WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Land of Rest” Wilbur Held
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Ephesians 2
Leader: You are no longer aliens or strangers, but members of the household of God.
People: We are built upon the foundation, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.
Leader: In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple.
People: In the Lord we are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN #321 “The Church’s One Foundation”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty God, we confess that we have not lived for your glory. You claim us as beloved children, but we do not honor your name. You call us to paths of righteousness, but we fail to follow your way. Forgive us, God of grace. Break down the walls that divide us from you and one another, and build us up into a holy temple; through Jesus Christ our Lord…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – 2nd Corinthians 5:17
If you are in Christ, you are a new creation. Everything old has passed away; now everything is made new. In the name of 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 LESSON: Ephesians 2:11-22
SERMON: “Christ Is Our Peace” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN #318 “In Christ There Is No East or West”
*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 “All Who Love and Serve Your City”
(to meditate on words, see hymn 351)
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 #310 “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
POSTLUDE “Recessional” Franklin Ashdown
*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
Flowers today - Randy Page
Flowers next Sunday – Terri Duncan
****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