A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Fourth Sunday of Pentecost
June 28, 2020
CALL TO WORSHIP (Book of Common Worship, p.354)
Leader: Lord God of the nations, you have revealed your will to all people and promised us
your saving help. May we hear and do what you command, that the darkness may
be overcome by the power of your light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
*HYMN “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” #482
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.54)
Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness. In your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us. Do not cast us from your presence, or take your Holy Spirit from us.
Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit.
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.
PSALM READING: Psalm 150
*HYMN “To God Be the Glory” #485
SERMON TEXT: Luke 13: 10-17
SERMON: “What Makes You Rejoice?” 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 “God Be with You till We Meet Again” #540
“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
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
Family of Leonard Ezzell (first cousin of Betty Johnson, he passed away from Covid- 19)