Sunday, August 27, 2017

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Worship at 10:00 am

“What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet. ”
-William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2)

*Please Stand, As You Are Able

Prelude Advenit fructus Gregorian

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)

Pastor:  Gentle…yet powerful.  Lowly…yet almighty. Shepherd…yet King.

Leader: In Your gentleness, guide us. In Your power, strengthen us.
In Your lowliness, strip from us our selfish pride which only destroys us.
In Your greatness, lift us up that we might aspire to greater things.
As a shepherd, call us to be Your servants.
As a King, call us to be Your royal priesthood.

All: O God, who is our shepherd and our King;
O Christ, who was crucified and is now risen from the dead;

O Spirit, who comforts and empowers;
O great One in Three, Holy Trinity, this hour, set us free to worship.

* Song O How I Love Jesus Hymnal 170

1. There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; it sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth. O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!

2. It tells me of a Savior’s love, who died to set me free; it tells me of his precious blood, the sinner’s perfect plea. O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!

3. It tells of one whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe; who in each sorrow bears a part that none can bear below. O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!

Pastor’s Time with Young Disciples

Special Music Your Love, O God, Has Called Us Here M. Lee Suitor

Your love, O God, has called us here,
For all love finds its source in you,
The perfect love that casts out fear,
The love that Christ makes ever new.

O gracious God, you consecrate
All that is lovely, good, and true.
Bless those who in your presence wait
And every day their love renew.

O God of love, inspire our days,
Reveal your will in all we do.
Let every day be song of praise,
And every thought a thought of you.

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

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!

Pastoral Prayer

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

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 – Carol Curtis

From the New Testament                            Matthew 16:13-20

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

Sermon “Namedroppers”             Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Sebring

* Song of Response Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation Hymnal 559

1. Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ the head and cornerstone; chosen of the Lord and precious, binding all the church in one; holy Zion’s help forever, and her confidence alone.

2. To this temple, where we call thee, come, O Lord of Hosts, today! With thy faithful loving-kindness hear thy people as they pray, and thy fullest benediction shed within its walls alway.

3. Here vouchsafe to all thy servants what they ask of thee to gain; what they gain from thee forever with the blessed to retain, and hereafter in thy glory evermore with thee to reign.

4. Laud and honor to the Father, laud and honor to the Son, laud and honor to the Spirit, ever three and ever one; one in might and one in glory, while unending ages run.

* Affirmation of Faith From the Korean Methodist Church Hymnal 884

We believe in the one God,

Creator and sustainer of all things, Father of all nations,

The source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love.

We believe in Jesus Christ,

God manifest in the flesh,

Our teacher, example and Redeemer, the Savior of the world.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

God present with us for guidance, for comfort, and for strength.

We believe in the forgiveness of sins,

In the life of love and prayer,

And in grace equal to every need.

We believe in the Word of God

Contained in the Old and New Testaments

As the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice.

We believe in the church,

Those who are united in the living Lord

For the purpose of worship and service.

We believe in the reign of God

As the divine will realized in human society,

And in the family of God,

Where we are all brothers and sisters.

We believe in the final triumph of righteousness

And in the life everlasting. Amen.

Glorifying God with our Gifts and Offerings

Invitation to Share in God’s Kingdom Work

Music to receive the offering

Prayer of Dedication

Wonderful Savior,
We surrender to you these gifts and our very lives,
asking that you would bless both the gifts and the givers
to be instruments of blessing others
and assisting those who do not yet worship you, to come to faith.  Amen

* Presenting our Gifts His Name Is Wonderful Hymnal 174

His name is wonderful, his name is wonderful, his name is wonderful, Jesus, my Lord. He is the mighty King, Master of everything; his name is wonderful, Jesus, my Lord. He’s the great Shepherd, the Rock of all ages, almighty God is he; bow down before him, love and adore him, his name is wonderful, Jesus, my Lord.

* Stepping Out in Faith into the World

Pastor:  Jesus invites you by name to be a disciple.

People: We go ready to acknowledge the voice of God calling us to serve.

Leader: May God who calls us all, be your constant companion as you serve.

ALL: THANKS BE TO CHRIST WHO IS OUR LEADER. AMEN

* Congregational Response Precious Name Hymnal 536

1. Take the name of Jesus with you, child of sorrow and of woe; it will joy and comfort give you; take it then, where’er you go. Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven. Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet, how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

2. Take the name of Jesus ever, as a shield from every snare; if temptations round you gather, breathe that holy name in prayer. Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven. Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet, how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

3. O the precious name of Jesus! How it thrills our souls with joy, when his loving arms receive us, and his songs our tongues employ! Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven. Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet, how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

4. At the name of Jesus bowing, falling prostrate at his feet, King of kings in heaven we’ll crown him, when our journey is complete. Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven. Precious name, (Precious name,) O how sweet! (O how sweet, how sweet!) Hope of earth and joy of heaven.

Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

* Postlude Allegro con moto Thomson

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