February 24, 2019
Order of Worship: (due to time restraints some content may be omitted from the radio broadcast)
†Prelude - “Highland Cathedral” by Charles Callahan
Kyle Ballantine, organist
Welcome and Call to Worship - Rev. Will Barnes
Listen to the stories of God,
Passed down by the faithful from age to age.
Listen to the teachings of Jesus,
Who showed us how to live, love, and serve.
Listen to the voice of God,
Proclaiming the broken world “beloved.”
Listen and worship, People of God,
For God is here among us!
†*Hymn No. 132 - “Come, Great God of All the Ages” tune: abbot’s leigh
*Affirmation of Faith
We believe in God, infinite in wisdom, power, and love, whose mercy is over all
God’s works, and whose will is ever directed to the good of all people.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the gift of God’s unfailing grace, the ground of our
hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the divine presence in our lives, through which we
constantly know the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need.
We believe that this faith should express itself in the service of love, as shown
through the example of our Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come
upon the earth.
*Gloria Patri No. 579
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.
WE PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
†The Baptism of Caedie Brewer
Introductory Statement - Rev. Josh Brewer
We thank God for your faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. We happily welcome you
into the Church of Jesus Christ, and into the membership of this congregation. We
will do the work of Christ together – cooperatively, compassionately, and
courageously. We praise God for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We witness your baptism, in the name of God: Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit.
The Celebration of Christian Baptism
First Lesson - Genesis 45:3-11, 15- Lane McCulley, lay reader
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Anthem - “Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”by Van Denman Thompson
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God;
And everyone that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.
Herein is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us
And sent his son to atone for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us we also ought to love one another.
If we love one another God abideth in us, and his love is made perfect in us.
God is love, and whoso abideth in love abideth in God and God abideth in them."
(The text is from 1 John 4.)
Gospel Lesson - Luke 6:27-38
Response to the Lessons
This is the written Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Sermon - “Echoes of Resurrection - Rev. Josh Brewer
WE RESPOND TO THE WORD
*Hymn No. 495 - “We Know That Christ Is Raised” tune: engelberg
Call to 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
Congregational Response - “Come and Find the Quiet Center” tune: beach spring
"Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead,
Find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see
All the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be."
(The text is by Shirley Erena Murray.)
Gathering of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory - “Balm in Gilead” by Joe Utterback
*Presentation and Doxology - tune: old hundredth
"Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen."
*Invitation to Christian Discipleship
WE GO INTO THE WORLD
*Hymn No. 386 - “O for a World” tune: azmon
Events in the Life of the Church
Choral Response - “Great Amen”...............................................................................Marty Haugen
Postlude - “Allegro Maestoso e Vivace” (Sonata No. 2) .....................................Felix Mendelssohn
The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of David Shriver by his father, George Shriver.
*The congregation stands with the choir.
†The ushers will seat those waiting.
Text in bold are recited by the congregation
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAVANNAH
Josh S. Brewer, Assistant Minister for Community Missions
Kyle J. Ballantine, Organist and Choir Director
223 Bull Street facing Chippewa Square
Education Building located at 102 W. McDonough