Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Bible Songs: “Anticipation of Answered Prayer” #140
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 69:30)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: We will praise the name of God with a song;
People: We will magnify our God with thanksgiving.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Lord, if we speak with eloquence and sincerity, but do not have love, we are noisy gongs. If we are very serious and emphatic, but do not have love, we are clanging cymbals, even if we could speak with the language of angels, if our speaking is without love, we are still only a clanging noise. Sometimes, Lord, we admire our own intellect. We think that the more we know the greater we are, but knowledge without love is only arrogance. And we proclaim that faith is what it is all about, but faith without love is absurd. Or, we think it is about things. The more I have the better I am, so we think in our foolishness. But it is not about things, it is about love. Forgives us Lord, for our lack of love. Inspire us through your Holy Spirit to be your gentle loving people. In the blessed and holy name of Jesus, Amen.
--Based on I Cor. 13:1-3
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Tim. 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 Hymnbook: "Blest Be the Tie That Binds” #473
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: I Corinthians 13:4-12
Second Reading: I Corinthians 13:13
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” #399
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
“I will welcome you, and I will be your father, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18, NRSV). We have gathered together as the family of God. We welcome everyone!
For the next two Sabbaths, Dr. Tony Grant will be on vacation. Next Sabbath, July 2, Dr. Guy Smith, Jr. will preach. This is also Communion Sabbath. On July 9, Dr. C. Ronald Beard will preach.
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