*Entire service available on video HERE
Call To Worship
(Scripture to set a tone for worshipping the Lord):
Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise—making the most of the time,[d] because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Spirit: speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.
Worship In Song
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
Before The Throne Of God Above
The Reading Of God’s Word
James 2:14-26 (Victoria Dillman)
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can such faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, stay warm, and be well fed,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way faith, if it does not have works, is dead by itself.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one. Good! Even the demons believe—and they shudder.
20 Senseless person! Are you willing to learn that faith without works is useless? 21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works in offering Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was made complete, 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 In the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works in receiving the messengers and sending them out by a different route? 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
The Proclamation Of God’s Word
Thoughts & Prayers (Sean Nolan)
Response: The Lord’s Supper
(All baptized Christians who are trusting in Jesus for salvation are welcome to join us for communion. Please hold onto your bread and juice until instructed to partake of this ordinance together. Afterwards, please dispose of the waste in the garbage in the hallway.)
Songs Of Response
My One Comfort/It Is Finished
How He Loves
We currently have FIVE volunteers for our children’s ministry. We have around 15 children making up our existing families. We’re praying for another SEVEN volunteers to help us implement a top-notch children’s program. Even if you’re not comfortable teaching, would you be willing to help out 1x a month? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if so!
Member’s Meeting: May 23rd @ 12:30pm
For those who are member’s we’ll be meeting to vote on instituting a church covenant directly following the service on 5/23. If you’re not a member email email@example.com to discuss the steps for becoming a member.
Worship Through Giving:
Those who call Engage home are encouraged to worship through giving. In order to ensure minimal contact, those giving by cash or check are encouraged to drop in the collection box near the info table. To read more about what we believe about giving or to submit an offering online click HERE.
(also available on Venmo: @EngageAlbany)
(Closing words from Scripture)
“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”