Online Worship: November 15, 2020
NDPC Financial Activity as of 11-14-2020
YTD INCOME 109,727.81
Our 2 cents-a-meal collection was $88.
There will be a called congregational meeting on Sunday, November 22 for the purpose of electing an elder nominating committee. We want to take care that everyone who wishes to participate in this meeting can do so if at all possible, and we will be exploring the best way to make that happen. Details will be given later this week, along with the plan for winter worship. Stay tuned!
New Dublin is now podcasting! This has been a request by those with limited internet access as pure audio uses less data than videos and it is more convenient for those listening to us when traveling or working. We will be uploading all of our usual content such as sermons and bible studies going forward - subscribe to us on your preferred podcast service here!
Preparing Ourselves For Worship
Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being: You have made us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Give us purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, no weakness keep us from doing it; that in your light we may see light clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Scripture Reading and Sermon: Acts 16
Profession of Faith
Question: What is your only comfort in life and death?
Answer: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in
death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins
with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the
devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.
Question and Answer 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism
Guided Intercessory Prayers
This prayer might be long, or it might be short. Don’t worry about that. Focus on telling your Heavenly Father about the many needs that you’re aware of, in your life and in the world. This prayer can be broken into four major sections:
Pray for the church! What are you grateful for about the church, both as a universal body and as our local congregation of New Dublin? What does the church need? What does our congregation need? Tell God about those things. Pray for church leaders, and for churches that are suffering or facing any kind of hardship.
Pray for the world! What are you grateful for about the world? What does the world need? Pray for nations that are facing any kind of hardship, including war, sickness, injustice, or food insecurity. Pray for our particular nation, taking into account our recent shared grief and unrest, and for our leaders and specific needs as a country.
Finally, pray for our own community! What are you grateful for about your own family, friends, and town? What needs are you aware of? Keep in mind what's gone out in the prayer chain this week. Feel free to pray for people by name and specific circumstances. Consider reaching out to them after worship as well.
Close by reciting the Lord’s Prayer
God of mercy, grant that the Word you have spoken this day may take root in our hearts, and bear fruit to your honor and glory, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.