Sunday, June 19, 2005

"How great the love the Father has lavished on us that we may be called his sons and daughters. And that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1

Happy Father's Day, everyone! I am the proud father of THREE children. WHOA! I have learned so much from my earthly father, Sam Thomas. He taught me to love--and love deep and true. He taught me to be tough and stick with things. He taught me to be a friend to people and try to leave people better than you found them. I have other "second" fathers in the faith like Ronnie Lorenz and Harold Lipford who have taught me much. I'm also thinking of Bud Arnold this morning. God be praised for so many great role models!

Maddie, Ella, and Sam--I love you more than you'll ever know. I tell you in your ear each night, "There's nothing you could ever do to make me stop loving you." I mean it. I thank God for you. You are a gift to me beyond measure.

David seems to be in great spirits. They hope to know something by Monday afternoon. I think we're all feeling optimistic. I'm praying that God give them peace until then.

This morning Tim will speak about courage. Tonight we will meet for our monthly "Celebration Sunday". We'll be celebrating God as our Father. Here are the worship orders for both services.

Sunday AM
Welcome-Tim Woodroof
Family Prayer—Keith Thompson/Zac Smith
Meet and greet

Praise and Worship—BST
--Praise the Lord
--At the Name of Jesus
--He Is Exalted
--Fill Me With Your Fire
--Light the Fire
--Lord, Reign In Me

--Clap Your Hands
--My Hope it Built (1st verse)
--I am Mine No More (verse 1)

Communion—Chris Sanders
--I Am Mine No More (verse 2)

Ministry Moment-
Shepherd’s charge—Fletcher Srygley
--Rise Up O Church of God


Celebration Sunday
Intro the night--Phillip Duncan
Never Been Unloved (Igniter DVD)

Congregation stands and reads 1 John 3:1
--How Great Is Your Love
--You Are Worthy of My Praise
--A New Anointing
--Shout Hallelujah
--Salvation Belongs To our God
--This is My Father’s World

Open Mic Sharing—How has God been Father to you?

--Father and Friend
--Glorify Thy Name
Prayer—the Lord’s Prayer
--How Deep the Father’s Love
--Father of Mercies

Open Mic Sharing— expressing gratitude to God—What do you want to thank your Heavenly Father for?

--What the Lord has Done In Me
--This Is How We Overcome
--I Belong to Jesus (Chorus)

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