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January 8, 2017 - traditional services SERVICE OF WORSHIP “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3

GATHERING MUSIC, “Your Name”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baloche and Packiam ORGAN PRELUDE, “Introduction to the Hymn of Praise”. . . . . . . . . . Miller Frank Shelton

INTROIT “Surely the Lord Is in This Place". . . . . . . . . DeJarnette Sanctuary Choir, Jim DeJarnette

CALL TO WORSHIP (based on 2 Corinthians 1; Lamentations 3) John Goodale - 8:20 Pat Hartsock - 9:45 Leader: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! People: The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort! Leader: His compassions never fail; they are new every morning! People: Great is the faithfulness of our Lord!

* HYMN OF PRAISE, No. 72 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not; As Thou has been Thou forever wilt be. Refrain: Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided — Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Refrain. Words: Thomas O. Chisholm; © 1923. Renewed 1951 Hope Publishing Company; CCLI #153004; Tune: Faithfulness

Chris Lawson, Stephen Hock, Doug Moden, Trumpet

* PRAYER OF PRAISE **WELCOME AND GREETINGS * SONG OF PRAISE "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" Chorus: Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul: Worship His holy name. Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship Your holy name. The sun comes up; it’s a new day dawning. It’s time to sing Your song again. Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, Let me be singing when the evening comes. Chorus You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger. Your name is great and Your heart is kind. For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing; Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find. Chorus And on that day when my strength is failing, The end draws near and my time has come, Still my soul will sing Your praise unending; Ten thousand years and then forever more. Chorus Words: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman; © 2011 Shout! Publishing (APRA) /Thankyou Music (PRS); CCLI #153004

Marj Killick, Piano; James Bristow, Guitar; Jason Crowe, Bass; Scott Barbier, Percussion

CALL TO CONFESSION COMMUNITY PRAYER OF CONFESSION Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: Cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with reverent and humble hearts we may draw near to You, confessing our faults, confiding in Your grace, and finding in You our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ Your Son. PRAYER OF PERSONAL CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS

RESPONSE Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided — Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Words: Thomas O. Chisholm; © 1923. Renewed 1951 Hope Publishing Company; CCLI #153004; Tune: Faithfulness

CHILDREN'S SERMON (8:20)

Danny Shaw

LIFE OF THE CONGREGATION Please write your name and address in the friendship folder.

OFFERING OUR GIFTS “It Is Well“. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beck SCRIPTURE Isaiah 40:1-5, Page 1079 Matt Holtzman

MINISTRY OF MUSIC “All His Benefits”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baloche/Kerr PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE / THE LORD'S PRAYER * HYMN OF PREPARATION, No. 435 “Like a River Glorious” Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace, Over all victorious in its bright increase; Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day; Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way. Refrain: Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest — Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest. Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand, Never foe can follow, never traitor stand; Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care, Not a blast of hurry — touch the spirit there. Refrain Every joy or trial falleth from above, Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love; We may trust Him fully all for us to do; They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true. Refrain Words: Frances R. Havergal; Public Domain; Tune: Wye Valley



SERMON

MOVEMENT “Comfort to the Afflicted” 2 Corinthians 1:1-7

Tim McConnell * HYMN OF RESPONSE, No. 428 “When Peace Like a River” When peace like a river attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, “It is well, it is well with my soul.” Refrain: It is well with my soul, It is well, it is well with my soul. And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll, The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend: “Even so”— it is well with my soul. Refrain Words: Horatio G. Spafford; Public Domain; Tune: Ville Du Havre

* BENEDICTION POSTLUDE, “Paraphrase of the Hymn of Response”. . . . . . Phillips _______________ * Congregation standing. ** Ushers will seat worshipers who are delayed here and during hymns. Ministers leaving the service have teaching responsibilities in our Adult Sunday School Communities.

Participating Ministers Downtown Campus 8:20 – John Goodale, Matt Holtzman; Tim McConnell preaching 9:45 – Pat Hartsock, Matt Holtzman; Tim McConnell preaching 9:45 FH – Katie Fowler; Tim McConnell preaching (video) 11:10 – Katie Fowler; Tim McConnell preaching Inn at Garden Plaza 10:15 – Deacon-led; Tim McConnell preaching (video)

Need someone to pray for you today? Stephen Ministers are available immediately following today’s service at the front of Sanctuary.

January 8, 2017 - contemporary services SERVICE OF WORSHIP “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3

GATHERING SONG

“Burning Ones”

WELCOME AND GREETINGS Tim McConnell - 9:45 Yemi Mobolade - 11:10

CALL TO WORSHIP / OPENING PRAYER Tim McConnell - 9:45 Katie Fowler - 11:10 Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Leader: Let us worship God. The grace of God has dawned upon the world with healing for all humankind. Praise the Lord! People: The Lord’s name be praised.

SONGS OF WORSHIP

“Glory to God Forever” “Praises (Be Lifted Up) / The Stand” “Never Once”

CONFESSION AND PARDON Katie Fowler

PASTORAL PRAYER / THE LORD’S PRAYER LIFE OF THE CONGREGATION CHILDREN’S SERMON (11:10) Kathy Dobyns

SERMON

MOVEMENT “Comfort to the Afflicted” 2 Corinthians 1:1-7

Tim McConnell OFFERING OUR GIFTS

“O Church Arise” / “God of Justice”

BENEDICTION *Children are always welcome in worship. For those parents who prefer having a special program for their children, we have snack & praise time for young children (ages 3 - 2nd grade) during the 11:10 service. (Room S206). Watch for your child to return after the sermon. Questions? Call Children’s Min. at 884-6126.

Participating Ministers Downtown Campus 8:20 – John Goodale, Matt Holtzman; Tim McConnell preaching 9:45 – Pat Hartsock, Matt Holtzman; Tim McConnell preaching 9:45 FH – Katie Fowler; Tim McConnell preaching (video) 11:10 – Katie Fowler; Tim McConnell preaching Inn at Garden Plaza 10:15 – Deacon-led; Tim McConnell preaching (video)

Today we begin our new series, MOVEMENT, which is an exploration of 2 Corinthians. The focus of the series is on the church. The church is not a building. The church is not even a conglomeration of people. The church is a movement, a group of people ‘called out’ (ekklesia) to meet and glorify God, and to represent His Kingdom to a broken world. The church doesn’t sit still; it moves and grows. To be a Christian is to be on the move! Throughout this series we will explore what it means to be a part of this Movement of God.

N E W TO F I RST PRES? Welcome! We’re glad you’re here. Please join us after the morning worship services at Guest Central, just to the east of the Sanctuary. We’d love to meet you, offer refreshments and a welcome gift. To get all the latest information, subscribe to the First Pres weekly e-blast at www.first-pres.org/enews and follow us on Facebook at First Pres Colorado Springs!

Worship Times Traditional Services 8:20 and 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary Contemporary Services 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall; 11:10 a.m. in the Sanctuary

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FIRST PRES Winter GTW Growing Together Wednesdays begins on January 11. Session 1 begins at 3:45 p.m. and Session 2 begins at 6:15 p.m. Dinner from 4:45-6:15 p.m., third floor gym. Adults: $7; children: $4. Dinner on January 11 provided by Kentucky Fried Chicken. As you ask the Lord how He wants you to grow in this new year consider GTW as a time to equip you along the journey of faith. For list of course offerings, visit www.first-pres.org/gtw. GTW Dinner Volunteers Needed There are many ways that volunteers can help with serving GTW dinners. If interested, contact Caren Clarke at 884-6157. Alpha - Do you know someone with questions about life and faith or who is wondering what the Christian faith is all about? Consider inviting them to Alpha. The next course will meet on Wednesday nights at 6:15 p.m. from January 18 - March 15 at the Commons (332 N. Tejon Street, 80903). Want more info.? Email Sarah at [email protected] The Perspectives Course will be offered in Colorado Springs beginning January 23. Learn and experience God’s heart for all peoples from the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic perspectives. Register online at www.persepctives.org or call the Missions Office at 884-6233. Caring Ministries Diabetes Support Group, 2nd Saturday every month, 10-11 a.m., Spruce Room, Weber Street Center. Meetings offer education, information, and prayer support. Interested adults are welcome. Call Caring Ministries at 884-6145. Doorways New Member Class Ready to put down roots in this faith community? Learn what it means to be a Covenant Partner. Doorways New Member Class meets Wednesday nights, January 11 through February 8, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. as part of GTW. Doorways is led by various pastors in an environment of community and connection. Call Mary at 884-6189 for more information or register online.

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 9-15 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Strong Women, Strong Bones - 8 a.m.

Men’s Life - 6:15 a.m.

Strong Women, Strong Bones - 8 a.m.

Library Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Prayer Group 11 a.m. NAMI FaithNet 6:30 p.m.

Daughters of the King - 9 a.m. WOW - 9:30 a.m. Library Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rise and Shine Tutoring - 6 p.m. Vivace Ringers 7:15 p.m.

Library Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. GTW Session 1 - 3:45 p.m. GTW Dinner in Gym 4:45 p.m. GTW Session 2 - 6:15 p.m. Sanctuary Choir 6:15 p.m. GTW Youth 6:15 p.m.

Student Ministries - 884-6220 High School Winter Camp is January 13-15! Last chance to sign up at www.first-pres.org/wintercamp2017 or call Elizabeth at 884-6220. Camp for 5th-8th graders is February 24-26. Sign up at www.first-pres.org/wintercamp2017, or call 884-6220. Scholarships available for both camps! Launchpoint (College Age - Young Adults) Looking for space to connect with others at First Pres? Join us for our monthly worship gathering on Sunday, January 15, at 6 p.m. at Café 225 (225 N. Weber St). Questions about Launchpoint or want info. on being part of a weekly community? Email Chuck Fowler at younga[email protected] Are you passionate about helping the next generation connect with God? We are looking for older adults to bless, serve and pray with young people; help provide meals for our monthly worship night; and build intergenerational relationships. For more info contact Chuck Fowler at [email protected] Faith Lesson - sponsored by Prime Time All are welcome! Wednesday, January 19, 9:30 - 11 a.m., room 431, “Humble Like God,” Philippians 2:5-11, with Craig Bubeck. Refreshments provided. RSVP by Jan. 15 at 884-6142. Missions/City Engagement - 884-6233 Many of our First Pres partners are in need of volunteers on a regular basis. For info., visit our website under Missions/City Engagement or call the Missions Office at 884-6233. Adult Ministries - 884-6117 Stay-at-Home Dads Group, Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., Jan. 12-Feb. 8. Are you a dad and the primary caregiver of your children? Join us at First Pres. Childcare provided with reservations. Register on the calendar link at www.first-pres.org. Blood Drive Wednesday, January 18, from 4-7 p.m., Weber Street parking lot. Call 884-6145 to schedule your time to donate.

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY/SUNDAY

MOPS 9 a.m.

Strong Women, Strong Bones - 8 a.m.

Stay-at-Home Dads - 9 a.m.

Library Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday Diabetes Support Group - 10 a.m.

Library Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knit and Chat 1 p.m.

High School Winter Camp begins 4 p.m.

High School Winter Camp away Sunday Worship 8:20, 9:45, 11:10 a.m. High School Winter Camp returns Launchpoint 6 p.m.

Volunteers Needed The First Pres Art Committee is preparing for a world-class exhibition for Lent of “The Father and His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness.” This exhibit, owned by Calvin College, is expected to draw people from outside the church because of its importance as a collection. Men, women, and young people who love and/or are inspired by art can be perfect guides (docents) to help others thoughtfully and emotionally “see” art. Background and training will be offered on art styles of this exhibit in the context of art and art history, on the collection itself, developing a tour theme, and touring adults and children. Training to become a docent/tour guide will take place on three Wednesday evenings in February as well as on the first Saturday morning in March when Larry Gerbens, the collector, and Elmer Yazzie, one of the artists in the Collection, will be here. Touring will take place Sunday, March 5 through Easter. Please call DiAne Fischer 760-815-6237 or Margaret Marshall 719-598-3257 for more information.

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS Mission Emphasis: Al Bridges is now chairman of the BEE board, directly involved in further development of their global ministries as well as working on partnerships with other mission agencies. Pray for open doors in these areas to further the work of training men and women for leadership. Local Church: Passion City Church Pray for those in hospitals or short-term rehab: Penrose Main Mr. Larry McDermed

Center at Centennial Mrs. Ilah Helmick Ms. Judy Rose

GIFTS TO SANCTUARY FLOWER FUND In loving memory of: Bruce W. Lane by Margot, David & Philip Lane & families Chuck Cunningham by Dana & Karen Lowry My Son, Paul Franklin Holloman, by Ginny Holloman Roger Tepley by Ruth, Risa, Ronna, Ryan & families Clark Newman by Kathryn Trapp & family

IN MEMORIAM Mrs. Helen Jean (wid. Paul) Helwig - 1/4/17 Information on those who have gone to be with the Lord may be found at www.first-pres.org/memorials.