Leaders and Servants
Today’s guest speaker is Don Herschell.
All of the information normally found in our bulletin is below the video. Simply click on "Read More" to load the rest of the bulletin. You can use this to follow the service, as well as to pray our unison prayers. All joys and concerns that we know, as well as our continuing prayer list is within the Joys and Concerns. Announcements can be found at the bottom of this service.
WELCOME AND GREETING
CALL TO WORSHIP:
LEADER: God invites us to greatness.
PEOPLE: We are ready to go.
LEADER: God calls us to greatness through following in the footsteps of Jesus.
PEOPLE: We will follow Jesus into the greatness of His reign.
LEADER: God calls us to greatness through serving.
PEOPLE: We will serve God in all we do.
LEADER: God calls us to serve the poor the rejected and the outcasts.
ALL: They are children of God and we will serve them gladly.
*HYMN: “The Church’s One Foundation” Page 547
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION: You have called us, O God, to follow Your Son Jesus of Nazareth. We have not willingly followed His example of love. We are more apt to seek revenge on those who hurt us rather than to serve and care for them. We want the greatness that the world promises: wealth, popularity, material goods and position. We are less ready to look for greatness in serving others as their slave. We have even tried to turn Jesus into a gloating conqueror rather than the Servant He truly was. Forgive us and by the power of Your Holy Spirit so fill us with the love of Jesus that we may truly follow in His footsteps and serve all we encounter. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 23: 1 - 12
SERMON: “Leaders and Servants”
*HYMN: “O To Be Like Thee” Page 480
PRESENTATIONS OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
JOYS AND CONCERNS
BIRTHDAYS Ashyton Miklic, Billie Wilson, Doug Ward, Grant Molinaro, Kenny Phillips
ANNIVERSARIES Karen and Don Hanes
SYMPATHY The Family of Eileen Yerace
The Family of Evan Pfeifer
The Family of John Durila
The Family of Donna Bryner
The Family of Betty Matthews
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Dixie Avoila, Chuck Dicks, Karen Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Deron Wood, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart, Adam Moore, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Marlene Huffman, Frank Huffman, Cory Patrick, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Donald Potts, Marlene McFeely, Suzy Smith, Elaine Belcascro, Lisa Marshall, and Emmy Higgins.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. July’s collection is boxed potatoes, pancake mix and syrup, and baked beans. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears. Contact Becky Phillips with any need in the community or to donate.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN: “My Wonderful Lord” Page 368
We welcome all who have come to join us in the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please come again. If you are visiting with us today, please let us know that we might welcome you into our church family.
NEXT SUNDAY, August 15th is Worship at the Fair at 11:00 a.m. in the show tent. There will be golf carts to take you from the parking lot to the church site and remember this is your FREE ticket into the fair for the day.
The Choir for the Fair will be rehearsing again on Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 AM. ♫♫♫
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