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June 14 Service

Worship 6.14.20

 

PRELUDE            “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”      Diane Combs, piano    (click)                                                            

 

WELCOME to WORSHIP!

Thank you for coming to worship, for turning your focus to God, the foundation of a faithful life.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & PRAYER CONCERNS:

¨Happy Birthday: Jim Hanna, Hal Roberts, Tammy Bucy, Barb Phillips (turning 90!), Dianne Kline

 Happy Anniversary: Dave & Judi Crane, Drew & Joan Schrader

¨Please be in prayer for Howard Kline, Becky Bender, B.J. Morrow, Morgan McNeil, Mimi Munroe & for one another.

 

GATHERING MUSIC      “Rain Down”   Martin Smith & Stuart Garrard         (click)

                   Quartet: Harry Boyd, Stan Briggs, Wes Lee, Joel Lillethun

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

As people who forget whose we are…come and worship the Father and Creator of all.

In a world that loses its’ direction…come and worship God who shows us the Way.

In times of disappointment, sorrow and loss…come and worship God who never lets us go.

In times of joy and gladness…come and worship God, for great is God’s faithfulness!

 

PRAYER OF ADORATION

Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth,

Even the trees of the field clap their praise and the rocks cry out in adoration.

May our hearts simply overflow with love and gratitude as we worship you –

today and every day. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

Search us, O God, and know our hearts; test us and know our anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in us and lead us in the way everlasting.

In humility and faith, let’s confess together:

 

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent,

for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

 

        --  Spend a few moments in silent confession –

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end;

They are new every morning; great is God’s faithfulness!

Brothers and sisters, believe the Good News. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH   from The Heidelberg Catechism

Why has Christ commanded us to address God: “Our Father”?

That at the very beginning of our prayer he may awaken in us

the childlike reverence and trust toward God which should be the motivation of our prayer,

which is that God has become our Father through Christ

and will much less deny us what we ask him in faith

than our human fathers will refuse us earthly things.

 

PASSING THE PEACE       2 Corinthians 13:11

“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice!  Strive for full restoration,

encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace.

And the God of love and peace will be with you.” 

The peace of Christ be with you!

 

SPECIAL MUSIC     “I’d Rather Have Jesus”    Quartet        George Beverly Shea   (click)

 

Scripture and  Message   "Lord, Teach Us to Pray"  Psalm 103: 13-19 (click)

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 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.

(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 - Great is Thy Faithfulness (click)


BENEDICTION

Because the world is full of despair, go out offering Hope.

Because the world is full of lies, go out bearing Truth.

Because the world can be cruel, go out demonstrating Love.

Because the world is overwhelmed by bad news, go out bearing God’s Good News,

Trusting in the faithfulness of the Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.