October 11 Worship Order

11:00 A.M.

Chiming of the Hour
David Beaver

Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell

Meditation Music
I Can Only Imagine
Holly Ferguson

Litany & Invocation
Dr. Mike

Leader: You have been invited to a special feast.
People: We need more details, for our schedules are very busy.
Leader: This is celebration of commitment between God and God’s people.
People: Maybe next time, we have other plans. What is God going to do if we don’t come?
Leader: Your response is noted. There are many others who would be delighted to come, even on a last-minute notice. God looks forward to greeting them and celebrating with them.
People: Will we get a second chance? God forgive us for placing our schedules and other plans before coming to your celebration.

Hymn
He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought

He leadeth me! O blessed tho’t! O words with heav’nly comfort fraught! What-e’er I do, wher-e’er I be, Still ‘tis God’s hand that leadeth me!

Sometimes’ mid scenes of deepest gloom, Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom, By waters still, o’er troubled sea, Still ‘tis His hand that leadeth me!

Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine, Nor ever murmur nor repine, Content, whatever lot I see, Since ‘tis Thy hand that leadeth me!

And when my task on earth is done, When, by Thy grace, the vict’ry’s won, E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee, Since God thro’ Jordan leadeth me!

Chorus – He leadeth me, He leadeth me, By His own hand He leadeth me: His faithful follower I would be, For by His hand He leadeth me.

First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
Psalm 23
Dr. Mike

Solo
I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You
Charlie Horne

Second Lesson
Matthew 22:1-14
Dr. Mike

Sermon
And No One Came
Dr. Mike

Closing Song
Take My Life, Lead Me, Lord

Take my life, lead me, Lord; Take my life, lead me, Lord; Make my life useful to Thee.

Take my life, lead me, Lord; Take my life, lead me, Lord; Make my life useful to Thee.