SUNDAY WORSHIP – September 18, 2016
CONTEMPLATIVE MUSIC – A time of meditation to prepare our
hearts and minds for worship.
*CALL to WORSHIP/OPENING PRAYER
L: Eternal Light, shine into our hearts.
P: Eternal Goodness, deliver us from Evil.
L: Eternal Power, be our support.
P: Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
L: Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us,
All: that with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
we may seek your face and be brought into your holy presence,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*HYMN “There is a place of quiet rest” no. 5 HWB
PEACE STORY (or random acts of kindness)
and LIGHTING the PEACE LAMP
SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 22:36-40 The Message (MSG)
L: When the Pharisees heard how he had bested the Sadducees,
they gathered their forces for an assault. One of their religion
scholars spoke for them, posing a question they hoped would
show him up:
P: “Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most
L: Jesus said,
All: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and
prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important,
the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it:
‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’
L: These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the
Prophets hangs from them.”
*HYMN “Love divine, all loves excelling” no. 592
FIRST FRUITS OFFERING
PRAYING CONCERNS and JOYS
SCRIPTURE READING Mark 12:28-31 NRSV
28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
MESSAGE “My Story” Rev. James Speelman
*Please stand if able
DATES TO REMEMBER
Today: 9:30 am Adult Discussion, Children's Educational
Heritage Festival Gettysburg Park noon-4pm
Picnic at Amy and Dare's 5-8 Pm
242 Oxford Ave, Hanover, PA
September 22 Volunteer at Cumberland Valley Relief Center. Meet in parking lot by 9 AM. Return by 3 PM
September 24 & 25th Pippenfest: volunteers will be needed for Honest
Abe's Root Beer Stand both days, benefits Pantry
September 25 Community Art Show immediately following worship
Sponsored and led by Carroll Valley Citizens Association
PULPIT SUPPLY message/worship
September 25: Lorraine/Flip
October 2: Brenda (world communion)
17th Isaac Hill
20th Bert & Diane
28th Philip Schindel
28th Jeannie Mucha
Bridge work on 116 (Fairfield Road) Beginning September 19 (tomorrow) – Suggested Detour
From Main Street, Fairfield to Gettysburg, turn left onto Carroll's Tract Road (at Post Office), right onto Cold Springs Road. Turn left to Gettysburg (or right onto 1 to Another Chance Thrift Store)
From Gettysburg to Fairfield, turn right onto Cold Spring Road at Body Shop. Turn left onto Carroll's Tract Road into Fairfield, right at stop sign onto Main Street. From Gettysburg you can go as far as Another Chance Thrift Store.
The Outreach committee decided to start another book group which will meet the first and third Wednesday of the month. 7 pm at the church. We will start with Desmond Tutu's book. The Book of Forgiving.
The committee also decided to have another FMC art show, but not until October 15. This will be in conjunction with the Fairfield Elementary School. The art teacher is quite excited about being able to display the student art at the church.
Joyce Shutt's Blog:Stepstohope.weebly.com/blog