Sunday, August 25, 2019

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Organ Prelude Pange Lingua (Medieval Sequence)

Words of Welcome and Announcements Dr. Emora T. Brannan

Congregational IntroitMorning Has Broken (Vs. 1)    UMH 145
1. 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

L: May those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
P: Yea, our heart is glad in God, because we trust in the Lord’s holy Name.
L: Let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise!
P: We praise you, O God; we acknowledge you to be the Lord.

* Opening HymnFrom All That Dwell Below the Skies UMH 101

1. From all that dwell below the skies, let the Creator’s praise arise; let the Redeemer’s name be sung, through every land by every tongue.

2. Eternal are thy mercies, Lord; eternal truth attends thy word. Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, till suns shall rise and set no more.

3. Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring, in songs of praise divinely sing; the great salvation loud proclaim, and shout for joy the Savior’s name.

4. In every land begin the song; to every land the strains belong; in cheerful sounds all voices raise, and fill the world with loudest praise.

Prayer of Invocation (All)

O holy One, we your children invoke your blessing upon us in this time of worship.  We adore you, whose name is love, whose nature is compassion, whose presence is joy, whose Word is truth, whose spirit is goodness, whose holiness is beauty, whose will is peace, whose service is perfect freedom, in knowledge of whom stands our eternal life.  Unto you be all honor and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Moment

Anthem Who Would True Valor See (John Bunyan-Pilgrim’s Progress, arr BSM) Scott Nunn, Tenor

Who would true valor see,
Let him come hither;
One here will constant be,
Come wind, come weather
There’s no discouragement
Shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent
To be a pilgrim.

Whoso beset him round
With dismal stories
Do but themselves confound;
His strength the more is.
No lion can him fright,
He’ll with a giant fight,
He will have a right
To be a pilgrim.

Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
Can daunt his spirit,
He knows he at the end
Shall life inherit.
Then fancies fly away,
He’ll fear not what men say,
He’ll labor night and day
To be a pilgrim.

A Reading from the Prophets – Jeremiah 1:4-10   John Hutchinson, Liturgist

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” But the Lord said to me,

“Do not say, ‘I am only a boy’;
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and you shall speak whatever I command you.
Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you,
says the Lord.”

Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,

“Now I have put my words in your mouth.
See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to pull down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”

* HymnO How I Love Jesus UMH 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!

A Reading from the Gospels – Luke 13: 10-17
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

Sermon – “He Touched Me”   Dr. Emora T. Brannan

The Offering of Gifts & Tithes

The Offertory

* Doxology Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow UMH 95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, yet heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

* Offering Prayer (All)

Eternal God, giver of every good and perfect gift, and the one who above all your good gifts seeks to give yourself to us: Grant that with these token gifts of our hands, we may fully give ourselves in joyous obedience and service; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

* Closing HymnO Day of Peace That Dimly Shines UMH 729

1. O day of peace that dimly shines through all our hopes and prayers and dreams, guide us to justice, truth, and love, delivered from our selfish schemes. May swords of hate fall from our hands, our hearts from envy find release, till by God’s grace our warring world shall see Christ’s promised reign of peace.

2. Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb, nor shall the fierce devour the small; as beasts and cattle calmly graze, a little child shall lead them all. Then enemies shall learn to love, all creatures find their true accord; the hope of peace shall be fulfilled, for all the earth shall know the Lord.

* Benediction

* Congregational ResponseKum Ba Yah (Come By Here, Vs. 1)  UMH 494
1. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Oh, Lord, kum ba ya!

* Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

* Organ PostludeLand of the Mountain and Flood (Hamish MacCunn)

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