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October 18 Service


Worship 10.18.20         Commitment Sunday


PRELUDE              Partita on “Simple Gifts”        Noel Goemanne          (click)    

                                          Diane Combs, organ                        



This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Thank you for taking the time to worship today. Remember you are not alone.

We join with Christ-followers here and around the world to worship the living God!



¨Happy Birthday: Jim Day, Margaret Stockwell, Janet Tingle, Hal Ward and Riley Covin

¨Happy Anniversary: Larry & Janie Oakley

¨Please pray for: Ian Hutchison, Howard Kline, Becky Bender, Eunice & Hal Ward, Pat Briggs,  and for one another.

¨On the third Sunday of each month, we have a special 10 cents-a-meal offering.

The suggestion is to give 10 cents for each meal you’ve eaten in a month.

This offering is designated to help feed the hungry in our community

as well as to support the Nkhoma hospital in Malawi.

If you desire, you may contribute by check or online.


GATHERING MUSIC         "My Life Is In You, Lord"    Daniel Gardner                     (click)

                                              FPCW Sanctuary Choir



CALL TO WORSHIP      from Psalm 99

The Lord reigns! Let the nations tremble.
The Lord sits enthroned; let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord! He is exalted over all the nations.
Holy God, let everyone praise your great and awesome name.



God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you,
and voices to sing your praise.
Fill us with your Spirit, that we may celebrate your glory
and worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



Every day we fail to live up to God’s high and holy standard;

 yet our Lord promises to forgive those who confess their sin.

In humility and faith, let us confess together:


Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, 

and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will  

and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.


                                    - Spend a few moments in silent confession –


The Lord loves you with an everlasting love…

forgiving, cleansing, redeeming and restoring you because you are His beloved child.

Friends believe the Good News! In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God. Amen.       


What keeps your faith steadfast? Brothers and sisters in Christ, what do you believe?


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord;

who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints;

the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. 


The composer of this hymn, Judson VanDeVenter, was an artist & a musician.

His friends encouraged him to enter full-time ministry,

but he struggled for many years about that decision.

Finally, he surrendered himself fully to the Lord – for all his gifts to be used according to God’s will.

SPECIAL MUSIC        “I Surrender All”             Windfield Weeden         (click)

                                                           Diane Combs, piano    



SCRIPTURE & MESSAGE    “Living in Hope”   1 Thessalonians 1:1-10     (click)


Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS                     (click)

(You may give on-line, mail a check to the church address, or drop it in the church mailbox).

Stewardship Dedication



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.

HYMN  "God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending"   (click)

                                     FPCW Sanctuary Choir


Go out into the world in peace; have courage; hold on to what is good;
return no one evil for evil; strengthen the fainthearted;
support the weak, and help the suffering; honor all people;

love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.     

And may the Lord bless you and keep you until we meet again. Amen.