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Celebration  of     Worship

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                            July 24, 2016


* * * 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 85   (responsively)

Let us hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people,

to His saints;   but let us not turn back to folly.

Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,

that glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;

righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Faithfulness springs up from the ground,

and righteousness looks down from the sky.

Yes, the Lord will give what is good,

and our land will yield its increase.



* 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 Adoration         Praise to the Lord, the Almighty        Red Book  # 210


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.   (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 and the Lords 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 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.


* * * Responding to God’s Grace * * *


Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings


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


* Prayer of Dedication  


* Hymn of Preparation     Dear Lord and Father of Mankind      Red Book  # 639



* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON             Hosea 1:1-10                                 pew Bible  pg. 751


* GOSPEL  LESSON                       Luke 11:1-13                        pew Bible  pg. 869


MESSAGE TEXT                            Philemon 1: 1-25                  pew Bible  pg. 1000


MESSAGE                   A Christian Example---Part 2              Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Closing                  I Would Be Like Jesus                   Red Book # 561


* 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 by Ray and Linda Tear

in memory of Linda’s father, Howard J. Schlichter


Birthdays & Anniversaries

Today:  Ivan Rice


Today’s Participants

Liturgist:  Elder Peter Pfefferkorn

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks


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.


LITURGISTS NEEDED – Please use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hall by the water fountain to volunteer for one or more weeks. See sheet for details.


USHERS NEEDED – Please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex to volunteer for one or more weeks. See sheet for details.


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.

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