Finding God in Ordinary Places
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Hymn: I Love Your Kingdom Lord
Call to Worship
Jesus comes among us today to bless us. We bow in humble worship of our Savior. He comes to bless us all regardless of our social standing. We acknowledge that we are not always worthy of your great love. Lord, we know that we are all different and we honor each other as we offer our gifts and talents. On this summer morning, let us pour out the sweet smell of praise to our God. May we honestly examine our lives so that we can become all that God created us to be.
Prayer of Confession
We confess to you, Oh God, that we are too easily content with the little that we accomplish. We think if we are reasonably good people or, at least, better than the worst, that we should be satisfied. You call us to perfection. You call us into the likeness of your Son Jesus Christ. Help us not to settle for "good enough" but to run the race with confidence toward the goal of finding in you our complete salvation.
Time of Personal Reflection
Assurance of Pardon
In Christ there is no east or west,
In him no south or north,
But one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.
In Jesus Christ, there is new life.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Hymn: It Is No Secret
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
and born of the virgin Mary.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and buried.
On the third day he arose 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 living 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.
Prayer of Illumination
Romans 12:1-2, 9-21
A Living Sacrifice
Sermon: Finding God in Ordinary Places
Hymn: In the Garden
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Lift up your hearts
We lift them up to the Lord
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give God thanks and praise
Church Joys and Concerns
If you have a joy or concern to share that is not listed below, and you feel comfortable doing so, you may share it in the comments.
Congratulations to Butch and Cindy Ward on the birth of a great grandson, Dawson James Morgan born on August 12th. Parents are Chris and Shelby Morgan of Hickory.
Sympathy to the family of Shirley Teagarden, to the family of Judy Vitteck, and to the family of Esther Gamble
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: There is Sunshine in my Soul Today
Charge and Benedictio
We're so glad that you decided to join us to worship God today!
As we continue to be physically distanced, this is a great time to check in with other people. This could be a family member, friend, or church family. As we get ready for school to start in the next couple of weeks, you may also want to connect with some of the young people or teachers in your lives. Send a card, or make a phone call!
If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have a prayer request for our prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our church food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
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