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One Body

April 4, 2020 Speaker: Philip Gelston Series: Ephesians

Scripture: Ephesians 4:4

Sermon:           One Body                     Ephesians 4:4

I. The Indispensable Church


II. One Body



Order of Worship for April 5, 2020

Call to Worship:   Matthew 21:1-11

Singing:  All Glory Laud and Honor  #235 

(Music available here:

1. All glory, laud, and honor, To thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children, Made sweet hosannas ring!
Thou art the King of Israel,   Thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord's name comest,   The King and blessed One!

2. The people of the Hebrews,   With palms before thee went;
Our praise and prayer and anthems,   Before thee we present:
To thee, before thy passion,   They sang their hymns of praise;
To thee, now high exalted,   Our melody we raise.

3. Thou didst accept their praises;   Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,   Thou good and gracious King!
All glory, laud, and honor,   To thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children,   Made sweet hosannas ring!


Confessing the Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;

   who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

   born of the virgin Mary,

   suffered under Pontius Pilate,

   was crucified, dead and buried;

   He descended into hell;

   the third day He rose again from the dead;

   He ascended into heaven,

   and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

   from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead;

I believe in the Holy Ghost;

   the holy catholic church;

   the communion of saints;

   the forgiveness of sins;

   the resurrection of the body;

   and the life everlasting.  Amen.


Prayers of Petition:    Below is a guide for a prayer of petition. Feel free to add prayer requests of your own.

  • Pray for Mike and Kristin with Baby Cecelia, for wisdom and guidance as they prepare to move back to the U.S. in the midst of the current situation.
  • Pray for the protection of the most vulnerable among us and for those who may be exposed to the virus especially those working long hours and healing for those who may already have it.
  • Pray for wisdom for our leaders and other officials who are making decisions regarding the pandemic.
  • Pray for people who have lost their jobs and income, that God will provide for their needs.
  • Pray for those who have lost friends and family members, that God will comfort them.
  • Pray for the medical professionals exposed to the virus as they treat patients and that they will have everything they need.
  • Pray for other essential workers who are being exposed to the virus.
  • Pray that we would minister to one another and our neighbors
  • Pray that we will make wise use of our time.
  • Pray that we will experience God's peace in the midst of a very difficult situation and be ready to give an answer for our peace and hope in Christ.
  • Pray that the Lord would use this time to draw many to Himself.


Sermon:           One Body                     Ephesians 4:4

I. The Indispensable Church



II. One Body



Discussion: What scriptures or ideas interested you? Challenged you?

What can you apply from the sermon?


Singing:  The Church’s One Foundation  #347 

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1. The church's one Foundation, Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is his new creation, By water and the Word:
From heav'n he came and sought her,   To be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her,   And for her life he died.

2. Elect from ev'ry nation,   Yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation,   One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,   Partakes one holy food.
And to one hope she presses,   With ev'ry grace endued.

4. The church shall never perish!   Her dear Lord to defend,
To guide, sustain and cherish,   Is with her to the end;
Though there be those that hate her,   And false sons in her pale,
Against or foe or traitor,   She ever shall prevail.

5. 'Mid toil and tribulation,   And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation   Of peace for evermore;
Till with the vision glorious    Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great church victorious   Shall be the church at rest.

6. Yet she on earth hath union   With the God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion   With those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!   Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly,   On high may dwell with thee.

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