The Church of Worship
5th Sunday after Pentecost
June 24, 2018
WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
WE PRAISE THE LORD OUR CREATOR
INTROIT AND BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
Let this be a time of preparing our hearts for worship
#408 “There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: When forces in the world threaten us, when our bodies or spirits turn against us, there is one who seeks us.
All: One who meets us, One who heals us, whose love washes over us and sets us free for joy.
One: This one is the Lord.
All: Come, let us worship God.
*HYMN #39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
WE CONFESS OUR NEED
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy One, God Most High, grant us faith to confess our sins and seek your mercy. There are barren places in our lives
where we have wandered far from you. We have listened to voices who distracted us from your call. We have submitted to powers competing for our loyalty to you. We have not taken the hand you offer to lead us out of god forsakenness, and into your holy ways. God our Savior, forgive us. Quench our thirst for you from the Rock of our salvation, and let your love well up in us unto eternal life. Speak tenderly to us of your presence. Feed us with your word. Deliver us from evil. Let us enter into your kingdom; then send us out to serve you by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Christ Jesus is the bread of life, manna come down from heaven. Christ coves us with baptismal waters, so that our lives are hidden in him. This Jesus, the Son of the Most High God, is sovereign even over the powers of evil, so that his reign brings freedom and joy. Therefore, I call you to have faith and believe the Good News:
All: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
One: We have received peace with God through Jesus Christ. Therefore, let us turn to those around us and greet one another in the peace of Christ.
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
*SUNG RESPONSE “Gloria Patri” (Avery & Marsh)
Glory be to the Father, and the son, and the Holy ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
OLD TESTAMENT READING (page 227)
1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4 – 11, 19 – 23, 32 – 49
“It Is Well” by Bethel Music
SERMON by Noel Snyder
A TIME OF SILENT REFLECTION
*HYMN #307 “God of Grace and God of Glory”
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES AND OUR GIFTS
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Prayers: Billye Benedict
Church Members to keep in prayer this week: Amy and Kevin Dykhouse, 9970 W Cadillac Rd.,
Special Care Member: Dorothy Jones,
Congratulations and Blessings: To Paul Tomlinson and Anne Lawton on their marriage yesterday. All are welcome to attend an open house in their honor today from 2 – 4 p.m.
Mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA): Plainwell First and Portage Westminster
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 us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
WE GO RENEWED
*HYMN #726 “Will You Come and Follow Me”
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE #826 vs. 1 “Lift High the Cross”