Note: Due to technical issues with our cameras, video footage for this service is unavailable.

About this Sermon |

John 11:33-44

What role does the community play in the sickness & death of Lazarus? And to what does Jesus call the community after resurrecting Lazarus? What work does our community have to do to ensure the health and well-being of all?

Featuring Guest Preacher Rev. Rodney Lynch, Pastor-Director of the Baptist Student Foundation at Purdue University.

|

Order of Worship |

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Click here to download a printable PDF

Prelude – “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” arr. B. Johnson – Melanie Manges

Welcome to Worship – Charles Gullion

Gathering Song “Sanctuary”

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary,
Pure and holy, tried and true;
With thanksgiving,
I’ll be a living sanctuary for you. (Repeat)

Call to Worship – (inspired by Psalm 105, written by Thom Shuman) – Charles Gullion

Here, in this place,
God welcomes all the dreamers, as well as the doubters:
here, the worriers and wanderers can call on God by name.
Here, in this time, we can remember all the ways God has graced us:
here, in these moments, we are reminded that God is with us, always!
Here are gathered those daring enough to step out of comfort into the unknown:
here, in this faith space, we will find the courage to cry out, ‘God, save us!’
in every situation.

Hymn of Praise – “Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners!”

(Verse 1) Jesus! What a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul:
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He. My savior, makes me whole.
(Refrain) Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.
(Verse 3) Jesus! What a Help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.
(Refrain) Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Children’s SermonRev. Hood

October Missions Moment – World Missions Offering video

Testimonies – Students from The Found

Special Music – Students from The Found

Invitation to Prayer Rev. Hood

“Children of the Heavenly Father” arr. Hughes

Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Hood

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
 as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 

New Testament Reading – John 11: 33-44 (NKJV) – Rev. Rodney Lynch

Sermon – Loose Him, So He Can Breathe – Rev. Lynch

Hymn of Commitment – “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”

(Verse 1) I am weak, but thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to thee.
(Refrain) Just a closer walk with thee,
grant it Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to thee:
let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
(Verse 2) Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.
(Refrain) Just a closer walk with thee,
grant it Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to thee:
let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
(Verse 3) When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.
(Refrain) Just a closer walk with thee,
grant it Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to thee:
let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Offering Rev. Hood

Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift,
Teach us to give to you all that we have and all that we are,
That we might praise you not with our words only,
But with our whole lives. Amen.

Offertory – ““Pastorale”” by L. Smith – Melanie Manges

Doxology Melanie Manges

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

AnnouncementsRev. Hood

BenedictionRev. Hood

Postlude – “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” Nageli – Melanie Manges

Worship Leaders in this Service:

  • Rev. Rodney Lynch, Pastor-Director of the Baptist Student Foundation at Purdue University
  • Student Leaders from “The Found” at Purdue University
  • Charles Gullion, Worship Leader
  • Kamryn Dehn & Shayne Grant, Music Ministry Interns
  • Melanie Manges, Organist/Pianist
  • Mr. Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
  • Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor
  • Mr. Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology

CCLI Copyright License #11332885
CCLI Streaming License #20427736

Contact / Location

Contact info

Hours:
Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

765-742-5223
411 N 7th St, Lafayette, IN 47901
pastor@firstbaptistlafayette.org

Gathering Times

Sunday:
9:00 a.m. - Early Morning Coffee Social
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship
11:00 a.m. - Sunday School

Events / Calendar