October 29th 2023 -“It Only Takes One”

2023-10-29 “It only takes one” 11 AM

Dear friends, 

This Sunday the Rev. Linda Faith Chalk will be leading us in worship.

This Sunday marks Reformation Sunday, a day dedicated to commemorating the beginnings of the Reformation in the year 1517 AD.  It was on October 31st that Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg.  The foundational principles of the Reformed faith are summed up in the ‘5 Solas’ (Latin for ‘alone’): Sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), solus Christus (Christ alone), soli Deo gloria (to the glory of God alone), and sola scriptura (scripture alone).  Our journey in this life involves an ongoing reformation to be transformed and shaped into the image of Christ (Romans 8: 29).  

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 315: “A mighty fortress is our God” (vs 2 &4 en français)
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 749: “Be still, my sole” (vs 4 en français)
Responsive Reading: Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17
Gloria Patri
Deuteronomy 34: 1-12 (en français BFC – English on the screen)
1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8
Matthew 22: 34-46 The Great Commandment
Sermon: “It only takes one”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 486: “The church of Christ, in every age” (Sung to Wareham)
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 497: “Word of God, across the ages”
Go now in peace