SUNDAY JUNE 24, 2018
PRE-SERVICE PRAISE & PRAYER (9:30 am) Alleluia Praise Choir
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #67 We, Thy People Praise Thee
PRELUDE A time to reflect and prepare to hear God
Sonata No. 1 in Fm, Op. 120 Allegretto grazioso Michael King, clarinet
One: Who are we who gather in this place?
All: We are disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing his Love through Worship, Works, and Witness
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Sing praise to God, who heeds our tears.
All: Sing praise to God, who helps the afflicted.
One: Sing praise to God, who lifts up the oppressed.
All: Sing praise to God, who remembers the needy.
One: Sing praise to God, who gives aid to the poor.
All: Sing praise to God, who is worthy of our thanks!
HYMN (seated) #512 Stand By Me
SPIRITUAL SONG The Battle Belongs to the Lord
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2226 Bind Us Together
Lord of wind and water, of calmness and peace, be with us this day. Calm our fears as we face uncertain futures. Help us to relinquish control and to place our trust totally in you. Remind us to continue to faithfully work for good, with gratitude for the many blessings you have poured upon us. When the waves and torrents threaten us, let us again turn to you, remembering your saving mercies and love. Give us courage to become disciples who can calm the seas of doubt and anger, bringing hope and peace. As we have brought before you situations that require help and healing mercies, remind us again that you are with each person and situation, offering your love and mercy. We thank you for the many ways in which you have healed us. For all the goodness you have poured on us, we offer prayers of gratitude and love, as we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.
GIFT OF MUSIC Sonata No. 1 in Fm, Andante un poco Adagio Michael King, clarinet
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #2215 Cares Chorus
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD
Choralvorspiel, O Gott, du frommer Gott (Opus 122/7) — by Johannes Brahms
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalted
THE WRITTEN WORD Mark 4. 35 — 41
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” — NIV
One: The Word of God for the people of God
All: Thanks be to God
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
- What is the worst personal storm you have faced?
- Which frightens you more, the storm or Jesus?
- How do you react when Jesus seems to be asleep in your life?
- What about faith in Jesus stills the storms for you?
HYMN #377 It Is Well With My Soul
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Finding Calm in the Midst of the Storm
THE SENDING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Praeludium und Fuge A‑moll (ohne Opuszahl) - by Johannes Brahms