Welcome to Worship Connection 2020!

Rev. Scott McGinnis, Pastor

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April 26, 2020

Beatitudes: A Portrait of Kingdom People

PRELUDE     "God So Loved the World​"  ~  Helen Wild, Organist

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CALL TO WORSHIP AND LORD’S PRAYER  

Almighty God, 

You have set before us the Way of Jesus, but we often try to find our own path.

We ask for Your help to repent when we go astray and then turn away from our sin to return to Your Way.

Come Holy Spirit to guide us in Your wisdom and be our companion on this journey of faith.  

In the name of Jesus Christ, who is our Savior.  Amen. 

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The Lord’s Prayer  (Click link to listen then close song page to return)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

HYMN  "Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain"  ~  Helen Wild, Organist

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PRAYER OF CONFESSION & ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Heavenly Father, 

You alone are gracious, full of compassion, slow to anger, and abounding with mercy.

There is always forgiveness with You! 

Restore to us the joy of Your salvation and forgive us our sins. 

Heal in us Lord, that which is broken; shine Your light in our minds, give strength to our wills and peace in our souls. 

In Jesus Name!  Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE   “Gloria Patri"   (Click link to listen then close YouTube page to return)

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!

 

CHILDREN'S MESSAGE  - Mary McGehee, Children & Youth Director 

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SPECIAL MUSIC - "You Raise Me Up"  ~ Vada Snider, Director; Harry Littleton, Percussion

February 12, 2012 Bell Choir

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2020 Bell Choir

SCRIPTURES ~  Matthew 4:12-25 NRSV and Matthew 5:1-12 NRSV

 

Matthew 4:12-25

Jesus Begins His Ministry in Galilee

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.

13 He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory

of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what had been spoken through the prophet

Isaiah might be fulfilled:

15 “Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
    on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people who sat in darkness
    have seen a great light,
and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
    light has dawned.”

17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Jesus Ministers to Crowds of People

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them. 25 And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

Matthew 5:1-12

The Beatitudes

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the

kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil

against you falsely on my account. 

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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 Matthew Chapter 4 (KJV)
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Matthew Chapter 5 (KJV)
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MESSAGE 

Beatitudes: A Portrait of Kingdom People ~ Rev. Scott McGinnis

GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS

Please mail your offering to P.O. Box 249, Newton, KS  or if you would like to enroll in automatic withdraw, please send a voided check with the monthly amount to to care of Marsha Swander, FPC Teasurer.  Thank you for keeping your church in your thoughts and prayers.

 

DOXOLOGY  (Click link to listen then close song page to return)

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him,

all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

HYMN    "You Are Mine"  ~ Helen Wild ~ Pianist AND Soloist

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I will come to you in the silence
I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear My voice
I claim you as My choice
Be still, and know I am near

I am hope for all who are hopeless
I am eyes for all who long to see
In the shadows of the night,
I will be your light
Come and rest in Me

Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

I am strength for all the despairing
Healing for the ones who dwell in shame
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free
And all will know My name

Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home

I love you and you are mine

I am the Word that leads all to freedom
I am the peace the world cannot give
I will call your name, embracing all your pain
Stand up, now, walk, and live!

Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

BENEDICTION

May the Lord bless you and keep you; 

May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; 

May the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.  Amen.

POSTLUDE   "Rigaudon"  -  Helen Wild, Organist

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