“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Welcome and Announcements
*Call to Worship: Psalm 8
ALL: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Leader: You have set your glory above the heavens.
People: From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise, to silence the foe and the avenger.
Leader: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
People: You have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
All: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!*Hymn of Praise: #52 “How Majestic is Your Name”
Prayer of Invocation
Children’s Time: Alan Dilley
Offertory: “He Knows My Name”; arr. T. Wilhelmi
*Doxology and Prayer
Old Testament Lesson: Jeremiah 1:4–10 (pages 533-534)^
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 18:1–7 (page 695)^
Message: “A Matter of Meaning”
Hymn of Response: #44 “He Knows My Name”
Community Prayer Focus: Families
*Hymn of Consecration: #477 “Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer.”
Benediction: 1 Peter 2:9–12
Pastor: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Deacon Jeff: Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Pastor: Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
Deacon: Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
*Please stand if able
^Page numbers refer to blue pew Bibles
The flowers this morning are given by Kim Wolfe in loving memory of her brother, Mark.