WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Blessed Assurance” Gerald Near
*CALL TO WORSHIP - Psalm 24:1-4
Leader: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,
People: the world, and those who live in it;
Leader: for he has founded it on the seas,
People: and established it on the rivers.
Leader: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
People: And who shall stand in his holy place?
Leader: Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
People: who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
and do not swear deceitfully.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN #370 “This Is My Father’s World”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION – St. Augustine
Almighty God, in whom we live and move and have our being, Thou hast made us for Thyself so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee. Mercifully forgive us of our sins. Grant us purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing Thy will, no weakness from doing it. In Thy light may we see light, and in Thy service find perfect freedom…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Ephesians 1:7
Hear the good news: Because of the riches of God’s grace: in Jesus we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses - all gifts of God’s generous and amazing grace.
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: 2ND Samuel 6:1-5, 12-23
SERMON: “Exuberance” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN # 450 “Be Thou My Vision”
*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 “Come and Seek the Ways of Wisdom”
(to meditate on words, see hymn 174)
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 #838 “Standing on the Promises”
POSTLUDE “How Can I Keep From Singing” arr. David Lasky
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
July food for Bladen Crisis –canned meat
July is our month to provide snacks for the Hospice Angel House
Roxane will not be in the office this week, July 12 – 16.
Flowers today - Florence Cox
Flowers next Sunday – Randy Page
****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, 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, Betty Monds, Tom Nelson, Jane Pruette, Family of Donald High