WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “This Is My Father’s World” arr Mark Thewes
*CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 138
Leader: The LORD is exalted, yet He cares for the lowly
People: and perceives the haughty from afar.
Leader: Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe;
People: you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my
Leader: your right hand shall save me.
People: O LORD , you will make good your purpose for me;
Leader: O LORD , your love endures forever;
People: do not abandon the works of your hands.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN “Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above” #645
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 -- Romans 6:22-23
Now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Friends, believe the good news.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
*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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: 1 Samuel 8: 1-22
SERMON: “The Problem with Getting What You Want” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
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.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY “There In God’s Garden” K. Lee Scott
(to meditate on words, see hymn 226)
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
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 “Jesus Calls Us” #720
POSTLUDE “Trumpet Duet” John Stanley
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
June 13 - Fellowship and Nurture committee will meet at 12:15 p.m.
Installation of 2021-2022 PW Officers during worship
Recognition of College and Kindergarten Graduates
June 13 - 9:30 a.m. we will have a Welcome Back to Sunday school
and Graduation Sunday Breakfast Social.
There will be a memorial graveside service at Bladen Memorial Gardens on June 12th at 10 am for Florence Cox’s sister, Mrs. Merle Gooden Miller. Mrs. Merle was also the classmate of Mrs. Sarah Melvin and Mrs. Louise Quick. Everyone is invited.
It has come to the attention of the Fellowship & Nurture Committee that there are occasional needs for transportation services for members of our church community. We are in early discussions of development of a ministry to fill in gaps in individual's transportation needs. In the meantime, contact Jeffrey Cox at 919.630.8877 if you:
- have or know of a need for individual transportation.
- are willing to assist someone with a trip to a medical appointment,
grocery store, pharmacy, etc.
Flowers today - Louise and Janet Quick
Flowers next Sunday – Faye Singletary
****Please contact Julie Cox or the church office if you would like your flowers given to the homebound.
Marguerite Hufham, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Bill Jackson, Gerry Carey, Mary Ward, Lucille Hood, Shannon Wilcox, Linda Smith, Clara Wooten Hunsucker, Jo Campbell, Susan and David Butler, Margaret Ingram, Bill Greene, Holly Eppley, Betty Faircloth,
Sammy Hatcher, Claudia Hester, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Mary Pope, Patsy Grainger, Karen Davis, Mariah Cox, Anna McKeithan, Bob Rivenbark, Ernest Ray and Phyllis Long, Jaden Herlocker