300 Willits Street
Birmingham, Michigan

Providing Leadership in This Morning’s Service:

Senior Pastor: Pastor Scott Runyon

Organist/Director of Music: Myra Trask

Worship Leader: Vernal Byrd
Ushers: Harriet Stewart, Glenn Craig, Henry Nabors, Jackie Erhardt

Sound Technicians: Scott Ritchie, Will Olsen

Church Administrator: Leslie Jaquez  

Music reproduced with permission of One license A-604859.  All rights reserved

Worship Bulletin

First Baptist Church

of Birmingham, Michigan

(248) 644-0550

Enter to Worship

Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ ​10:30am

Prelude:         “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”  (Hymn 504 / Jack Schrader)


Opening Prayer

Greet Each Other

Call To Worship:
Leader:  Bring all that you are into the presence of the Lord and let us worship together.
People:  We desire to worship God, and yet we struggle with so many questions and these get in the way.
Leader:  Embrace your questions.  Embrace the struggle.  Embrace not knowing.
People:  How can we embrace when we feel tied up in knots?
Leader: God knows your struggle.  It is through the struggle that you become strong.  God made you this way.
People:  We will embrace the mystery, the not knowing, and worship God.

*Song:            “The Gathering”  See insert

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading:   2 Corinthians 12:7b-10 (N.T. page 185)                                   

Stewardship Sharing
Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the Community and the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father who is in Heaven hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
And lead us not into a time of trial but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen!

*Song:             “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me” #506

Presenting Our Gifts, Tithes and Offering 

           Offertory: “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me” (Robert Hobby)

            *Song of Response (Doxology):  “This Is A Time To Remember” #579, Vs. 3


Anthem:         “Just A Little Talk With Jesus” (Marty Hamby)  John Trask - soloist

Scripture Reading:   Genesis 32:22-31 (O.T. page 30)

Sermon:        “Wrestling With The Questions” Pastor Scott Runyon                                                                                                                


Closing Song:  “Because He Lives” #447, Vs. 1

Closing Blessing (Benediction)

Postlude:        “Dear Christians, One And All, Rejoice”  (David Cherwien)

The flowers today are given in loving memory of Lawrence C. Copley born on October 14, 1912 by his daughter Ruth Copley.