August 12, 2018

 

WE GATHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE

PRELUDE                   “I have Decided to Follow Jesus” by Hayes

 WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to worship at FPC Cadillac.  We are glad you are here. Please share your prayer requests/praises by writing them on the blue card in the  pew rack and placing them in the offering plate. Please be mindful to turn your cell phone off, or on a setting that won’t disturb others.

*Indicates that those who are able may stand

 

SPECIAL OFFERING FOR THE CADILLAC FREE CLINIC

 

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

#280 verse 3 “Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us”

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

One:  We’ve come to worship God,

All:     who makes streams flow from rock,

One:  who turns the parched earth into springs of water,

All:     who sends the rain from heaven and makes the wilderness

          blossom and flourish.

One:  As the deer thirsts for flowing streams, so we thirst for You, God.

All:     Come, let’s worship our life-giving God, who pours out living water on all who thirst.

 

*HYMN   #366                          “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

 

WE CONFESS OUR NEED

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Loving God, we know that in every generation You call forth prophets to proclaim Your word.  We give You thanks that You are still speaking even today. Your Spirit inspires the young to see visions of a new creation and elders to dream of a time not yet known.  Yet we confess that we fail to hear Your voice when it comes from an unexpected place. Forgive us, when we miss Your Spirit among us.  Restore us with humility and awaken us anew to Your presence and your promise. Amen.

 

SILENT PERSONAL CONFESSION

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One:  Be strong, do not fear!  God comes, to fill your parched souls

with living water, to open your eyes to the grace which is yours.
All:  God comes, for no other reason than to save us.

One:  This is indeed good news.  Thanks be to God.

All:     In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  Amen

 

*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

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE                                 Rev. Peggy Huston

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING (pg. 587)                        Isaiah 44:3

NEW TESTAMENT READING (page 869)               John 7: 37-39

VIOLIN SPECIAL By Millie Zukausky    "He Giveth More Grace"

SERMON             “Finding The Holy Spirit”     Rev. Peggy Huston

HYMN #292                                                   “As the Wind Song”

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES AND OUR GIFTS

Offertory     “Candler Melody”

*Doxology #606

PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

 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   #410                           “God Is Calling through the Whisper”

BENEDICTION

*BENEDICTION RESPONSE #280  “Come, O Spirit, Dwell Among Us”

POSTLUDE                              “By All Your Saints Still Standing”