The Samaritan’s Way

Dr. Jonathan Sloan gives a message about Jesus difficult teaching about who all we must consider our neighbor and show care to. Based on Luke 10:25-37  

The Service for the Lord’s Day

July 14, 2019    10:30 a.m.



“The Church’s One Foundation”                              arr. G Noriah

“Come, All Christians, Be Committed”                          arr. M Hayes

“On Jordan’s Stormy Banks”                                    arr. J Raney


News of the Church

Please complete the attendance form found in the red Welcome book in your pew.  Prayer request forms are also available in the Welcome book.  Thank you.


Moment for Mission                    Outreach and Evangelism


*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 with Christian love and let them know that you’re glad to see them!)


*Hymn                                               “Ancient Words”


Call to Worship

Leader:     We gather today with hearts open to serve,

People:    to be good Samaritans in a world that needs to be loved.

Leader:     We can choose to use our faith to ignore those we don’t like;

People:    or do as God expects and reach out to those who need us.

       Leader:     We are clearly instructed to love God, but also to love our neighbors:

those across the yard, the road, the ocean and the world.

ALL:        Let us worship God!


*Hymn                                                 “Our God”


*Prayer of Confession (Unison)

       Dear Lord, we say we love You with our whole heart, but often feel nothing for those You expect us to care for.  We want to love You with our whole soul, but we use too many excuses to turn from those who are helpless.  We try to love You with all our strength, but are too weak to stand up for those who need us.  We desire to love You with our entire mind, but our thoughts stray so easily away from You.  We know we should love our neighbors, but we pick and choose who our neighbors are, while dismissing all others.  Help us to fully open our hearts and souls, to be strong in mind and body, to treat all as those within our inner circle.  Help us to love like You love and to live in ways that will make You proud.…

(Silent time of prayer)


*Assurance of Pardon

Leader:     God’s mercy is not for the few.  God forgives all who profess faith in Jesus

and who live    according to the Lord’s teachings.  God finds us beaten

and      bruised and carries us to safety.

.     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.



Children’s Message

After the Children’s Message, children 7 and younger may continue to Millard Hall for Children’s Church.  All other children are asked to remain in worship.


Anthem                                                 “Give Away”                        Mentzer, Paul, and Roberts

Adonai Singers


Message        “The Samaritan’s Way”         Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Luke 10:25-37                                   Pew Bible pg.844

The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

*Hymn #718                                                             “Take Up Your Cross the Savior Said”


Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer (Unison)

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.



Offertory                                  “Wade in the Water”                                          arr. J Raney


*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)


*Prayer of Dedication



Commission of Presbyterian Youth Triennium Delegates


Commissioning Prayer (Unison)

Holy God, through never ending streams of mercy, guide and protect our young people and their leaders as they attend the Presbyterian Youth Triennium. Tune their hearts to sing your praise and fill them with your wondrous grace. Transform their lives through this experience so that they may further build your Kingdom through their gifts and leadership. Through Christ, we pray. Amen. 


*Hymn #475                                                            “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”




Postlude                                       “Voluntary in D Major”                                  M Charpentier



*Please stand, in body or in spirit