Sunday, August 14, 2016
GREETING & QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
Do the scriptures help to improve your faith in God?
Do you call on your faith in your daily life?
How does faith guide your actions?
PRELUDE Please be in silent reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship.
Richmond (Ten Hymn Preludes Set I No 2) — Healey Willan
INTROIT No. 158 Come, Christians, Join to Sing (vs. 1)
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Gathered By Love Lavon Bayler, 2001)
One: Continue, beloved of God, in the fold. God welcomes you in this hour of prayer.
All: God calls us by name and awaits our coming. God calls us to His own fold.
One: God is like a shepherd caring for God’s own flocks. God is like a gardener,
carefully tending each vine.
All: Surely God has provided richly for us. Our lives are sustained by God’s good gifts.
One: Worship the one who longs for our coming. Sing praise to the one who expects our faithfulness.
All: We call on God, who gives us life. May God’s face shine on us to save us.
OUR COMMON PRAYER (unison)
Gracious God, we are surrounded by a rich heritage of faith which we hope to pass on. We are thankful for our spiritual ancestors who guided us in our faith journey. Help us to honor them by following you faithfully. Help us in our fumbling steps to live according to your will. We seek to hear your message for each of us this morning. Teach us how to lay aside our worries and burdens so we may be open to hearing you today. Open our hearts to your call in our worship this morning. Amen
*HYMN No. 64 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (11:00)
Jacob Drew Cogan born August 26, 2015 to Brian Joseph-Pudney Cogan and Lindsay Marie Cogan
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS and OURSELVES TO GOD
Sinfonia 14 B-dur BWV 800 — J S Bach
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 176 (FWS) Majesty
*PASSING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2223 (vs. 1 & 2 FWS)
They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
THE WRITTEN WORD Hebrews 11:29–34 & 11:39–12:2
HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 177 He Is Lord (sing twice)
MESSAGE Faith: Action and Power Rev. Shirley Moore-Krackhardt
HYMN No. 707 Hymn of Promise
BENEDICTION RESPONSE Go Now In Peace
Hyfrydol (Ten Hymn Preludes Set I No 3) — Healey Willan