Blountville Presbyterian Church

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Saving Souls Since 1820

Worship Service

BLOUNTVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Serving Souls since 1820. Living in the present
and looking to the future in our Lord Jesus Christ

September 20, 2020

THE SIXTEENTH SABBATH AFTER PENTECOST

BICENTENNIAL SUNDAY

On September 20, 1820, our ancestors gathered in the log cabin home of Samuel Rhea to pray and begin the process of founding a Presbyterian Church for Blountville. Today, exactly two centuries later, we gather to worship, pray, and remember all those saints who have gone before us. We are grateful unto God for your witnessing, worshipping presence here this historic day.

Praise be unto God!

Elder for September: Carl Grubbs
(423) 323-2705

You could become part of our family of faith. Prayerfully consider joining us as God leads you…

For questions or pastoral concerns, please call
Mark Knisley, minister, at (423) 398-5804 or cell (865) 363-7562;
Brian Broome, associate minister, at (912) 659-5952; or
Larry Pierce, clerk of the session, at (423) 288-8642

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDES
“Majesty”
“Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”

Organist – Don Norman
Trumpets – Brian Broome and Scot Fleming

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTROIT

CALL TO WORSHIP AND INVOCATION

*HYMN NO. 547 “God of Our Fathers”

*UNISON PRAYER OF THE DAY

Almighty God, we pray for your blessing on the church in this place. Here may the faithful find salvation, and the careless be awakened. Here may the doubting find faith, and the anxious be encouraged. Here may the tempted find help, and the sorrowful comfort. Here may the weary find rest, and the strong be renewed. Here may the aged find consolation and the young be inspired; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Statement of Belief in Christ

In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God: preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel. Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal.

With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

*GLORIA PATRI Hymnal No. 559

Please be seated

BICENTENNIAL OBSERVATIONS

GREETINGS AND REMARKS
Rev. Kay Florence, Moderator Holston Presbytery

DENOMINATIONAL GREETINGS AND REMARKS
Rev. Rich Fifield, Executive Presbyter, Holston Presbytery

SPECIAL MUSIC

PROCLAIMING THE WORD

OLD TESTAMENT READING Micah 6:8

NEW TESTAMENT READING Hebrews 12:1

This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be unto God

SERMON “Our Lasting Legacy” Mark Knisley

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*HYMN NO. 550 “Faith of Our Fathers”

Please be seated

PASTORAL PRAYER, SILENT MEDITATION,
AND THE LORD’S PRAYER Rev. Brian Broome

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed 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. Amen.

GATHERING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

To better maintain reasonable “social distancing” the offering plates will not be passed during the service. Please place your offering in the plates before or after the worship service.

OFFERING PRAYER OF DEDICATION

*HYMN NO. 77 “The Church’s One Foundation”

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE “Come Christians Join to Sing”

Organist – Don Norman
Trumpets – Brian Broome and Scot Fleming 

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