First Baptist Church
of Birmingham, Michigan
300 Willits Street
Enter to Worship
Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 10:30am
Welcome & Announcements
Freedom House Presentation
We Greet Each Other
Prelude: “In the Garden” (Murray)
Call to Worship:
Leader: Come away for a while. Leave behind your busyness to be fully present to God and one another.
People: We have come for relief from life’s turmoil. God gathers us as a good manager unifies their team.
Leader: God’s steadfast love surrounds us here. We are reminded of God’s solid faithfulness.
People: This is God’s house, and we have been adopted as God’s children. God invites us to feel at home here in this place.
Leader: We have an intimate relationship with our creator. This is a time for renewal of our promises.
People: God calls for righteousness and justice. God offers us unlimited goodness and grace throughout our lives.
*Opening Hymn: “The Bond of Love” (insert) 0
First Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 26:10-12 (O.T. page 181)
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Prayers of the Community
*Hymn: “When Will People Cease Their Fighting?” #622
Presenting our Gifts, Tithes and Offering
Offertory: “Chanson” (Gordon Young)
*Doxology: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” #147 7
Anthem: "Thy Word Is Like A Garden” (Irvin)
Second Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22 (N.T. page 192)
Sermon: “Building Community: Native Aliens”
Pastor Scott Runyon
*Closing Hymn: “Bind Us Together” (insert)
Postlude: “Trumpet Tune” (Ellsworth)
The flowers today are in celebration of Shantel and Maurice Gholston’s 24th wedding anniversary.