Worship Bulletin for August 5, 2018

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

GLORIA PATRI

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

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.

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