Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Lord’s Day
“From its beginning, the Christian community has gathered on the first day of the week to hear the scriptures read and proclaimed and to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. This day has special significance, since it was on ‘the first day of the week’ that Jesus’ followers discovered the empty tomb and met the risen Lord. Recognizing the importance of the resurrection, the New Testament community called the day of the week on which Christ rose ‘the Lord’s day’ (Rev. 1:10).”
Book of Common Worship
June 29, 2014
Preparation for Worship 9:45a.m.
Welcome! As we gather, please prepare to worship God.
You may record your presence in the Friendship Register; and you are invited to join with others
in the narthex (through the main doors behind you) for fellowship after worship.
Responses in bold are said by all.
* Please stand.
Praise Songs Turn, Turn, Turn
Peace Is Flowing Like a River
Down by the Riverside
* Greeting and Call to Worship (responsive)
Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come into God’s presence with singing!
For the Lord is a gracious God,
whose mercy is everlasting;
and whose faithfulness endures to all generations.
*Hymn How Great Thou Art #467
*Prayer of Confession
you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you.
We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
We have not loved you with a pure heart,
nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have not done justice, loved kindness,
or walked humbly with you, our God.
Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness.
In your great compassion,
cleanse us from our sin.
Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.
Do not cast us from your presence,
or take your Holy Spirit from us.
Restore to us the joy of your salvation
and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit.(Silent confession.)
* Declaration of Forgiveness
* Response There Is a Redeemer supplemental #1
* The Peace
Time for Young Disciples VBS Children
Sermon “Prophetic Punch” Inquirer Nick Silvey
Intro to Micah and Micah 1
* Affirmation of Faith (unison) ~ from A Brief Statement of Faith
We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father. In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community. But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator. Ignoring God’s commandments, we violate theimage of God in others andourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care. We deserve God’s condemnation. Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation. In everlasting love, the God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families of the earth. Hearing their cry, God delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage. Loving us still, God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant. Like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child, like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, God is faithful still.
* Hymn Standing on the Promises Screen
Please write prayer concerns on the prayer card in the pew rack; an usher will collect them.
Concerns and Celebrations of the Church and the World
Our Life Together
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
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.
Presentation of Tithes, Pledges, and Offerings
Call for the Offering
* Response LetAll Things Now Living (verse 1 only) #554
* Prayer of Dedication
* Hymn The Summons Supplemental #42
verses 1, 2, 3, 5