Published on September 15th, 2014 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: September 21st, 2014
8:30 am Early Worship Service
On Sunday, September 21st, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in II Corinthians: Cultivating Ambassadors for Christ. He reminded us that what we believe about the future directly impacts how we live in the present, especially related to trials and affliction. Worship services on Sunday were at 8:30 and 11:00 AM.
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: 2 Corinthians 4:13-18
 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,  knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.  For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Hymn of Adoration: # 345 Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 111 This is My Father’s World
Hymn of Response: # 358 For All the Saints
Dismissal Hymn: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever (4)
Additional Readings: Psalm 116
 I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.  Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.  The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.  Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”  Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.  The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.  Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.  For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.  I believed, even when I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”;  I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.”  What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?  I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord,  I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.  O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.  I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.  I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,  in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!
Full Liturgy for September 21st, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of II Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)