Second Baptist Church
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT March 9, 2014 belong
Welcome Guests If you are a first-time guest, please complete a guest card from a pew pocket or Friendship Register and drop it in the offering plate so that we may acknowledge your visit and get acquainted with you. We are glad you have joined us for worship today. ________________________ Meditations Sabbath requires surrender. If we only stop when we are finished with all of our work, we will never stop—because our work is never completely done. With every accomplishment there arises a new responsibility. Every swept floor invites another sweeping, every child bathed invites another bathing. When all life moves in such cycles, what is ever finished? If we refuse to rest until we are finished, we will never rest until we die. Sabbath dissolves the urgency of our days, because it liberates us from the need to be finished. –Wayne Muller, Sabbath The command is “Do no work.” Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don’t have to DO to BE. accept the grace of doing nothing. Stay with it until you stop jerking and squirming. – Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship Rabbi Levi saw a man running in the street and asked him, “Why do you run?” He replied, “I am running after my good fortune!” Rabbi Levi tells him, “Silly man, your good fortune has been trying to chase you, but you are running too fast.” –Traditional Tale _________________________________ Note: + Indicates stand if you are able. | Please see an usher for a listening aid. Childcare available on Level 2. | Children’s worship bags available at the entrances. Give your tithe online now at 2bcliberty.org/giving. Online givers may participate in the worship offering by using the card in the pew rack.
The Worship of God
First Sunday in Lent March 9, 2014
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Trinity Chime Candlelighting
“Be Still My Soul” (Hymn 57) Invitation to Worship
Diane Bish Jason Edwards
+Hymn of Praise 299 “Stand and Bless the Lord” The Student Choir
Choral Worship Music Makers Choir The Gospel Lesson
Shari Poindexter (8:30) Lydia Bunch (11:00)
(Pew Bible, page 47, New Testament)
Leader: The Good News of Our Lord. People: Praise be to our Lord, Jesus Christ. Extinguishing the Lenten Candle Unison Confession Almighty God, you despise nothing you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and contrite hearts, that, truly repenting of our sins and acknowledging our brokenness, we may obtain from you, the God of all mercy, full pardon and forgiveness, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Practicing the Presence of God
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Prayers of the People
+Hymn 577 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” KINGSFOLD The Old Testament Lesson Genesis 1:27–2:3 Fred Poindexter (8:30) Daniel Bunch (11:00) (Pew Bible, page 1, Old Testament)
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.to chorus People: Thanks be to God! Choral Worship
“Jesus Paid it All” Joan Pinkston The Choir ©2011 Thankyou Music, SaidSanctuary and Done Music, sixsteps, Music Shout! Publishing
+Hymn of Response 302 “Come Away from Rush and Hurry”
Jason Edwards PROMISE
The worship of the living God invites our response. Those who wish to profess faith in Christ and/or to unite with the church are invited to come forward and share your decision with the pastor.
+Offertory Prayer Offertory
Shari Poindexter (8:30) Sanford Beckett (11:00) “Like A River Glorious” (Hymn 60)
+Presentation of Offerings 359 UNENDING PRAISE “We Will Give You Praise Unending” +A Time of Greeting
+The Sending Forth 520 “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve” Stanza 4 Then let us go to serve in peace, the gospel to proclaim. God’s Spirit has empowered us; we go in Jesus’ name.
Words © 1993 OCP Publications, UBP
“Go With Us Lord”
Anna Laura Page
All Songs UBP CCLI #1091036
All Video UBP #502497070
Organ: Ann Posey Piano: Ann Posey (8:30); Helen Brown (11:00) Sanctuary Sound: Dave Heston, Gary Pennington Media: John Hilton, Blane Baker
Prayer Concerns HOME TO ASHTON COURT Wilbur Hill
HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL Lola McNeill OTHER PRAYER CONCERNS Jim Van Slyke Betty Ferguson (Dr. Milton Ferguson’s wife), hospice (These are the latest additions to our Second Baptist Church prayer list. To see a full prayer list please go to 2bcliberty.org/prayerlist)
GETTING TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER Worship Leaders Today
Sanford Beckett retired as associate director of NorthStar Church Network, an association of 170 Baptist congregations in Northern Virginia, having previously served churches in Missouri, Mississippi, and South Carolina. He and his wife, Diane, moved to the Liberty area two years ago to be near their son and daughter and their families. Daniel Bunch has been a member of Second Baptist since 2006 and is involved in student ministry. He is a graduate of Missouri State University. He and Lydia live in Liberty with their dog, Hamlet. Lydia Bunch joined Second in 2002. She works at her alma mater, William Jewell College. At 2BC, she is involved with the children’s, student and music ministries. Lydia is the daughter of Andy and Pam Pratt. Fred and Shari Poindexter joined 2BC in January of 2011. She is employed at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience. Aiden Velder is a first grader at Northland Christian School. He is the son of Mike and Mandy Velder. Becky Whited has been a member of 2BC since 1998. Ron is her dear husband. She is a retired ESL teacher and helps with the ESL classes here at Second. She teaches 5th grade Bible study and sings in the adult choir.
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH LENT 2014
LENT March 5 | Be Intentional (I Dare You) March 9 | Create Space March 16 | Cultivate Awareness March 23 | Be Neighborly March 30 | Let It Go April 6 | Nurture Gratitude (Disciple Now Weekend) HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday | April 13 | Practice Submission Maundy Thursday | April 17 | Communion & Drama Good Friday | April 18 | Live Honestly Easter | April 20 | Seek Christ
Our Ministry Team Jason Edwards, Senior Pastor | Mike Lassiter, Associate Pastor Allan Aunspaugh, Minister of Music | Ann Posey, Organist Tyler Tankersley, Associate Pastor | Gwen Phillips, Children’s Pastor Linda Jones, Church Administrator
Getting Connected Each Sunday in the Welcome Center (just inside the Kansas Street entrance on Level 1), our Connections Team is waiting to help you get “connected.” This may include finding a Bible study class, showing you where children and student ministries meet, or sharing the days’ activities and schedule. You may also choose simply to enjoy a cup of coffee at the Welcome Center’s coffee bar and get to know others at Second.
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