Sunday, August 23
PRELUDE A quiet time to prepare ourselves for worship. We light candles in honor of Jesus, who is the Light of Truth in the world. Please register your attendance, and complete a Prayer Card if you wish.
Plein Jeu / Fugue sur la Trompette (Kyrie I / II) — François Couperin
INTROIT # 349 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: In the presence of God we are filled with hope.
All: We are overwhelmed by love as we sense the holy mystery of God’s presence with us.
One: We know our sin and we are brought to our knees as we realize God’s love for us despite ourselves
All: We are made new in the presence of the living Christ.
One: We stand on the promise that through Christ we can do all things
All: We live with confidence that Christ who began working in us will complete and perfect us in His love.
One: In this hope we sing for joy!
*HYMN OF PRAISE # 87 What Gift Can We Bring
THE CONSECRATION FOR SERVICE
Of Karen Gloyd as our new Director of Christian Education
OUR COMMON PRAYER
Almighty God, we thank you for calling forth Karen to serve our children and families in our church, your church. Pour out your blessings upon her that she will be filled with your passion and know of your continuing guidance in her life as she undertakes the great responsibilities of her service. Keep her close to you and inspire her every step of leadership. Inspire her and help her inspire others. Reward her faithfulness with the knowledge that through her efforts your purposes are accomplished. May her work be a source of joy in her life. We will hold Karen up regularly in our prayers and accept our responsibility to encourage and assist her in the ministry to our children and to reaching out to the families in our community with the love of your Son, Jesus, our Savior and Lord. Amen!
CHILDREN’S MOMENT led by Karen Gloyd
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone to “Jesus Loves the Little Children”
THE GIFT OF MUSIC Romanza, Movement II from Sonata
by Francis Poulenc Michael King, Clarinet
*CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER # 485 Into My Heart
Into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart, Lord Jesus;
come in today, come in to stay, come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
Pease pray for: Joanne Patten
RECEIVING OUR GIFTS TO GOD
Récit de Chromhorne (Kyrie III) — François Couperin
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS # 94 Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS I Love You With the Love of the Lord
O I love you with the love of the Lord. Yes, I love you with the love of the Lord; I can see in you the glory of my King, And I love you with the love of the Lord.
THE WRITTEN WORD 2 Corinthians 3. 12–18
*HYMN OF PREPARATION # 384 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
THE WITNESS Dr. Brian Homan
HYMN # 451 Be Thou My Vision
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Dialogue sur la Trompette… (Kyrie V) - François Couperin