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August 2, 2015

Celebration  of     Worship

18th  Sunday in Ordinary Time                                        August 2, 2015


* * * 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       


* 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.                                         *universal


* Prayer of Invocation


* Hymn of AdorationBegin, My Tongue, Some Heavenly Theme  Red Book # 29


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God  

Pardon us, O God, for ignoring Your will as revealed by Your Son and urged upon us by Your Holy Spirit. Forgive us for following the desires of our own hearts and attempting to block out Your voice. Be merciful to us when we stand in the way of the advance of Your Kingdom on earth. Father, forgive us, restore us, spur us to fresh obedience for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  (time of 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


* * * 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   


* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON              2 Samuel 11:26-12:13         pew Bible pg. 262


* GOSPEL LESSON                            John 6:24-35                       pew Bible pg. 891


MESSAGE TEXT                                 Acts 22:17-21                      pew Bible pg. 932


MESSAGE                  A Call of Unexpected Dimensions       Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Preparation           Let Us Break Bread Together         Red Book # 460


* * * Sharing the Lord’s Supper * * *


The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

. . .who forever sing to the glory of your name:   

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

. . .

The Lord's Prayer


SERVING of the ELEMENTS     (Please hold the elements until all have been served.)


Prayer after Communion


* Hymn of Closing        “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee”            Red Book # 89


* 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 sign the blue attendance pad and join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and light refreshments following the worship service.


TODAY - We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. In the Presbyterian Church (USA), all who sincerely trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone, for the forgiveness of sin, are invited to partake, including baptized children with parental permission.


FLOWERS – If you would like to sponsor flowers for the chancel in loving memory or honor of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the drinking fountain in the Narthex. Cost: $24/Sunday.

Birthdays & Anniversaries This Week

Today:  Cynthia Summers              Wednesday:   Jubal Mizell    

Thursday:  Bill Dahle


Today’s Participants

Liturgist:  Elder Don Killmer

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks


We can trust in God when there is a "whole lot of shakin' going on"!

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