WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” Dale Wood
*CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 77:11-14
One: Let us call to mind the deeds of the Lord; we will remember
Your wonders of old.
All: We will meditate on your work, and muse on your
One: Your way, O God, is holy. What god is so great as our God?
All: You are the God who works wonders; You have
displayed your might among the peoples, and we have
come to worship You!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 687 “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Mighty deliverer, you open to us the highways of freedom, yet we stay on familiar paths of bondage. When Jesus calls us to follow, we try to justify our desire for our own way. We are neither ready nor fit for your service. Still, you claim us as your own. In mercy, forgive us, renew us, empower us – that we may live by the Spirit, bearing good fruit to your honor and glory…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
“...Your way, O God, is holy. You are the God who works wonders; you have displayed your might among the peoples. With your strong arm, you redeemed your people...” (Psalm 77: 13, 14). And that redemption was given a human face... “in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8b). Friends, believe the gospel: 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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
SERMON “Lessons on Regifting” Rev. Maryellen Robeson
*HYMN 720 “Jesus Calls Us”
*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.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY “In God Alone” Hymn 814
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 724 “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
*POSTLUDE “Festival Finale” Malcolm Archer