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  Waynesville

August 2 Service

Worship 8.2.20

 

PRELUDE  "Holy Manna"     Joseph Martin   Diane Combs, piano    (click)

WELCOME to WORSHIP!

Even though on-line worship is just not the same as being together,

I pray you will know the love and acceptance of the family of faith, wherever you are.

Thank you for participating today!


Today is Communion Sunday. Please prepare by having your own elements ready.
(A piece of bread or a cracker and sip of juice or water will be fine).


ANNOUNCEMENTS & PRAYER CONCERNS

¨Happy Anniversary: Hughes & Margaret Roberts (50th!) & Ron & Janet Tingle

¨Happy Birthday: Gregg Miller, Merry June Burrell & Lynn Heinrichs

¨Please continue to pray for: Ian Hutchison, Howard Kline, Becky Bender, Alex Robb and one another.

Please add prayers for the many Covid-19 cases at SilverBluff and for the emerging clusters in Haywood County.  

 GATHERING MUSIC     “We Fall Down”        Chris Tomlin         (Click)

                                Denise Butler, Judy Covin & Lynn Heinrichs

CALL TO WORSHIP        From Psalm 138

We give thanks to you, O Lord.

We praise you and thank you with all our hearts.

We love to sing your praises before all Creation;

And rejoice in your steadfast love and faithfulness.

Great is the Lord, we will sing and praise your Name forever!

 

PRAYER OF ADORATION

Almighty God, we come before you to be still and know that you are God.

Sovereign Lord, we bow before your greatness offering our love and adoration.

Everlasting Father, we rejoice in you, today and forever.

In the Name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

God who saved us also chose us to live a holy life, not because we deserve it,

But because that was his plan long before the world began.

In humility and faith, let us confess together:

 

Merciful Lord, we come before you admitting our failure to love you,

to serve you, and to live holy and joyful lives.

Forgive us for all the ways we disappoint you.

Change our hearts, we pray through the power of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

-Please spend a moment in silent confession-

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Every morning the mercy of the Lord is wonderfully new.
Friends, believe the Good News – in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God. Amen.


AFFIRMATION of FAITH    From a Brief Statement of Faith

In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,

we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks

and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,

praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” With believers in every time and place,

we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us

from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

PASSING the PEACE

Our Lord gives perfect peace to those whose minds are stayed upon Him.

The peace of Christ be with you!

 

SPECIAL MUSIC           “Sweet Hour of Prayer”                (click)

                                Gregg Miller & Mack Johnston

SCRIPTURE & MESSAGE   "Telling the Story"   Acts 6:1-8    (click)

INVITATION TO THE LORD'S TABLE 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Life up your hearts;

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


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 debts,

as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil:  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power,

and the glory, forever.

Amen. 

 

GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS

 

Let’s respond to God’s amazing love

with our own gifts offered in obedience and gratitude.

For the Lord loves a cheerful giver!

Thank you for your continued faithfulness.

You may give on-line through our website or mail a check to the church office.

God bless the gift and the giver!

 

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

HYMN          “I Love to Tell the Story"   A. K. Hankey      (click)

BENEDICTION                                                                           Dr. Richard C. Halverson

You go nowhere by accident!

Wherever you are – God has a purpose in you being there.

Christ who lives in you

has something he wants to do through you where you are.

Believe it and go in his grace and power!

Amen.