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October 2, 2022

WELCOME

Visit fpclincoln.org/Sunday for links to today’s resources, announcements, & Connection Card.
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Dr. Kris Brammer

Music for Centering
“Fanfare in Ab Major”                                   Charles W. Ore

INVITATION TO WORSHIP
Dr. Kris Brammer

JOHN 1:35-51
Rick Cypert

35 The next day John was standing again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus walking along he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard what he said, and they followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and saw them following, he asked, “What are you looking for?” They said, “Rabbi (which is translated Teacher), where are you staying?” 39 He replied, “Come and see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40 One of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter.

41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Christ). 42 He led him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter). 43 The next day Jesus wanted to go into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law and the Prophets: Jesus, Joseph’s son, from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael responded, “Can anything from Nazareth be good?” Philip said, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, “Here is a genuine Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” 48 Nathanael asked him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are God’s Son. You are the king of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these! 51 I assure you that you will see heaven open and God’s angels going up to heaven and down to earth on the Human One.”

A Word of God that is still speaking.

Thanks be to God.

 

Breaking Open the Word
“He Saw Me Standing There”
Rev. Dr. Melodie Jones Pointon
Senior Pastor, Eastridge Presbyterian Church

 

SPECIAL MUSIC
“Cantad al Señor” (“O Sing to the Lord”)   arr. Susan Geschke
Chancel Bells
(from a previously recorded service)

The Church at Work and play
Sunday Links – Fpclincoln.org/Sunday
Dr. Kris Brammer

Be a part of something Special
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Mail:  840 S 17th St., Lincoln, NE 68508     Text:  MissionPossible to 73256
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Janna Loehr, Business, Stewardship & Finance Committee Member

 

The Sacrament of Communion
Christ welcomed all who came – so do we.
Rev. Dr. Melodie Jones Pointon

The Great prayer of Thanksgiving

The Spirit of God be with you all.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to God.
Give thanks to our God!
All our thanks, all our praise!

 … the prayer continues…

And so we cry, Mercy: Mercy!
And so we cry, Glory: Glory!
And so we cry, Blessing: Blessing!

 … the prayer continues…

And so we cry, Come, Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit!
And so the church shouts, Come, Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit!
And so the earth pleads, Come, Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit!

… the prayer continues…

 Amen

Sharing the Meal

Music for Reflection
“Jesus, Your Boundless Love to Me”            Melvin Rotermund

Prayer of Sending

 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; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 Benediction

Postlude
“Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”          John Behnke

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