A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Third Sunday of Pentecost
June 21, 2020
CALL TO WORSHIP (Book of Common Worship, p.355)
Leader: O God, you have assured the human family of eternal life through Jesus Christ our
Savior. Deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in him, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
*HYMN “For the Beauty of the Earth” #473
CALL TO CONFESSION (Book of Common Worship, p. 52) Rom. 5:8; Heb. 4:16
The proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners Christ died for us. Because we have faith in him, we dare to approach God with confidence. In faith and penitence, let us confess our sin before God and one another.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Book of Common Worship, p.53)
Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings,
and our offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. Have mercy on us, O Lord,
for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins,
and help us to live in your light, and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior.
Silent Prayers of confession
ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Book of Common Worship, p. 56-57) Rom. 8:34; 2 Cor. 5:17
Leader: Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for
us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us. Anyone who is in
Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know that you are
forgiven and be at peace.
*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.
PSALM READING: Psalm 42
*HYMN “God of Grace and God of Glory” #420
SERMON TEXT: I Kings 19: 1-15
SERMON: “What Are You Doing Here?” 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 “Take My Life” #391
“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
Happy Father’s Day
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 Ronnel and Ann Burney