Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Service Time: 10:00AM

August 19, 2018

We Gather in God’s Name

 

Ringing of the Steeple Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Prelude                          Be Thou My Vision           Lucinda Hemmick                                                           

                                               arr., Joel Raney

 

Call to Worship

Give thanks to God!
We thank God for joy, for laughter,
for abundant blessings of every kind.

Give thanks to God
at all times and for everything!
We thank God, when we can and as we can,
for struggles, for solitude, for fears.

Give thanks to God
at all times and for everything
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We thank God that, in Christ,
our joys as well as our pain,
our losses as well as our laughter,
are in God's heart and hands.

Hymn            Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven                    478

Prayer of Confession

You must shake your head in wonder at our ways,
Keeper of the Covenant.

How can we say we want wisdom,

when we foolishly squander the knowledge we have of your ways?

How can we claim to follow you,

when we walk the slippery roads of the world

not caring where they lead us?

How can we desire your great and steadfast love,

when the simple seductions of our society are in full view every day?

How can you have mercy on such unwise and unfaithful people,

Perfect Wisdom?

Yet, that is exactly what you do:

and our greed turns to gratitude,

our pettiness to praise,

our tantrums to thanksgiving,

as hope and joy become our blessing

through the One we call our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Silent Prayer

Assurance of Pardon

 

Passing the Peace

           Let us greet each other saying:

                          May the Peace of Christ be with you.’

Gloria

Affirmation: You Call Us to Service

 

You call us to service;
to be your eyes and ears,
hands and voice in this, your world.


To open our eyes not only
to the beauty and love which you create,
but the injustice,
hate and suffering that humankind generates.


To open our ears not only
to the chattering of this coming week,
but the searching,
fears and questioning of all whom we shall meet.

To open our hands not only
to those we choose our lives to share,
but in welcome,
love and fellowship to all who you draw near.


To open our mouths not only
to speak platitudes and simple words,
but the truths you lay upon our hearts.
Your Word for this, your world.


You call us to service,
to be your eyes and ears,
hands and voice in this, your world.

 

Prayer of Illumination

Scripture               Psalm 111   ~    Ephesians 5:15-20

Sermon                                  Good Living                    Pastor Richie King

Hymn               Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart                   326

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Offertory                           The Gift of Love                 Lucinda Hemmick

                                                                         arr., John Carter           

Hymn                     Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine                       341

 

Postlude             The Heavens Declare the Glory of God      

                                            arr., Charles Callahan                    Lucinda Hemmick                   

                                 

August 21, 2018

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