October 6, 2019 – Rev. John Callaway Preaching - World Communion Sunday
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First Baptist Church
Sunday, October 6, 2019 Eleven O’clock
Preparation for Worship
“In time it became a story that early Christians told around the table when they gathered for worship. As they blessed, broke, and shared the miraculous bread of the Lord’s Supper, they remembered that other time when bread was miraculously blessed, broken, and shared, and it was as if Jesus stood among them again, laying his hands on a little so that it became enough for all.”
- Barbara Brown Taylor, The Seeds of Heaven
We Praise God
Chiming of the Hour
Prelude This Is My Father’s World James Pethel
Rev. James Richardson, organist
Choral Introit Now to Your Table Spread John Ireland
Now to your table spread we come, each one in faith
That you alone provide the words of life and death:
In wine and bread, in promised food
We find your loving heart, O God.
(The text is by Shirley Erena Murray)
Welcome and Call to Worship Rev. Katie Callaway
Invocation Rev. John Callaway
Hymn 470 O Day of Rest and Gladness WOODBIRD
Affirmation of Faith
We are not alone, we live in God’s world and we worship the One who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others through the Spirit.
We are relational beings, called to be with and for one another. In gathering at the table, we are communing with our Triune God and we are communing with one another.
We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, to remember the life, ministry, and love of the One we follow.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
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
Children’s Time Rev. Katie Callaway
All children are invited to the front of the sanctuary.
First Lesson Exodus 16:13-21 Brian Martine, lay reader
Second Lesson Psalm 78:11-20
Third Lesson Luke 9:10-17
Sermon Miracles Abound Rev. John Callaway
We Respond to the Word
Hymn 438 Blest Be the Tie That Binds DENNIS
Call to Prayer Rev. Katie Callaway
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.
Receiving of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory Prayer for Our World Noel Rawsthorne
Presentation and Doxology No. 591 OLD HUNDREDTH
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore;
Praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen.
Celebration of Holy Communion
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
We Go Into the World
Hymn 439 In Christ There Is No East or West ST. PETER
Events in the Life of the Church
Choral Response Here Is Our Common Wealth John Ireland
Here is our common wealth in sharing what is good,
As though all humankind around one table stood,
This bread to break, this wine to taste:
One people in the name of Christ.
(The text is by Shirley Erena Murray)
Postlude Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations Robert J. Powell
First Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SAVANNAH
Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor — firstname.lastname@example.org
John Callaway, Co-Pastor — email@example.com
James Richardson, Organist Emeritus — firstname.lastname@example.org
223 Bull Street facing Chippewa Square
912-234-2671 Education Building located at 102 W. McDonough
For more information about our church visit fbc-sav.org.
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