A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
June 7, 2020
CALL TO WORSHIP (Book of Common Worship, p.348)
Leader: O blessed Trinity, in whom we know the Maker of all things seen and unseen,
the Savior of all both near and far: By your Spirit enable us so to worship your divine
majesty, that with all the company of heaven we may magnify your glorious name, saying:
Holy, holy, holy. Glory to you, O Lord most high.
*HYMN “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” #478
CALL TO CONFESSION (Book of Common Worship, p. 53) See Heb. 4:14–16
Remember that our Lord Jesus can sympathize with us in our weaknesses, since in every respect he was tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with boldness approach the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Let us confess our sins
against God and our neighbor.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Book of Common Worship, p.349)
God of grace, love, and communion, we confess that we have failed to love you with all our heart, soul, and mind; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We ignore your commandments, stray from your way, and follow other gods. Have mercy on us. Forgive our sin and raise us to new life that we may serve you faithfully and give honor to your holy name.
Silent Prayers of confession
ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Book of Common Worship, p. 56)
Leader: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of
Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. May the God of mercy, who forgives you all your sins,
strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #579
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
Lord of light who shines into our lives with your holy word. Open our minds and our hearts that your Word may speak to us and your Holy Spirit may inspire us to be your people, today and forevermore. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
FIRST PSALM READING: Psalm 117
*HYMN “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim” #477
SERMON TEXT: Psalm 103
SERMON: “Hymn of Blessing” Rev. David McDonald
*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.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN “There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy” #298
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. “ Rom. 15:13
The session has voted to suspend in person worship thru June 14. A re-evaluation and decision will be made in about 2 weeks about the last two Sundays.
Roxane will be on vacation the week of June 15 - 19. Any announcement for the bulletin for June the 21st needs to be in the office by morning of June 10th.
The bulletin is completed on Wednesdays at this time.
Please check your address, phone number, and email in the church directory and let the office know of any changes or corrections. Thank You.
Let us continue to remember those on our Prayer List:
Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Juanita McGraw, Betty Johnson, Jane Minard, Bill Jackson, Darrel Melvin, Happy Lashlee, Gerry Carey, Becky Regan,
John and Mary Ward, Tim Tart, Lucille Hood, Amy Johnson,
Johnny Gooden, Carlos Smith, Bill Marsh Madeline NcNeill Long,
Shannon Wilcox, Polly Miller Kathy Lashley Clara Wooten Hunsucker,
Ernest Ray Long Esther Collier, Jo Campbell, Linda Smith,
Doug Bergeron, Margaret Ingram Ted Johnson Bill Greene, Jamie Clark, Judy Elkins Allison Ward Susan and David Butler,
Richard Bridgers, Tim Crowder, Jimmy Hickman Holly Eppley, Jeneen Lee, Betty Faircloth, Joan McKeithan, Elizabeth Hall Susan Deans Rev. David McDonald Carey King, Ray Davis Rosalyn White Elnita Chestnut Sammy Hatcher Pat Grainger
Judi and Frank Grainger Beth and Larry Hammond