October 22, 2017

Reformation Celebration
"Scripture Alone"

Established 1849

“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit,
and trembles at my word.”
Isaiah 66: 2

“Sanctify them by the truth, your word is truth” John 17: 17

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking,
correcting and training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3: 16


Welcome and Announcements

*Hymn of Invocation: # 343 “Word of God Speak”

Call to Worship: Responsive Reading #339

*Hymn: #344 “Ancient Words”

Invocation and Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Time: Deacon Terri McAdoo

Morning Offering (Please bring your offerings forward this week)

We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord; (repeat)
And we offer up to You the sacrifices of thanksgiving;
And we offer up to You the sacrifices of joy.

*Offering Prayer

Choral Anthem: “Thy Word”

Old Testament Lesson: 2 Kings 22: 8 – 23: 3

Scriptural Meditation: “Here I Stand”

*Hymn of Response: #340 “Word of God, Across the Ages”

Silent Prayer

Congregational Prayer

*Hymn of Celebration: #339 “Standing on the Promises”



*Please stand if able

The flowers this morning are given by Susie McCartney.

“Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they often err and contradict themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. I cannot do otherwise, here I stand, may God help me, Amen.” Martin Luther, 1521

“Our people love the Bible. It is this love for the Bible that causes them to come to the house of the Lord. They are not moved by the ‘sounding brass and tinkling cymbals’ of human effort, they are moved by the pure and unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ.” Report from Cherryville Baptist Church, presented at the Centennial Celebration of the Flemington Baptist Church, 1898.