WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “O Darkest Woe” A. W. Leupold
*CALL TO WORSHIP - from Psalm 130
Leader: Out of the depths we cry to you, O Lord; Lord, hear our
People: If you kept account of all our sin, O Lord, who could
Leader: But there is forgiveness with you; therefore, you shall be
feared and worshiped.
People: I will wait for you, O Lord; my soul waits, for in your
word is hope.
Leader: Wait for the Lord, O people of God, for with the Lord
there is mercy.
People: The Lord is our salvation, for God has power to redeem
us from our sin.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN #463 “How Firm a Foundation”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Compassionate Judge, we thank you for your graciousness to us, dealing with us not according to our sin, but according to your boundless mercy. If you, Lord, should keep account of sin, who could stand? But with you is forgiveness. Yet we deny the mercy by which we live: We are slow to forgive, yet quick to rise up in judgment. Forgive our indifference and ingratitude in the face of your forbearance with us; enable us by your Spirit to love one another as we ought, trusting each other to your generous mercy, even as we cling to that mercy for our own hope, through Jesus Christ, our Lord...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Hear the good news: there is forgiveness and steadfast love with God who saves us from all our sins. God has shown this love for us in that, while we still were sinners, Christ died for us.
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 LESSON: Lamentations 3:22-33
2nd Samuel 1:1, 17-27
SERMON: “Good Grief” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN #833 “O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go”
*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 “We Cannot Measure How You Heal”
(to meditate on words, see hymn 797)
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 #39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
POSTLUDE “The Goodness of the Lord Endures Forever” Douglas Wagner
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Barrett will be out of the office this week. Please contact the Clerk, JoAnn Cox, if there is a need or concern.
Contact Jeffery Cox if you are in need of transportation services to a medical appointment, pharmacy, grocery store, etc.
Dixie youth will be using the church facilities July 2nd – 4th. They will have a Worship service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 4th. Worship is open to the public.
Flowers today - Julie Ward
Flowers next Sunday – Joyce Ward
****Please contact Julie Cox or the church office if you would like your flowers given to the homebound.
Sarah Melvin, 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, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Patsy Grainger, Karen Davis, Mariah Cox, Anna McKeithan, Bob Rivenbark, Ernest Ray and Phyllis Long, Baby Jordan, Harold Ford, Pete Guill