Thursday
Feb082018

Morning Worship 

 11th Sunday After Pentecost

 

10:00 A.M.                                                                                 August 5, 2018

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GATHERING HYMNS                                 

 

WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

 

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP 408 (Vs. 1) There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

                                                                                                  SWEET SWEET SPIRIT

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place, and I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord;

There are sweet expressions on each face, and I know they feel the presence of the Lord.

 

Refrain: Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet heavenly Dove, stay right here with us,

              filling us with your love; and  for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise;

              without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived when we shall leave this place.

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive)  (Please Stand)

We do not live by bread alone, but by the Word who became flesh and dwells among us.

     Christ is the true bread of heaven, the manna of freedom.

Come, let us worship and give thanks.

 

*HYMN 81                          Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken             AUSTRIAN HYMN

 

*SHARING OF CHRIST’S PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you.

      And also with you.

                                                The sharing of Christ’s peace.**

                                                                                  

CALL TO CONFESSION             (Please Be Seated)

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (In Unison)

Holy One, whose love and justice condemn us, whose mercy and kindness feed us, we confess our sins and pray for your forgiveness. What terrible suffering we have unleashed. We have used other persons without regard for their dignity; we have abused the earth without care for its beauty or concern for future life; we have sought to bargain with you to smooth our way to heaven. God, change us. Put the Spirit of Christ within us and cause us to grow into mature, faithful disciples of the one who came from you to save us from our sin. Free us from captivity to our selfishness, bind us to the whole body of Christ, and let us bear witness to the truth that your love holds everything together in perfect unity. We pray in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

  MOMENT OF QUIET AND PERSONAL CONFESSION

 

  RESPONSE 840 (Vs. 2)            When Peace Like a River                      VILLE DU HAVRE

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, let this blest assurance control,

That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, and hath shed his own blood for my soul.

It is well with my soul; it is well; it is well with my soul

 

  ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

  RESPONSE 840 (Vs. 3)            When Peace Like a River                      VILLE DU HAVRE

He lives: O the bliss of this glorious thought. My sin, not in part, but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well with my soul; it is well; it is well with my soul

 

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION (Unison)     

Creator of unity, Body of peace, Spirit of community, bind us together around your Word and send us out to do your justice, show your mercy, and embody your redeeming love, glorifying you, Holy Trinity. Amen.

 

  READING FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES                         2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a 

                                                      (Pew Bible, O.T. p. 305 - 306) 

 

  READING FROM THE EPISTLES                                                           Ephesians 4:1-6

                                                         (Pew Bible, N.T. p. 1158)

 

  ANTHEM                            I Will Give Jubilant Thanks                                    Barrett

                                                                Chancel Choir

I will give jubilant thanks to the Lord. I will be glad in the things He has done. I will give jubilant thanks to the Lord, to God the ever glorious One. All glory and honor belong to Him, I will rejoice and rejoice again. I will give jubilant thanks to the Lord, I will give jubilant thanks. For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the joy which from our birth. Over and around us lies. Christ our God to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. I will bring jubilant praise to the Lord. I will give thanks to the Lord most high. I will bring jubilant praise to the Lord. Rejoice and lift my voice to the sky. For God is the giver of all good things, I will rejoice let His praises ring. I will give jubilant thanks to the Lord, I will give jubilant praise.

 

MESSAGE                                           Bread of Life                     Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence

                                     Message Text: John 6:24-35 (Pew Bible, N.T. p. 1056)

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (In Unison)                                   Philippian 2:5-11

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess to the glory of God: Jesus Christ is Lord! Amen.

 

*HYMN 530                            One Bread, One Body                   ONE BREAD, ONE BODY

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

LORD’S PRAYER (In Unison)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us 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 yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

WORSHIP OF GOD IN TITHES AND OFFERINGS

      Offertory                        Adagio                                                          Corelli

*DOXOLOGY 606        Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow      OLD HUNDREDTH

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

 

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

*HYMN (Vs. 1, 2)                              For Everyone Born                FOR EVERYONE BORN

For everyone born, a place at the table, for everyone born, clean water and bread,

A shelter, a space, a safe place for growing, for everyone born, a star overhead.    Refrain

 

Refrain: And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when we are creators of justice, justice and joy!

 

For woman and man, a place at the table, revising the roles, deciding the share,

With wisdom and grace, dividing the power, for woman and man, a system that’s fair.

                                                                                              Refrain

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE

 

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