Sunday’s Worship Bulletin


First Baptist Church

“making God’s love visible”

617 State Street

Ogdensburg, NY 13669

(315) 393-6642

Rev. Lynn A. Sullivan, Pastor

Phyllis Shaw, Director of Music & Organist   

2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

10:00 AM 



Welcome with Celebrations and Concerns

Centering                        “Like Dad”                                                  The Skit Guys

Lighting the Candles/Bell Call

*Call to Worship                                                                                      

Leader: Jesus Christ summons us to answer God’s call of mercy.

People: Christ gathers us and gives us power

Leader: to be healed and to heal,

People: to be forgiven and to forgive,

Leader: to be freed from sin and to set others free,

People: to tell one another and the world:

Leader: God’s presence is at hand.

All: Let us worship God!


* Hymn                              “The Summons”                                                   No. 350

*Unison Prayer of Invocation

God of wonder, you appeared to Abraham as three persons; you reveal your fullness in your Son Jesus Christ. Your Spirit fills your people with hope through the peacemaking cross of Jesus. Gather us as Christ’s faithful disciples and empower us with his good news, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

*Greet One Another in the Love of Christ

Prayers of the People & 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 debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Congregational Prayer Response

Lord, listen to your children praying,

Lord, send your Spirit in this place;

 Lord, listen to your children praying,

Send us love, send us power, send us grace.

Presentation of Our Tithes & Offerings

*Doxology   “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”                        No. 34                                                                   

*Prayer of Dedication


Scripture                                  Genesis 18:1-15                             Pew Bible p. 12


Summer Series 1: God’s Creative Connection

                                                       Part 3 “Creative Hospitality”                            Rev. Lynn Sullivan

*Hymn                    “I Surrender All”                                                             No. 474


*Benediction Response             

Lord please help me to be respectful,

Love my neighbor as myself.

Help me to treat everyone with kindness,

This I pray each and every day.