Today we joyfully welcome back Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles who provided excellent leadership as our interim preacher during 2015-2016.
Prelude: Jon Brannon
Welcome to Worship: Rev. Eric S. Porterfield
Call to Worship: Rev. DaVontaé Edwards
Rev. Alicia Porterfield
Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.
Who is like the Lord our God, who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
The Lord seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.
God settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord! Amen.
~from Psalm 113
Invocation and Lord’s Prayer: Doug Sheils
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.
*Hymn of Praise: No. 210
“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
Our Future: Rachael Gibson
Song of Thanks: “All the Way Our Savior Leads Us”
All the way our Savior leads us; what have we to ask beside? Can we doubt His tender mercy, who through life has been our guide? Heavenly peace, divinest comfort, here by faith in Him to dwell! For we know, whate‘er befall us, Jesus doeth all things well. For we know, whate‘er befall us, Jesus doeth all things well.
All the way our Savior leads us: cheers each winding path we tread, gives us grace for every trial, feeds us with the living bread. Though our weary steps may falter, and our souls athirst may be, gushing from the Rock before us, lo! a spring of joy we see; gushing from the Rock before us, lo! a spring of joy we see.
All the way our Savior leads us; oh the fullness of His love! Perfect rest to us is promised in our Father‘s house above. When our spirits, clothed, immortal, wings their flight to realms of day, this our song through unless ages: “Jesus led us all the way!“ This our song through endless ages: Jesus led us all the way!“
Prayer of Thanks: Rev. DaVontaé Edwards
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Pastoral Prayer: Rev. Alicia Porterfield & Rev. Eric Porterfield