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August 10, 2014

Celebration  of     Worship

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                     August 10, 2014


* * * Entering Into God’s Presence * * *


 (Please refrain from conversation during the Prelude as we quietly prepare to worship God)


Welcome and Announcements                  (Please Sign and Pass Fellowship Pads)


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


* Call to Worship    adapted from Psalm 105       (Read responsively)

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name;

make known His deeds among the peoples!

Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;  

tell of all His wondrous works!

Glory in His holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

Seek the Lord and His strength; 

seek His presence continually!

Remember the wondrous works that He has done,

Recount His miracles, and the judgments He uttered!


* Affirmation of Faith        “The Apostle’s 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.


* Prayer of Invocation

* Hymn of Adoration  "I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer”   Blue Book # 457


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God  

Father, forgive us for the times that we say our talents would not matter, that we find excuses trying to save ourselves some bother. Help us to see the importance of the ordinary, to take advantage of each opportunity in life, and to strive to put more into life than we take from it. When we say that our simple lives could contribute little, remind us of the beauty and simplicity of nature - the lilies of the field, the changing colors of fall, the birds of the air - and show us how we too, may contribute to the beauty of life. For­give us our lack of faith; free us to expect more of our­selves to Christ's glory.    (silent, personal confession)  AMEN


Assurance of Pardon     

    Leader  . . . Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! 

    ALL:           In Jesus Christ we are forgiven


* Responding with Praise               “Gloria Patri”                            Blue Book #579

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning; is now and ever shall be. World without end, Amen! Amen!


Time with Young Disciples


Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.  AMEN.


* * * Responding to God’s Grace * * *


Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings


* Singing Our Praise and Gratitude     “The Doxology”                Blue Book   #592

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen!


* Prayer of Dedication


* Hymn of Preparation              “My Jesus, I Love Thee”                 Red Book # 79


* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *



OLD TESTAMENT LESSON            Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28                     pew Bible pg. 31


* GOSPEL LESSON                            Matthew 14:22-33              pew Bible pg. 820


MESSAGE TEXT                                    Acts 11:19-30                 pew Bible pg. 920


MESSAGE      “Growth, Preparation, and Co-operation”       Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Closing    “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”     Red Book # 586


* Receiving the Blessing


* Choral Response                   “Three-fold Amen”                         Blue Book # 586


* Postlude                       


* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.


WHETHER you’re investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship. Please remember to sign the blue attendance pad.


LITURGISTS NEEDED Please use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hall by the water fountain.


OUR DAILY BREAD (REGULAR PRINT EDITION) - Complimentary copies of Our Daily Bread for September, October, and November are located on the table in the Narthex. Many find this daily devotional aid helpful to their spiritual growth.


LET’S PRAY – Complimentary copies of this booklet about talking to God with the words of the Bible from the publishers of the popular devotional series, Our Daily Bread, are also located on the table in the Narthex. Extra copies are available, if you would like to give one to a family member or friend.

Birthdays & Anniversaries This Week

Saturday:  John & Barbara Haifley


Today’s Participants

Liturgist: Elder Don Killmer

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks


Our greatest strength comes from dependence on our strong God.

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