Jul 30, 2023 ‐ Our Gift to the King

Our Livestream will begin at 9:25 for the Summer Hymn Sing!

Summer Hymn Sing – Music Director Juan Hernandez

Hymn of Promise        707

Jesus Loves Me             191

Prelude – Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming ‐ Kirchengesang – Patricia Howard


Pilgrimage is an attitude as well as a journey, a disposition to seek and to find…It is less going back in time than going down to depths of religious meaning, to the junction where God, who seeks the world, and humans, who seek God, embrace. ~Donald Heinze

Call to Worship – Pastor Stuart

Opening Hymn – O Come, All Ye Faithful – #234

Dedication of our new Bible – Pastors Dave & Linda

Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – Spirit of the Living God – #393

Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Special Music – Christmas Offering ‐ Baloche – Juan Hernande

Scripture – Matthew 2:1‐12 – Betty Stewart

Offering – Online Minister Ernie

Hymn of Preparation – We Three Kings – #254

Message – Our Gift to the King ‐ Pastor Dave

Closing Hymn – I Want to Walk As A Child of the Light – #206

Benediction & Response – Holly, Holly Spirit

Postlude – Jesus, Oh, What a Wonderful Child ‐ American Spiritual

Thank you for worshiping with us!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!

Matthew 2:1-12 – New Revised Standard Version

1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, magi from the east came to Jerusalem,

2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star in the east and have come to pay him homage.”

3 When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him,

4 and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.

5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it has been written by the prophet:

6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’ ”

7 Then Herod secretly called for the magi and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared.

8 Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”

9 When they had heard the king, they set out, and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen in the east, until it stopped over the place where the child was.

10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.

11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

Like the Wise Men, we learn to offer our response to Jesus, our devotion, our joy, our worship. We learn to respond in generosity to give to God because God has given so very much to us. The best gift we give is always our very selves.

Summer Hymn Sing

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