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“All God’s Creatures” June 15, 2014


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 Thanks be to God, Who made the world teeming with variety, Of things on the earth, above, the earth, and under the earth. Thanks be to God, For the many kinds of plants, trees, and fruits, We celebrate. For the centipedes, ants, and worms, For the mice, marmots, and bats, For the cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers We rejoice, That we find ourselves eclipsed by the magnitude Of generosity and mystery. Thanks be to God. –Blessings of the Land from The Book of Common Prayer

_________________________________ 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 June 15, 2014

8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Gathering

Milton Horne

Trinity Chime Candlelighting

Abigail Hilke

Prelude

“Worship Our God and King” Second’s Summer Symphony

Invitation to Worship

Ed Dickinson Allan Aunspaugh

Choral Call to Worship “Festive Praise” The Sanctuary Choir and Brass

Allen Pote

+Hymn of Praise 307 LASST UNS ERFREUEN “All Creatures of Our God and King” The Psalm

Psalm 8

Sue Hasty (8:30) Carol Kingery (11:00)

(Pew Bible, page 382, Old Testament)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God! Practicing the Presence of God +Hymn 313

“All You Works of God, Bless the Lord”

Prayers of the People Old Testament Lesson

LINSTEAD

Karen Rogers Job 38:4–11, 22–27, 37–41

Mike Hasty (8:30) Drew Kingery (11:00)

(Pew Bible, page 376, Old Testament)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God! Worship in Music (8:30) “Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All” Allan Aunspaugh

Louis Harris


Sermon

“All God’s Creatures”

Heather Entrekin

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© 2002 by Edith Sinclair Downing

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

©2002 by Edith Sinclair Downing

“Fairest Lord Jesus” Brass Ensemble

Roger Driskill (8:30) Charlie Hughes (11:00) Bob Burroughs


+Presentation of Offerings 236 ADORO TE DEVOTE “Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me” Stanza 2 Truthful Spirit, dwell with me, I would truthful be; help me now Thy truth to see, I would be like Thee; and, with wisdom kind and clear, Thy life in mine appear; and, with actions, lovingly, speak Christ’s sincerity. +A Time of Greeting Commissioning Students to South Dakota

Tyler Tankersley

+Congregational Blessing

Tyler Tankersley

+The Sending Forth 241 “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” Refrain

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Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet Heavenly Dove, stay right here with us filling us with Your love. And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise; without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived, when we shall leave this place. ©1962. Renewed 1990 by Manna Music. UBP

Postlude

“Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”

Percy Whitlock

 All Songs UBP CCLI #1091036

All Video UBP #502497070

Organ: Ann Posey Piano: Leslie Bunch (8:30); Marianne Neth (11:00) Sanctuary Sound: Dave Heston, Gary Pennington Media: John Hilton, Steve Smith

Flowers for Worship Flowers in worship today are given by Don and Helen Brown in gratitude to God and with deep appreciation for the prayers and support of our church family on this ninth anniversary of the restoration to health of our daughter, Amy Duncan.


Welcome Heather Entrekin Today we welcome Heather Entrekin as our guest preacher. Heather serves as the Associate Prof. in Congregational Health and Dir. of Doctor of Ministry at Central Baptist Theological Seminary Heather earned an M.Div. at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. at The University of Kansas in Communication Studies. She has served a rural bi-vocational church, two small urban congregations as interim pastor and a large, suburban church as senior pastor. She and her husband, Peter Stover, an environmental engineer, also spent two years teaching English in the People’s Republic of China through American Baptist Churches USA. In 2008, she received a Lilly Foundation Sabbatical Grant for three months of discovery and participation in healthy churches in Washington, D.C. and Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia.

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Getting To Know One Another Worship Leaders Today

Allan Aunspaugh has served as Minister of Music since 2003. He is a native of Arkansas. Allan and Anne have three grown children: Rachel, Emily and Alyssa. (Learn more about our ministry team at 2bcliberty.org/meetourstaff.) Michael and Sue Hasty have four children and seven grandchildren. Mike is Director of Public Safety for the City of Gladstone, serving as both the Police Chief and Fire Chief. Sue is a Senior Human Resources associate at Ferrellgas. Abigail Hilke just completed third grade at Warren Hills Elementary. She is the daughter of Jill and Pat Hilke. Charlie Hughes and wife, Loretta, have been members of 2BC since 1980. He is retired from Liberty Hospital. He is active on the Missions Support Committee at Second


Drew Kingery serves as a deacon and is the leader of the Ordinance Team. He has worked for the US Postal Service for over 25 years. Carol Kingery is the Referrals Coordinator for 2BC’s Stephen Ministry Program. Tyler Tankersley has been at Second Baptist since November 2009. Tyler is the Associate Pastor of Students and Spiritual Formation, He and Jess are the proud parents of Henry (23 months old) and a beagle named Walter. Jess and Tyler are expecting an addition to their family in September. (Learn more about our ministry team at 2bcliberty.org/ meetourstaff.)

PRAYER CONCERNS Christian sympathy is extended to Dean and Judy Boring and family in the death of Dean’s brother, Dale Boring, in Siloam Springs, AR. Christian sympathy is extended to Kenneth Releford, family, and friends in the sudden death of Kenneth’s uncle, Freddie Releford, on June 3. HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL Charles Martin REMEMBER THOSE ON MISSION NEPAL: May 3–June 26. Loulla Efstathiou, Lizzy Soper, Dylan Rumsey and Alexa Wilson THAILAND: June 9–21 Blane and Cathy Baker, Bryan and Sabra Boyd, Jason Edwards, Ed Gilliland, Eric, Tracy, Benjamin and Luke Zahnd SOUTH DAKOTA: June 16-20 Student Ministry Team (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 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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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 300 E. Kansas | Liberty, Missouri 64068 816.781.2824 | 2bcliberty.org


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