Sunday, November 8, 2020

Community Worship
November 8, 2020

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~ Who we Are ~
~ What we are Meant For ~
~ How to Live it Out ~

Prelude

The Church’s One Foundation
Barbara Fisk, piano


Welcome
Pastor Sarah Winter


Worship through Music

One Thing Remains
Kara and Pastor Taylor Sexton
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Scripture Reading
Mark and Melissa De La Paz

Psalm 133
How wonderful and pleasant it is
    when brothers live together in harmony!
For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil
    that was poured over Aaron’s head,
    that ran down his beard
    and onto the border of his robe.
3Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon
    that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing,
    even life everlasting.

Ephesians 4:1-16
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all,
who is over all, in all, and living through all.
However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. That is why the Scriptures say,
“When he ascended to the heights,
    he led a crowd of captives
    and gave gifts to his people.”
Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.  This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

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


Children’s Moment
Pastor Sarah


Offering Prayer
Pastor Rick Fisk


Offering Music

They Will Know We are Christians/We Are One in the Spirit
Barbara and Pastor Rick Fisk

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord.We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord.And we pray that all unity will one day be restored.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love – yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand.We will work with each other, we will work side by side.And we’ll guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love – yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
All praise to the Father from whom all things come;And all praise to Christ Jesus, His only Son.And all praise to the Spirit, who makes us one.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love – yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.


Message
Pastor Taylor Sexton



In Christ Alone
Kara and Pastor Taylor Sexton
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Benediction
Pastor Taylor Sexton


Postlude and Virtual Community and Coffee

~ Multiply Your Love ~ Behold What Manner of Love ~ Will You Let Me Be Your Servant ~ He Is Our Peace Beloved (1John 7-8) ~ Lord Be Glorified ~
Barbara Fisk, Piano


Music and License Information:

Deer Grove Streaming License:
CSPL129269
CCLI License #1034421

One Thing Remains
Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle
Bethel Music Publishing
CCLI # 5508444

They Will Know We are Christians/We Are One in Spirit
Peter Scholtes
CCLI Song #26997
C1966 F.E.L. Publications, assigned 1991 The Lorenz Corporation
CCLI License #1034421

In Christ Alone
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Capitol Christian Music
CCLI 3350395