Welcome to Worship Connection 2020!

Rev. Scott McGinnis, Pastor


May 3, 2020

Beatitudes:  Blessed When We Feel Spiritually Bankrupt

PRELUDE     "Nearer, My God To Thee​"  ~  Helen Wild, Organist

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Lord God,

Almighty and everlasting Father, it is You who has brought us in safety to this new day. 

Preserve us with Your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, but be obedient to Your will and ways. 

Help us Lord, to not be overcome by adversity, but by Your strength and direction fulfill all of Your purpose in us. 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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  "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less"  ~  Helen Wild, Organist

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Check out the Kindness Rock Project article!

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Oh, Father God!  

We have been down paths that we thought were dead ends, yet You, Oh Lord, rescue us.  

We have experienced things that we thought would never heal, yet You, Lord, heal us. 

We have been scared, afraid and paralyzed by evil, and yet You, Oh Lord, protect us.  

Thank you that we know now, "The Lord lives!"  

Blessed be My Rock, My Redeemer, My Comforter and My Friend!  

Blessed be the God of My Salvation whose Spirit lives within me!  Thank You Jesus!  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 - "His Eye is on the Sparrow"  ~ Vada Snider, Flautist AND Soloist (featuring George!)

Vada and I had an unexpected visitor during the video.
Did you see him? 
P.S. Sorry for the sudden movement at the end - I was trying to find him again!  


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 5 (KJV)
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Beatitudes: Blessed When We Feel Spiritually Bankrupt ~ Rev. Scott McGinnis


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    "God Be With You Till We Meet Again"  ~ Helen Wild, Organist

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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   "A Cheerful Trumpet"  -  Helen Wild, Organist

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