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Traditional Order of Worship, April 7

10 a.m. Traditional Worship

Gathering Music

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

Rebecca Volk, oboe

Greeting & Call to Worship


"Come, We That Love the Lord" - E.T. Childs

Chris Tolliver, organist

*Congregational Hymn

"In the Garden" - #314

(Please see the words on the screen.)

Prayers of the People

The Lord's Prayer


"Faith" - Arr. Brickman

Chris Tolliver, piano

*Doxology #94

(An in-person offering will be collected on Sunday by our ushers, or if you prefer, you may give online by clicking here.)

*Offertory Prayer

Sermon: "The Route to Greatness"

The Rev. Mark Dickinson, Settle Memorial senior pastor

Sermon Outline: Download a printable copy here.

“As he was starting out on a trip, a man came running to him and knelt down and asked, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to get to heaven?’  ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus asked. ‘Only God is truly good!  But as for your question—you know the commandments: don’t kill, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t cheat, respect your father and mother.’ ‘Teacher,’ the man replied, ‘I’ve never once broken a single one of those laws.’ Jesus felt genuine love for this man as he looked at him. ‘You lack only one thing,’ he told him; ‘go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor—and you shall have treasure in heaven—and come, follow me.’ Then the man’s face fell, and he went sadly away, for he was very rich. Jesus watched him go, then turned around and said to his disciples, ‘It’s almost impossible for the rich to get into the Kingdom of God!’ This amazed them. So, Jesus said it again: ‘Dear children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the Kingdom of God. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.’  The disciples were astounded! ‘Then who in the world can be saved, if not a rich man?’ they asked. Jesus looked at them intently, then said, ‘Without God, it is utterly impossible. But with God everything is possible.’ Then Peter began to mention all that he and the other disciples had left behind. ‘We’ve given up everything to follow you,’ he said. And Jesus replied, ‘Let me assure you that no one has ever given up anything—home, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, or property—for love of me and to tell others the Good News, who won’t be given back, a hundred times over, homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land—with persecutions! All these will be his here on earth, and in the world to come he shall have eternal life. But many people who seem to be important now will be the least important then; and many who are considered least here shall be greatest there.’”

- Mark 10:17-31


_____________________ is the investment for greatness.


Invitation to Communion

(Please see words on the screen.)

The Great Thanksgiving

(Please see words on the screen.)

Distribution of Elements (Gluten-free elements are available. Please note that the pre-packaged gluten-free elements have a square wafer.)

Music During Communion

"It Is Well With My Soul"

Rebecca Volk, oboe, and Chris Tolliver, piano

Prayer After Communion

*Congregational Hymn

"Because He Lives" - #364

 (Please see words on screen.)



"How Firm a Foundation" - J.M. Stevens

Chris Tolliver, organist

*Please stand as you are able.

Children: Children of all ages are always welcome to attend worship service with their family. Settle also provides a nursery for ages 0-3 starting at the 9 a.m. Sunday School hour and running through the conclusion of both worship services. For children preschool-Grade 5, Settle offers Sunday School at 9 a.m. in the Education Building, and for preschool-Grade 2, we also offer children's church, where children sit with their parents at the beginning of worship and exit worship as a group after our children's message. Drop off/pickup for all children's activities are in the Education Building.

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New Sermon Series Starts Sunday

Starting this Sunday, April 7, and continuing on April 14, & 21, Settle's sermon series will be “Life Encounters with Jesus.” Since we continue to celebrate the risen Lord, we will talk about certain life encounters that Jesus had with people, how they were changed, and how we can be changed as well. The first week, we talk about the route to greatness using the rich young ruler as the backdrop. The route to greatness is different in Jesus’ eyes than the world's. It is all about sacrifice. 

The second week, we will talk about how losing control of our lives is sometimes a good thing. Using the people’s unbelief and the Roman soldier with the paralyzed servant as the backdrop, we step out in faith trusting that God is in control. 

The third week, we talk about the power and forgiveness of Jesus by looking at some miracles that He performed. Our backdrop will be the man who was blind and was healed, the woman who was caught in adultery and forgiven by Jesus, and the 10 lepers who were healed by Jesus. How our lives don’t have to be defined by shame and pain any longer. 

Hope to see you this Sunday! 


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Please Let Our Office Know If You Will Attend April 20 Work Day

We are gearing up for our work day at Camp Loucon on Saturday, April 20. This is a volunteer event for youth and adults, and the camp will have assignments that everyone can do! Please bring work gloves and water with you.

If you or your family members are planning to attend, please e-mail Alecia Meyer at or call the church office to let us know you are going. This will help us provide an accurate head count for the lunch provided by the camp and for our church buses.

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This Week's Bible Study Readings

We continue our churchwide Bible study to read through the Bible in a Year.

This week's readings (April 7-13). Click on Scriptures to read online:


You also can download a monthly printable schedule by clicking here, or you can pick one up in our worship spaces.

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