Music Team: "Lord I Lift Your Name on High", "Because He Lives"
Scripture Reading: Numbers 21:4-9
Lighting of the Candles Hymn: #120 "Joy to the World"
Prayers of the Saints and "The Lord's Prayer"
Hymn: #236"Old Rugged Cross"
Message: Lifted Up
Sermon summary: Pastor Stanley shared words from Gen. 3 (of the dust we came from and where we will return), Gen. 7 (of the great flood and how Noah, his family and the creatures on the Ark were the only ones saved), Gen. 9 (God's covenant and how the rainbow will be a reminder to us all), from Exodus (how God led the Israelites by the cloud and by fire, how the people looked to Moses and the successes that God enabled through him) and from Numbers (how the bronze snake then was a symbol to save them from the snake bites) to John 3 (that belief in Jesus enables our eternal life) because in Luke 23,
we understand Jesus' death and resurrection - that the empty Cross is our reminder that
we are reconciled with God.
We know God keeps his promises and can trust His plans for us.
Hymn: #317 "Blessed Assurance"
Close of Service