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Call to Worship
25 I will give praise in the great assembly
because of you;
I will fulfill my vows
before those who fear you.
26 The humble will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise him.
May your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth will remember
and turn to the Lord.
All the families of the nations
will bow down before you,
28 for kingship belongs to the Lord;
he rules the nations.
Worship In Song
I Love You Lord & I Exalt Thee
Prayer Of Confession
Lord I Need You
The Reading Of God’s Word
Matthew 9:9-17 (Read by Sarah Hoffman)
9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, “Follow me,” and he got up and followed him.
10 While he was reclining at the table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came to eat with Jesus and his disciples.
11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 Now when he heard this, he said, “It is not those who are well who need a doctor, but those who are sick.
13 Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
14 Then John’s disciples came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”
15 Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests be sad while the groom is with them? The time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
16 No one patches an old garment with unshrunk cloth, because the patch pulls away from the garment and makes the tear worse.
17 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. No, they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”
The Proclamation Of God’s Word
Matthew 9:9-17 (Sean Nolan)
Songs Of Response
In Christ Alone
11/13 – Congregational Meeting
11/20 – Engaging with Engage
12/4 – Congregational Vote
Worship Through Giving:
Those who call Engage home are encouraged to worship through giving. Those giving by cash or check are encouraged to drop in the collection box in the lobby. 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)
Then he said to me, “Write: Blessed are those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb!” He also said to me, “These words of God are true.”