August 26, 2018 Bulletin

       VOLUNTARY  “Variations on  WESTMINSTER ABBEY”  Richard Proulx
            “Christ is Made the Sure Foundation”          
 
        CHIMING THE HOUR  

       WELCOME, JOYS, CONCERNS                                               Molly Leake
       
†       INVOCATION

      INTROIT                          “Search Me O God”                                  
†    CALL TO WORSHIP

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands, serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.
Know this:  The Lord alone is God; we belong to the Lord, who made us, we are God’s people and the sheep of God’s pasture.            Psalm 100:1-3

†+    HYMN  394    “Christ is Made the Sure Foundation”      Westminster Abbey

†    PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts:  Cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with reverent and humble hearts we may draw near to you, confessing our faults and finding in you our refuge and strength.  (Silent confession)  Amen

†    ASSURANCE OF PARDON     

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.  I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.  The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

And also with you!  

       
†    ACT OF PRAISE                  “Gloria Patri”                                     Greatorex  
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.

    TIME WITH CHILDREN    Crystal Nichols              (Children ages 3 through 5 yrs. old may depart for Little Disciples Church)
                       
                 Proclamation


    OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                               Joshua 24:14-18                                                                                                                  
        
            Liturgist: This is the Word of the Lord
      People:  Thanks be to God


      ANTHEM:      “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”                     Nettleton
          Soloist- Pat Guerry Hodnett, Cynthia Brown-Stallings & Marcie Spaulding         
                     (The congregation is invited to follow the text on page 475)            
    
      NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                   John 6:56-69                                                                              
                                                                                    
          Minister: This is the Word of the Lord
          People:  Thanks be to God

    
     MESSAGE            “To Whom Can We Go?”                Rev. Dr. Tom Sherer
 

†    HYMN    838       “Standing on the Promises”                                  Promises

 
†    AFFIRMATION OF FAITH           “The Apostle’s Creed”             Page 35


    PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER


                Dedication


PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERING


OFFERTORY          “Eternal Source of Light Divine”      George F. Handel
       

†    DOXOLOGY               “    Praise God from Whom           OLD HUNDREDTH                  All Blessings Flow
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 THANKSGIVING
 

†    HYMN  839          “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!”                  Assurance   

†    BENEDICTION

  †    VOLUNTARY       “Trumpet Tune in E Flat Major”          David N. Johnson                         
 

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Barbara Clark