Worship Bulletin for June 23, 2019

SUNDAY JUNE 23, 2019

PRE-SERVICE TIME OF PRAISE Youth Praise Band 

GREETING & PRELUDE Alle­gro con spir­i­to in D Major for two pianos by W.A. Mozart

INTROIT Ave Verum by Mozart

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: God has been our help in ages past,

All: Our hope for years to come.

One: God has been our safe home,

All: Our shel­ter in the face of every storm.

One: So we come with praise,

All: And we bring our prayer: God, be our guide forever­more.

HYMN #117 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

OPENING PRAYER O God, Giv­er of every gift, now and in times past, we remem­ber your mighty acts that have giv­en us strength and endurance through hard­ship and loss. We remem­ber your stead­fast love that has brought joy and new life. Be with us all these days of change. We give thanks for all that has been good in our min­istry togeth­er and we con­fess with sad­ness when we have hurt one anoth­er or failed to live our min­istry togeth­er faith­ful­ly. For­give us, and help us for­give one anoth­er. Be now our shel­ter and our guide, this day and forever­more. Through Christ, the One in whom we have known grace and heal­ing. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

GIFT OF MUSIC Inde­scrib­able  Alleluia Choir by Lau­ra Sto­ry

COMMON AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (#883) We are not alone; we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has cre­at­ed and is cre­at­ing, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to rec­on­cile and make new, who works in us and oth­ers by the Spir­it. We trust in God. We are called to be the church:to cel­e­brate God’s pres­ence, top love and serve oth­ers, to seek jus­tice and resist evil, to pro­claim Jesus, cru­ci­fied and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God. Amen!

CHORAL ANTHEM Down by the River­side   arr. by Mary McDon­ald

GIVING OURSELVES TO GOD Andante from Sonata in D major for Two Pianos   by W.A. Mozart

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS We Give Thee But Thine Own, What e’re the gift may be: All that we have is Thine alone, A trust, O Lord, from Thee. May we Thy boun­ties thus as stew­ards true receive, and glad­ly as Thou bless­est us, To Thee our first-fruits give.

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST                                              

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS Let us love one anoth­er, let us love one anoth­er in God’s love, God’s love, in God’s love. Let us love one anoth­er, let us love one anoth­er in God’s love, God’s love, in God’s love. Let us serve one anoth­er, let us serve one anoth­er, in God’s love, God’s love, in God’s love. Let us serve one anoth­er, let us serve one anoth­er, in God’s love, God’s love, in God’s love.

WRITTEN WORD Jere­mi­ah 29. 10–14

This is what the Lord says: “When sev­en­ty years are com­plet­ed for Baby­lon, I will come to you and ful­fill my gra­cious promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to pros­per you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will lis­ten to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from cap­tiv­i­ty. I will gath­er you from all the nations and places where I have ban­ished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I car­ried you into exile.”   — NIV

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

 • Where have you felt like you’re liv­ing in exile?

 • What dreams do you have for your life? What dreams do you have for the church?

 • From what you are expe­ri­enc­ing or have observed, do you trust in the promise of the future?

 • What do you believe God expects from you to embrace the future?

HYMN #451 Be Thou My Vision

SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION Find­ing Our Way Back to the Future Dr. Bri­an Homan

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYERDown to the Riv­er to Pray (with Lord, Lis­ten to Your Chil­dren Pray­ing) arr. by Mary McDon­ald

LITANY OF FAREWELL, THANKS, AND SENDING FORTH (See text in Week­ly News)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN #546 The Church’s One Foun­da­tion

PASTOR’S PRAYER OF SENDING

BENEDICTION SONG Go Now In Peace

POSTLUDEAlle­gro molto from Sonata in D Major for two Pianos by W.A. Mozart