Weekly Bulletin for July 29, 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   Con­cer­to G‑dur BWV 592  I.(Alle­gro) — J S Bach

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT (10 am)  #328 Sure­ly 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 angels’ wings, I see glo­ry on each face; sure­ly the pres­ence of the Lord
is in this place.

CALL TO WORSHIP

One:       Sing to the Lord a new song.
All:         Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
One:       Sing to the Lord, praise God’s name.
All:         Pro­claim God’s sal­va­tion day after day.
One:       For great is the Lord and wor­thy of praise.
All:         Wor­ship the Lord in the splen­dor of his holi­ness.

HYMN #181 Ye Ser­vants of God

OPENING PRAYER

Most High and glo­ri­ous God, enlight­en the dark­ness of our hearts and give us a true faith, a cer­tain hope, and a per­fect love. Give us a sense of the divine and knowl­edge of your­self, so that we may do every­thing in ful­fill­ment of your holy will; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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)

SOPHIE GRAZE SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION  

GIFT OF MUSIC  Come As You Are         SarahJo Elliott, vocal­ist     by David Crow­der, Matt Maher and Ben Glover

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER  #496  Sweet Hour of Prayer(Verse 2)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art inheaven,hallowed be thy Name;thy king­dom come;thy will be done;on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our dailybread.And for­give us ourtrespasses,as we for­give those whotres­pass against us.And lead us not intotemptation;but deliv­er us from evil.For thine is the kingdom,the pow­er, and
the glory,for ever and ever. Amen.

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD  Con­cer­to F‑dur BWV 971  II.Andante — J S Bach

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS  #2070 He is Exalt­ed

THE WRITTEN WORD  1 Peter 1:10–16

Con­cern­ing this sal­va­tion, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intent­ly and with the great­est care, 11 try­ing to find out the time and cir­cum­stances to which the Spir­it of Christ in them was point­ing when he pre­dict­ed the suf­fer­ings of the Mes­si­ah and the glo­ries that would fol­low. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serv­ing them­selves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spir­it sent from heav­en. Even angels long to look into these things.13 There­fore, with minds that are alert and ful­ly sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his com­ing. 14 As obe­di­ent chil­dren, do not con­form to the evil desires you had when you lived in igno­rance.15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is writ­ten: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

  • What do you know about Methodist his­to­ry?
  • What is holi­ness?
  • Why is holi­ness impor­tant?

HYMN#395 Take Time to be Holy

MESSAGE  A Pas­sion for Holi­ness        Rev. Can­dace Lawrence

HYMN#413  A Charge to Keep I Have

BLESSING

SENDING  Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDE  Con­cer­to G‑dur BWV 592  III. Presto — J S Bach