Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Morning Worship at 10 o’clock

Lord, you were God’s precious treasure.
- From the song Broken & Spilled Out by Steve Green

 

*  Please Stand, As You Are Able

 

Prelude The Earl of Salisburie, his Pavane Vaughan Williams

 

Words of Welcome and Announcements Lay Leader, John Strawbridge

 

Special Music We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise Kirk Dearman

We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord.
And we offer up to You the sacrifices of thanksgiving;
and we offer up to You the sacrifices of joy.

 

*  Call to Worship (based on Psalm 119: 105-107, Common English Bible)

Leader:  Your word is lamp before my feet and a light for my journey.

People:  I pledge will keep your righteous rules.

Leader:  I have been suffering so much – Lord, make me live again according to your promise.

People:  Please, Lord, accept my spontaneous gifts of praise.

ALL:  LET US PRAISE THE LORD!

 

* Song Come, Thou Almighty King Hymnal 61

1. Come, thou almighty King, help us thy name to sing, help us to praise! Father all glorious, o’er all victorious, come and reign over us, Ancient of Days!

2. Come, thou incarnate Word, gird on thy mighty sword, our prayer attend! Come, and thy people bless, and give thy word success; Spirit of holiness, on us descend!

3. Come, holy Comforter, thy sacred witness bear in this glad hour. Thou who almighty art, now rule in every heart, and ne’er from us depart, Spirit of power!

4. To thee, great One in Three, eternal praises be, hence, evermore. Thy sovereign majesty may we in glory see, and to eternity love and adore!

 

Time of Morning Prayer

Pastor:      The Lord be with you.

People:    And also with you

Pastor:      Let us pray as we sing

Prayer Song My Tribute Hymnal 99

To God be the glory, to God be the glory,

to God be the glory for the things he has done.

With his blood he has saved me;

with his power he has raised me;

to God be the glory for the things he has done.

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer:  (You may pray either version printed below or another that you know.)

Methodist Version
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.
Modern Ecumenical Version
Our God in heaven:
your holy name be honored,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from the evil one.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory
are yours now and always.  Amen.

Prayer Song My Tribute Hymnal 99

To God be the glory, to God be the glory,

to God be the glory for the things he has done.

With his blood he has saved me;

with his power he has raised me;

to God be the glory for the things he has done.

 

Scripture Lessons Carrie Harnick is the reader

From the Hebrew Scripture        Psalm 96

O sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be revered above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in holy splendor;
tremble before him, all the earth.

Say among the nations, “The Lord is king!
The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.”
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it.
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord; for he is coming,
for he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with his truth.

 

From the New Testament           Hebrews 13:1-16

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” So we can say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper;
I will not be afraid.
What can anyone do to me?”

Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings; for it is well for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by regulations about food, which have not benefited those who observe them. We have an altar from which those who officiate in the tent have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the city gate in order to sanctify the people by his own blood. Let us then go to him outside the camp and bear the abuse he endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

 

Reader:  This is the Word of God for the people of God.

People:  Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon “Pouring Out our Praise”             Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Sebring

 

* Song of Response To God be the Glory Hymnal 98

1. To God be the glory, great things he hath done! So loved he the world that he gave us his Son, who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the life-gate that all may go in. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

2. O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, to every believer the promise of God; the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

3. Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son; but purer, and higher, and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

 

* Affirmation of Faith from Romans Hymnal 887

LEADER: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Shall tribulation or distress,

Or persecution or famine,

Or nakedness or peril or sword?

ALL:    No!

In all things we are more than conquerors

Through the One who loved us.

We are sure that neither

Death nor life,

Nor angels, nor pincipalities,

Nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor powers, nor height, nor depth,

Nor anything else in all creation,

Will be able to separate us from the love of God

In Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thanks be to God! Amen.

 

Pastor’s Time with Young Disciples

 

Glorifying God with our Gifts and Offerings

Invitation to Share in God’s Kingdom Work

Music to receive the offering

Prayer of Dedication

People:
Lord Jesus,
In Bethany you were given a gift of great sacrifice
as Mary poured out her love to you.
You poured yourself out for us upon the cross sacrificing your very life.
We offer up to you now our lives that you may use us in your work,
and our sacrifice of a portion of the blessings you have given to us.
May you bless all these with the power of your Spirit,
that they may be used to your glory
and to reach others to worship you as Lord and Savior. Amen.

* Presenting our Gifts Sent Forth by God’s Blessing (Verse 2) Hymnal 664

2. With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living, the tasks of our everyday life we will face.
Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring, embracing God’s children of each tribe and race.
With your grace you feed us, with your light now lead us; unite us as one in this life that we share.
Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving give honor to Christ and that name which we bear.

 

* Benediction

Leader: Here we have given God our thanks and praise,
now let us go in God’s name to live like Christ.

Pastor:  May God provide for your every need;
May Christ Jesus bless your every hour;
And may the Spirit assist you in everything to continually praise the Lord.

ALL:       We go out with a spirit of joy and praise to share Christ’s love with others.

 

Congregational Response Sent Forth by God’s Blessing (Verse 1) Hymnal 664

1. Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing, the people of God from this dwelling take leave. The service is ended, O now be extended the fruits of our worship in all who believe. The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching, shall blossom in action for God and for all. God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us to work for God’s kingdom and answer the call.

 

 

Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

 

* Postlude Allegro Molto Beame

 

 

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