NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

August 11, 2019

11:00 a.m.

ASSEMBLE TO PRAISE GOD WITH THANKSGIVING

ANNOUNCEMENTS & WELCOME

PRELUDE (QUIET MEDITATION PLEASE)

STRIKING OF THE HOUR ……………………..…. (Quiet Please) ……........Organist

CANDLELIGHTING............................................. Anthony Rawls & Nathan Nesbit, IV

INTROIT……………………. “In the Beauty of Holiness” …………….……Mass Choir

*CALL TO WORSHIP ………………................................................Rev. Don Johnson

Our soul waits for the Lord, who is our help and shield. Our hearts are glad, because

we trust in God’s Holy name. Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we

hope in You. Amen.

*OPENING HYMN......................................................................... “Blessed Assurance”

*OPENING PRAYER………………...………....................................Rev. Don Johnson

O God of promise, creator of the cosmos, You are the first light breaking through the void, and the final light we shall eternally enjoy. Keep our hearts ever vigilant as we wait to welcome You, that You would find us clothed in love, dressed for action, and eager to receive You. Amen.

CALL TO CONFESSION……………………………........................Rev. Don Johnson

Even in our faithlessness, God loves us still and waits in mercy to forgive. Trusting in the promise given at our baptism, let us confess our sins before God and one another.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison) ...……...................................Youth Lay Reader

Holy God, You call us to do good, seek justice, and care for those in need, yet how often we place our own comforts above compassion for others. Forgive us, we pray, and cleanse us from these and all our offenses through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE …...…………......………........................Youth Lay Reader

God of Hope, by faith we know that You created the world, and that what is seen is made by things that are not visible. Open our eyes to Your presence among us that we may hear Your word with clarity and a sureness of hope, as we follow You in all righteousness. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

* GLORIA PATRI.....….…….….……………………………..…………..….….. #579

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE/THE GREETING

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

All: And also with you.

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN Rev. Don Johnson

*OFFERTORY PRAYER.......……….………………………………Rev. Don Johnson

Jesus said, “Sell your possessions, and give alms. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Honor God with a sacrifice of thanksgiving and come into God’s courts with praise. Amen.

WORSHIP OF GOD WITH TITHES AND OFFERINGS

THE OFFERTORY………………….………….…. “Let Everything that Hath Breath”

*THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………………………………..................#592

PRAYER OF DEDICATION…………………………………….......Rev. Don Johnson

Lord, You look down from heaven, see all humankind, and long to call us home. Accept these gifts on behalf of your people, that they would increase faith, nurture hope, and be reckoned as righteous in Your sight. Amen.

LIFT UP THE NAMES OF PEOPLE FOR PRAYER

PRAYER HYMN…..................................................... “As We Come to Thee in Prayer”

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Don Johnson

WE HEAR AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURES: OLD TESTAMENT: PSALM 107:1-9 (NRSV)

NEW TESTAMENT: LUKE 12:13-21 (NRSV)

HYMN OF MEDITATION………………….……. “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand”

SERMON: “SOUL SAVING STUFF?”

WE FOLLOW GOD’S WORD INTO THE WORLD

*INVITATIONAL HYMN……….……… “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” – #357

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (P. 14 FO. Hymnal) Rev. J. L. Perry

CLOSING………………….…………………………………….…. “God Be with You”

GO IN GOD’S NAME

*BENEDICTION………………..........................................................Rev. Don Johnson

May the blessing of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be with you this day and every day until Christ comes to make all things well. Amen.

CHORAL RESPONSE ........................................................................“Threefold Amen”

EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES


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