Gathering Hymn Sing
America the Beautiful – Hymnal #696
Battle Hymn of the Republic – Hymnal #717
Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Ross
Prelude – Holy, Holy, Holy ‐ Dykes, Arr. Smith
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some entertained
angels without knowing it. ~Hebrews 13:1‐2
Call to Worship – Pastor Linda
Opening Hymn – God of the Ages – Hymnal #698
Prayer Concerns – Pastor Linda
Prayer Song – Spirit of God Descend Upon My Heart ‐ Hymnal #500
Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer
Special Music – Missions Medley ‐ Mauldin
Scripture Reading – Hebrews 12:28‐29, 13:1‐2 – Landon Grote
Offering – Pastor Ross
Message – What Brought You Here
Communion Invitation, Hymn & Elements – America – Hymnal # 697
Communion Medley – Communion Medley ‐ Russell Mauldin
Closing Hymn – America – Hymnal # 697
Benediction & Response – Pastor Dave
Postlude – Lift High the Cross ‐ Nicholson, Arr. Carolyn Hamlin
Hebrews 12:28-29 – New Revised Standard Version
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe,
29 for indeed our God is a consuming fire.
Service Well-Pleasing to God
1 Let mutual affection continue.
2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Well, Come – A Series on Hospitality and Welcoming New Comers
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some entertained angels without knowing it. What brings people to church for 1st time?
Being welcoming as a church, opening our hearts and reaching out to newcomers that God sends to us. We are called to share our love, our welcome and respond to people’s needs they bring with them for community, for God, for spiritual growth and help.
We care deeply and welcome all people. We care about what people are carrying inside. People may bring barriers within them to church, have misconceptions about Christianity, inaccurate media-shaped images that we need to overcome.
Lakeview has empathy for those who are lonely, seeking, wanting a church home and community.
Be welcoming, not just be friendly but be able to offer friendship and relationship for all who come to us. Be willing to look for people who are new, speak with them first after church, not just our friends. Let’s offer God’s hospitality to all who come. Here’s our homework: use the word “Church” in a conversation this coming week.