September 26, 2021
WEEKLY WORSHIP

-PRELUDE-
“Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” – arr. P. Keveren

SINGING TOGETHER-
“Let’s Just Praise the Lord”

LET’S JUST PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD!
LET’S JUST LIFT OUR HEARTS TO HEAVEN AND PRAISE THE LORD!
LET’S JUST PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD!
LET’S JUST LIFT OUR HEARTS TO HEAVEN AND PRAISE THE LORD!

-WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS-

-GREETING EACH OTHER-

-CALL TO WORSHIP-

-OPENING PRAYER-

-OPENING HYMN-
“Gather Us In”

HERE IN THIS PLACE, A NEW LIGHT IS STREAMING,
NOW IS THE DARKNESS VANISHED AWAY.
SEE IN THIS SPACE OUR FEARS AND OUR DREAMINGS,
BROUGHT HERE TO YOU IN THE LIGHT OF THIS DAY.
GATHER US IN, THE LOST AND FORSAKEN;
GATHER US IN; THE BLIND AND THE LAME.
CALL TO US NOW, AND WE SHALL AWAKEN;
WE SHALL ARISE AT THE SOUND OF OUR NAME.

WE ARE THE YOUNG, OUR LIVES ARE A MYSTERY;
WE ARE THE OLD, WHO YEARN FOR YOUR FACE.
WE HAVE BEEN SUNG THROUGHOUT ALL OF HISTORY,
CALLED TO BE LIGHT TO THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE.
GATHER US IN, THE RICH AND THE HAUGHTY;
GATHER US IN, THE PROUD AND THE STRONG;
GIVE US A HEART SO MEEK AND SO LOWLY;
GIVE US THE COURAGE TO ENTER THE SONG.

HERE WE WILL TAKE THE WINE AND THE WATER;
HERE WE WILL TAKE THE BREAD OF NEW BIRTH;
HERE YOU SHALL CALL YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS,
CALL US ANEW TO BE SALT OF THE EARTH.
GIVE US TO DRINK THE WINE OF COMPASSION,
GIVE US TO EAT THE BREAD THAT IS IN YOU;
NOURISH US WELL, AND TEACH US TO FASHION
LIVES THAT ARE HOLY AND HEARTS THAT ARE TRUE.

NOT IN THE DARK OF BUILDINGS CONFINING,
NOT IN SOME HEAVEN, LIGHT YEARS AWAY,
HERE IN THIS PLACE THE NEW LIGHT IS SHINING;
NOW IS THE KIN-DOM, AND NOW IS THE DAY.
GATHER US IN AND HOLD US FOREVER;
GATHER US IN AND MAKE US YOUR OWN;
GATHER US IN, ALL PEOPLES TOGETHER,
FIRE OF LOVE IN OUR FLESH AND OUR BONES.

-SHARING JOYS, SHARING CONCERS-

-PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE-

-SINGING TOGETHER-
“Come, Holy Spirit
God Comes to Us”

COME, HOLY SPIRIT, WE NEED YOU.
COME, SWEET SPIRIT, WE PRAY.
COME IN YOUR STRENGTH AND YOUR POWER,
COME IN YOUR OWN GENTLE WAY.

-SCRIPTURE
John 9: 1-2 (The Message)

Walking down the street, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked, “Rabbi, who sinned: this man or his parents, causing him to be blind?”

-MESSAGE-
“A Juxtaposition”

Kenny Bishop

-INVITATION TO THE TABLE-

-COMMUNION-
During the pandemic, we will receive communion together on Wednesday nights at 7pm on Facebook Live.

-WE WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING-

-SINGING TOGETHER-
“The Doxology”
 
GOD BLESSES US SO WE CAN GIVE;
WITH ONE ANOTHER WE SHOLD LIVE.
GOD BLESSES US WITH EACH NEW DAY.
GOD’S VISION GUIDES AND LEADS OUR WAY.
AMEN.

-INVITATION TO BELONG-

-HYMN OF INVITATION-
“Praise to the Living God”
 
PRAISE TO THE LIVING GOD,
THE GOD OF LOVE AND LIGHT,
WHOSE WORD BROUGHT FORTH THE MYRIAD SUNS
AND SET THE WORLDS IN FLIGHT;
WHOSE INFINITE DESIGN,
WHICH WE BUT DIMLY SEE,
PERVADES ALL NATURE, MAKING ALL
A COSMIC UNITY.

PRAISE TO THE LIVING GOD,
FROM WHOM ALL THINGS DERIVE,
WHOSE SPIRIT FORMED UPON THIS SPHERE
THE FIRST FAINT SEEDS OF LIFE;
WHO CAUSED THEM TO EVOLVE,
UNWITTING TOWARD GOD’S GOAL,
TILL HUMANKIND STOOD ON THE EARTH
AS LIVING, THINKING SOULS.

PRAISE TO THE LIVING GOD,
WHO KNOWS OUR JOY AND PAIN,
WHO SHARES WITH US OUR COMMON LIFE,
THE SACRED AND PROFANE.
GOD TOILS WHERE’ER WE TOIL,
IN HOME AND MART AND MILL;
AND DEEP WITHIN THE HUMAN HEART
GOD LEADS US FORWARD STILL.

PRAISE TO THE LIVING GOD,
AROUND, WITHIN, ABOVE,
BEYOND THE GRASP OF HUMAN MIND,
BUT WHOM WE KNOW AS LOVE.
IN THESE TUMULTUOUS DAYS,
SO FULL OF HOPE AND STRIFE,
MAY WE BEAR WITNESS TO THE WAY,
O SOURCE AND GOAL OF LIFE.

-BLESSING & BENEDICTION-

-POSTLUDE-
“Let’s Just Praise the Lord”
LET’S JUST PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD!
LET’S JUST LIFT OUR HEARTS TO HEAVEN AND PRAISE THE LORD!
LET’S JUST PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD!
LET’S JUST LIFT OUR HEARTS TO HEAVEN AND PRAISE THE LORD!

SERVING THIS WEEK

-ACCOMPANIST-
Brenda Gardiner

-SONG LEADER-
Chris Prichard

-LIVESTREAM-
Morgan Fry

-AUDIO-
Timmy Smallwood

-VIDEO-
Jeff Sewell

-SERVICE CARE-
Keith Reid
Barry Thompson
Seth Tuska

ANNOUNCEMENTS

-MIDWEEK MEETUPS-
Wednesday’s @ 7pm on Facebook Live

-CAFE SEENAGERS-
email JeffMinister@gmail.com for information

-ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY-
www.bluegrassucc.simplechurchcrm.com

-SOCIAL MEDIA-
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-PODCAST-
available on all major podcast services

-CALENDAR-
www.bluegrasschurch.com/events