Welcome to Worship Connection 2020!
Rev. John Haspels, Guest Pastor
July 5, 2020
The Homecoming Celebration
PRELUDE "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" ~ Helen Wild, Organist
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CALL TO WORSHIP AND LORD’S PRAYER
Leader: How good and pleasant it is when all of God’s children get together!
People: I was glad when they said unto to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
Leader: In this hour of worship, we unite as a family bound in Christian love. May our efforts be blessed and our fellowship strengthened as we hear the word of God and His love for us.
All: No matter where we go, how far we venture, it is always good to know that we can come home! We give God praise on this glorious Sunday!
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 "Let Us Break Bread Together" ~ Helen Wild, Organist
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PRAYER OF CONFESSION & ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
We have built up walls to protect ourselves from our enemies, but those walls also shut us off from receiving your love.
Break down those walls.
Help us to see that the way to your heart is through the reconciliation of our own hearts with our enemies.
Bless them and us, that we may come to grow in love for each other and for you, through Jesus Christ or Lord,
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 - "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" ~ Tricia Brothers, soloist; Helen Wild, piano
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Thank you to the Haspels for supplying pictures of from the Suri tribe from 2002!
The Lost Son
11 Jesus went on to say, “There was once a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to him, ‘Father, give me my share of the property now.’ So the man divided his property between his two sons. 13 After a few days the younger son sold his part of the property and left home with the money. He went to a country far away, where he wasted his money in reckless living. 14 He spent everything he had. Then a severe famine spread over that country, and he was left without a thing. 15 So he went to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him out to his farm to take care of the pigs. 16 He wished he could fill himself with the bean pods the pigs ate, but no one gave him anything to eat. 17 At last he came to his senses and said, ‘All my father's hired workers have more than they can eat, and here I am about to starve! 18 I will get up and go to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against God and against you. 19 I am no longer fit to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired workers.”’ 20 So he got up and started back to his father.“He was still a long way from home when his father saw him; his heart was filled with pity, and he ran, threw his arms around his son, and kissed him. 21 ‘Father,’ the son said, ‘I have sinned against God and against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son.’ 22 But the father called to his servants. ‘Hurry!’ he said. ‘Bring the best robe and put it on him.
Put a ring on his finger and shoes on his feet. 23 Then go
and get the prize calf and kill it, and let us celebrate with
a feast! 24 For this son of mine was dead, but now he is
alive; he was lost, but now he has been found.’ And so the
feasting began.25 “In the meantime the older son was out
in the field. On his way back, when he came close to the
house, he heard the music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him, ‘What's going on?’ 27 ‘Your brother has come back home,’ the servant answered, ‘and your father has killed the prize calf, because he got him back safe and sound.’ 28 The older brother was so angry that he would not go into the house; so his father came out and begged him to come in. 29 But he spoke back to his father, ‘Look, all these years I have worked for you like a slave, and I have never disobeyed your orders. What have you given me? Not even a goat for me to have a feast with my friends! 30 But this son of yours wasted all your property on prostitutes, and when he comes back home, you kill the prize calf for him!’ 31 ‘My son,’ the father answered, ‘you are always here with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be happy, because your brother was dead, but now he is alive; he was lost, but now he has been found.’”
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Matthew 5 (KJV)
The Homecoming Celebration ~ Rev. John Haspels
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 "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" ~ 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 "Rondeau" - Helen Wild, Organist
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Please share our service with your friends and neighbors! God's blessings to everyone!
We are blessed with volunteers who can pick-up needed items, transport you to appointments, etc.
Please don't be afraid to ask for yourself, or someone you know. Please call the church (316-283-0504), Tricia's cell (316-282-2331) or Rojean's cell (316-772-8128) with any needs.
We are all God's children!
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