PRELUDE –

“Safe Retreat” by Kings Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 5:18-20

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

SONG –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – James 4:4,7-10

Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? 

Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world 

makes himself an enemy of God…

Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 Be wretched and mourn and weep. 

Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-10

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, 

much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, 

much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

SONG –

Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” by Dawn Rogers and Eric Wyse

PRAYER 

(please be seated for prayer)

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG – 

What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 4:9-22

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus.Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.

 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

SERMON – “The People Around Paul”

SONG –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Oh How Good It Is” by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL VOWS & BABY DEDICATION

POSTLUDE –

“All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons and Daughters

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