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Sunday, July 31, 2016
GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
What are the various forms of subtle greed we must be on guard for?
Was is wrong to be concerned and prepared for the future?
What is the real danger to living to create financial security?
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
His Eye is on the Sparrow — arr. Mark Hayes
INTROIT No. 2031 (FWS) We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: God, we bring to you our gift of praise, in gratitude for all your many blessings for us.
P: We offer our lives in service to you, but so many things draw us away from God.
L: We are continually tempted to place our interest in temporal things.
P: But Christ calls us to a higher level.
L: We are called to focus our lives on living as God would have us live.
P: Guide our steps, place joy and song in our hearts as we celebrate your love.
*HYMN No. 73 O Worship the King
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Bountiful God, who gives us all we need to sustain our lives: Open our hearts today to hear your words of compassionate justice, that we may focus on the ways in which you intend us to live and be of service to you by serving the world. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. AMEN.
THE GIFT OF MUSIC Need You Now — Plumb
Bethany Homan Murphy
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Adagio cantabile from Pathétique Sonata, Op.13 — Beethoven
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070 (FWS) He Is Exalted
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS) Make Us One - Carol Cymbala
THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 12:13–21
HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 130 God Will Take Care of You
A SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Wise Planning for Your Security Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
CALL TO CONFESSION and REPENTANCE
Merciful God, we live in a society that focuses on gathering things. We collect, store, gather items, gadgets, even people. We focus our energies on our collections providing adequate room for them and yet we bar the door to building significant and lasting relationships with others. Our self-absorption obstructs and limits our compassion and care for the needs of others — of those who have little or nothing, of those for whom life has been a constant struggle. We are sorry for the ways in which we have failed you. Forgive us. Turn us around to look at the ways in which our wealth, both of substance and spirit, can be used for healing and hope. Enable us to be in ministry to those in need and to care for this world. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
HYMN No. 581 Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service
BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Vivace from A Voluntary — John Stanley
Please join us for continued fellowship over refreshments in Fellowship Hall.
Those desiring to receive Christ or to pray with the pastor are invited to come forward to the rail.