Worship Bulletin for June 30, 2019

SUNDAY JUNE 30, 2019

GREETING

PRELUDE

Vari­a­tions on “God Save the King” (Amer­i­ca) by L van Beethoven

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #334 Sweet, Sweet Spir­it

HYMN #145 Morn­ing Has Bro­ken

CALL TO WORSHIP  (writ­ten by Des­ley Anne Fin­do)

L:  God fash­ioned all your parts before you were even born.

P:  He wants you as you are; for His pur­pose you were formed.

L:  He made you in His like­ness, unlike the beasts and crea­tures.

P:  He’s giv­en you gifts and tal­ents; you are spe­cial in your fea­tures.

L:  So dis­cov­er all your tal­ents; work hard, try lots of things.

P:  Watch for what you’re good at; these are the gifts God brings.

L:  God made you very spe­cial. Thank Him for how you are.

P:  Ask Him to use you to bless oth­ers and you will shine just like a star.                    

OPENING PRAYER (uni­son)

Lov­ing God, call us togeth­er as your peo­ple; trans­form us with your love. Trans­form our hearts, so we may love gen­er­ous­ly.
Trans­form our eyes, so we may see your grace.
Trans­form our hands, so we may serve oth­ers.
Trans­form our spir­its, so we may be the body
of Christ, gath­ered to wor­ship and sent out to serve. Amen.

GIFT OF MUSIC Lord, I Lift Your Name on High            Spir­it Singers

by Hill­song Unit­ed

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Pas­tor Blessed Sikhosana-Bird

MISSION MOMENT Kay Phillips, Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mit­tee

HYMN #147 All Things Bright and Beau­ti­ful

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #393 Spir­it of the Liv­ing God

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 that tres­pass against us. And lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliv­er us from evil. For thine is the king­dom, the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for ever and ever. Amen.

OFFERING OUR GIFTS & OURSELVES TO GOD

Sicil­iana La Paix (Roy­al Fire­works Musick) by G F Hän­del

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS #95

Praise God, from Whom All Bless­ings Flow

THE WRITTEN WORD Romans 12: 4 — 8

In this way we are like the var­i­ous parts of a human body. Each part gets its mean­ing from the body as a whole, not the oth­er way around. The body we’re talk­ing about is Christ’s body of cho­sen peo­ple. Each of us finds our mean­ing and func­tion as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off fin­ger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find our­selves fash­ioned into all these excel­lent­ly formed and mar­velous­ly func­tion­ing parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, with­out envi­ous­ly or pride­ful­ly com­par­ing our­selves with each oth­er, or try­ing to be some­thing we aren’t.

If you preach, just preach God’s Mes­sage, noth­ing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teach­ing; if you give encour­ag­ing guid­ance, be care­ful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manip­u­late; if you’re called to give aid to peo­ple in dis­tress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the dis­ad­van­taged, don’t let your­self get irri­tat­ed with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. — The Mes­sage (MSG)

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

 • What are your God Giv­en Gifts and Tal­ents?

 • Do you share your gifts with oth­ers?

 • How bet­ter can you serve God by shar­ing your gifts?

MEDITATION The Triple G                            Judy Lieber-But­ler

HYMN #593 Here I am Lord

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 

March/Finale “God Save the King” (Amer­i­ca) by L van Beethoven