Glory of the Lord

Dr. Jonathan Sloan gives a message about the focus of our faith, Glorifying God. Based on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

The Service for the Lord’s Day

  July 7, 2019

 

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE

Prelude
“Only Trust in Him”                                                 arr. C Clay

“Majesty” with “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

and “How Majestic Is Your Name”                                arr. J Raney

 

News of the Church

Please complete the attendance form found in the red Welcome book in your pew. 

Prayer requests can be written in the book as well.  Thank you.

 

*The Greeting and Welcoming of One Another

(There are no strangers in God’s House, just friends we have not yet met.

Greet your neighbor in Christian love and let them know that you’re glad to see them!)

 

 

*Hymn                                       “My Life Is in You, Lord”

 

*Call to Worship (Responsive)

Leader:            We are called here this morning to be laborers for Christ;

People:           to go where Jesus would go.

Leader:            We are called to encourage each other,

People:           to be a source of strength for fellow travelers.

Leader:            As we go down life’s road, God expects us to seek out those who

need guidance and to invite others to join us on the journey.

All:                  Let us worship God! 

 

*Hymn                                      “Healing Is in Your Hands”

 

*Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Dear Lord, You expect much from all who know the glory of God, yet we sit back and let others do the work.  We rush into decisions and actions without turning to You in prayer.  We fail to support people in their spiritual journeys and hold back encouragement when others are questioning their route.  We are more concerned with our earthly possessions than our spiritual blessings.  Help us to be a worker to build Your kingdom, to give and receive goodwill.  Guide us to do as You do and to go where You lead…(Silent time of prayer)

 

*Assurance of Pardon

Leader:            God’s glory surrounds us whether we labor or rest.  It gives us hope and promises us mercy, grace and forgiveness!

All:                  Thanks be to God!

 

* The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

After the Children’s Message, preschoolers through 1st Graders may continue to Millard Hall for Children’s Church.  All other students are asked to remain in worship.

 

Message             “Glory of the Lord!”           Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20                                  Pew Bible pg.844

The Mission of the Seventy
1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2 He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ 6 And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. 7 Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; 9 cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’
                                                             

WE SEAL AND RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Hymn #525                             “Let Us Break Bread Together”

 

*The Apostles’ Creed

            I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

            And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

            I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Offering

Offering Anthem                         “Fill My Cup”                                               R Blanchard

 

*Doxology (The Hymnal, #606)

Prayer of Dedication

 

THE CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Ps. 34:8

All who put their trust in Christ as Savior and Lord, whether from this church or another Christian fellowship, are invited and encouraged to share in the Lord’s Supper.  The individually wrapped wafers are Gluten Free so that even those with gluten sensitivities may partake in communion.

 

The Invitation to the Lord’s Table

The Words of Institution

 

Communion

 

The Sharing of the Bread and the Cup

Bread (You may partake of the bread when you receive it for

your personal communion with Christ.)

Cup   (Please hold the cup until all have been served that we

may commune together showing our oneness in Christ.)

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving (Unison)

       Eternal God, thank you for coming to us in Jesus Christ. Renew in us faith and hope that we may welcome Christ to rule our thoughts and claim our love, as Lord of lords and King of kings through Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray: 

 

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.

 

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

*Hymn #354                                                                         “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”           

 

*Benediction

 

Postlude                                             “Festival Fanfare”                                               D Paxton

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*Please stand, in body or in spirit