Worship Bulletin for July 15, 2018

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.

OPENING PRAYER

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

SILENT PRAYERS

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

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