September 20, 2015 belong
Simple Words Second Baptist Church
Senior Pastor Jason Edwards
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. ________________________ Meditation “If there is such a thing as human perfection, it seems to emerge precisely from how we handle the imperfection that is everywhere, especially our own.” — Richard Rohr
COMMUNION at SECOND BAPTIST This morning we will celebrate communion by intinction. During the service, you will be invited to exit your pew to the right, walk to one of the stations, take a piece of bread, dip it into the cup, then return to the left. Communion is open to all who profess Jesus Christ as Savior. Our Communion Bread is always gluten-free. _________________________________ WE LOVE CHILDREN! Your entire family is welcome here! Children’s worship bags filled with books and activities are available at the Sanctuary entrances. If you’d like an alternative for your children, childcare for birth through Pre-K is available on Level 2 at any point in the service. Our Welcome Center is also available for those with restless infants, and you can view the service on a monitor there. __________________________________ Note: + Indicates stand if you are able. | Please see an usher for a listening aid. 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 September 20, 2015
8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Invitation to Worship
Emma Robinson “Amazing Grace”
+Hymn of Praise 337 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”
Al Travis LAUDA ANIMA
Litany Adapted from Psalm 139 Teresa Anderson (8:30) Gary Smith (11:00) Leader: God, you search me and know me. Before I sit, you know when I will rise. People: God, you search me and know me. Before I speak, you know what I will say. Leader: God, you search me and know me, in my joy and despair, in my breathing in and breathing out. People: God, you search me and know me. Your knowledge is too deep to reach, too vast to comprehend. Leader: God, you search me and know me. People: Search me, O God, and know my heart. Lead me in your everlasting way. Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God!
Practicing the Presence of God +Hymn 694
“Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” Prayers of the People
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, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. Choral Worship
“Know My Heart” Benjamin Harlan The Sanctuary Choir Lord, You have searched me You know everything I do. When I rise, when I lie down You are with me. Before I speak You hear me, Your presence follows day by day. O know my heart, O God. If I ascend into heaven You are there on the wings of the morning or in my deepest despair. His hand shall lead me, His right hand shall guide me, though darkness shall cover me, light shall surround me. And I will the praise the Lord, I will praise the Lord. I will praise Him with my whole heart. ©1993 Glorysound
The Old Testament Lesson Nehemiah 9:1-2;16-31 Steve Ritter (8:30) Christy Edwards (11:00) (Pew Bible, page 341, Old Testament)
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God!
Twelve Simple Words: Sorry
Communion Passing the Peace Leader: The Peace of the Lord be always with you. Congregation: And also with you. At this time you’ll be asked to share signs of God’s peace. Greet each other by saying, “Peace of Christ be with you.” Respond, “And also with you.”
+Hymn of Response 586 “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”
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
Curt Walther (8:30) Charlie Hughes (11:00)
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
+Presentation of Offerings 575 ADA “Redeemed” Refrain: Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! His child and forever I am. +A Time of Greeting
+The Sending Forth 512
“We Go in Peace” We go in peace, we go in love, we go with grace and mercy from the Lord above to tell the world this very thing: that Jesus Christ is Lord and King, Jesus Christ is Lord and King.
©2010 Celebrating Grace
All Songs UBP CCLI #1091036
All Video UBP #502497070
Organ: Ann Posey Piano: Leslie Bunch (8:30), David Fulk (11:00) Sanctuary Sound: Dave Heston, Gary Pennington Media: John Hilton, Bob Dusin
FLOWERS IN WORSHIP TODAY Today’s worship flowers are given by members of the Personnel Committee to the glory of God and in grateful appreciation for Linda Jones’ 10 years of work and ministry at Second Baptist Church.
PRAYER CONCERNS ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL, BLUE SPRINGS Donald Ellis, Glen Ellis’s father OTHER PRAYER CONCERNS Rayma Gragg, Roxann Brenton’s sister; health Rayma’s grandsons, Roxann’s great-nephews; health concerns Roxann Brenton’s great niece, Delilah Brenton; health Dorothy Porter, hospice Theresa Berry, friend of Jill Hilke; surgery recovery Maxine Campbell, health Jim Edwards, health Marti Mauzey, surgery recovery Damian Hasty, son of Mike and Sue Hasty, deployed to Afghanistan through April 2016.
WORSHIP LEADERS TODAY Teresa Anderson is married to Matt and works in healthcare information technology. She and Matt share their home with their cat, Gus. Christy Edwards is married to Senior Pastor Jason Edwards and is mother to Jackson, Luke, and Norah. She is currently working as a Chaplain Intern in the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Christy is involved in the women’s ministry, 2BC community groups, and MOPS. Charlie Hughes and wife, Loretta, have been members of 2BC since 1980. He is semi-retired from Liberty Hospital. He is active on the Missions Support Committee at Second. Pam Pratt and Andy have been members at 2BC since 2002. Pam is Chaplain for the Liberty Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program. The Pratts have two daughters, Lydia Bunch and Abby Pratt, and one grandson, Gideon Bunch. Steve Ritter and Tammy have two sons and three grandchildren. Steve is retired from GE Energy. The Ritters have been members of Second since l989. Emma Robinson is the daughter of Jared and Lynn Robinson and is a second grader at Manor Hill Elementary. Gary Smith joined Second in 1995. He and Debra have three children: Amanda, Matthew and Emily. He has worked in the telecommunications industry for 25 years. He previously taught Middle School Sunday School and was a part of the 2BC radio ministry for 11 years.
Our Ministry Team Jason Edwards, Senior Pastor Allan Aunspaugh, Minister of Music | Ann Posey, Organist Mike Lassiter, Associate Pastor | Connie McNeill, Associate Pastor Charles Smith, 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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