If you are visiting FBC this morning, or would like more information about the church and our programs, please pick up a Welcome Packet at one of the entrances. Lighting of the Christ Candle The Spencer Family
Call to Worship Based on Psalm 146 Kakyemo Muffih One: Happy are those whose hope is in the Lord their God. All: Our God upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. One: The Lord sets the prisoners free; he opens the eyes of the blind and he lifts up those who are bowed down. All: The Lord cares for the stranger and sustains the widow and the orphan. One: Our God loves the righteous, but the ways of the wicked he brings to nothing. All: I will exalt the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God while I have being. Amen.
Congregational Hymn #48 “Here I Am, Lord” HERE I AM LORD
Invocation and Lord’s Prayer Rev. Dan Schumacher Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Musical Offering “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” arr. Selah
Scripture Reading Luke 16:19-31 (NRSV)Rev. Dan Schumacher “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ He said, ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.’ Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ He said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
Sermon “On Earth as It Is in Heaven” Rev. Dan Schumacher Moment of Reflection
Hymn of Response #488 “Come All Christian’s Be Committed” BEACH SPRING Benediction
Postlude “Ode to Joy” Beethoven
Who we ARe:
We are a historic American Baptist Church in burgeoning downtown Colorado Springs, where its members have been worshiping on the same corner since 1872. We are an ecumenically-minded body, partnering across denominational lines to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Our membership is comprised of people who spread the gamut theologically, racially, politically, and economically. FBC-CS strives to practice a tradition of inclusiveness in all we do.