June 4, 2023 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ORDER OF WORSHIP
June 4, 2023 10:30 AM
FIRST 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 “Special Prelude” Mary Lee Farris, Piano
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 8)
Leader: LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set
your glory above the heavens.
PEOPLE: Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark
because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.
Leader: When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars
that you have established;
PEOPLE: what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
Leader: Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.
PEOPLE: You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet,
Leader: all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
PEOPLE: the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
ALL: O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Gracious God, we rejoice in our company here today, to offer our worship and devotion
to you and to the teachings of Scripture. Guide us in our pathways of faith, step by step
in your name and that of our Savior, Jesus Christ,
**OPENING HYMN: “This is My Father’s World” Red #384
CALL TO CONFESSION
In our busy complicated lives, we often discount or overlook our devotion to God and to
our faith. Let us come together as we confess our sins.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you,
for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have
ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed.
In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose
your will and obey your commandments, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
A moment for silent personal confession
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Sisters and brothers in faith, we know we are often undeserving, but God always
forgives us, unconditionally and forever. Amen .
HYMN OF PRAISE: “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty” Red #827
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Since we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth,
make us hunger for this heavenly food, that it may nourish us today in the ways of
eternal life; through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Genesis 2: 5-9, 15-24 Dan Olson
EPISTLE READING II Corinthians 13: 11-13
GOSPEL READING Matthew 28: 16-20
SERMON MESSAGE Why Do We Do These Things? John Redman, CRE
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
COMMUNION HYMN: “For the Bread Which you Have Broken” Red #772
Invitation to the Table
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Words of Institution
Prayer after Communion
PASSING OF THE PEACE
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Apostles Creed (Adapted by John Redman)
I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was born of a young peasant woman, trained as a carpenter, and baptized by His cousin John. He taught many, He healed many, and He angered many. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He defeated death and He offers us grace and love in the name of God the Father Almighty; from that time through all time to come. I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit; the universal Church of Christ; the Communion of sharing our gifts with others; the forgiveness of our sins; the Grace of God’s love, and that each soul may have life everlasting. 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: “Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth”
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: “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit” Red #291
POSTLUDE. “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ!” Mary Lee Farris, Piano
John Redman, CRE
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