Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Worship at 10:00 am

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”   -Hebrews 11:1


Prelude – In illo tempore – Gregorian Proper

Words of Welcome and Announcements - Lay Leader, John Strawbridge

Introit 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 Celebration (Based on Psalm 105:1-6)

Leader: We give thanks to God, we call on the name of the LORD,
we make known God’s deeds among the peoples.

People: We sing to God, sing praises to God; we tell of all the LORD’s wonderful works.

Leader: We glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

People: We seek the LORD and the LORD’s strength; we seek God’s presence continually.

Leader: We remember the wonderful works God has done, God’s miracles, and power.

People: We are offspring of God’s servant Abraham, children of Jacob, God’s chosen ones.

All: We give thanks to the LORD, we call on God’s name,
and we make God’s deeds known among the peoples.

* Song - I Sing the Almighty Power of God – Hymnal 152

1. I sing the almighty power of God, that made the mountains rise, that spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; the moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

2. I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food, who formed the creatures thru the Word, and then pronounced them good. Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye, if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

3. There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes thy glories known, and clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from thy throne; while all that borrows life from thee is ever in thy care; and everywhere that we can be, thou, God, art present there.

Pastor’s Time with Young Disciples

Time of Morning Prayer

Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you

Pastor: Let us pray as we sing

Prayer Song - There’s Something About that Name - Hymnal 171

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.

or 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 kin-dom 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 – There’s Something About that Name – Hymnal 171

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! There’s just something about that name! Master, Savior, Jesus! Like the fragrance after the rain. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! Let all heaven and earth proclaim: Kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there’s something about that name!

Scripture Lesson

From the New Testament – Romans 10:5-13

Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say?

“The word is near you,
on your lips and in your heart”

(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

Special Music Come Sunday Duke Ellington

Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, please look down and see my people through.
I believe God is now, was then and always will be.
With God’s blessing we can make it through eternity.
Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, Please look down and see my people through.

Story & Sermon - “A Dash of Faith” – Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Sebring

* Song of Response – Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me – Hymnal 509

1. Jesus, Savior, pilot me over life’s tempestuous sea; unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal. Chart and compass came from thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

2. As a mother stills her child, thou canst hush the ocean wild; boisterous waves obey thy will, when thou sayest to them, “Be still!” Wondrous sovereign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

3. When at last I near the shore, and the fearful breakers roar’ twixt me and the peaceful rest, then, while leaning on thy breast, may I hear thee say to me, “Fear not, I will pilot thee.”

* Affirmation of Faith – From Romans 8 – Hymnal 887

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

Leader: Shall tribulation or distress,

Leader:     Or persecution or famine,

Leader:     Or nakedness or peril or sword?

ALL:     No!

ALL:     In all things we are more than conquerors

ALL:     Through the One who loved us.

ALL:     We are sure that neither

ALL:     Death nor life,

ALL:     Nor angels, nor pincipalities,

ALL:     Nor things present, nor things to come,

ALL:     Nor powers, nor height, nor depth,

ALL:     Nor anything else in all creation,

ALL:     Will be able to separate us from the love of God

ALL:     In Christ Jesus our Lord.

ALL:     Thanks be to God! Amen.

Glorifying God with our Gifts and Offerings

Invitation to Share in God’s Kingdom Work

Music to receive the offering

Prayer of Dedication

Lord of all creation bless these gifts that we offer up to you this morning.
Help us not just to give, but also to live more boldly and more generously.
Grant in us the faith to step out of the places in our lives
where we are so cautious and anxious that we miss the joy
that comes from the kingdom-living Jesus taught.
Help us to walk on water — strong in our faith and keeping our eyes on Christ,
in whose holy name, we pray. Amen

* Presenting our Gifts Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow Hymnal 94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

* Stepping Out in Faith into the World

Pastor:  Go knowing that the Christ who you worshiped here goes with you.

People: We go ready to face the world with Christ beside us.

Pastor:  Go knowing that Christ may call you from your comfort zones.

People: We go ready to hear the Lord’s voice bidding us to step out in faith.

Pastor:  Go knowing that by your example others may step out to follow Jesus.

People: We go commissioned to be examples to others as followers of Christ.


* Congregational Response Stand By Me Hymnal 512

Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

* Postlude Ribeannan Righ Arr. Gilfinnan


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