Second

Sunday after

        Pentecost

                                           June 18, 2017

 

          

                            We Gather in God’s Name

 

Ringing of the Steeple Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Prelude                  Prelude in G Major                  Susan Brewster

                                         J.S.Bach

Call to Worship

 

As Abraham welcomed the strangers
So God welcomes us.
God greets us with joy
and says, “rest here for awhile.”
God brings out water to wash our dusty feet.
God prepares a meal to nourish our weary spirits.
So let us receive the gracious hospitality of our God.
Let us rest in this holy place
where there is shade and water, food and laughter.

 

Hymn                 Morning Has Broken                                  469

 

Prayer of Confession

 

Gracious God,

you are the Creator of the ends of the earth,

and yet you call us your children.

You are greater than we can ever begin to imagine,

and yet you invite us to call you “Our Father”.

Always you have loved us:

 

You do not keep us at arm’s length,

remote in your holiness,

but you reach out your hands in love,

wanting us to relate to you, one to one.

Always you have loved us:

 

Gracious God,

Forgive us that we call you “Our Father”

but fail to live as your children.

We do not trust you as we should,

preferring instead to follow our own inclinations.

We are reluctant to accept your will,

repeatedly disobeying your instructions.

We are slow to ask your guidance,

but swift to forget you and wander from your side.

We all too rarely thank you for what we have,

but all too often complain

when we do not receive what we ask for.

Always you have loved us:

forgive our feeble response.

 

Gracious God,

We have returned your love by acting as spoilt children,

yet still you have kept faith.

Accept our thanks that, despite our willfulness,

you refuse to give up on us,

working instead to draw us closer.

You are always there for us,

waiting to welcome us back

and set us on our feet again.

Always you have loved us:

forgive our feeble response.

 

Gracious God, our Father,

we praise and thank you for your undeserved goodness,

and we resolve today

to live more faithfully as your children.

Always you have loved us:

forgive our feeble response.

In the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

Amen.

 

 

Silent Prayer

Assurance of Pardon

Passing the Peace

            Let us greet each other saying:

                               ‘May the Peace of Christ be with you’

Gloria

Prayer of Illumination

Litany for Father’s Day

(based on Psalm 103)

 

Come, bless the Lord with me!

Let’s remember together the many good things

that he does for us.

 

For the Lord is like a father to his children,

compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

 

He forgives all our sins,

and heals the sickness within us;

he saves us from a life of destruction,

and surrounds us with love and mercy.

 

For the Lord is like a father to his children,

compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

 

He fills our lives with good things,

and renews our strength.

He is righteous in all that he does,

and brings justice to those who have been wronged.

 

For the Lord is like a father to his children,

compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

 

 

He is not easily angered,

nor does he remain angry forever.

He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,

or punish us as harshly as he could.

 

For the Lord is like a father to his children,

compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

 

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so strong is his love toward us.

As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our sins from us.

 

For the Lord is like a father to his children,

compassionate and merciful, filled with endless love.

 

For he knows us, inside and out.

He remembers how we were made—from the dust of the ground.

Our lives on earth are short—like wildflowers in the field.

But God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting,

from generation to generation,

to those who remain in relationship with him;

who listen to his voice,

and do his will.

 

Bless the Lord!

With all that we have and all that we are,

we bless your holy name!

Scripture  Genesis 21:1-7    Psalm 116:1-19       Hebrews 12:14-29

Sermon                           Much Obliged             Pastor Richie King

Hymn                   Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus            See Insert

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

 

 

Offertory                 This Is My Father’s Word                      Choir

Doxology

Hymn                             Here I Am Lord                                 525

Benediction

Postlude                       Fugue in C Major              Susan Brewster

                                             J.S. Bach

June 29, 2017

Welcome To All !!

 

 Sunday service begins at 11 am.  Everyone is invited.

 

 

 

 


 Outdoor  Yard Sale at the Church on July 22, 2017 starting at 8 AM. Vendors are Welcome. Contact Dot at 631-734-7478

 

 

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