WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 105:1-3
Leader: O give thanks to the LORD, call on His name,
People: make known His deeds among the peoples.
Leader: Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
People: tell of all His wonderful works.
Leader: Glory in His holy name;
People: let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 667 When Morning Gilds the Skies
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
we confess the blindness that is not even aware of sinning;
the pride that dares not admit that it is wrong;
the selfishness that can see nothing but its own will;
the righteousness that knows no fault;
the callousness that has ceased to care;
the defiance that does not regret its own sins;
the evasion that always tries to make excuses;
the coldness of heart that is too hardened to repent.
God, we are sinners; be merciful to us...
Silent Prayers of Confession
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS – based on John 3:16
Out of love for the world, God chose to share our humanity in the person of Jesus Christ, so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. The good news therefore is this: In Jesus Christ we are accepted, we are loved, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Matthew 14:22-33
SERMON “Looking to Jesus” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 440 Jesus, Lover of My Soul
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 720 Jesus Calls Us
*Those who are able are invited to stand.