The Inclusive First Baptist Church of Savannah – 03/08/2020 – Rev. John Callaway, preaching

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Morning Worship

First Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia

March 8, 2020                 

Prelude                              Wondrous Love                  arr. John Behnke  

                              Dr. Justin L. Addington, organist

Introit               Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord    Felix Mendelssohn

Welcome and Call to Worship                        Rev. Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

Invocation                                                       Rev. John Callaway, Co-Pastor                                          

Hymn 376            Love Divine, All Loves Excelling                HYFRYDOL 

Affirmation of Faith                                   

In this Lenten season, we affirm that God is present in the darkness before dawn; in the waiting and uncertainty, where fear and courage join hands, and conflict and caring link arms. We worship a with-us God, who sits down in our midst to share our humanity and hems us in behind and before, from dust to dust.

We affirm a faith in Jesus Christ that takes us beyond the safe place into action, into vulnerability, and into the streets. We commit ourselves to work for change, to bear responsibility, to take risks, and live reflectively. We will stand with those on the edge, choose life, and be used by the Spirit for God’s new community of hope. 

Gloria Patri No. 579                                                               

Children’s Time                                                     Rev. Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

Children of all ages are invited to the front of the sanctuary.

Psalter Lesson         Psalm 121 (adapted)   Jenni Halpin, lay reader

Solo                                     O Rest In the Lord           Felix Mendelssohn

Emily Richardson-Dion, mezzo-soprano

Gospel Lesson                      John 3:1-17         

Silent Meditation

Sermon                          “Giving Up Wrath, Taking On Love”         Rev. John Callaway, Co-Pastor

Hymn 76                        My Song Is Love Unknown      LOVE UNKNOWN 

Pastoral Prayer                                                    Rev. Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

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. 

Offertory Sentence 

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory                  God So Loved the World       arr. Carolyn Hamlin

                              Dr. Justin L. Addington, organist

                               Diane Gardner, pianist

Presentation and Doxology                                 OLD HUNDREDTH

Offertory Prayer

Invitation to Christian Discipleship 

We Go Into the World

Hymn 85                   What Wondrous Love Is This       Wondrous Love 

 Events in the Life of the Church

Pastoral Benediction 

Choral Response   Christ, We Do All Adore Thee    Theodore Dubois 

Postlude                              Grand Choeur                   Theodore Dubois

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Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

John Callaway, Co-Pastor

James Richardson, Organist Emeritus

We invite you to attend our Sunday morning worship service at 11AM

We are located at 223 Bull Street on Chippewa Square, downtown Savannah

All are Welcome

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