Sunday’s Worship Bulletin


First Baptist Church

“making God’s love visible”

617 State Street

Ogdensburg, NY 13669

(315) 393-6642

Dave Hart, Pastor

Phyllis Shaw, Director of Music & Organist

January 28, 2018

11:00 AM


Welcome and Announcements

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Lighting of the Candles/Bell Call

Introit                                    “He Has Made Me Glad”                              No. 657

*Call to Worship

Leader: Worship God who is from everlasting to everlasting! The God of creation does not faint or grow weary.

People: How good it is to sing praises to our God. How expansive is God’s understanding of us.

Leader: The whole universe is subject to God’s power. Creation continues as the universe expands.

People: God rules all time and space, yet cares about us. God is pleased with all who reflect steadfast love.

Leader: Sing to God with great thanksgiving. Praise God with the best you have to offer.

People: We lift up our eyes to see God’s wonders. We open our ears to receive God’s message.

*Hymn                                      “Wonderful Words of Life”                            No. 668

*Invocation (unison)

Powerful God, before whom we are as nothing, we dare to approach you because you assure us that we are not like mere grasshoppers to you. Our individual potential is not hidden from you, and the faithfulness of your church is important to you. We have gathered with great expectation, seeking to have our strength renewed and our hope restored. Make yourself known among us as we unite in your praise.Amen.

*Greet One Another

Prayer Joys and Concerns

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father who art in heaven, hollowed 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 for ever and ever. Amen.

*Response             “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”                       No. 489                                                                         

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 & Offering

*Offertory Invitation

We have an obligation to proclaim the Gospel. We are entrusted with a commission. So we give freely of our time and abilities where we are, and we send and support the witness of others where we cannot go. Let us continue to give generously.

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

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn                                 “If My People’s Hearts Are Humbled”                               No.383

Scripture                                       Jeremiah 29:11                           pew Bible p 639

Sermon                                                                                          Pastor Dave Hart

*Hymn                                                        “Lead Me, Guide Me”                                      No. 498

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper – Celebration of the Lord’s Supper – All who desire to know the grace of God through fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ at his table are welcome to participate.


          Prayer of Consecration

          Words of Institution

          Presentation and Partaking of the Bread and Cup

          Prayer of Thanksgiving


*Congregational Response       “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”               No. 393 v.1

*Commission and Blessing

Leader: Go out to serve. Someone needs you today. What you have to give will be helpful to someone.

People: We pray God will open our eyes to needs around us. We will look for ways to be helpful.

Leader: Go in the name of Jesus Christ, who sends us. Speak a healing word. Do a caring deed.

God binds up wounds for the brokenhearted. Surely God will empower our ministry.

Leader: God strengthens the powerless and helps the weak. God’s power will be in you when you pray.

People: We shall run and not be weary. We will serve in the strength God supplies. Amen.