Weekly Bulletin for August 12, 2018

SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2018

PRE-SERVICE PRAISE & PRAYER   (9:30 am) Alleluia Praise Choir

PASTORAL GREETING (9:50 am)

One: Who are we who gath­er in this place?

All:We are dis­ci­ples of Jesus Christ, shar­ing his love through wor­ship, works, and wit­ness.

PRELUDE (9:55 am) A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God The­ma mit Vari­a­tio­nen K 284- W A Mozart

INTROIT (10 am) #405 (both vers­es) Seek Ye First

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Hun­ger­ing and thirst­ing, we come to the Lord.
Peo­ple: Jesus is the liv­ing bread!
Leader: Feed us with your love and heal­ing pow­er, O Lord.
Peo­ple: Give us the bread of hope and com­pas­sion that we
may also feed oth­ers.

Leader: Praise be to you, O Lord, for your com­pas­sion for us.
Peo­ple: Praise be to you, O Lord, for your stead­fast love. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER

HYMN #2202 Come Away with Me

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #473 Lead Me, Lord

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS

THE LORD’S PRAYER Our father, who art in heav­en, hal­lowed be thy name.Thy king­dom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our dai­ly bread.And for­give us our tres­pass­es, as we for­give those who tres­pass against us. And lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliv­er us from evil.For thine is the king­dom, and the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for­ev­er. Amen.

GIFT OF MUSIC   Promised Landby Natal­ie Sleeth    Sum­mer Choir

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Ada­gio cantabile K 284- W A Mozart

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS #2070 He is Exalt­ed

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)

THE WRITTEN WORD  Eph­esians 4:25–5:2

There­fore each of you must put off false­hood and speak truth­ful­ly to his neigh­bor, for we are all mem­bers of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the dev­il a foothold. He who has been steal­ing must steal no longer, but must work, doing some­thing use­ful with his own hands, that he may have some­thing to share with those in need. Do not let any unwhole­some talk come out of your mouths, but only what is help­ful for build­ing oth­ers up accord­ing to their needs, that it may ben­e­fit those who lis­ten. And do not grieve the Holy Spir­it of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemp­tion. Get rid of all bit­ter­ness, rage and anger, brawl­ing and slan­der, along with every form of mal­ice. Be kind and com­pas­sion­ate to one anoth­er, for­giv­ing each oth­er, just as in Christ God for­gave you. Be imi­ta­tors of God, there­fore, as dear­ly loved chil­dren, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave him­self up for us as a fra­grant offer­ing and sac­ri­fice to God.

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

  • How have your atti­tudes, thoughts and actions changed as you have grown in your faith in Christ?
  • When has anger got­ten the best of you?
  • What trig­gers anger with­in you?
  • How well do you deal with it?

SONG OF LONGING#2167 More Like You

More like You, Jesus, more like You. Fill my heart with Your
desire to make me more like You. More like You, Jesus, more
like You. Touch my lips with holy fire and make me more like You

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Get­ting a Grip on Anger

PRAYER

O God of compassion, if you kept a record of our sins, who could stand? We come before you with our brokenness and our wounds for all to see. We bring our anger, our bitterness, our unwholesome talk, and our deceitfulness. We try to do good, but sometimes fail. We choose to do evil, and sometimes succeed. Keep your promise to forgive us when we confess to you completely. Without you, we have no hope.

HYMN #431 Let There Be Peace on Earth

THE BLESSING

THE SENDING #672 (Verse 1)God Be With You till We Meet Again

POSTLUDE Wir glauben all an einen Gott BWV 1098- J S Bach