Welcome & Announcements
*Congregational Song ......... “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” - No. 1
*Call to Worship
*Congregational Song ......... “I Exalt Thee” - No. 36
Anthem ............................. “This Is My Father’s World”
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Reading ............. 1 Peter 1:6-9
*Congregational Song ....... “Open Our Eyes, Lord” - No. 426
Message .......................... “Suffering” - Rev. Stephen Sanden
*Congregational Song ....... “It Is Well with My Soul” - No. 447
*Benediction ~ Postlude
*If you wish to, and are able, you are invited to stand.
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Sanden
Please join us in the Great Room for coffee hour following the worship service.
Today, January 17
10 am Worship Service
10:15 am Youth Church
11 am Diaconate 11 am Fellowship Hour
1 pm Cub Scouts
5 pm Wellspring
Monday, February 1
Tuesday, February 2
Wednesday, February 3
Thursday, February 4
Saturday, February 6
Sunday, February 7th Ushers: E. Mullins, C. Stewart, T. Conrad, C. Miller
February Coffee Hour – Missions Board
5th Sunday for Deficit Reduction – TODAY. Sunday, January 31
January, May, July and October all have five Sundays and on these Sundays we are encouraged to give a little “extra” to help relieve our budget deficit in 2016. Special envelopes will be provided. Whatever “extra” amount – large or small that we can contribute will be gratefully accepted. Thank you
Super Sub Order Deadline – TODAY. Sunday, January 31
Church & Community Supper - Monday, February 1
Lenten Luncheons begin Thursday, February 11
Laura Story Concert (Bath) - Sunday, February 14
Milly’s Backpack Program January Needs - instant oatmeal
Mission ~ in New York State ~ Utica ~
Tabernacle Baptist Church welcomed the first Karen refugee family to arrive in Utica into its fellowship in autumn 1999. This nine-member family, and hundreds that followed it from the refugee camps of Thailand to the Mohawk Valley, were resettled by the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. In 2000, the congregation formed a Refugee Ministry Taskforce to help the congregation minister to the growing number of Karen refugees arriving in the community from the refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border. This group continues to oversee the congregation’s ministry of welcome, hospitality, and service to newly arrived refugees from Burma. In September 2007, the church called the Revered Daniel Calvin San, a Karen Baptist pastor who came to the United States as a refugee, as its Associate Pastor. Today, Tabernacle Baptist Church is a congregation comprised both of long-term residents of the community and new neighbors who first came to the United States as refugees from Burma. Two languages are used: English and Karen. They are a community of faith that practices the inclusive love of God and radical hospitality and welcome of Jesus Christ. They believe that the congregation’s embracing of the ancient Christian practice of hospitality has not only resulted in the rebirth of the church, but is a living out of the values proclaimed in Isaiah 1:17, providing refuge, welcome, and community for the oppressed, the orphan, and the widow
Mission Collection for the Backpack Program:
2016 Youth Leaders Summit - February 26-27
(at Elim Gospel Church)
More information on church bulletin board.
We are glad you’ve joined us!
We hope you’ll have a rich experience as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.
If you are a guest here today, in the pew in front of you, you will find a Guest Information card. We would like to get to know you better, please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.
You are invited to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience worship.
For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please see an usher for assistance