Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Morning Worship at 10 o’Clock

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
- Jesse Jackson

The Church Gathers

Organ Prelude: “A Hi-ro, Ho-Ro”                            Trad.

Words of Welcome and Announcements (by the minister)

† Introit: (unison) “Morning has broken”   No. 145

Morning has broken like the first morning;

blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!

Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

† Call to Worship

O Lord, open our lips
And we shall declare your praise.

† Hymn: “Hymn of Promise”       No. 707

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.
There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.
In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

Morning Prayer (unison)

Oh God whom Jesus called Father, may you be praised by all creation.
May your kingdom come swiftly.
Provide for our needs for each day.
Show us your mercy, and help us to extend mercy and forgiveness to all who have harmed us. Our world is full of trials, lead us not to our destruction, but to the salvation of all who trust in God.

To Hear the Word

Hebrew Scripture: Hosea 1:2-10
Cathy Dryden is the Liturgist.

When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.” So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.
And the Lord said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.”
She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen.”
When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said, “Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God.”
Yet the number of the people of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which can be neither measured nor numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” it shall be said to them, “Children of the living God.”

† The Psalter: Psalm 85 (responsive, no sung response) No. 806

The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
Lord, you showed favor to your land;
You restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people;
You pardoned all their sin.

You withdrew all your wrath;
You turned from your hot anger.
Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
And put away your indignation toward us!

Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
That your people my rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
And grant us your salvation.

The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
Let me hear what God will speak,
For the Lord will speak peace to his people,
To his faithful, to those who turn to the Lord in their hearts.
Surely salvation is at hand for those who fear the Lord,
That glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
Righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
And righteousness will look down from the sky.

The Lord will give what is good,
And our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before the Lord,
And make God’s footsteps a way.
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

Musical Selection: “We Know that Christ Is Raised”            C.V. Stanford

We know that Christ is raised and dies no more.
Embraced by death he broke its fearful hold;
and our despair he turned to blazing joyi
Alleluia!

We share by water in his saving death.
Reborn, we share with him an Easter life
as living members of a living Christ.
Alleluia!
A new creation comes to life and grows
as Christ’s new body takes on flesh and blood.
The universe restored and whole will sing:
Alleluia!

The Epistle: Colossians 2:6-15

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

Sermon: “Hope” Rev. Travis Knoll

Luke 11:1-13

To Respond in Faith

† Hymn: “Precious Lord”            No. 474

Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn; through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light: Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.
When my way grows drear, precious Lord, linger near, when my life is almost gone, hear my cry, hear my call, hold my hand lest I fall: Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.
When the darkness appears and the night draws near, and the day is past and gone, at the river I stand, guide my feet, hold my hand: Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.

† Affirmation of Faith from the Book of Common Prayer (unison)

You are God: we praise you; You are the Lord: we acclaim you; You are the eternal Father: All creation worships you. To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
The glorious company of apostles praise you. The noble fellowship of prophets praise you. The white robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you; Father, of majesty unbounded, your true and only Son, worthy of all worship, and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.
You, Christ, are the king of glory, the eternal Son of the Father. When you became man to set us free you did not shun the Virgin’s womb. You overcame the sting of death and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory. We believe that you will come and be our judge. Come then, Lord, and help your people, bought with the price of your own blood, and bring us with your saints to glory everlasting.

The Collection of Tithes and Offerings

† Presentation of Tithes and Offerings: (unison) No. 393

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

And Scatters to Be the Church in the World

† Hymn: “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know”       No. 163

Ask ye what great thing I know, that delights and stirs me so? What the high reward I win? Whose the name I glory in? Jesus Christ, the crucified.
Who defeats my fiercest foes? Who consoles my saddest woes? Who revives my fainting heart, healing all its hidden smart? Jesus Christ, the crucified.
Who is life in life to me? Who the death of death will be? Who will place me on his right, with the countless hosts of light? Jesus Christ, the crucified.
This is that great thing I know; this delights and stirs me so: faith in him who died to save, him who triumphed o’er the grave: Jesus Christ, the crucified.

† Dismissal with Blessing

Go, to live in the hope of God’s ultimate victory in spite of the pain we see in our world today.
We go now, to be God’s people.

† Congregational Response: (unison) “Shalom to You”        Trad. Hebrew

Shalom to you now, shalom, my friends.

May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.

In all your living & through your loving,

Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom

† Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

† Organ Postlude: “Allegro Molto”            Villiers

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