Worship Bulletin for Sunday, July 8, 2018

PRE-SERVICE PRAISE & PRAYER   (9:30 am)Alleluia Praise Choir

PASTORAL GREETING (9:50 am)

PRELUDE (9:55 am)A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God  Alle­mande(Suite G‑dur BWV 816) — J S Bach

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT (10 am)  #328 Sure­ly the Pres­ence of the Lord

CALL TO WORSHIP(Jere­mi­ah 29. 11–13; Psalm 139: 13–17; Psalm 22.10)

One: I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans
to pros­per you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and
a future. If You will seek me you will find me. I will be found by
you when you seek me with all your heart.

All:I earnest­ly seek you and the knowl­edge of your will for me because you did make me, piec­ing me togeth­er in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fear­ful­ly and won­der­ful­ly made. Your eyes saw my devel­op­ing body as we I grew in the secret place of the womb. Your works are won­der­ful; even my inmost being, my unique per­son­al­i­ty, was known and shaped by you. In fact, the days of my life were writ­ten in the pages of your book before any one of them ever came into being. From birth I was cast upon you; from my moth­er’s womb you have been my God. How pre­cious to me are your thoughts, O God, regard­ing my life. To you I turn and seek your pres­ence and guid­ance.

HYMN #2051 I Was There to Hear Your Born­ing Cry

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2226 Bind Us Togeth­er

Bind us togeth­er, Lord, bind us togeth­er with cords that can­not
be bro­ken Bind us togeth­er, Lord, bind us togeth­er, bind us togeth­er in love. There is only one God; there is only one King; There is only one Body; that is why we sing. (cho­rus repeat)

CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM

Ruth Eliz­a­beth Mur­phy, born April 21, 2018 to Bethany Grace (Homan) and Daniel Scott Mur­phy

GIFT OF MUSIC   Safe and Soundby Matthew West

Sung by Bethany and Daniel Mur­phy in hon­or of God’s gift of their daugh­ters

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER

#496 (verse 2)Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! The joys I feel, the bliss I share, of those whose anx­ious spir­its burn with strong desires for thy return! With such I has­ten to the place where God my Sav­ior shows His face, And glad­ly take my sta­tion there, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Sara­bande(Suite G‑dur BWV 816) — J S Bach

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalt­ed

THE WRITTEN WORDMark 6:1–7

Jesus left there and went to his home­town, accom­pa­nied by his dis­ci­ples. When the Sab­bath came, he began to teach in the syn­a­gogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wis­dom that has been giv­en him, that he even does mir­a­cles! Isn’t this the car­pen­ter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the broth­er of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sis­ters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “Only in his home­town, among his rel­a­tives and in his own house is a prophet with­out hon­or.”  He could not do any mir­a­cles there, except lay his hands on a few sick peo­ple and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teach­ing from vil­lage to vil­lage. Call­ing the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them author­i­ty over evil spir­its.  — NIV

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

  • How has famil­iar­i­ty with Jesus blocked you from see­ing
    who he real­ly is?
  • How do your fam­i­ly and friends react to your faith in Christ?
  • Where has God sent you to tell about the king­dom?

GIFT OF MUSIC  

Wor­thy of Wor­ship by Mark Blanken­ship arr. by Fred & Ruth Cole­man   Sung by Dave Wieland and Kei­th Miller

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION  By What Author­i­ty Do We Dare Share Jesus?

HYMN#572 Pass It On

BLESSING

SENDING Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE Gigue(Suite G‑dur BWV 816) — J S Bach

 

IN OUR PRAYERS

Ann A.  Ruth P.  Joan L. & a hurt­ing child

 

SUMMER WORSHIP

Sun­days at 10 am & Wednes­days at 6:30 pm

Pre-ser­vice praise music and prayer — Sun­days at 9:30 am

Help serve free hot dogs to com­mu­ni­ty — Wednes­days at 6 pm

 

Sum­mer Sun­day School is at 10 am for chil­dren in kinder­garten through 6thgrade. The 3‑year-old class­room is open to chil­dren ages 3 to 5 years. Nurs­ery is open for infants and tod­dlers, and
the nurs­ing moth­ers room is also open.