Sunday, July 25

Our service will be live-streamed at 9:30am.

Welcome to Friendship Church

Thanks for joining us outside for worship today! Make yourself comfortable in a spot in the sun or shade; feel free to get up to get a drink of water when you need it.  

Nursery is available inside for your little ones. Starting next week our 3- to 6-year-olds will be dismissed after a few songs for their own outdoor kids’ program.

Morning Worship Service

Call to Worship

 All Creatures Of Our God And King
Verse 1
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia
Verse 3
Thou flowing water pure and clear
Make music for thy Lord to hear
Alleluia alleluia
Thou fire so masterful and bright
Thou givest man both warmth and light
Verse 5
Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him alleluia
Praise praise the Father praise the Son
And praise the Spirit Three in One


 O Worship The King
Verse 1
O worship the King all glorious above
O gratefully sing His wonderful love
Our Shield and Defender the Ancient of Days
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise
Verse 2
O tell of His might O sing of His grace
Whose robe is the light and canopy space
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm
You alone are the matchless King
To You alone be all majesty
Your glories and wonders
What tongue can recite
You breathe in the air
You shine in the light
Verse 3
O measureless might ineffable love
While angels delight to worship above
Thy mercies how tender how firm to the end
Our Maker Defender Redeemer and Friend
Shine in the light
You shine in the light

Scripture Reading

 Here I Am To Worship
Verse 1
Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made
This heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You
So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
And You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me
Verse 2
King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor
And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Children ages 3-6 are dismissed for their Kids Program

Morning Prayer

 Glorify Thy Name
Verse 1
Father we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Verse 2
Jesus we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Verse 3
Spirit we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name in all the earth

Pslam 148
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name
 of the Lord,
    for at his command they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever—
    he issued a decree that will never pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
    you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
    old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,
    the praise of all his faithful servants,
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the

Message: Cultivated to Worship

Pastor Dan Kinnas

 Blessed Assurance
Verse 1
Blessed assurance Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation purchase of God
Born of His Spirit washed in His blood
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
Verse 2
Perfect submission perfect delight
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy whispers of love
Verse 3
Perfect submission all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest
Watching and waiting looking above
Filled with His goodness lost in His love

Prayer for FYSH Alaska Groups


 We Receive Your Blessing
We receive Your blessing
We receive Your grace
As we walk in the light
Shining from Your face
May the peace that You give
Change the way that we live
We receive Your blessing
As we leave this place
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above you heavenly hosts
Praise Father Son and praise the Holy Ghost


We will meet at the Holland State Park channel around 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 4, and plan to eat at 5:30. Take your own supper and a chair. Sorry, no bus is available for that night, but if you need a ride call 891-8501.

Community Festival
The Community Festival is just three weeks away! We still need about a dozen people to fill in all the volunteer spots on the third shift (1:30-2:30pm) and some more people to help clean up afterward. Please call the office at 877-4144 and we will get you signed up!

We are also still in need of backpacks and school supplies to reach our goal. Check out the display table to see what is still needed or make a cash donation and we’ll do the shopping for you. Thanks so much for your support in making this community outreach happen!
Growing Hope Globally Dairy Day
We also need some volunteers to staff the activities for Dairy Day. Please see the sign-up sheet on the Resource Table to see where help is still needed.

Blood Drive
Caledonia CRC is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 29 from 12:00pm-5:45pm. To schedule an appt call 1-800-REDCROSS

Help spread the word about the Community Festival and Dairy Day – postcards are available to hand out to friends and neighbors. Pick up a couple today!


Call to Worship & Greeting
All Glory be to Christ”
Apostles Creed
“In Christ Alone”
Evening Prayer
“Amazing Grace”
Message: Life and Death
Esther 7:1-10 
Pastor Dan Kinnas
“It Is Well with My Soul”
”Victory in Jesus”


Today at Friendship:

9:30am Morning Worship in person outside and online

5:00pm Evening Worship in person and online


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