SUNDAY AUGUST 5, 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 Thema mit Variationen K 284- W A Mozart
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT(10 am) #405 Seek Ye First (both verses)
OPENING PRAYER Good morning O Ancient of Days! Your Holy Word proclaims that when two or more are gathered in Your name, You are there. We welcome You, O Lord, with our songs of praise and the gifts of music. We thank You for Your leading that we gather together this morning in Your House. We could have been elsewhere but we answered that “still small voice” and we come to start out week in thanksgiving, prayer, praise and petition to You our strength and our Redeemer. We are bombarded with the daily distractions of the world, yet we choose to be in Your sanctuary to be fed with, and filled with, Your goodness and Your Word, so we may have the spiritual tools and discernment to live our lives according to Your purpose and Your Will. Open our minds and our hearts to what You would say to us today through the music, the Scriptures, the message, and the fellowship of other believers, that we may be Your hands and feet serving others in the week to come. In Your Son, Jesus Christ’s Holy Name we pray, Amen.
CALL TO WORSHIP#881 The Apostles Creed — Traditional
RESPONSIVE READING Isaiah 55: 1–9
HYMN #2126 All Who Hunger
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)
OLD TESTAMENT READINGExodus 16: 14–21 & 31–35
GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD THROUGH TITHES & OFFERINGS Sonata in G Major K 259- Domenico Scarlatti
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalted
GIFT OF MUSICTrumpet Solo in Bb, BWI 491 arr. by Bernard Fitzgerald Jarred King, trumpet
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER#473 Lead Me, Lord
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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.
NEW TESTAMENT READING John 6:14–35
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
- Are you as careful about what you put in your mind as you
are about what you put in your mouth?
• Have you been on a spiritual fast or feast this week?
• If you had a label, would it contain enough ingredients to
declare you were a Christian?
MESSAGEChoices — Based on John 6:14–35 Dr. Gary Schopfer
HYMN#454 Open My Eyes That I May See
BENEDICTION#672 (Verse 1)God Be With You till We Meet Again
POSTLUDE Wir glauben all an einen Gott BWV 1098 - J S Bach