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PRELUDE – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN (CGH) No. 580 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
CALL TO WORSHIP from “Psalm 116” Dr. John
RESPONSE No. 378 “Amazing Grace”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Steve
– Join us in prayer for: Madlyn F., Bill L, Hoss S., Anna Beth W.
– Share a new prayer request.
THE LORD’S PRAYER (UMH) No 895
ANTHEM “The Power of The Cross” by Getty/Townend
SCRIPTURE AND SERMON Pastor Steve
A Living Hope: Staying Clean in a Polluted World – 1 Peter 1:13-16 (RSV)
Therefore, gird up yo minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
How Do We Stay Clean In a Polluted World?
1) Keep Our Mind Focused on the Glory of God
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:12
Finally, my brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8
2) Live a Live of Holiness
He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. 2 Timothy 1:9
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY MUSIC – Jeanine Wheeler, Piano
HYMN (CGH) No. 31 “Ancient Words”
POSTLUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ