First Baptist Church

of Birmingham, Michigan

(248) 644-0550

300 Willits Street
Birmingham, Michigan

Worship Bulletin

Enter to Worship

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ ​10:30am

​Welcome & Announcements

We Greet Each Other

Prelude:         “Rejoice Greatly” (Susan Goeschke)
                                             First Baptist Bells

Call to Worship:

Leader: Listen, all who live with pain, with fear, with anger. 
God is calling us.  God has called us together.

People: O give thanks to God.  For God is good.  God’s
constant love is all around us and this community.

Leader: God is eager to put loving arms around us all. 
God is waiting to satisfy your hunger and thirst. 

People: God fills the hungry with good things.  Thirsty
souls are filled to overflowing.

Leader:  Set your minds on things of God.  Cast away your
self-centered desires.

People: God leads us to create a new identity, with new
life.  We seek renewal in the image of our creator.  Amen!

*Opening Hymn: “God of Grace and God of Glory” #569

Opening Prayer

Children’s Time

First Scripture Reading:      Philippians 2:1-11
(N.T. page 197)    Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the Community

Hymn:            “When Love Is Found” #612
Presenting our Gifts, Tithes and Offering

Offertory:      “Now We Thank All Our God” (Karg Elert)



Anthem:         “For the Joy of Music”

Second Scripture Reading: Luke 12:13-21 (N.T. page 74)

Sermon           “The Church in Action: Seeing Beyond Ourselves”                     
                                                     Pastor Scott Runyon

*Closing Hymn

“In my life, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In my life, Lord, be glorified today.
In our actions, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In our actions, Lord, be glorified today.”


Postlude:        “Plein Jeu a la Couperin” (Ellsworth)

The flowers today are in celebration of Will Olsen Sunday given by Jack & Jo Ellis.

Providing Leadership in This Morning’s Service:                                     
Senior Pastor: Scott Runyon                                                                                    

Director of Music/Organist: Jack E. Ellis                                                                 

Worship Leader: Dave Brault                                                                                 

Ushers: David Drake, Harriet Stewart, Glenn Craig,  Phil Babian, Dennis Schultz, Henry Nabors  

Sound Technicians: Scott Ritchie, Will Olsen                                                                  

Youth Leader: Shantel Gholston                                                                                  

Church Administrator: Leslie Jaquez

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