Sulphur Grove Church
Come On In! The Water Is Fine
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  • 7505 Taylorsville Rd, Dayton, OH 45424, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • Sulphur Grove Church - Online
    Sunday 10:45 AM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Follow the link below for all announcements at Sulphur Grove

https://www.sulphurgrove.org/announcements
GREETING

L: I’m all in for Jesus! Is the church all in for Jesus?
C: SULPHUR GROVE IS ALL IN FOR JESUS!
L: Saints are you all in for Jesus?
C: I’M ALL IN FOR JESUS!
L: Because we are all in for Jesus we know that...
C: GROWING, THRIVING CHURCHES SAY YES TO THINGS THAT DECLINING CHURCHES SAY NO TO. (Bishop Robert Schnase)
L: Because we are a church that is committed to...
C: GROWING DISCIPLES, LIVING AND SHARING GOD’S LOVE.

THE PEACE

L: May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always!
C: AND ALSO WITH YOU!
PRELUDE | Sonnie Clifton - Organ
“Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know”
Lela Long, arr. by Harold DeCou
CALL TO WORSHIP

L: Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness.
C: The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the waters.
L: The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
C: And in His temple all cry, “Glory!”
L: The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever.
C: The LORD gives strength to His people; the LORD blesses His people with peace.
L: Let us join together in praise and worship of God who gives us new birth through water and the Spirit!

(Adapted from selected verses of the Psalm 29)
HYMN
"Grace Greater Than Our Sin" #365

1. Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured,
there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.

Refrain:
Grace, grace, God's grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God's grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin!

2. Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
threaten the soul with infinite loss;
grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
points to the refuge, the mighty cross.
(Refrain)

3. Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
brighter than snow you may be today.
(Refrain)

4. Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see his face,
will you this moment his grace receive?
(Refrain)
UNISON PRAYER

Lord of all creation,
In the waters of baptism we were made Your children and called to serve one another as we have been served by Christ. We give You thanks and praise that in Your mercy You brought us to baptism, and there gave us Jesus’ holiness in exchange for our sin and impurity. We pray for the baptized people of God, that we may hang on to Your promises in true faith, especially when we experience the wilderness of sin and evil within, and temptations and trials from outside. Strengthen us with Your Holy Spirit so that Jesus’ victory may be our victory. Use us to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people that they too will believe and be baptized. Join us now, we humbly pray, and receive our offering of praise, worship, and thanksgiving. May Your holy name be glorified in all we do this day.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
HYMN (8:30)
"Nothing But the Blood" #362

1 What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain:
O precious is the flow
that makes me bright as snow;
no other fount I know;
nothing but the blood of Jesus.

2 For my pardon this I see:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
For my cleansing this my plea:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
[Refrain]

3 Nothing can for sin atone:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Naught of good that I have done:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
[Refrain]

4 This is all my hope and peace:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
This is all my righteousness:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
[Refrain]
ANTHEM | Chancel Choir
“Yes, Lord”
Pepper Choplin
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Breakthrough Prayer:
Shine on us today, gracious God, for we need the light and salvation You offer. Come to each one gathered here, and to all who are part of this community of faith. Come to Huber Heights, our neighboring communities, and the world, to still the quarrels and dissolve the darkness that surrounds us. Come with Good News for everyone, O God! Amen.

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.

Response
OFFERTORY | Joyful Noise Choir
“Who Would Send A Baby?”
Mary Kay Beall
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
CHILDREN'S MOMENT (10:45)

MESSAGE | Pastor Bonnie
Signs of the Kingdom
"Come On In! The Water is Fine"

HOLY COMMUNION
RESPONSE
"This is the Spirit's Entry Now" #608

1. This is the Spirit's entry now
The water and the word
The cross of Jesus on your brow
The seal both felt and heard

2. Let water be the sacred sign
That we must die each day
To rise again by his design
As followers of his way

3. Renewing Spirit hear our praise
For your baptismal power
That washes us through all our days
Lord cleanse again this hour
SENDING FORTH

POSTLUDE | Bryon Dobbs - Piano
“Power! (Immortal Invisible, God Only Wise/I Sing the Almighty Power Of God)”
arr. by David Clydesdale