A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
August 7, 2022
WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “The God of Abraham Praise” arr. David Lowe
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 50: 1-8, 23
Leader: The Mighty One, God our creator,
speaks and summons the earth,
People: From the rising of the sun to its setting out of Zion, God shines forth.
Leader: God calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that God may judge the people:
People: The heavens declare God's righteousness,
for God alone is judge.
Leader: Let all who made a covenant with God,
gather together before His presence.
People: Let us bring to God our offering,
thanksgiving as a sacrifice,
honoring the Lord our God.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 634 “To God Be the Glory”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Faithful God, you call us to paths unknown, inviting us to trust your Spirit's leading, even when we cannot see the destination. Countless generations have borne witness that you keep your covenant promises; yet we shrink back from your call, trusting more in our own limited wisdom, than in your boundless faithfulness. Forgive our unbelief in your promises. Give us a willing heart to follow your call wherever it leads; grant that we be counted among the faithful, ever testifying of your rich goodness to all who trust in you…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. – 1 Timothy 1:15
Hear then Christ's word of grace to us: Your sins 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: Luke 12:13-21
SERMON “Fool’s Storage” Rev. Barrett Ingram
Text: “God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you…” Luke 12:20
*HYMN 450 “Be Thou My Vision”
*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.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY “Faith Begins by Letting Go” Hymnal #684
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 65 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
*POSTLUDE “Tuba Tune” C. S. Lang
*Those who are able are invited to stand.