Service Preview for October 28

Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 113 (ESV)

Praise the LORD!
Praise, O servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD!

MEN: Blessed be the name of the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the LORD is to be praised!

The LORD is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!

WOMEN: Who is like the LORD our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?

MEN: He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.

WOMEN: He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.

Praise the LORD!

Our Sung Call to Worship
This Is My Father’s World

Confession
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Confession

Where impatience arises,
forgive us, O Lord.

Where anger flares,
forgive us, O Lord.

Where fear dominates,
forgive us, O Lord.

Where opinions surge,
forgive us, O Lord.

Where pride rears its head,
forgive us, O Lord.

Where annoyance creeps in,
forgive us, O Lord.

Where darkness reigns,
forgive us, O Lord.

Where the works of the flesh prevail,
forgive us, O Lord
and grant us the fruit of the Spirit.

TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION

Our Sung Confession
All Gone

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.”

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
There is A Fountain

Thanksgiving and Petition

We Give Thanks in Prayer and Offer Petitions to God
We express our gratitude to God our Father for Christ’s work on the cross for us and bring our requests before him. In bringing our requests, we confess that we believe God truly is a good father, who cares about our needs and gives us what he knows is best.

We Give Thanks by Giving
We give financial offerings to support the work of the church because of our gratitude to God. By giving we confess we are trusting in God’s provision for us as well.
On the first Sunday of each month we have two offerings—one for the general fund and a second one for the benevolence ministry of our church.

We Give Thanks in Song
Speak O Lord

Scripture Reading
Luke 4:31-44 (ESV)

31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and
they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ha! What have
you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!”
37 And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
38 And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.
40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”
44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

Sermon
Luke 4:31-44 – The Authority of the King – Pastor Michael Felkins

Sending
Having heard and confessed the Gospel, we are sent into the world on mission in Christ, which we express in both song and spoken word.

Sending Song
All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

Blessing
May the Lord bless you, empower you, and go with you,
as you go and preach the good news of the kingdom of God
to Ames,
to other towns,
to the ends of the earth.

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