Welcome to Worship Connection 2020!


Newton, Kansas

Rev. Scott McGinnis, Pastor

  ​August 30, 2020

Travel Stories - The Rascal

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PRELUDE     "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian" ~ Helen Wild, Organist

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INTROIT ~ “Anthem of Praise” by Sally Deford     Judy Welfelt, Soloist; Kristin Kliewer, Accompanist

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Heavenly Father, 

Thank you for welcoming us into the celebration in heaven.

As we live our lives, we ask for Your wisdom.  

As we seek to do good, we ask for Your forgiveness for the times we don’t know the good You want for us.

As we listen for Your Spirit’s voice, we ask You to lead us in the paths of Your righteousness.  

Thank You for being faithful to forgive us and call us Your children.  

In Jesus' Name,  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  "Be Thou My Vision" #339  ~ Helen Wild, Organist 

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Thank You dear Father that we have all Your love and grace already because that is who You are!  

Thank you that we need not, nor cannot, earn Your love or grace, but can just receive it with grateful hearts.  

Empower us by Your Holy Spirit to share this with others.  

In Jesus Name, Amen

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE ~ Gloria Patri   Performed by Marie Engle, mezzo soprano, with Ken Rodgers, piano.

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!

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

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SPECIAL MUSIC ~ “Let Me Walk You Home” by Heather Sorenson     Judy Welfelt, Soloist; Kristin Kliewer, Accompanist

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Luke 16:1-9 The Message (MSG)

The Story of the Crooked Manager

16 1-2 Jesus said to his disciples, “There was once a rich man who had a manager. He got reports that the manager had been taking advantage of his position by running up huge personal expenses. So he called him in and said, ‘What’s this I hear about you? You’re fired. And I want a complete audit of your books.’

3-4 “The manager said to himself, ‘What am I going to do? I’ve lost my job as manager. I’m not strong enough for a laboring job, and I’m too proud to beg. . . . Ah, I’ve got a plan. Here’s what I’ll do . . . then when I’m turned out into the street, people will take me into their houses.’

5 “Then he went at it. One after another, he called in the people who were in debt to his master. He said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

6 “He replied, ‘A hundred jugs of olive oil.’

“The manager said, ‘Here, take your bill, sit down here—quick now—write fifty.’

7 “To the next he said, ‘And you, what do you owe?’

“He answered, ‘A hundred sacks of wheat.’

“He said, ‘Take your bill, write in eighty.’

8-9 “Now here’s a surprise: The master praised the crooked manager!

And why? Because he knew how to look after himself. Streetwise people

are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens. They are on constant

alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits. I want you to be smart in

the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate

you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials,

so you’ll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior.”

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Luke 16 (The Message)


Travel Stories - The Rascal ~ Rev. Scott McGinnis

Pastor Scott's printed sermon is available



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    "Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak" #426 ~  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   "Postlude in D"  -  Helen Wild, Organist

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Newton, Kansas