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Celebration  of  Worship




14 th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                           July 6, 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 the Song of Solomon      (Read responsively)

My beloved speaks and says to me:

Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past;  the rain is over and gone.

The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of  the turtledove is heard in our land.

The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth their fragrance.

Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.

Let me hear Your voice, for Your voice is sweet, and Your face is lovely.


* 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                   “Rejoice, the Lord Is King          Red Book # 370


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God   

O God, King of the universe, our sin is persistent and we deserve only Your anger and judgment. We have spoken with authority when we were ignorant of Your will. We have accepted Your gifts without thanking or perceiving the Giver. We have followed our own devices deeming it to be Your call while shutting out Your voice and Your word. Hear us, our Father, grant us Your mercy and restore us to fellowship with You, for we only dare to approach You in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and 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     Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67    pew Bible pg 18


* GOSPEL LESSON                     Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30        pew Bible pg 816


MESSAGE TEXT                            Acts 9:26-31                           pew Bible pg 917


MESSAGE         “Getting by with the Help of Friends”           Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Preparation            “In Remembrance”                          Red Book # 461


* * * The Sacrament of 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.

. . .

The Lord's Prayer


Serving of the Elements and Prayer after Communion


* Hymn of Closing           “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”          Red Book # 606


* 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.


TODAY - We will celebrate the sacrament of 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 the Lord’s table, including baptized children with parental permission.



"Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all."  (Isaac Watts)


Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God by Shannon Andrews

in honor of freedom under God


Birthdays & Anniversaries This Week

Tuesday:  Zeke Mizell


Today’s Participants

Liturgist: Elder Peter Pfefferkorn

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks


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