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Sunday Morning Worship

Giving Thanks and Praise in Community

Fall Worship Series
Character and Characters in the Hebrew Bible
October 20, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Oct. 20, 2019
2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5 David returns the Ark
REv. Lynn Miller, Guest Preacher

King David worked hard to return the Ark of the Covenant to Israel so that the people cold honor God in the temple.

Oct. 27, 2019
1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29 The kingdom Divided

Rehoboam divides the kingdom in two. Yet God remains faithful to both kingdoms even in the midst of conflict.

Nov. 3, 2019
1 Kings 18:17-39 Elijah at Mount Carmel

God makes God’s presence known to the prophet and the worshipers of Baal.

Nov. 10, 2019
hosea 11:1-9 The Prophet speaks to the people

Despite their faithlessness, the people are not abandoned by God. Hosea reminds the people that there is always forgiveness with the God of their covenant.

Nov. 17, 2019
Isaiah 5:1-7, 11:1-5 The Vineyard Song

Isaiah the prophet looks for evidence of goodness among the people the way the harvester looks for fruit in the vineyard, but he finds none.

Nov. 24, 2019
2 Kings 22:1-20, 23:1-3 Josiah’s Reform

Josiah institutes reforms in worship and life.

Sunday Morning Worship at Fondren

The 11 am service on Sunday is the central worship experience at Fondren. Rooted in the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition, the service follows a traditional four part pattern.

The Gathering brings the community together in prayer and in song. Each week we set aside time to confess our shortcomings and our sinfulness. We confess not to focus on our sin but to focus instead on God’s amazing mercy and grace. Our confession is a celebration of God’s love for us. The Gathering continues through the Passing of the Peace when we greet one another in the name of Christ.

The Word is central to our worship. Through the reading of scripture, the music of the anthem, and proclamation in the sermon, God’s Word is at the heart of our worship together.

The Eucharist is the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. In the Presbyterian Church (USA) we practice what is called “open communion.” This means that anyone, not just Presbyterians, is welcome to come to the table. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is an act of sharing together in God’s gifts and love. Everyone from children to adults are invited to come and taste and see that the Lord is indeed good!

The Sending leads us out into the world. Worship is not something we do for an hour on Sunday morning. Our living is worship every day. The Sending reminds us that we are servants of God’s love and Christ’s peace each and everyday.

 

Previous Weeks Bulletins

 

World Communion Sunday
October 6, 2019

September 29, 2019

September 22, 2019

September 15, 2019

September 8, 2019

September 1, 2029

August 25, 2019

August 18, 2019

August 11, 2019

August 4, 2019

Sunday June 30, 2019

Sunday June 23, 2019

Sunday June 16, 2019

Sunday June 9, 2019

Sunday June 2, 2019