Worship Bulletin for July 14, 2019

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019

GREETING

PRELUDE Réc­it de Chromhorne/Dialogue
(Messe d’Orgue Nº 2)
by François Couperin

CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #328 (sing once)

Sure­ly the Pres­ence of the Lord

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:   O sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Peo­ple:   Tell of his sal­va­tion from day to day.

Leader:   Declare his glo­ry among the nations;

Peo­ple:   His mar­velous works among the peo­ples.

Leader:   Great is the Lord, and great­ly to be praised!

Peo­ple:   Hon­or and majesty are due him, for he has done great things!

OPENING PRAYER

God of truth and light, help us to enter this time with sin­cer­i­ty of heart and a spir­it of grat­i­tude. Keep us firm in the faith we pro­fess. Help us to real­ize your pres­ence in our midst through our faith in Jesus, your only begot­ten Son, our Sav­ior and Lord. It is in his name that we pray, Amen.

HYMN #64 Holy, Holy, Holy! 

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 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.

GIFT OF MUSIC You Raise Me Up

by Bren­dan Gra­ham & Rolf Love­land   Chloe Miller, vocal­ist

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD

Chromhorne sur la Taille

(Messe d’Orgue Nº 2) by François Couperin

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #526 What a Friend We Have in Jesus

THE WRITTEN WORD Hebrews 4:14–16 and 12:1–3

14 There­fore, since we have a great high priest who has ascend­ed into heav­en, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firm­ly to the faith we pro­fess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weak­ness­es, but we have one who has been tempt­ed in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with con­fi­dence, so that we may receive mer­cy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

1 There­fore, since we are sur­round­ed by such a great cloud of wit­ness­es, let us throw off every­thing that hin­ders and the sin that so eas­i­ly entan­gles. And let us run with per­se­ver­ance the race marked out for us, 2 fix­ing our eyes on Jesus, the pio­neer and per­fecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorn­ing its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Con­sid­er him who endured such oppo­si­tion from sin­ners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.  —  New Inter­na­tion­al Ver­sion (NIV)

QUESTIONS OF LIFE AND FAITH

 • Is it hard for you to stay focused on Christ’s pres­ence dur­ing the day? Why do you think that is so?

 • What does it mean to you to “hold firm­ly to the faith we pro­fess?”

 • Is it hard for you to approach God “with con­fi­dence?” Why do you think that is so?

 • How do you inter­pret the “great cloud of wit­ness­es?”

 • What spir­i­tu­al dis­ci­plines must we do to “fix our eyes on Jesus?”

 • What makes you “grow weary and lose heart?” What do these scrip­tures offer as an anti­dote?

MESSAGE Where Is Our Focus?            Pas­tor Bob Vizthum

CLOSING HYMN #374 Stand­ing On the Promis­es

BENEDICTION Go Now In Peace by Don Besig

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.

BLESSING/SENDING

POSTLUDE Offer­toire sur les Grands Jeux

(Messe d’Orgue Nº 2) by François Couperin