First Evangelical Church of Memphis, TN

This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on October 14, 2018 at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, TN.

Thy Great Name We Praise

Call to Worship

1 Timothy 1:17

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.

Songs of Adoration

Immortal Invisible (God Only Wise) by Walter C. Smith

How Great is our God by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash

Welcome and Pastoral Prayer


Choral Meditation

Guide Me, O Thou great Jehovah by William Williams and Peter Williams


Words of Hope

Psalm 18:1-6, 30

People: I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 

Leader: I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears. 

People: This God—His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him. 

O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer by Nathan Stiff

Lord, Be Glorified by Bob Kilpatrick


The Lord’s Prayer

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. 



Sung Prayer for Illumination

Speak, O Lord by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend


Scripture Reading

2 Timothy 4:9-18

Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.



Song of Response

Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa