Service of Worship for Sunday-August 11, 2019
Pre–service Music-Tim Troupe
We Gather In God’s Name
The Lord be with you…and also with you.
(Everyone, Please sign the Worship Registration Book)
Focus Statement – Pastor Warren
I remember when the “fist bump” was introduced to our culture, sometime in early 2000’s. It was seen as an alternative to the handshake, as a way to make physical contact without actually touching – too much. The fist bump is handy during “flu season”. Of course different cultures have different ways of greeting one another, from a bow, or an embrace, to a western handshake, to a full on Kiss on the cheek or forehead. Well, the early church had a way of greeting one another with which we might be uncomfortable – the HOLY KISS. It was actually an action of their worship time together. Today we want to consider what it means for us, living in the middle of the #METOO movement and a society caught up with accusations of sexual harassment, to “greet one another with a holy kiss” Romans 16:16.
We Greet One Another with the Peace of Christ
Gathering Song-“I Love You with the Love of the Lord” #422
Love one another deeply, from the heart. 1 Peter 1:22
I love you with the love of the Lord. Yes,
I love you with the love of the Lord.
I can see in you the glory of my King,
and I love you with the love of the Lord.
The Prayers of God’s People.
“The Apostle’s Creed”
“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, who was conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Praise of God’s People
“To God Be the Glory” #56
He reached down from on high and drew me out of deep waters. Psalm 18:16
To God be the glory, great things He hath done! So loved He the world that He gave us His Son, who yielded His life an atonement for sin and opened the life-gate that all may go in.
CHORUS-Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear His voice! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thro’ Jesus, the Son, and give Him the glory
Great things He hath done!
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, to every believer, the promise of God. The vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. CHORUS
Great things He hath taught us; great things He hath done, and great our rejoicing thro’ Jesus the Son. But purer and higher and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. CHORUS
“Before the Throne of God”
Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. Psalm 63:3
Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whose name is Love, whoever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands, My name is written on His heart;
I know that while in heav’n He stands no tongue can bid me thence depart
no tongue can bid me thence depart.
When Satan tempts me to despair, and tells me of the guilt within,
upward I look, and see Him there who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free,
for God the Just is satisfied to look on Him and pardon me,
to look on Him and pardon me
Behold Him there, the risen Lamb my perfect, spotless righteousness,
the great unchangeable “I Am”, The King of glory and of grace.
One with Himself I cannot die my soul is purchased with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high, with Christ, my Savior and my God,
with Christ my Savior and my God.
A Reading from Acts 20: 22-38
“Flow Like A River”
Spirit of the living God, You bring new life to me; Spirit of the living God, flow like a river through me.
CHORUS-Flow like a river with streams of life,
flow like a river, flow free; Flow like a river with streams of life,
setting Your people free.
Choir Anthem-“Plenty of Room in the Family”
Our Tithes and Offerings
Children’s Blessing: Vivian MacArthur
Junior Church (Children ages 4 yrs. – 3rd grade dismissed)
A Reading from Romans 16: 1-16
Sermon: “Name–Tags and a Holy Kiss”
We Are Sent to Serve
Sending Song:–“The Family of God”-#419-Chorus only
We are God’s children; heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. Romans 8: 16-17
I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God. I’ve been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod;
for I’m part of the family, the family of God
Blessing and Benediction
Get ready for Who Is My Neighbor? Vacation Bible School, where children will learn about neighbors near and far! Fun activities will help Bible stores come to life and lead children deeply into Scripture focused on God’s care and compassion for neighbors close at hand and around the world. Mission: The children will give their offerings toward support of a Christian Day Camp in Lebanon which presents the good news of Jesus and ministers to Syrian refugee children. Goal: $800.00 which will provide a week of program and lunch for 200+ children. Children ages 4 through grades 5 are welcome to this time of worship, games, crafts, snacks, friends, and fun! Who Is My Neighbor? will take place at HSF on August 12-15, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
HSF is offering the first small group discipleship program this fall called “The Journey”. The focus of this 8 month study is to look at three questions:
Who is God?
Who am I?
What does God desire to do through me?
We will initially offer a Wednesday night group which will meet from 5:30 – 7:30. If there is enough interest, we will also offer a Saturday morning group from 7:00 – 9:00. The group(s) will be facilitated by Laura Hoffman. Laura will guide the group through a set of reflections, relationships, and experiences. The Journey is a commitment of time and money. The rewards can be significant in your spiritual journey.
There is a financial investment. The materials are $250 per person
A payment plan can be established. Please talk with Laura if you areinterested in knowing more about this opportunity for growing deeper in your relationship with the Lord. Please do not let the cost be a hindrance.
There will be a kick-off retreat for The Journey on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 – 2:00. Each group is limited to no more than 12 participants. This is a valuable investment in your own spiritual growth.
Please consider joining a group.
Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in Christ for your
prayers, beautiful cards, encouraging calls, yummy meals and excellent
fruit basket following my recent knee surgery.
I’m very thankful for all of you and am truly blessed. Carol Wyers
Wishing you many Blessings on your special day!
We celebrate these special days during the month of August.
Happy Birthday to : (15) Don Gosselin (16) Helen Knight
Happy Anniversary to: (16) Tom & Sam Brys
As guests of Huron Shores Fellowship, we extend a warm welcome to you! If you would like to learn more about our Fellowship, we encourage you to join us next week at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Bible study. We have classes for all ages.
Personal Listening System (“Sound Mate”) is available from the sound team
All music is used by permission – CCLI #1834365
THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
TODAY, August 11, 2019
9:00am Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:30am Sunday Bible Study for all ages (nursery available)
9:30amSister to Sister-Lounge
10:45am Morning Worship Service Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
Junior Church (4 yrs. through 3rd grade)
Will leave the Sanctuary after children’s blessing
Monday-Thursday August 12-15-VBS 9:00 am to 11:30 am
11:30 amLadies lunch at Hunan’s
Care & Outreach meeting following at HSF
5:30 pmWorship & Arts meeting
5:30 pmMissions Team
6:30 pmLeadership Team
Wednesday-August 14 9:00 V.B.S
Thursday 9:00 V.B.S
Saturday August 24: Senior Adult (55+) Daytrip to Bayshore Camp in Sebewaing MI, for a Festival of Gospel Music. This event is free.
If interested, please call the office to sign-up.
Fall-Kickoff and Potluck Dinner
On September 8th, we will be hosting a Ministry Fair starting at noon. Let’s see where you can plug in!
HSF Men’s Ministry has a new name and fresh leadership! “Ironworks” (Proverbs 27:17) will launch its Fall Bible Study series on Saturday, September 14th at 8 a.m. at church. We will begin a study entitled “The 9 Attributes of a Man” by Vince Miller. The morning will feature a full breakfast (not just donuts) and an introduction to the plans for a ministry to men that “disciples and develops men to lead with conviction”.
The Ironworks leadership team:Tom Brys, Matt Duthler and Pastor Warren
NiCE Meal packing is set for September 15.
We will be taking up a special offering on August 25, 2019 to help support this Mission.
Attendance for the week of August 4th was 127
August 11, 2019
3558 M-32 West, Alpena, MI 49707
(989) – 358-0047
Dr. Warren J. Hoffman, Senior Pastor
Associate Pastor Marlon Smith
Ministry Assistant Sam Brys