WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah arr. Manz
*CALL TO WORSHIP – In Praise of the Trinity, 5th Century Nestorian Liturgy
Leader: Worthy of praise from every mouth,
People: worthy of confession from every tongue,
Leader: worthy of worship from every creature,
People: is your glorious name,
O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Leader: For you created the world in your grace,
People: and by your compassion you saved the world.
Leader: To your majesty, O God,
ten thousand times ten thousand bow down and adore,
People: singing and praising without ceasing, and saying:
Leader: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts;
People: heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 1 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord, God Almighty
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of grace and love, we confess that we have failed to love you with all our heart, soul, and mind; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We ignore your commandments, stray from your way, and follow other gods. Have mercy on us. Forgive our sin and raise us to new life that we may serve you faithfully and give honor to your holy name….
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
“...God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us,” and God’s love for us is demonstrated in this: “...while we still were sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:5,8) The good news therefore is this: in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
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.
RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
*HYMN 32 I Sing the Mighty Power of God
NEW TESTAMENT LESSONS: 2nd Corinthians 13:11-13
SERMON “In the Name…” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 716 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
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, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again 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 quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
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.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 295 Go to the World!
*POSTLUDE Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty arr. Manz