Welcome to Worship Connection 2020!


Newton, Kansas

Rev. Scott McGinnis, Pastor

  ​September 6, 2020

Travel Stories - The Invisible Man

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PRELUDE     “All​ Nature Sings!” ~ Helen Wild, Organist

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Oh, Father God!  

We have been down paths that we thought were dead ends, yet You, Oh Lord rescued 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 now know, "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.

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  "Blessed Jesus, at Your Word" PH #454  ~ Helen Wild, Organist 

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Heavenly Father, 

Thank you for welcoming us into the celebration of 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.

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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HYMN  "For the Beauty of the Earth" PH #473  ~ Helen Wild, Organist 

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Luke 16:19-31 The Message (MSG)

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19-21 “There once was a rich man, expensively dressed in the latest fashions,

wasting his days in conspicuous consumption. A poor man named Lazarus,

covered with sores, had been dumped on his doorstep. All he lived for was to

get a meal from scraps off the rich man’s table. His best friends were the dogs

who came and licked his sores.

22-24 “Then he died, this poor man, and was taken up by the angels to the lap

of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell and in torment, he

looked up and saw Abraham in the distance and Lazarus in his lap. He called

out, ‘Father Abraham, mercy! Have mercy! Send Lazarus to dip his finger in

water to cool my tongue. I’m in agony in this fire.’

25-26 “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that in your lifetime you got the

good things and Lazarus the bad things. It’s not like that here. Here he’s consoled and you’re tormented. Besides, in all these matters there is a huge chasm set between us so that no one can go from us to you even if he wanted to, nor can anyone cross over from you to us.’

27-28 “The rich man said, ‘Then let me ask you, Father: Send him to the house of my father where I have five brothers, so he can tell them the score and warn them so they won’t end up here in this place of torment.’

29 “Abraham answered, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets to tell them the score. Let them listen to them.’

30 “‘I know, Father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but they’re not listening. If someone came back to them from the dead, they would change their ways.’

31 “Abraham replied, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, they’re not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.’”

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Luke 16 (The Message)


Travel Stories - The Invisible Man ~ 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    "Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart" LUYH #114 ~  Helen Wild, PIano

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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   "Triumphant Finale"  -  Helen Wild, Organist

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