Sunday, July 31, 2016

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Morning Worship at 10 o’clock

Roads are necessary, but the fact that we don’t fully recognize that when you build a road you’re doing more than building a road – you’re building the future development of your city. And, that’s what’s never dawned on people. It still doesn’t, in a way.

- Richard Lamm

Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn’t irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself.

- Ray Comfort

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.

- Arne Jacobsen

The Church Gathers

Organ Prelude: “An Druzhamel”           Trad., arr. Stivell

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

If we have been raised with Christ,
we have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed ourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator.
In that renewal there is no longer this race or that race, in-group or out-group, male or female, young or old, rich or poor;
but Christ is all and in all!

† Hymn: “For the Beauty of the Earth” vs.1, 5 & 6            No. 92

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies; Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
For thy church, that evermore lifteth holy hands above, offering up on every shore her pure sacrifice of love; Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
For thy self, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given, for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven: Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

Morning Prayer (unison)

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden.  Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your hold name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

To Hear the Word

Hebrew Scripture: Colossians 3:1-11

Michael Rouse is the Liturgist.

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.

Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!

Musical Selection: “Lord, This Is My Desire”     Kevin Mayhew

O Lord, this is my desire:
to walk along the path of life that you have appointed for me,
in steadfastness of faith, in lowliness of heart, in gentleness of love.
Let not the cares and duties of this life press upon me too heavily,
but lighten my burden that I may follow Your way in quietness,
filled with thankfulness for Your mercy.

Sermon: “Building Barns”           Rev. Travis Knoll

Luke 12:13-21

To Respond in Faith

† Hymn: “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”     No. 405

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Alleluia, alleluia!
Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened unto you. Alleluia, alleluia!

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: “Where Charity and Love Prevail”                No. 549

Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found; brought here together by Christ’s love, by love are we thus bound.
With grateful joy and holy fear true charity we learn; let us with heart and mind and strength now love Christ in return.
Forgive we now each other’s faults as we our faults confess; and let us love each other well in Christian holiness.
Let strife among us be unknown, let all contention cease; be Christ the glory that we seek, be ours his holy peace.
Let us recall that in our midst dwells God’s begotten Son; as members of his body joined, we are in him made one.
Love can exclude no race or creed if honored be God’s name; our common life embraces all whose Maker is the same.

† Dismissal with Blessing

Go, to build and to plant as God directs
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: “Toccata Gioiosa”         Denman

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