Sunday Schedule
8:30 AM: Outdoor Worship

(Please bring a chair and a mask. Some folding chairs are available if you need one. We are broadcasting the service for those who would prefer to remain in your car in the parking lot. Just tune into 96.9 FM. Be sure to bring your smartphone or print email to follow along as bulletins are not provided.)

9:15 AM: Outdoor Sunday School Options
9:30 AM: Virtual Common Grounds Zoom
10:00 AM: Zoom Sunday School Classes (click each graphic for Zoom link here)
11:00 AM: Live Stream Worship (watch directly from our website
Order of Worship: Sunday, October 25, 2020

We have provided the written copy of the sermon (by clicking the sermon title) for those who would like to follow along during the service. To read past sermons, click here.

Pouring the Water 

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude: Lord, Speak to Us, that We May Speak, Thomas Pearce

Call to Worship:
We are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind.
And to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Come, let us love our God.
Let us share God’s love in worship.

Prayer of the Day:
Holy God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires, known,
and from whom no secrets are hid:
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may love you and others more fully
and glorify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.

Hymn 305: Come Sing, O Church, in Joy! (Verses 1 and 4)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession:
Everlasting God,
since the creation of the world
you have nurtured us with your love.
Yet we acknowledge
we do not always share your love with others.
We are selective about who we choose as neighbors…
only those who look like us,
who talk like us,
who think like us.
Forgive us for not loving as you love.
Teach us to love more fully.
For in loving you, our lives will show love to all,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn of Praise: Glory be to the Father
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.

Time with the Young Church: Children's Bulletin

Prayer for Illumination:
Guide us, O God,
by your Word and Spirit,
that in your light we may see light,
in your truth find freedom,
and in your will discover your peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:34-46
Sermon: The Greatest - Anne Keener

Profession of Faith: Scots Confession - 1560
We confess and acknowledge one God alone,
to whom alone we must cleave,
whom alone we must serve,
whom only we must worship,
and in whom alone we put our trust.
Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable,
incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible;
one in substance and yet distinct in three persons,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayers of the People:
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer:
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.

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Hymn 722: Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak (Verses 1, 4, and 5)


Postlude: Rejoice! O Pilgrim Throng, David Schack

The Nominating Committee of FPC is excited to present the nominees for the Session, Class of 2023, and asks for a called congregational meeting. The following persons are nominated:

Christi Granstaff
Rich Johnson
Heather Reimer
Andrew Stevens
Bruce Tarkington

Thank you to the Nominating Committee for their faithful work.

The congregational meeting will be conducted via Zoom on Sunday, November 1, at 12:00 Noon. Here is the link:
Prayer Requests
For the full list, click here.

Dorothy Risen
John and Sarah Korab’s son, Sam Korab

Susan Haws
Stephanie Lampley
JR Russell

In Memory of:
Pat Orr, October 26, 2014
Hope Bickham, October 26, 2002
Andy Staufenbiel, October 26, 2004
Sara Secor, October 27, 2016