The Service for the Lord’s Day August 19, 2018
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE
Partita on “Nettleton” L Salvatore
“I Sing the Almighty Power of God” arr. P Chopin
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*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!)
*Praise Hymn “Faithful” C Tomlin
*Call to Worship
Leader: We gather this morning as different, separate people;
People: we come together in the glory of the Lord!
Leader: We are drawn by different desires, different needs;
People: but come to praise the same God.
Leader: The world is full of mysteries, whether in nature or in humanity.
Today, may we be more concerned with how to follow God, instead of why.
ALL: Let us worship God!
*Hymn “God is Able” Hillsong
*Prayer of Confession (Unison) AJ Baratta
Dear Lord, You created many things that continue to amaze us. We are in awe of Your wonders in nature, yet continually question Your part in our lives, so we blindly venture out on our own. We see Your grand design all around us, yet take credit for all things good while blaming You for the bad. You and Your ways astound us, yet we continue to question Your authority, so we turn from You and rely on others to guide us. Help us to believe in Your power, to bow to Your greatness and to hold fast to Your love.…(Silent time of prayer)
*Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Jesus keeps watch over us, is with us always, and is always in control, even
when life seems uncontrollable. He loves so deeply that He astounds us
with His forgiveness and mercy.
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
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.
Anthem “This Train” Mid-19th-Century Spiritual
Message “Thinking a Mile Ahead” Dr. Bill Osick
18 Three things are too wonderful for me;
four I do not understand:
19 the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a girl.
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
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 “This Little Light of Mine” arr. M McDonald
*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)
*Prayer of Dedication
WE GO FORTH TO SERVE
*Hymn #8 “Eternal Father Strong to Save”
Postlude “Celebration” J Mansfield
*Please stand, in body or in spirit