In This Week's Service

April 10

Words of Worship
Leader: The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
People: A stronghold in times of trouble.
Leader: And those who know your name put their trust in you,
People: For you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
All: Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion. Declare his deeds among the peoples.

Gospel Reading:
John 10:1-16

Old Testament Reading:
Psalm 23

Stewardship Statement:
Giving is essential to the mission of the ministry of the Gospel through the church.

Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Holy God, as your Word is opened and read, grant us peace of heart and mind despite the disquiet of our lives; give us faith to trust the word you speak to us; and embolden us with courage and power to follow where you lead us. Amen.

April 3

Words of Worship
Leader: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
People: For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
Leader: God is a refuge for us.
People: He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
Leader: Pour out your heart before him.
People: On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
Leader: Trust in him at all times.
People: Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balance they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
Leader: Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God,
People: and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.
All: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.

Old Testament Readings:

1 Samuel 16: 1-13
Psalm 23

Stewardship Statement:
Giving is essential to the mission of the ministry of the Gospel through the church.

Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Gracious God, you have blessed us with all that we need and often more than we need. Help us receive what you give with grace. In turn, help us be generous with our monetary gifts, our possessions, our talents and our time. We ask that you would accept and consecrate all these gifts to further your work in the world. Amen.