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Celebration  of     Worship

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                          June 12, 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       taken from Psalm 5      (responsively)

Give ear to our words, O Lord; consider our groaning.

Give attention to the sound of our cry, our King and our God, for to You do we pray.

Lord, in the morning You hear our voice;

in the morning we prepare a sacrifice for You and watch.

For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with You.

The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all evildoers.

You destroy those who speak lies;

the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

But we, through the abundance of Your steadfast love, will enter Your house.

We will bow down toward Your holy temple in the fear of You.

Lead us, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of our enemies;

make Your way straight before us.



* 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 Him! Praise Him!        Red Book  # 12


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God  

Righteous God, You have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before Him, and are slow to acknowledge His rule. We give allegiance to the powers of this world and fail to be governed by love and justice. In Your mercy, forgive us. Raise us up to acclaim Him as Ruler of all, that we may be loyal ambassadors, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ. (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          The God of Abraham Praise            Red Book  # 23

* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON           1 Kings 21:1-19                     pew Bible  pg. 303


* GOSPEL  LESSON                       Luke 7:36-50                        pew Bible  pg. 864


MESSAGE TEXT                              Titus 1:5-16                           pew Bible  pg. 998


MESSAGE         A Well-Ordered Body of Believers               Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Closing                I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord               Red Book  #405


* Receiving the Blessing


* Choral Response                   Three-fold Amen                         Blue Book # 586


* Postlude                       


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

Today’s Participants

Liturgist:  Elder Don Killmer

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks



Paula Hardy, June 12th


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.


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


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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