Order of Worship for This Sunday August 9
Worship will be in
the Meditation Garden & Side Yard
View the Video Afterwards in your edition of Sunday Funday
10th Sunday after Pentecost
We Gather to Worship
Prelude & Announcements
Call to Worshipxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Psalm 66:1–4
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.” Amen.
Hymn xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTFWS 2001*
We Sing to You, O God
We sing to You, O God,
The Rock who gave us birth,
Let our rejoicing sing Your name
In all the earth.
To You, O God, let songs be raised,
In joyful hymns, our feast of praise.
We wandered far from home
Out in a desert land,
You shielded with Your love
Our fearful pilgrim band.
You kept us safe within
Your arms and sheltered us
Against the storm.
O God, eternal God,
We hide within Your wings,
The everlasting arms to whom
Our praises ring.
Your Word is true,
Your way is just,
You are the God in whom we trust.
Affirmation of Faith xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx UMH 881
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 Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
On the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at 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 Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
We Grow Through the Spoken Word
Scripture Lesson xx Romans 8:28-29
We know that God works all things together for good for
the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.
We know this because God knew them in advance,
and he decided in advance that they would be conformed to
the image of his Son. That way his Son would be the first
of many brothers and sisters.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Pastoral Prayer and The Lord's Prayer
Lord, may our prayer rise like incense in your sight,
May this place be filled with the fragrance of Christ. Amen.
Hymn xxxxxxxxxxxxxx TFWS 2246
Deep in the Shadows of the Past
Deep in the shadows of the past,
Far out from the settled lands,
Some nomads traveled with their God
Across the desert sands.
The dawning of hope of humankind
by them was sensed and shown;
A promise calling them ahead,
A future yet unknown.
While others bowed to changeless gods
They met a mystery,
invisible, with out a name:
'I am what I will be',
And by their tents, around their fires,
In story, song and law,
They praised, remembered, handed on
A past that promised more.
From Exodus to Pentecost
The promise changed and grew,
While some, remembering the past,
Recorded what they knew,
And some in letters or laments,
their prophecy and praise
Recovered, kindled and expressed
New hope for changing days.
We Go to Serve
Benediction & Chimes
************ Those Assisting in Worship Today ************
Ushers: Jim Garver & Scott Tinsley
Counters: Mark Edwards & Tim Hyatt