Welcome to Worship Connection 2020!


Newton, Kansas

Rev. Scott McGinnis, Pastor

  ​September 13, 2020

Travel Stories - The Widow

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PRELUDE     “Melita” by John Dykes ~ Kelli Glann, Organist

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Thank you God that you don’t offer us an on again, off again, relationship. 

Thank you that persistence in prayer is enjoying a relationship with you everyday. 

Thank you that you are always present by your Holy Spirit and always desire to

give us the good of life and the promise of eternal life in your Kingdom of Heaven.

 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  "Come, Chirstians, Join to Sing" PH #150  ~ Kelli Glann, Organist 

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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   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  "O Lord, Our God, How Excellent" PH #162  ~ Kelli Glann, Organist 

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Luke 18:1-8 The Message (MSG)

The Story of the Persistent Widow

18 1-3 Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them

to pray consistently and never quit. He said, “There was once a judge

in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people.

A widow in that city kept after him: ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me!’

4-5 “He never gave her the time of day. But after this went on and on he

said to himself, ‘I care nothing what God thinks, even less what people think.

But because this widow won’t quit badgering me, I’d better do something

and see that she gets justice—otherwise I’m going to end up beaten

black-and-blue by her pounding.’”

6-8 Then the Master said, “Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is,

is saying? So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice

for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?”


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Luke 16 (The Message)


Travel Stories - The Widow ~ 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, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing" PH #538 ~  Kelli Glann, 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   "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba"  -  Kelli Glann, 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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God Bless you and your family!

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