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.
HYMN #2202 Come Away with Me
CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #473 Lead Me, Lord
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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
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 SENDING #672 (Verse 1)God Be With You till We Meet Again
POSTLUDE Wir glauben all an einen Gott BWV 1098- J S Bach