Sunday Handout

September 27, 2020

"His Power"


Current Sermon Series: Kingdom Life

This is the last week of this series; as we continue to focus on learning the heart of Jesus, our good King, and what He has done for us.


There Is Power In The Blood

There is power power

Wonder working power

In the blood of the Lamb

There is power power

Wonder working power

In the precious blood of the Lamb

 

Would you be free

From your burden of sin

There's power in the blood

Power in the blood

Would you o'er evil a victory win

There's wonderful power in the blood

 

Would you be free

From your passion and pride

There's power in the blood

Power in the blood

Come for a cleansing

To Calvary's tide

There's wonderful power in the blood

 

Would you be whiter

Much whiter than snow

There's power in the blood

Power in the blood

Sin stains are lost

In its life giving flow

There's wonderful power in the blood

 

Would you do service

For Jesus your King

There's power in the blood

Power in the blood

Would you live daily

His praises to sing

There's wonderful power in the blood


The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.  He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended to the dead.  On the third day He rose again.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Amen.                                

 * meaning "global"


Power

Some may trust in horses

Some may trust in chariots

Oh but I, I'm gonna trust in the name of the Lord

 

Some trust in their riches

Some may trust in all they own

Oh but I, I will trust in the name of the Lord

 

There is wonder working power

Holy Spirit power

Great redeeming power

Power in the name

Resurrection power

Bondage breaking power

Power in the name of Jesus

 

Some trust in their wisdom

Some may say it's foolishness

Oh but I, I will trust in the name of the Lord

 

I lift my eyes to the mountains, the mountains above

You are, You are where my help is from

I lift my eyes to The Maker of Heaven and Earth

You are, You are where my help is from


The Doxology

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye heavenly host.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

Amen.


Announcements                           

*Register for events @ stanwichchurch.org/events             

* World Vision Half Marathon

World Vision and Stanwich Church are grateful for all who donate or run/walk in this half marathon. This year is a bit more unique as we will be running "virtually" together on October 4.  Our team is in place, but we still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $40k. 

Please consider donating so we can help get clean water to children who desperately need it.  Go to our website for more information. 


* New Covenant  Café

Thank you for your amazing response to support the New Covenant Café lunch.  We need just a couple  more salads and desserts.  We've set up a contactless drop-off at 9:30 AM on October 4, at Stanwich Church (202 Taconic Road, Greenwich).  Sign up on our website.  Thank you as always for your outstanding support.


* Discover Stanwich

Discover Stanwich is an opportunity to have your questions answered about Stanwich Church.  Join us to learn about our membership, beliefs, ministries, and visions.  We hope you will join us online on Sunday, October 18 at noon.  


*  "From Greenwich to Europe"

      Piano Recital

Sue Song and Leon Reid will be performing a classical piano recital on Saturday, October 17 at 4 PM featuring works by European composers, including J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and others. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some wonderful piano music played as an offering of worship unto God.


Following Christ In An Election Year

This week on Facebook we met for our second meeting in this fall series. We were reminded during our evening that although we are justified by grace we are also justified for holy lives as well.  He challenged us to set our minds not on earthly things but on heavenly things where our true citizenship is found. We will meet again on our Facebook page Wednesday nights at 7 PM  for a live discussion on Titus Chapter Three.


* Kingdom Come Prayer Study

This Monday night we learned that the word ‘Hallow’ means to make holy or sanctify.  After we greet our Father in heaven in prayer, we are to sanctify and exalt His name.  We do that by declaring who He is and calling out the various names and attributes of God. He is Holy, He is Majestic, He is merciful, kind, slow to anger, and abounding in love.  Worship plays an important role in that it positions our prayer.  If you would like to join this study, please register, as we will meet four more times on Monday nights via Zoom at 7 PM.


New Sermon Series: The Road

Next Sunday we start our new sermon series, "The Road."  In this series, we will continue to fix our eyes on Jesus as he is presented in the gospels. While he walked the earth, Jesus rescued people from their poverty, both material and spiritual, and often surprised others by taking the form of a servant. From his actions, we learn about our God's true character, who both serves and saves us.


The Lord's Prayer

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 sins as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. 

Amen.


Scripture - John 11:38-44

38Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb.  It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.  39Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”  Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.”  40Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”  41So they took away the stone.  And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.  42I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”  43When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.”  44The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth.  Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

 

Pastor: May God add His blessing to the reading of His holy word.

 

Congregation: Thanks be to God.


Preparation Song:

Speak Truth To My Heart

Speak truth to my heart,

For my own thoughts betray me.

Breathe life on my bones,

For this desert is leaving me thirsty.

Pour hope in my soul,

For the sorrow of the world is feeling heavy

.Holy Spirit, come, 

And speak truth to my heart.


Communion:

Prayer Of Confession

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.  We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Holy name.

Amen.


Pastor: Therefore we proclaim the Mystery of Faith:


Congregation: 

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.


What A Beautiful Name

You were the Word at the beginning

One with God the Lord Most High

Your hidden glory in creation

Now revealed in You our Christ

 

What a beautiful Name it is

What a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

 

You didn't want heaven without us

So Jesus You brought heaven down

My sin was great Your love was greater

What could separate us now

 

What a wonderful Name it is

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a wonderful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

 

Death could not hold You

The veil tore before You

You silence the boast of sin and grave

The heavens are roaring

The praise of Your glory

For You are raised to life again

 

You have no rival

You have no equal

Now and forever God You reign

Yours is the kingdom

Yours is the glory

Yours is the Name above all names

 

What a powerful Name it is

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is

Nothing can stand against

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus


Benediction

Pentecost

Come, Holy Spirit,

Make your dwelling here in us.

Fill us up with your great power

that we may go out with you

And stand for you,

speak your name,

touch and heal with signs and wonders

that all might know you came.


Need Prayer?

We would love to pray for you! Please reach out to Patricia at 203-661-4420 or email her at patricia@stanwichchurch.org.

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