The North Street Congregations invite you to join us for one or both of the services to be held this Sunday, October 25, 2015.
First Baptist Church will 180 years of worship and service in the name of Jesus this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. this coming Sunday as usual. The Rev. Dr. Gary Reif, Transitional Pastor, will deliver a sermon entitled “It’s a Great Time to be a Pastor”with Ephesians 4:7, 8b, 11-13 and Ezekiel 36:24-28 as the scriptures. Dr. Rod Zambrows will read the Hebrew Bible scripture. The “Preparation for Worship” reading printed at the top of the bulletin is –
“Whenever you enter these doors-how solemn will this reflection be, this is God’s house! He stoops down from his throne of glory to hold communion with my spirit, and from this hallowed spot my prayer ascends to meet his attentive ear-and to receive his promised answer: that, amid, those songs of sublime adoration, which rise and swell, and roll-their living notes in that great temple not made with hands-God still listens to the breathings forth of my own spirit in prayer and praise.” Excerpts from a sermon preached by Rev. Levi Tucker, D.D., (Pastor of the First Regular Baptist Church, Buffalo, N.Y.) at the Dedication of the (First) Baptist Church in Lafayette, IN, on June 9, 1844. Based on scripture from Ezekiel 11:16 “I will be unto them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.”
Please join us to learn more. Our “ Community in Reflection and Prayer” service will feature the hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” and an opportunity to light a candle for a private prayer during the service. Lois Goodrick will serve as the lay leader.
Special music will include the following: Prelude – Jacob Garrett (Cello) and Melanie Manges (Piano) playing “Be Thou My Vision” arr. by Stan Pethel; Offering – Jeremiah Herin (Tuba) playing “Jesus, Name Above All Names” & “Oh, How I Love Jesus” arr. By Stan Pethel. The Choral Anthem will be “I Love to Tell The Story”. Worship services include, depending on the Sunday, a small choir and a variety of instruments including organ, piano, flute, cello, guitar, and hand bells (not a bell choir). A video recording of the worship service of September 20, is still available at the following URL: https://youtu.be/-BMm_XQA1Sc
University Church will hold its Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m.. Dr. Will Miller will deliver a message based on Colossians 4, entitled “Gracious Conversations”. Guest musician will be Brent Laidler. http://www.ucpurdue.com/UCpurdue/Welcome.html