Waiting on an Important Call
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Hymn: Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult
Call to Worship
When I think of God's presence in the world, I am grateful. Grateful for the presence of hope; grateful for the gift of life. And when I think of the presence of God in my life, I am humbled. Humbled by the gift of grace; humbled by the invitation to begin again each day. And when I think of God's presence in this community, I am glad. Glad to be surrounded by holy people that are worshipping out holy God. On this Sabbath morning in mid-August, we thank you Lord for your presence and your incredible grace that is a free gift to each of us. We ask all these things on this Sunday morning in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, source of all life, Lord of mercy and grace, hear our prayer. We come before you in need of healing; the healing of our bodies and souls, the healing of our relationships, the healing of our pride and fear and apathy. We know that with you nothing is impossible, not even our healing. We pray that you will heal us and that you will heal this world of this terrible virus so that we will be free to serve and love you and as Christ calls each of us.
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: I Surrender All
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
Sermon: Waiting on an Important Call
Hymn: Jesus is Calling
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. You can also let Pastor Gary or Linda Miller know.
Sympathy to the family of Robert Bentrem, and to the family of Esther Gamble
Please keep Shirley Teagarden and her family in your prayers.
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Here I Am Lord
Charge and Benediction
We're so glad you decided to worship with us today!
As we continue to be physically apart, take some time during your week to connect with others. This could be friends, loved ones, or church family. Give someone a phone call, or send a card. If you need anything, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have someone to add to our prayer list, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
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