Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” #103
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (John 10:9)
Leader: We are here because we have collected the hurts and hatreds of living through another week.
People. We gather as the wounded people.
Leader: We are here because we have also seen joy and hope, creativity and new life in this past week.
People: We gather as the wondering people.
Leader: We are here because we believe that Christ is the power that brings life together and makes it whole.
People: We gather as the worshiping people. We begin a new week as we celebrate resurrection — Christ’s victory over death, despair, and hopelessness.
Prayer of Confession (In Unison)
God our Redeemer, we admit to you that our conduct is not consistent with the gospel. We do not always stand firm when it is easier to waver. We sometimes look down on othes and put them down. We are frightened disciples when our faith requires us to go out on a limb. We do not live for Christ but for ourselves. Death is a terror to us because our hope in the resurrection grows dim. Have mercy on us, righteous and saving God, and deliver us from ourselves through the power of the Holy Spirit, who releases us from timidity and fear. Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15).
People: He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).
s Bible Songs: “Motives to Gratitude” #220
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Reading: Psalm 103:8-13
Second Reading: Isaiah 1:18-19
Sermon: "Macbeth Effect"
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” #190
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
St. Paul wrote to the Ephesians, "Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts" (Ephesians 5:18-19). With a joyous spirit we welcome everyone and invite you to join us in making melody to the Lord.
The Diaconate will meet immediately after Morning
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Next Sabbath, August 19, 8:00 a.m.
The Session meets next Sabbath at 7:00 p.m.
Summerfest is August 25. Once again, we will be doing a fundraiser during Summerfest. We need everyone’s help. We need workers to set up, take down, and clean up. We also need workers for every other aspect of this fundraiser. Further, we need donations of tea, Coke and Pepsi products, homemade cakes, and pies.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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