Morning Worship

10:30 A.M.                                                                                                    August 18, 2019





WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST                                                   



The peace of Christ be with you all. 

    And also with you.

                                                The sharing of Christ’s peace.**


PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP        Theme of the Blessed Spirit   von Gluck




*CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsive)   (Please Stand)                                                              

Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here to proclaim a vision;

      A vision of a world formed by God and transformed by Jesus’ love.

We are disciples who are called to embody lives of grace, 

      sharing the good news of the gospel in our words and our actions.

May the Holy Spirit open our hearts and open our eyes

that we may live into God’s vision for our lives, our denomination, and our world.

All: Thanks be to God!  Amen.


*HYMN 35                               Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty              LOBE DEN HERREN


CALL TO CONFESSION               (Please Be Seated)                                                         


PRAYER OF CONFESSION (In Unison)                                                                                   

We confess we have placed our trust in gods other than you God.  We have sought to find our safety in material things.  We have followed prophets who promise us fortune without struggle.  We have loved things of this earth that will not endure.  We ask for forgiveness and we ask for a new vision that will lead us to where you, God, would have us to go.  Restore our faith and our vision.






RESPONSE 441                  Hear the Good News of Salvation                          NETTLETON

Hear the good news of salvation: Jesus died to show God’s love

Such great kindness! Such great mercy! Come to us from heaven above.


PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION                       


 READING FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES                                      Jeremiah 23:23-29

                                                (Standard Print Pew Bible O.T. pg. 774)


 READING FROM THE EPISTLES                                                          Hebrews 11:29-12:2

                                 (Standard Print Pew Bible N.T. pg. 1192)                                                          


SPECIAL MUSIC                                       Arietta                                                          Haydn



 MESSAGE                                         Faith and Vision                                     Rev. Bob Bond 

            Message Scripture: Luke 12:49-56 (Standard Print Pew Bible N.T. pg.1032)


*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (In Unison)               The Deepest Truth

We believe in God, maker of all things, provider of all things, who loves all people. We follow Jesus, in whom salvation has come to us: he sees us for who we are, heals the wounds of our hearts, and makes us new. In his death and resurrection we see the deepest truth of life. We live by the power of the Holy Spirit, which empowers us for self-giving love. We give thanks for the Church, the Body of Christ, and for the gift of forgiveness, the power of resurrection and the mystery of eternal life. Amen.


*HYMN 450                                       Be Thou My Vision                                               SLANE


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                                                                  


LORD’S PRAYER (In Unison)                                                                                               

Our Creator, in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Dominion 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 do not let us fall into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the dominion, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.



     Offertory                        Theme from String Quartet in A Min                                Schubert

*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 697                                            Take My Life                                                HENDON

(Communion is available during the hymn for those who would like to partake.)




*POSTLUDE                                      Lyric Nocturne                                                      Rollin

       All music is reproduced under permission from License #11146543.