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July 5th Service

Worship 7.5.20

 

PRELUDE            “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” & “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”        Diane Combs, piano                                                                                      (click)


WELCOME to WORSHIP!

“Our Father’s God, to thee, Author of liberty, to thee we sing.

Long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light;

protect us by thy might, great God, our King.”  - Samuel Francis Smith


Today is Communion Sunday, so please prepare by having your own elements ready.  

(A piece of bread or a cracker and a sip of juice or water will be fine).   


ANNOUNCEMENTS & PRAYER CONCERNS:

¨Happy Anniversary: Jim & Joyce Day, Wayne & Diane McDonald

¨Happy Birthday: Larry Oakley, Madeleine Dammann

¨Please pray for: Ian Hutchison as he begins Navy life this week!

The Morrow family, Howard Kline, Becky Bender, Alex Robb and for one another.


GATHERING MUSIC                  “Here I Am to Worship”              (click)

                                     Harry Boyd, Gregg Miller & Joel Lillethun

   

CALL TO WORSHIP

We gather today thanking and praising God for our freedom to worship.

We draw near to our Lord, Sovereign Ruler of all nations and all people.

Come, let us bow in allegiance before Almighty God!


PRAYER OF ADORATION

Almighty God, Creator of all, we come before you this morning

immensely grateful for a new day to rejoice in you.

Who are we to question your ways? You are the God of all Ages,

before the world began you were there.

And so, we humbly praise you with

our whole hearts, now and forever! In the Name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.


CALL TO CONFESSION

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive us,

and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

In humility and faith, let’s confess together:

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo.    

Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear,

and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment.

Set us free from a past that we cannot change;

open to us a future in which we can be changed;

and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image,

through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

                 -- Spend a few moments in silent confession –


ASSURANCE OF PARDON

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.

As far as the East is from the West, so far has God removed our transgressions.

Friends,  believe the Good News. In Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven!

Thanks be to God. Amen.


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH, The Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 126

What is the fifth petition?
“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
That is: be pleased, for the sake of Christ’s blood, not to charge to us, miserable sinners,

our many transgressions, nor the evil which still clings to us.

We also find this witness of thy grace in us,

that it is our sincere intention heartily to forgive our neighbor.


ANTHEM     "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace"     (click)       

                                     Harry Boyd, Gregg Miller, Joel Lillethun


 

PASSING THE PEACE

How we miss seeing and greeting one another in our beautiful sanctuary each week.

Let’s claim God’s gift of peace, a peace beyond our understanding.

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

The peace of Christ be with you!

 

SPECIAL MUSIC        “Let Us Break Bread Together”                            (click)
                                                 Diane Combs, piano

SCRIPTURE & MESSAGE   "Forgiven!"   Psalm 103:1-12   (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, sung

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 continue our worship by giving cheerfully and generously with grateful hearts.

O Lord, we dedicate these gifts, your tithes and our offerings,

to be used for your glory here in your church, this community,

and around the world.

We pray in your Holy Name. Amen.

Thank you for your faithful, ongoing support of the work of the church.

(You may give on-line, mail a check to the church address,

or drop it in the church mailbox).

 

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          “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”         (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.