Sulphur Grove Church
Friends with the World?
Locations & Times
  • 7505 Taylorsville Rd, Dayton, OH 45424, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • Sulphur Grove Church - Online
    Sunday 10:45 AM


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GREETING | Pastor Barry

L: I’m all in for Jesus! Is the church all in for Jesus?
L: Saints are you all in for Jesus?
L: Because we are all in for Jesus we know that...
L: Because we are a church that is committed to...

THE PEACE | Pastor Barry

L: May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always!
PRELUDE | Bryon Dobbs - Piano
Claude Debussy
CALL TO WORSHIP | Jim Carman, Sue Rodriguez

L: Lord Jesus Christ, we call You Lord, yet it is too easy for us to worship other things. Other activities, other relationships, other gods.
C: You tell us we cannot serve two masters, yet we spend more time focusing our energies elsewhere, diverting our time, our energy, our money, our attention away from You.
L: Forgive us, gracious Savior, when our hearts are led astray, when we serve other gods and worship them.
C: We turn away from our distractions and sin. Strengthen us to set our faces toward You alone and to take up our cross daily and follow You.
L: Counting on God’s grace and strength, let us join together in praise and worship of the one and only true and living God. Help us, O God, to worship only You.
"Let There Be Peace on Earth" #431

1. Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be
With God as our Father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony

2. Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now
With ev'ry step I take
Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (vv. 1 & 3) | #526

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield thee;
thou wilt find a solace there.

"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" (vv. 1 & 3) | #110

1. A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.

3. And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The Prince of Darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo, his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.

O God, we want to have our cake and eat it, too: we want to be a friend of the world and still be Your friend. Yet, Jesus taught us: “No one can serve two masters.” Give us strength and courage to get our priorities straight: help us to seek Your kingdom first. Help us to live faithfully and joyfully in the world, and to be friends with the people You call us to serve. Help us also to remember that only You are worthy of our praise and devotion.

We seek Your holy presence. Come Holy Spirit and dwell among us. Receive now our humble offering of praise, worship, and thanksgiving. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
HYMN (8:30)
"I Stand Amazed in the Presence" #371

1. I stand amazed in the presence
of Jesus the Nazarene,
and wonder how he could love me,
a sinner, condemned, unclean.

How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful
is my Savior's love for me!

2. For me it was in the garden
he prayed: "Not my will, but thine."
He had no tears for his own griefs,
but sweat-drops of blood for mine.

3. In pity angels beheld him,
and came from the world of light
to comfort him in the sorrows
he bore for my soul that night.

4. He took my sins and my sorrows,
he made them his very own;
he bore the burden to Calvary,
and suffered and died alone.

5. When with the ransomed in glory
his face I at last shall see,
'twill be my joy through the ages
to sing of his love for me.
ANTHEM (10:45) | Chancel Choir
"Eternal Life" (A Prayer)
St. Francis of Assisi, Olive Dungan, arr. by Fred Bock

Breakthrough Prayer: Word of God, blowing among the crowds at Pentecost, sweeping across generations to claim us, may we be born anew by Your Holy Spirit. Speak to us amid our earthly journey so we may live, not for ourselves, but for the whole human family in Huber Heights. Send us as messengers of Good News and bearers of Your peace.

Sharing our Prayer Requests
Silent Prayer
Pastoral Prayer
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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass 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. Amen.

OFFERTORY (8:30) | Bryon Dobbs - Piano
“Sweet Hour of Prayer"
William Bradbury, arr. by Jay Rouse

OFFERTORY (10:45) | Leslie Godzik, Dawn Moeller - vocal duet
"Joy Of My Desire"
- Jennifer Randolph, arr. by Tom Fettke
The Doxology #94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures here below.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, The source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Prayer of Dedication

MESSAGE | Pastor Barry
"Friends with the World?"
"Take My Life, and Let it Be" #399

1. Take my life, and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

2. Take my voice, and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

3. Take my will, and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

POSTLUDE | Bryon Dobbs - Piano
"How Majestic is Your Name"
Michael W. Smith, arr. by Jay Rouse