About this Sermon |

Hebrews 10:23-25
Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford is the Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Indiana & Kentucky

Order of Worship |

Sunday, July 11, 2021

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Prelude – Great is Thy Faithfulness – Melanie Manges, piano

Welcome to Worship – Gordon Coppoc

Hymn of Praise Come, Christians, Join to Sing

(Verse 1) Come, Christians, join to sing Alleluia! Amen!
Loud praise to Christ our King; Alleluia! Amen!
Let all, with heart and voice, before his throne rejoice;
Praise is his gracious choice; Alleluia! Amen!

(Verse 2) Come, lift your hearts on high, Alleluia! Amen!
Let praises fill the sky; Alleluia! Amen!
Christ is our Guide and Friend; to us he’ll condescend;
His love shall never end: Alleluia! Amen!

Call to Worship* (inspired by Hebrews 10:19-22) – Gordon Coppoc

We gather together to worship,
knowing that God is already here among us;
knowing that there is nothing that separates us
from the presence of our Lord.
Wherever we are, wherever we go,
God is near.
So let us enter into this service of worship
with confidence and hope,
knowing that God is already with us,
and that He stands eager to meet us
and bless us with His love.

Hymn of Reflection – Take My Life and Let It Be

(Verse 1) Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee;
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love,
At the impulse of thy love.

(Verse 2) Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee;
Take my voice and let me sing always, only for my King,
Always, only for my King.

(Verse 4) Take my love, my God, I pour at thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be ever, only, all for thee,
Ever, only, all for thee.

Invitation to Prayer – Gordon Coppoc

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
Melanie Manges, organ

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer – Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford

Old Testament Reading – Hebrews 10:23-25 – Rev. Ford

Worship Arts

“Hand It Over” by Keb Mo
Pamela Pickett & Sandy Pickett, musicians

Sermon – Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow – Rev. Ford

Hymn of Faith – Great is Thy Faithfulness

(Verse 1) Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with thee;
Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not;
As thou has been thou forever wilt be.
(Refrain) Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning, new mercies I see;
All I have needed thy hand hath provided-
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

(Verse 2) Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
(Refrain) Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning, new mercies I see;
All I have needed thy hand hath provided-
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Missions Moment – One Great Hour of Sharing (Video)


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 – The Lord is My Shepherd – Melanie Manges, organ


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.

Announcements – Gordon Coppoc

Benediction“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.

PostludeCome, Christians Join to Sing – Melanie Manges, piano

Worship Leaders in this Service:

  • Gordon Coppoc, Worship Leader
  • Sylvia Mohler, Vocalist
  • Melanie Manges, Organist/Pianist
  • Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford, Guest Preacher & Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Indiana & Kentucky
  • Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology
  • Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
  • Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor

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