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August 7, 2016

Celebration  of  Worship

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                      August 7, 2016


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


Prelude     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 50   (responsively)

The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.

Our God comes; He does not keep silence;

before Him is a devouring fire, around Him a mighty tempest.

He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that He may judge His people, saying:

"Gather to Me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice!"

The heavens declare His righteousness,

for God Himself is judge!



* 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.


* Prayer of Invocation


* Hymn of Adoration          I Sing the Mighty Power of God      Red Book  # 128


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God  

Almighty God: You love us, but we have not loved You; You call, but we have not listened. We walk away from neighbors in need, wrapped up in our own concerns. We have gone along with prejudice, warfare, and greed. God our Father, help us to face up to ourselves, so that, as You move toward us in mercy, we may repent, turn to You, and receive forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord  (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         Isaiah 1:1, 10-20                      pew Bible pg 566


*GOSPEL LESSON                      Luke 12:32-40                             pew Bible pg 871


MESSAGE  TEXT                           Jude 1:5-7                             pew Bible pg 1027


MESSAGE                   The Down-side of Unbelief            Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Preparation    In Remembrance of Me                    Red Book  # 461


The Sacrament of the Lords 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.

. . .

. . . and lift our voices in joyful praise: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of Your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

. . .

. . . and give You glory through Your son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in unity with the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are Yours, almighty God, forever and ever.   Amen. 


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 this day our daily bread. And 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.


Serving of the Elements and Prayer after Communion


* Hymn of Closing            "This Is My Fathers World                  Red Book # 143


* Receiving the Blessing

 * Choral Response                   Three-fold Amen                       Blue Book # 586


* Postlude                       


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


Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God and in honor of

their daughter Roni’s birthday by Dutch and Joanne Hintze


Birthdays & Anniversaries

Friday: Steve Kimbrough


Today’s Participants

Liturgist:  Elder Don Killmer

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks

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