Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
Let Israel now say—
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side
When our enemies attacked us,
Then they would have swallowed us up alive,
When their anger was kindled against us;
Then the flood would have swept us away,
The torrent would have gone over us;
Then over us
Would have gone the raging waters.
Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
– from Psalm 124

We invite you to join us, online or in-person, at 10:45AM. Today’s message, Prayers of the People will be brought to us by Rev. Benjamin Wines. We will be reading from James 5:13-20. Today’s Quartet is Anne Pokorny, Brenda Doyle, John Myers & Mike Bunch. A big thank you to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.

Choosing God

Choosing God – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
Or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;
But their delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees planted by streams of water,
Which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.
The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.from Psalm 1

We invite you to join us, online or in-person, at 10:45AM. Today’s message, Choosing God will be brought to us by Rev. Benjamin Wines. We will be reading from James 3:13-4:10. We are also joined by the Men’s Quartet: John Myers, Mike Dossett, Chris Summerlin & Mike Bunch. A big thank you to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.

Words Have Meanings

The law of the Lord is perfect,
Reviving the soul;
The decrees of the Lord are sure,
Making wise the simple;
The precepts of the Lord are right,
Rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is clear,
Enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is pure,
Enduring forever;
The ordinances of the Lord are true
And righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
Even much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey,
And drippings of the honeycomb.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable to You, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. -from Psalm 19

Words Have Meanings – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We invite you to join us – online or in person – at 10:45AM for Morning Worship. Today’s message, Words Have Meanings is brought to us by Rev. Benjamin Wines. We will be reading from James 3:1-12.

Today’s Quartet is Brenda Doyle, Mary Summerlin, John Myers and Mike Dossett. We are grateful that you have shared your gifts of music with us this morning.

Partiality and Practice

Partiality and Practice” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
Do not put your trust in princes,
In mortals, in whom there is no help.
When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
On that very day their plans perish.
Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the Lord their God,
Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them;
Who keeps faith forever;
Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
from Psalm 146

Join us as Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the message, “Partiality and Practice”. We will be reading from James 2:1-17.

Today’s Quartet is Brenda Doyle, Anne Pokorny, Leigh Bigger, and Julie Stoops.
Ginger Hayes is playing the piano today and Brenda Doyle is directing our music.
A big thank you to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.

Doers of the Word

Doers of the Word – Rev. Benjamin Wines

O Lord, who may abide in Your tent?
Who may dwell on Your Holy Hill?
Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
And speak the truth from their heart;
Who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends,
Nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
In whose eyes the wicked are despised,
But who honor those who fear the Lord
Who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
Who do not lend money at interest,
And do not take a bribe against the innocent.
Those who do these things shall never be moved. – from Psalm 15

Join us as Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the message, “Doers of the Word”. We will be reading from James 1:17-27.

Today’s Quartet is Brenda Doyle, Mary Summerlin, Mike Bunch, and John Myers.
A big thank you to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.

Ambassadors

“Ambassadors” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

How lovely is Your dwelling place,
O Lord of Hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young, at your altars, my King and my God.
Happy are those who live in Your house,
Ever singing Your praise.
For a day in Your courts is better
Than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than live in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
He bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does the Lord withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Happy is everyone who trusts in You.from Psalm 84

Please join us as Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the message, “Ambassadors”. We will be reading from Ephesians 6:10-20.

Today, we’ll also have a Blessing for the Students.

The Student Prayer Partner program at Hope Valley helps foster intergenerational relationships necessary for church community and the passing-on of faith. If you are willing to make a commitment to pray for and to provide tangible expressions of love and support for a child, youth, or young adult in our church during the upcoming school year, please contact Rev. Amy Herring at the church office.

Our Quartet today is Brenda Doyle, Leigh Bigger, Mike Dossett, and Mike Bunch

Unified Diversity

“Unified Diversity” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

God commanded the skies above,
And opened the doors of heaven;
He rained down on the people of Israel manna to eat,
And gave them the grain of heaven.
Mortals ate of the bread of angels;
He sent them food in abundance.
He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens,
And by His power He led out the south wind;
He rained flesh upon them like dust,
Winged birds like the sand of the seas;
He let them fall within their camp,
All around their dwellings.
And they ate and were well filled,
For He gave them what they craved. – from Psalm 78

Join us as Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the message, “Unified Diversity”. We will be reading from Ephesians 4:1-16.

Today’s Quartet is Brenda Doyle, Anne Pokorny, Mike Bunch, and Mike Dossett.
A big “thank you” to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning!

David’s Legacy

“David’s Legacy” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
In the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
Studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is His work,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by His wonderful deeds;
The Lord is gracious and merciful.
The works of His hands are faithful and just;
All His precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever,
To be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is His Name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
All those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever. – from Psalm 111

Join us as Rev. Benjamin Wines continues our series about King David – “David’s Legacy” We will be reading from 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14.

Today’s Quartet is Brenda Doyle, Anne Pokorny, Mike Bunch, and John Myers.
A big “thank you” to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning!

Accountability

“Accountability” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your steadfast love;
According to Your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You alone, have I sinned,
And done what is evil in Your sight.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your Salvation,
And sustain in me a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will return to You.
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. – from Psalm 51

Join us as Rev. Benjamin Wines continues our series about King David – “The Man After God’s Own Heart” We will be reading from 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a.

Today’s Quartet is Brenda Doyle, Julie Stoops, Mike Dossett, and John Myers.
A big “thank you” to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning!

Fidelity

“Fidelity” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt; there is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind
To see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.
They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse;
There is no one who does good, no, not one.
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call upon the Lord?
There they shall be in great terror,
For God is with the company of the righteous.
You would confound the plans of the poor,
But the Lord is their refuge.
O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
– from Psalm 14

Join us as Rev. Benjamin Wines continues our series about King David – “The Man After God’s Own Heart” We will be reading from 2 Samuel 11:1-17, 26-27.

Today’s Quartet is Anne Pokorny, Leigh Bigger, Mike Bunch, and John Myers.
A big thank you to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.