Sunday Service

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Order of Worship

Call to Worship

We offer a song of praise celebrating who God is and all He has done!

  • Rock Of Ages

Welcome and Announcements 

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Prayer of Illumination 

We invite the Holy Spirit to minister to each of us as He intercedes on our behalf, corrects and encourages us in our relationship with The Father through The Son, and illuminates God’s word in our hearts through the reading and teaching of Scripture. 

Song of Adoration and Thanksgiving

We sing songs that extol God’s grace and truth, strengthen our faith, and encourage our love for Him and others. 

  • Holy Forever

Reading of the Law

Matthew 6:14-15

  • “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.   15But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Confession of Sin - Song

God’s holiness exposes our corporate and individual sins. God's grace, displayed most prominently through Jesus’ death on the cross, invites us to be reunited with The Father through the regular confession of sin. Repentance is an invitation into His grace. 

  • How Firm A Foundation

Offering of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

We recognize our sins were forgiven by Christ’s death on the cross and, therefore, we are called by God to forgive others who sin against us. We offer others our forgiveness and pray for reconciled relationships.

Matthew 5:23-24

  • If you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

Offering of Forgiveness and Reconciliation - Song

  • Jesus I Need You

Personal Prayer

We pause to pray and reflect on all God has revealed to us through worship, the reading of His word, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We prayerfully respond with courage, honesty, and obedience.

Assurance of Pardon

God declares from his Word and through his Church that all who repent and believe in Jesus Christ are forgiven of their sins.

Romans 10:9-10

  • If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.

Family Prayer

We intercede before God on behalf of our church and our community. 

Children’s Sermon

All children through 5th grade are invited to meet at the front steps for a special message. After the Children’s Sermon the kids will be dismissed to Children’s Church.

Scripture Reading and Sermon

God addresses His people through the reading and preaching of His word to edify believers and exhort all people to make sense of, make much of, and make use of the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

Offertory and Response

We offer an opportunity for you to make public your decision to follow Jesus, your desire to be baptized, your interest in joining our church, or any other significant spiritual decision you have made during our service. 

We also give back to God recognizing He is the source of all things and blesses us through His providence and sovereignty. It is our honor to return our tithes and offerings to Him in recognition of His grace.

Doxology - Congregational Singing

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”



Let us know how God is working in your life.


Sermon Notes

2021 Building Projects
1 Vision

1 Vision - Part 1

3 Simple Commands…

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Love God. Love People. Make Disciples.

  • You can't make disciples if you don’t love people. 
  • You can't love people if you don’t love God.
  • You can’t love God if you don’t know Jesus! 

Some boundaries: 

  1. The cross, burial, and resurrection are the most important. 
  2. We submit to scripture in it’s entirety.
  3. Each one of us is part of the “body of Christ.” We all have a role to play.

How do we start working toward our mission.

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

We are FBC Forest Park. 

  • We will focus our efforts in Forest Park. 
  • Within 5 miles of our church.
  • Forest Park is only 9.31 square miles. 
  • There are 19,932 people living in Forest Park.
  • 52% of those are working age adults. 
  • 59% are employed
  • 80% are non-white
  • 73% speak English as their primary language.
  • 76% have a High School diploma or higher.
  • 36% own their own home. 
  • Median rent is $1249/month.
  • 72% have a broadband internet connection
  • only 18% are living below the poverty line.

Forest Park changed so we changed. 


For the mission! 

Are you ready for the mission? 

  • 19,932 people live in Forest Park
  • We want to baptize 1%
  • That’s 200 Baptisms! 


Weekly Budget Update

Last week's giving:

  • $8,196.00

Amount needed each week to make full budget of $676,572.00 by year end:

  • $13,011.00

Total funds needed YTD:

  • $182,154.00

Total giving received YTD:

  • $89,328.51

Difference in funds needed vs funds received:

  • -$92,825.49

Percentage of giving received vs. funds needed YTD:

  • 49%

Our Faith Offering is designated giving specifically for missions over and above our normal tithes.

Last week's Faith Offering:

  • $345.00

Total Faith Offering YTD:

  • $3,740.00