Everyday Fellowship, Doug Lay, 12-10-16

The Mountain of the Lord

It shall come to pass in the latter days
    that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
    and it shall be lifted up above the hills;
and peoples shall flow to it,
    and many nations shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,[a]
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between many peoples,
    and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
    and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
    neither shall they learn war anymore;
but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree,
    and no one shall make them afraid,
    for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
For all the peoples walk
    each in the name of its god,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God
    forever and ever.

The Lord Shall Rescue Zion

In that day, declares the Lord,
    I will assemble the lame
and gather those who have been driven away
    and those whom I have afflicted;
and the lame I will make the remnant,
    and those who were cast off, a strong nation;
and the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion
    from this time forth and forevermore.

And you, O tower of the flock,
    hill of the daughter of Zion,
to you shall it come,
    the former dominion shall come,
    kingship for the daughter of Jerusalem.

Now why do you cry aloud?
    Is there no king in you?
Has your counselor perished,
    that pain seized you like a woman in labor?
10 Writhe and groan,[b] O daughter of Zion,
    like a woman in labor,
for now you shall go out from the city
    and dwell in the open country;
    you shall go to Babylon.
There you shall be rescued;
    there the Lord will redeem you
    from the hand of your enemies.

11 Now many nations
    are assembled against you,
saying, “Let her be defiled,
    and let our eyes gaze upon Zion.”
12 But they do not know
    the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,
    that he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 Arise and thresh,
    O daughter of Zion,
for I will make your horn iron,
    and I will make your hoofs bronze;
you shall beat in pieces many peoples;
    and shall devote[c] their gain to the Lord,
    their wealth to the Lord of the whole earth.

Micah 4:1-13

Sermon Notes

Matthew-and-Micah-Birth-of-Jesus

 

Sermon Notes

 

Sequence of Events

Sequence of Events
MC welcomes members and recites opening prayer.
MC introduces worship leader, Nathan Drake
Worship leader sings first three songs.
Worship Leader introduces Pastor Doug Lay.
Pastor Doug Lay delivers the sermon.
MC steps up and offers a communion prayer and announces communion.
MC requests offerings and delivers announcements while offering is collected.

1. Everyday Fellowship is supporting a number of missionary families. You can donate directly to their mission with a separate check or designated cash amount through Everyday Fellowship. The missions we support are listed on everydayfellowship.org

2. Ken Baehr distributes coats, hoodies, clothing, jeans and shoes to the homeless and people in shelters. If you have extra clothing or shoes, please give them to Ken or drop them by the tech booth. We need sizes "large" and bigger.

3. The men of Everyday Fellowship are invited to the a prayer meeting at 7:00pm at Ken & Sue Baehr's house, See everydayfellowship.org for more information and directions.

4. The women of Everyday Fellowship are invited to a Monday evening Bible Study titled "Art Inspired By His Words", hosted by Connie Cline. Start time is 6:30pm. See Connie Cline or Sue Baehr for directions

5. Prayer requests and our offerings from prior weeks are listed in the bulletin. The cut-off for new requests is 5:00PM Wednesday evening. Please keep our folks in your prayers.

6. Announcements are posted on the Everyday Fellowship Facebook group and at EverydayFellowship.org. The worship song lyrics are also published on the website, along with the sermon notes for today's sermon.

7. Our 12/17/16 worship service has been cancelled to accommodate New Life's Family & Community Luncheon. We encourage you to attend the luncheon and bring your friends. We also hope that you will attend New Life's 12/18 10:00am, Sunday morning service. (Their service has been moved from 10:30am to 10:00am.)

8. Please look at our FB page for information on our participation with New Life Christian Church. We are helping with their Family & Friends Luncheon on 12/17 with food preparation. We ask that you plan to attend the luncheon from 1PM to 4PM, and bring an unwrapped new toy for ages infant thru 12.

9. We are also participating with the Post-Dispatch's 100 Neediest Families Charity. New Life Christian and Everyday Fellowship selected five families to provide items on their wish list. Information about this program has been posted on the web site and our FB page.



After announcements, if collections are still being made, worship team plays background music.
MC says closing prayer.
Worship Leader sings final worship song and dismisses congregation.
MC = emcee
WT = Nathan Drake

 

Worship Songs

Joy to the World
In Christ Alone
How Great is Our God
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (During Communion)
Angels We Have Heard On High