July 9, 2023 Bulletin
ORDER OF WORSHIP
July 9, 2023 10:30 AM
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
If you have individual prayer requests, please write them on prayer cards in the pews and bring them up or give them to an usher during the prelude.
**Kindly stand if you are able
PRELUDE “Crown Him with Many Crowns!” Mary Lee Farris, Piano
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 145)
Leader: Gracious God, You are full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
PEOPLE: You are good to everyone and everything. Your compassion is over all that You have made. All creation gives thanks to You, O God.
Leader: Righteous in all Your ways and loving in all Your works, You open wide Your hand and satisfy the needs of every living creature.
PEOPLE: Yours is an everlasting reign; Your dominion lasts through the ages. We sing Your praise and bless Your holy Name for ever and ever.
(This is the Day – Call and Response)
Infinitely Loving God, Beyond Definition, Beyond Imagination;
We gather this summer morning to praise and worship You.
Wake us to Your presence in all creation.
Revive us from all weariness, that we may hear Your wondrous Word, and realize our yoked connectedness through and with Your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
**OPENING HYMN: “For the Beauty of the Earth” Red #353
CALL TO CONFESSION
Trusting fully in God’s eager forgiveness, let us boldly confess our sins.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Oh Dear God, you appear among us, but we have not seen You. You walk among us, but we have not followed You. You speak to us, but we have not listened to You. You rejoice with us, but we have not embraced You. Create in us a clean heart and put a new and right spirit within us. Give us the courage to turn about and return to you. Help us return to serving You through loving our neighbor. Amen.
(a moment for silent personal confession)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Friends, even death could not silence the message of love and grace brought to us in the life of Jesus. By the grace of God and the Love of Jesus, we are forgiven. Amen.
**HYMN OF PRAISE: “All Creatures of Our God and King” Red #356
PASSING OF THE PEACE
**AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
APOSTLES CREED (Traditional)
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; The third day
He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy catholic Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Open our hearts, our minds, our hands, ears and souls that we may fully receive Your Holy Word. Amen.
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Numbers 27: 12-18, 22-23
QURAN READING: Al-Baqarah 2:112-113, 148
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30
SERMON MESSAGE God’s Call for Unity Debra Tyler
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
And Lord we pray for those in our own hearts whose names you already know, for their own healing and comfort, in your name and that of our redeemer Jesus Christ, who taught to pray, saying:
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We give freely from the bounty we have been given by our Gracious God. May what we offer in these moments help to become the very blessing and hope that others need. This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
OFFERTORY “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” Red #522
PRAYER OF THANKS
Lord God, we thank you for these gifts. As we follow in faith, may we find ways to honor you by giving of our treasure, our time and our talents to glorify you and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
**CLOSING HYMN: “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” Red #506
May the sun warm your face each morning and the afternoon rains touch your gardens with growth. And as you stand in the light of the setting sun, may the rainbow stretch out over the heavens above us all. Amen.
POSTLUDE “His Eye is on the Sparrow” Mary Lee Farris, Piano
John Redman, CRE
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