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July 12, 2020 Bulletin

The Worship of Our God

Resting in the Renewing Power of God’s Grace

July 12th 2020

The Sixth Sunday in Pentecost

Prelude

Our Praise to God

Welcome, announcements and Call to Worship

*Opening Hymn #333 – “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” (G)

Invocation

Passing Of The Peace

Leader: May the Peace of Christ Be with You

People: And Also, with You

Hymn #221 “Lead Me to Calvary” (G)

Our Confession to God

Our Assurance of Forgiveness

Statement of Faith

Our Petitions to God

Pastoral Prayer

Tithes and Offerings

*Confession of Faith: “The Apostles Creed” (Insert)

The Equipping of God’s People

Scripture Philippians 1:12-30

Message Completed Joy Part 2

Closing Hymn #447 “Jesus I, my Cross have taken”” (G)

Benediction

Postlude

Pastor Jonathan Faulkner

Accompanist: Kathi Nelson, Phyllis Shortenhaus, Rachel Faulkner & Mary Haakenson

The People of God, Ministers to the World

*Indicates standing (G) Green Hymnal (P) Purple Chorus Book

Welcome! We are so thankful that you could join us today! May our hearts and minds be shaped into greater conformity with Jesus as we worship together. We are delighted to serve you as we love one another in Christ.

Faithful in Prayer

Praise the Lord for…

•His grace in preaching, prayer, the sacraments & fellowship

•The beauty of creation & His divine imprint on all that He has made

•His powerful & life-giving Word

Hospitalized, Sick or Shut-in

*Marlyn Hanson

*Jan Missman

•Jenny Frerichs

•Leone Milbrandt

•Carol Malmberg

•Larry Dirksen

•Joe Berschman

•Jack Jutting

•Chuck Silber

•Virgil Heifner

•Barb Weaver

•Connie Berhow

•John Davids

•Billy Smith

•Margaret Whitson (Pastor Faulkner’s Grandmother)

•Richard Heyes

•Travis Stohr

•Kim Enright

•Jeff Buege

•Colt (Paul and Cheryl Beenken’s grandnephew)

•The Family of Pat Skilbred (Sister of Sue Kiewiet)

•John Szatkowski (Friend of the Faulkners)

Mission Partners of the Month: Don and Teleka Dewing

Day-to-Day

•OCC Shoebox ministry

•Revival and reformation in our land, community & families

•Governing authorities & our Country

•Strong marriages committed to the Lord and to maturing in Christ

•Those recovering from surgery & treatment for illnesses

•Wisdom as parents & grandparents committed to raising children in the fear and instruction of the Lord

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Looking Ahead

Today

9AM Worship Service (available online only until further notice)

Announcements

The Disciples Download: Every Wednesday watch for a new video Bible Study expanding on themes from Sunday’s Sermon on the Churches Facebook Page and Youtube. The link will also be sent out via email on Wednesday.

Church Newsletter: Introducing the First Congregational Church Newsletter. Updates and information on what is coming at FCCBC also another way to keep you informed about what is going on at FCCBC. For those who want to join the email list you can send an email to jon.faulkner.arl@gmail.com if you would like a printed copy please contact one of the Deacons.

Church Office Closed: The Church office will be closed from Monday July 13th to Monday July 20th. For any assistance please contact the Deacons. Larry Guise will be preaching on 7/19. There will also be no Disciples Download for 2 weeks and no Newsletter next week.

Friday Prayer Canceled for 7/17: There will be no Friday Prayer for 7/17, we will resume on 7/17

July Food Pantry Needs:

Mayo

Pastas (Elbow, Ring, Rotini)

Cereal

Juices

Can Veggies

Pie Filling

Cookie Mix

Soup ( Tomato, Chicken Noodle and etc.)

Completed Joy Part 1:

Philippians 1:1-11

Paul is writing from where? Prison

Philippians is a deeper call to: Ministry, Maturity in the Word and Partnership

Paul’s desire is that the Philippians grow further in their faith

The Philippians are to grow deeper in what two areas? Love and Knowledge/Discernment

Completed Joy Part 2:

Philippians 1:12-27

One of the primary themes of the book of Philippians is?........................

Paul understand that to live is…………… and to die is………….. Why would this be?

What are Paul’s instructions for the Philippians at the end of the passage?

Pastoral Thought: If it is ever granted to me that I would be martyred for the faith I want to go out like Polycarp. His final words were to invite the Roman Pro-Counsel to a private meeting, not so he could stay his execution, but so that he could preach the Gospel to him. I want to go out preaching and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Will you join me in that? Come what may? Will you share the good news with your neighbor, will you take the long road and bring as many with you into glory as possible?

Stewardship:

Proverbs 3:9-10:

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all

your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body

and the life everlasting. Amen.

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