Preparing for Worship – Oct 18

from Mark Hoffman

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 

even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.  Ephesians 2:4-5

We gather this week once again to be reminded of the gospel and to respond in worship! We’ll begin by lifting our voices in song with How Great Thou Art and The Way. As the song declares, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Ephesians 2:4-5 points to this as well — that God, through the richness of his mercy and the greatness of his love, has provided for us the way from death to life, and that way is through Jesus Christ! We will respond to this gospel truth in song with His Mercy Is More.

Following our Children’s Church dismissal (all kids Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to attend) Pastor Andrew will continue our series in Ephesians, Built Together, with a message from Ephesians 2:1-5. We will join in a response of faith with Because He Lives (Amen) and conclude our service with a time of Giving, a few brief announcements, and a Benediction
Reflect on Ephesians 2:1-5 as you prepare for gathered worship. Drink deeply of the truth of this passage of Scripture. Allow the songs to become a familiar and natural response of worship to the Lord. Pray for our church in general, and for our worship gathering in particular, that God would build us up and glorify himself in us.

See you on Sunday…