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
2 Order of Worship “O, Lamb of God, Innocent” Prelude J. S. Bach Steve Kaufmann, ruling elder Welcome and greetings Call to worship * taken from Psalm 104 Leader: Praise the L ord , O my soul. O L ord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. How many are your works, O L ord All: ! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. May the glory of the L ord Leader: ord rejoice in his endure forever; may the L works—he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke. I will sing to the L ord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as All: long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the L ord , O my soul. Praise the L ord ! . Praise the L ord , vv. 1-3, 5 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Hymn of praise 53 * Prayer of adoration * Worship in the giving of God’s tithe and our offerings Offertory “Come, Ye Disconsolate” Chancel Choir Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish, come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel. Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; earth has no sorrow that heav’n cannot heal. Joy of the desolate, light of the straying, hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure! Here speaks the comforter, tenderly, saying, earth has no sorrow that heav’n cannot cure.
3 Here see the Bread of Life, see waters flowing forth from the throne of God, pure from above. Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing earth has no sorrow but heav’n can remove. text by Thomas Moore, 1816; music by Ethan McGrath, 2016 * Gloria Patri 735 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, amen. * Prayer of dedication and thanksgiving * James Stevens (9:30) Scripture reading from Philippians 1:3-8 p. 1825 in pew Bible and text printed in the bulletin Tom West (11:00) This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayer of preparation for the study of God’s Word Sermon “When Grace and Peace Run Deep” Frank Hitchings, senior associate pastor Pastoral prayer Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church welcomes all baptized Christians who have previously been admitted to the Lord’s Table, by the elders of this or any Gospel-proclaiming church, to receive the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Come with joy as you actively trust in Christ and willingly forsake sin, having sought reconciliation in all relationships. Invitation to the Lord’s Table Hymn of confession 486, vv. 1, 2, 5 “God, Be Merciful to Me” Silent prayers of confession Assurance of God’s pardoning grace based on Ephesians 2 and 3 Leader: Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace we have been saved. continued
4 All: May we, being rooted and established in love, have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Words of institution Communion affirmation Leader: God of all good, you have prepared for us a feast; and because we are unworthy in ourselves to sit down as guests, we wholly rest on the merits of Jesus and hide ourselves in his righteousness. In this supper we remember the agony of the cross and the cost of All: redemption. We rejoice in your eternal love, boundless grace, and infinite compassion. Leader: We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection, until you come again. All: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. based on The Valley of Vision prayer, “The Lord’s Supper” pg. 195 Prayer of consecration Distribution of the elements For the bread “Healer of My Soul” Soloist and congregation Soloist: Healer of my soul, keep me at ev’ning, keep me at morning, keep me at noon, healer of my soul. Keeper of my soul, on rough course faring, help and safeguard my means this night, keeper of my soul. I am tired, astray and stumbling. Shield my soul from the snare of sin. Healer of my soul, keep me at ev’ning, keep me at morning, keep me at noon, healer of my soul.
5 All: text and music by John Michael Talbot, 1983; arr. Kathy McGrath For the cup 429 , vv. 1, 2, 4 “Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured” Prayer of thanksgiving “A Parting Hymn We Sing” , vv. 1, 3, 4 Hymn of response 431 * Benediction * “Threefold Amen” * Congregational response * Postlude “The Strife Is O’er” arr. John Leavitt * Congregation standing as you are able Musicians for this week: William Darby – soloist – violin Sam Miller – flute – director, piano Joy Gibbons Stephanie Wharton Joshua Knight – organ
6 Philippians 1:3-8 4 3 I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with 5 6 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, joy being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of 7 Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace 8 with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
7 SERMON NOTES “When Grace and Peace Run Deep” Philippians 1:3-8 When grace and peace run deep, the church is marked by: 1. Joyful partnership for gospel advancement (vv. 3-5, 7b) 2. Secure confidence in God’s redeeming work (v.6) 3. Deep affection for one another (vv. 7-8)
8 SERMON NOTES “When Grace and Peace Run Deep” Philippians 1:3-8
9 WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS THE FULL SLATE OF OFFICER CANDIDATES FOR THE CLASS OF 2022 was elected by the congregation on April 28. They will be installed as officers in the morning services on Sunday, May 19. The changes to the by-laws of LMPC, Inc., were also approved. “The Song Goes On . . . Beloved THE CHILDREN’S CHOIRS OF LMPC WILL PRESENT Hymns of the Family of God” tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome and nursery is provided . ALL VIPS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US this Tuesday, May 7, for a day trip to Cartersville, Georgia. The cost for the trip is $30 per person which includes transport, lunch, and two museums. Please RSVP at lmpc.org/vip today if you would like to join us. The VIPs are a group of mostly retired adults from LMPC and the community who meet monthly for fun and fellowship. ARE YOU OR IS SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY GRADUATING THIS YEAR? College and high school graduates: Please send your name and the name of the school from which you are graduating this spring to [email protected] no later than Thursday, May 23, to be published in our bulletin. ALL ADULT WOMEN OF LMPC ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR SUMMER WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY beginning Wednesday, May 29, at 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Reception Room. Chad Middlebrooks will be leading a four-week study on “Shame” through June 19. Please note that there will be no nursery provided. Please come join us to start your summer and welcome Chad to our pastoral staff. WOMEN’S SUMMER SUPPERS ARE BACK! On Wednesday, June 5, come fellowship and have dinner at the homes of women in the church. All adult women are welcome, and each supper will include 8-12 women of all generations. To sign up, email [email protected] by Wednesday, May 29. If you would like to host a supper, please email [email protected] Please note: no nursery is provided . To find out more about happenings at LMPC, visit lmpc.org/news
10 GIVING UPDATE THROUGH APRIL 30, 2019 Annual Budget: $4.881 million 1.32 million 2019 Giving YTD: Remaining gifts needs: 3.561 million (73% of budget) Outstanding Pledge Balance: 2.839 million We’re grateful for the generosity at LMPC so far this year. As we are currently 17% behind last year’s giving, we’d love to have you consider beginning to give toward the 2019 budget if you haven’t yet this year. You can find multiple ways to give to LMPC at lmpc.org/give. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: VBS 2019 Make plans to be involved with our 2019 Vacation Bible School, June 10-13, 9:15 a.m. to 12 noon. The theme is: “They followed him immediately...Jesus calls the disciples.” There are many volunteer spots that still need to be filled. To volunteer to help, please visit lmpc.org/vbs-2019 and complete the form. Registration for children opens this Tuesday, May 7.
11 STRATEGIC PARTNER MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: METANOIA PRISON MINISTRIES pcamna.org/metanoia-ministries Metanoia Prison Ministries is the prison ministry branch of Mission to North America, a mission agency of the Presbyterian Church in America. “Metanoia” is the Greek word for repentance, and this ministry emphasizes the importance of turning from a life of sin to a life that is lived for the glory of God. Metanoia’s mission is to partner with the church for the evangelism, discipleship, and reintegration of prisoners. Opportunities to serve Metanoia Prison Ministries include: • Volunteering in their Correspondence Ministry, which can be done from home and is open to families or individuals. Metanoia supplies everything needed to effectively disciple a prisoner or student. • Volunteering as a personal mentor: walking one-on-one alongside a man or woman, visiting him/her in prison, and helping him/her live a life that is glorifying to God. If you are interested in learning more about Metanoia, or would like to receive a phone call from a current volunteer, please email our missions coordinator, Stephanie Young, at [email protected]
12 TODAY AT LMPC Sunday, May 5 Worship service with communion ... 8:10 a.m. chapel ... Worship service with communion sanctuary & fellowship hall 9:30 a.m. ... various locations 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages ... Brian Salter’s office Elders are available to pray for your needs 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. ... sanctuary & fellowship hall Worship service with communion 11:00 a.m. ... various locations Sunday school for all ages 11:00 a.m. Technology Assistance Reception Room ... 6:00 p.m. Children’s Spring Presentation ... sanctuary 7:00 p.m. Cookie Reception ... fellowship hall lobby 7:30 p.m. High school youth group JHYB ... Nursery is available at all morning services. Children of any age are welcome to participate in worship services. Crayons and activity sheets relevant to today’s sermon are available in the narthex and at the front of the sanctuary. For more events this week, visit lmpc.org/calendar. If you are new to LMPC, haven’t contacted us for a while, or want to get more involved here, please fill out a welcome card from the pew in front of you and place it in the offering plate when it passes. OUR MISSION Glorifying God by growing in grace and giving our lives away on the mountain, in the city, and around the world. CONTACT US Address: 316 North Bragg Avenue Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 Web: lmpc.org Email: [email protected] Phone: 423.821.4528 Worship services with Communion are held on the first Sunday of every month in the morning services and in lieu of evening prayer on the third Sunday of every month. Devices to amplify sound during the Sunday morning worship services are available. If you would like one, please arrive a few minutes early and ask an usher to assist you.
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