Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:7-14
Songs: “Ten Thousand Reasons” “Holy Ground” (Music Team)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27
Hymnal #553: “Morning Has Broken” (Howard)
Lighting of the Candles
Blue Hymnal #76: “He’s Only a Prayer Away” (Howard)
Prayers of the Saints and “The Lord’s Prayer”
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:19-24
Hymnal #344: “Be Thou My Vision” (Howard)
Message: “Pressing On: A Vision for a New Year”
Sermon Summary: Pastor Stanley shared words for us to consider our eyes (as the window into our body). They like our ears (for sounds), our noses (for smells), our mouths (for taste) and our skin (for touch) are our senses that help us to perceive what is happening to us or around us.
Although our body is quick to analyze and convey to us, it does process all of these singularly. Our body knows how to focus but too often we can be distracted,
what Jesus warned us of being double-minded.
We need to consider what we are focused on.
Is it this world and its perceived gifts or is it our faith journey
(remember, where your treasure is, therefore is your heart).
Communion Song “Take Our Bread” (Music Team)
Hymnal #42: “God Be With You till We Meet Again” (Howard)
Close of service