Worship Service – October 29, 2023

                                                                                                                                 Franklin Hill Church  A small church with a big heart, full of faith

                                                                                                                                                                                  Pastor Al Hickok


Scripture Reading –Psalm 139: 1-24

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.

19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.


Message: “Lord, Change Me”

Listen To Audio: Sermon 10292023



  • Pastor Al can be contacted at 609-529-7526.
  • Any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Al directly.
  • Loose change today goes to General Fund.
  • Sunday School begins at 8:30 a.m. We are studying Chip Ingram’s series on Culture Shock.  A Biblical response to today’s most divisive Issues.  Join us if you can.
  • Feed-A-Friend Program donations are now being collected. Be sure to mark your envelope as such.   This ends on Sunday, November 5th
  •  Our mission for Bill’s Kids will begin Sunday, November 11th through Sunday, December 3rd.
  • Please contact Debbie Hickok by Wednesday with any announcements you have
  • Oct. 31: Newsletter deadline. Be sure to get your articles to Carolyn White at whisperpines@frontiernet.net
  • Please contact Deb Hickok at Debbers128@gmail.com with revisions to the church directory.
  • Nov. 4: Soup & Bake Sale 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sign up in foyer if interested in making goodies.
  • Nov. 5: We will have Communion.  After church we will gather for fellowship and refreshments int he Community Building.   Please bring a goodie or snack to share if possible.
  • Nov. 9: PW 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the Community Building.
  • Cookies For Veterans: Roxanne Connelly is spearheading this effort. Packing cookies on Nov. 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the Great Bend Community Church. If anyone wants to make cookies, have them at our church on the 19th or take them down to the GBCC before 10:00 a.m. If you know of any military person who would like some Christmas cookies, please let Bonne know.
  • Email Carolyn White with any praises, joys, or prayer requests you have throughout the week that you’d like to share with our church family.
  • Choir practice is on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.



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