SUNDAY JULY 15, 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 Suite B‑dur G30- G F Händel
INTROIT (10 am)#328Surely the Presence of the Lord
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. I can feel God’s mighty power and God’s grace. I can hear the brush of angel’s wings, I see glory on each face. Surely the presence of the Lord
is in this place
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: In the beginning…
All:The dance began to swirl and ponder.
One: In the beginning, all was dark.
All:And the dance cast forth bright light.
One: In the beginning, the earth burst forth with wondrous things, creatures of all sorts, mountains and hills, vast seas and rivers, valleys and desert areas.
All:And the Lord of the Dance saw that it was good and blessed it all.
One: In our beginning, God blessed us.
All:And the dance went on, through our lives, into all that we have done.
One: Sometimes the dance was slow and plodding; at other times it was sprightly and fast.
All:Yet in the midst of it all, the Lord of the Dance is with us.
One: This dance, called Life, is everywhere — in the light and in the dark. It is in places of hope and in places of deepest sorrow and tragedy.
All:How shall we dance our dance for God?
One: We shall live lives of hope and peace, bringing the good news of Jesus Christ and all that he taught to us, so that others may join the dance.
All:Praise be to the Lord of the Dance, the Lord of Creation, the Lord of Life! AMEN.
God of all creation, everything that you have made lifts its unique voice to praise you in all of your glory. Even as we worship here, we join our voices to the one true song — the song the morning stars began, the song King David danced, the song the angels echoed at the birth of your Son. Glory to you, Holy God! Glory! Let this hour of worship be wholly to the praise of your glory. Amen.
HYMN#261 Lord of the Dance
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)
GIFT OF MUSIC Angel By Your Side by Francesca Battistelli Sung by Chloe Miller
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Largo (Xerxes)- G F Händel
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070He is Exalted
THE WRITTEN WORD 2 Samuel 6:12–22
Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord. After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord Almighty. Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes. When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, disrobing in the sight of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!” David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel — I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” — NIV
QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH
- What would it take for you to get excited about your faith?
- When you disagree with someone close to you, what are the hardest words for you to say?
- How do you keep your passion when discouraged by others?
SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Keeping the Dance Alive
CALL TO PRAYER #496 (verse 3)Sweet Hour of Prayer
Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! Thy wings shall my petition bear to Him whose truth and faithfulness engage the waiting soul to bless. And since He bids me seek His face, believe His Word and trust His grace, I’ll cast on Him my every care, and wait for Thee, sweet hour of prayer!
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN#534 Be Still My Soul
THE BLESSINGPsalm 24 Hear the word of the psalmist:
“Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. They will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of their salvation. Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.”
THE SENDING Go Now In Peace
POSTLUDE Fuge B‑dur G37- G F Händel