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Sunday, June 25, 2017
PRELUDE In silence, please prepare your heart for worship.
Aria Larghetto from Concerto Grosso op 6 no 12 — G F Händel
HYMN No. 2049 (FWS) God Is Here Today
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Call to us, O Lord, and ask us to come to you.
P: We come with fear, for we do not know where following you may lead us.
L: Give us courage and strength to be your disciples.
P: Help us leave behind the familiar and safe to discover something deeper and more significant than we have known.
L: Lord, we will come and follow you all of our days.
P: Be present with us, O Lord, and inspire our steps. AMEN.
We are your disciples, Lord. How we want to be like you! We are your servants, Lord. How we want to serve like you! We are your friends, Lord. You have said we are no longer servants, but friends and you have promised to disclose what you are doing so that we may work with you. We want to know how to live as your faithful friends; we that your companionship in our daily routines. We want to make the best of our time and our opportunities. Take our minds: enlighten them. Take our hearts: awaken them. Take our hands: enliven them—not that we might be made great through you, but that you might be made great through us! Amen.
*HYMN I’ve Found a Friend, O Such a Friend
THE WRITTEN WORD Genesis 12. 1–8
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
What makes you feel at home with God?
What would leaving home to follow God mean for you?
Why would Abram leave the familiarity of home and family?
When have you made a significant, personal sacrifice in response to God’s directive?
To what might God be calling you?
THE GIFT OF MUSIC Blessings -by Laura Story Sharon Hartman
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN No. 526 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
OFFERING OUR GIFTS & OURSELVES TO GOD Largo from Xerxes — G F Händel
* PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 2070 He Is Exalted
* PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
* FELLOWSHIP CHORUS He Is Here
THE SPOKEN WORD The Face of Friendship
PRAYER OF CONFESSION and COMMITMENT
HYMN No. 2130 (FWS) The Summons
THE BLESSING and SENDING
*BENEDICTION SONG Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Fuga Allegro from Organ Concerto op 4 no 4 — G F Händel
Please join us in the Fellowship Hall following worship
for continued fellowship over refreshments