SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019
PRELUDE Allegro (Divertimento C‑dur K 439b) — W A Mozart
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT #328 (sing once) Surely the Presence of the Lord
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: I believe in the One who lifts my broken spirit, restores my soul and gives me new life in God’s kingdom on earth.
People: I believe in the one who puts love in my heart and gives me peace that overshadows all my woes.
Leader: I believe in the One who nourishes our bodies and keeps our souls healthy with the Bread of Life.
People: I believe in the One who gives us mercy to give as a gift to others.
Leader: I believe in the One whose face we will see at the end of this journey in the fulfillment of God’s kingdom.
People: I believe in the awesome power of the Holy Spirit. I believe in Jesus. I believe in God.
God of great and precious promises in Christ, we ask for the powerful presence of your Holy Spirit now as we enter this time of worship and learning. Open our eyes that we might see glimpses of truth you have for us. You are the potter, we are the clay. Make our hearts teachable by your grace and goodness. And may we receive your guidance. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
HYMN #154 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
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 His Eye Is On the Sparrow arr. by Luigi Zanninelli Nancy B. James, soprano
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GODMenuetto Allegretto (Divertimento C‑dur K 439b) — W A Mozart
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS
PASSING THE PEACE
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #367 He Touched Me
THE WRITTEN WORD 2 Peter 1:1–4
1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the
corruption in the world caused by evil desires. — NIV
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH (to ponder in a personal time of study)
• What does it mean to be a “servant” of Jesus Christ?
• How does Peter say grace and peace comes to a person (v2)? How does that happen?
• What are we promised we will receive through God’s divine power in v3?
• What can we do because of the “very great and precious promises” (v4)?
• How does participating in God’s divine nature look in practical life?
• How about escaping the corruption in the world caused by evil desires?
MESSAGE Embrace the Precious Promises
CLOSING HYMN #127 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
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
POSTLUDERondo Allegretto (Divertimento C‑dur K 439b) — W A Mozart