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Celebration  of     Worship

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                          June 19, 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 43      (responsively)

Send out Your light, O LORD, and Your truth; let them lead us!

Let them bring us to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling!

Then we will go to the altar of God,   to God our exceeding joy,

and we will praise You with the lyre, O God, our God.



* 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     Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing       Red Book  # 11


Invitation to Confession



Admitting Our Sin to God  

Our Father, and God of all creation, we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way. We have followed the call of other shepherds. We have played the goat instead of living like Your faithful followers. We have grazed in the pastures of sin, injustice and greed. We are lost without You, O Lord. Hear our confession and pleas for mercy. Come and find us, Your wandering sheep, and lead us back to Your true flock, and the safety of our appointed fold. We pray in the name of the Good Shepherd, Christ the 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           1 Kings 19:1-15                      pew Bible  pg. 301


* GOSPEL  LESSON                       Luke 8:26-39                        pew Bible  pg. 865

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


MESSAGE               A Well-Ordered Body at Work                Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Closing               Lead on, O King Eternal                  Red Book # 724


* 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.


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.


Congregational MeetingA Congregational Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary next Sunday, June 26, 2016, immediately following the Service of Worship, for the purpose of electing 3 at-large members to the Nominating Committee

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