Welcome to Worship Connection 2020!


Newton, Kansas

Rev. Scott McGinnis, Pastor

  ​September 20, 2020

Travel Stories - The Sinners

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PRELUDE     “We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" ~ Kelli Glann, Organist

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INTROIT     "Just a Closer Walk With Thee"  Jerry Krehbiel, Soloist 

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Sisters and Brothers,

as we gather in the welcome of God's love,

as we gather in the joy of our unity in Christ,

as we gather in the power of the Spirit,

let us listen for the voice of God!

Let us worship God, who has spoken and still speaks to those who attend to the roar or the whisper of the Holy One.

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  "How Firm A Foundation"  PH #361  ~ Kelli Glann, Organist 

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Lord God of justice, you know no favorites and show no partiality;

but you have given us assurance that the prayers of the lowly pierce the clouds,

their petitions reach the heavens.

Look upon us who come before you as did the regretful tax collector,

and grant that we may open ourselves with confidence in your mercy,

and be justified by your grace.

We ask this through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.


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  "Just as I Am, Without One Plea"   PH #370  ~ Kelli Glann, Organist 

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SPECIAL MUSIC    "Where Could I Go But To The Lord"  Jerry Krehbiel, Soloist 

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Luke 18:9-14 The Message (MSG)

The Story of the Tax Man and the Pharisee

18   9-12 He told his next story to some who were complacently

pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked

down their noses at the common people:

“Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee,

the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this:

‘Oh, God, I thank you that I am not like other people—

robbers, crooks, adulterers, or, heaven forbid, like this tax man.

I fast twice a week and tithe on all my income.’


13 “Meanwhile the tax man, slumped in the shadows, his face in his

hands, not daring to look up, said, ‘God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.’”


14 Jesus commented, “This tax man, not the other, went home made right

with God. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end

up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself,

you will become more than yourself.”


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Luke 18 (The Message)


Travel Stories - The Sinner ~ 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    "Just As I Am, Without One Plea" PH #370 ~  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   "Postlude in C Minor"  -  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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Newton, Kansas