Sunday Worship – July 15, 2018

  • The Ringing of the Bell
  • Words of Welcome – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Prelude:  “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star” – J.S. BACH
  • Call to Worship – Regina Bates
    • Leader:   O give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name, make known God’s deeds among all peoples!
    • People:   Sing to God, sing praises to God; tell of all God’s wonderful works!
    • Leader:   See the Lord, seek God’s presence always!
    • People:   Remember the wonderful works that God has done!
    • ALL:      LET US WORSHIP THE LORD TOGETHER!  AMEN.
  • Hymn 274:  “O God of Earth and Space” – LEONI
  • Call to Confession and Prayer (unison)
    • What then are we to say about these things?  Since God is for us, who can be against us?  Let us pray together:  Holy God, we try to fix and fasten you, but you will not be stayed.  You are love in motion; always breathing us into being, calling us to serve, and sustaining us in the wilderness.  Come to us as this morning breaks. Transform our withered imaginations, soften what has grown dry and brittle in our hearts, and nurture the love that is planted more deeply than all of our hate and prejudice.  We pray in the name of the One you sent and through the Spirit that gives us life.  In Christ’s name, hear our silent prayers of return …
  • Assurance of Pardon – Regina Bates
    • Leader:   God loves us and frees us from all that we do to turn away from the transformative power of belief.
    • People:   God hears our cries and questions, and promises to remain in covenant with us.
    • Leader:   In the name of the Risen One, who came, who comes, and who is to come again, the heavy weight of our doubt is lifted.
    • People:   We are forgiven and may begin again to love as Christ loves.
    • ALL:      ALLELUIA!  AMEN.
  • Response 298:  “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” – IN BABILONE
  • Passing of the Peace
  • Time for Young Disciples – Rev. Joel Weible
  • Anthem:  “The Chief Cornerstone” – BRADLEY ELLINGBOE
  • Scripture:  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
  • Sermon:  HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO __________ ? – Reverend Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Hymn 317:  “Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness” – GENEVA
  • Affirmation of Faith:  “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.
  • Time of Giving Thanks – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Announcements
  • Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
  • Call to Offering and Offering
  • Offertory:  “Blessed Assurance” – DALE WOOD
  • Doxology 592:  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
  • Prayer of Dedication (unison)
    • One and Eternal God of time and space, we respond to you with joy as we lift up our tithes and offerings.  The opportunity to share is a blessing for which we are very thankful.  Your generous provision for our needs prompts us to be generous in return.  Accomplish your purposes, we pray, through these gifts and in our lives.  Amen.
  • Hymn 332:  “Live Into Hope” – TRURO
  • Charge and Benediction – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • The Ringing of the Bell
  • Postlude:  “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” – DOUGLAS WAGNOR

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