January 27, 2019 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
VOLUNTARY Jessica Bailey, Pianist
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND WELCOME The Rev. Brad Napier, Pastor
CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive) -Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his
steadfast love toward those who fear him.
As a father has compassion for his children;
So the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
Let us worship God.
HYMN 31 Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
Gracious God, you have called us to serve you cheerfully, and to follow
you faithfully. But we have turned a deaf ear to your call; we have been
so occupied with our own concerns that we have not stopped to listen for
you. Forgive us for insisting upon our own way, when you have called us
to a better way. By your Spirit, give us the minds and hearts of true disciples.
Be glorified in our glad obedience to your call, as we walk in free submission
To your will, according to the pattern of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
And now Lord, I confess specifically…..(silent prayers)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Responsive) -II Cor. 5: 17
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The past is left behind; everything
has become fresh and new. Friends, believe the good news of the gospel:
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. AMEN.
PASSING OF THE PEACE (Responsive)
The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
Share Christ’s peace with your brothers and sisters.
HYMN 288 Spirit of the Living God (Repeated twice)
PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Nehemiah 8: 1-3; 5-6; 8-10
The Word of the Lord.Thanks be to God.
THE GOSPEL: Luke 4: 14-21
The Gospel of the Lord.Praise be to you, O Christ.
THE SERMONThy WordPastor Brad Napier
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
-Psalm 119: 105 KJV
Offertory: Jessica Bailey
Doxology (# 606 in GtG Hymnal)
Prayer of Dedication
HYMN 458 Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION
BENEDICTION AND BLESSING Pastor Brad Napier
We will worship in the Fellowship Hall for the next three months.
Each Sunday through the winter, there will be coffee, juice and doughnuts available in
Kitchen/Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a.m. This will allow for a time of fellowship before our
worship service. If you would like to provide for this fellowship, there is a sign-up sheet available
in the Kitchen.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday: Women’s Circle, 10:30 a.m. with Bible study.
Mid-week Holy Communion in Fellowship Hall, 12:15 p.m.
Pastor’s Day Off
Sunday:Holy Communion during worship
During the month of January, you are asked to bring in cans of soup for our local mission
of feeding hungry people in our county. We will give the cans of soup to “Feeding My Sheep”
Food Pantry. Soup can be dropped off anytime during the week or on Sunday.
Thursday, February 7 Pastor Napier will be in Wytheville for a meeting of the Abingdon
Sunday, February 10 Installation of new officers
Tuesday, February 12 Stated Meeting of the Session
“Our Father, you called us and saved us in order to make us like your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Change us, day by day, by the work of your Holy Spirit so that we may grow more like him in all
that we think and say and do, to his glory.
Yes, Lord Jesus Christ, whether we be far off or near, far away from you in the human swarm, in
business, in early cares, in temporal joys, in merely human highness, or far from all this, forsaken,
unappreciated in lowliness, and with this the nearer to you, do you draw us entirely to yourself.” AMEN.
-Danish Theologian Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855
Buchanan First now has on-line giving on our church web site. You may give using a debit card,
credit card, from your checking account or your savings account. This is a convenient, secure giving
option in partnership with the Presbyterian Foundation. Other churches in our Presbytery use on-line
giving. You may set up one-time gifts, or set up regular, on-going gifts. Go to the church’s web-site and
click on the “Support Our Work” button at the bottom of any page on the web-site. If you have any
questions, please speak to Pastor Napier.
Please give generously to the ministry, and mission of Buchanan First.
Buchanan First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 1339
Grundy, VA 24614
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“Think with the mind of Christ;
Love with the heart of Christ;
Serve with the hands of Christ.”