Worship Bulletin for June 16, 2019

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019

Trin­i­ty Sun­day

GREETING

PRELUDE

Gott der Vater wohn’ uns bei BuxWV 190 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #328 Sure­ly the Pres­ence of the Lord      

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. 

Peo­ple: Praise the Lord

Leader: We are gath­ered in His house to hear the love of Christ for oth­ers and God’s faith­ful­ness to past gen­er­a­tions.

All: But we also look to the future as well as the past.

Leader: The God who was with our ances­tors is with us as well.

All: Then we can go for­ward in hope. What­ev­er else fails, God remains faith­ful. Noth­ing can sep­a­rate us from the love of God! Praise be to God!

Leader: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All: And also with you. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER

O God, our help in ages past, It was you who led the Israelites through the wilder­ness

A pil­lar of fire by night and a pil­lar of cloud by day. We pray that you will guide the vul­ner­a­ble and des­per­ate migrants

Who today search out new hope and new life. As they search for a way out

As they board ships and trucks and cross fences

As they car­ry chil­dren and walk for miles

Lord of mer­cy, pro­tect them Lord. Amen.

HYMN #378 Amaz­ing Grace (vers­es 1, 2 & 6)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Pas­tor Blessed U. Sikhosana-Bird

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #496Sweet Hour of Prayer (verse 1)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER

This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father who art in heav­en
Hal­lowed be your name
Your king­dom come
Your 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 the evil
For thine is the king­dom, the pow­er and the glo­ry
For­ev­er and ever. Amen

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Gott der Vater wohn’ uns bei - Johann Pachel­bel

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS #234 Come All Ye Faith­ful (refrain)

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #364 Because He Lives

Because He lives I can face tomor­row. Because He lives all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the liv­ing just because He lives.

THE WRITTEN WORD Matthew 25: 31–46

When the Son of Man comes in His glo­ry, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on his glo­ri­ous throne.All the nations will be gath­ered before Him, and He will sep­a­rate the peo­ple one from anoth­er as a shep­herd sep­a­rates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inher­i­tance, the king­dom pre­pared for you since the cre­ation of the world. For I was hun­gry and you gave me some­thing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me some­thing to drink, I was a stranger and you invit­ed me in,I need­ed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to vis­it me.’ “Then the right­eous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hun­gry and feed you, or thirsty and give you some­thing to drink?When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or need­ing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to vis­it you?’ “The King will reply, ‘tru­ly I tell you, what­ev­er you did for one of the least of these broth­ers and sis­ters of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eter­nal fire pre­pared for the dev­il and his angels. For I was hun­gry and you gave me noth­ing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me noth­ing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I need­ed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hun­gry or thirsty or a stranger or need­ing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘tru­ly I tell you, what­ev­er you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eter­nal pun­ish­ment, but the right­eous to eter­nal life.”

  Leader: The word of God for the Peo­ple of God

  Peo­ple: Thanks be to God

QUESTIONS OF FAITH:

 • How should my life (words, actions and deci­sions) reflect my rela­tion­ship and pur­suit of Christ?

 • How did Jesus mod­el Love and Ser­vice to the poor?

 • How can my own life mod­el Christ’s love to the poor?

 • Why should Chris­tians have an active heart for serv­ing the poor?

MESSAGE Pas­tor Blessed U. Sikhosana-Bird

CLOSING PRAYER

Grant, O Lord, that what has been said with our lips we may believe in our hearts, And that what we believe in our hearts we may prac­tice in our lives Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

BLESSING / SENDING Go Now in Peace

Go now in peace. Nev­er be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, stead­fast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to oth­ers so all the world can see. God will be there watch­ing from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

POSTLUDE

Gott der Vater wohn’ uns bei BWV 748 — J S Bach attrib (JG Walther)