“the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

 

 

 

GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

 

 

 

Prelude                                           

 

The light of Christ enters our worship with the lighting of our candles.

 

 

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

                                                                                                

 

Call to Worship:

 

Leader: Lift up your voice.

 

People: God hears the cry of the faithful.

 

Leader: Sing praise to Christ.

 

People: Christ’s name is worthy of praise.

 

Leader: Turn now to God.

 

People: God awaits us here.

 

 

 

*Hymn            “The King of Glory Comes” SF#2091

 

 

 

Call to Confession

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

 

O God, hearken to our need. So often when we cry to you, we do not hear your voice. Too often when we look for you, we fail to see you in our lives. We know the depths of despair and the anguish of loneliness. Teach us the joy of hope fulfilled, the comfort of companionship offered. Pour over us with your steadfast love, and shower us with your constant presence. Be present in our lives and in our world, that we may truly know that we are not alone, that you are fully in our midst, and that we need not be afraid. AMEN.

 

 (Please take a moment for silent reflection.)

 

 

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

 

 

 

*Glory Be to the Father                                                       PH#

 

 

 

*Passing the Peace

 

            The peace of Christ be with you.     And also with you.

 

 

 

LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

 

Prayer for Illumination                                    

 

Scripture Reading

 

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 21:8-21

 

New Testament Reading: Romans 6:1b-11

 

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

Gospel Reading: Matt 10:24-39                                

 

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

Message:

 

RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

 

*Affirmation of Faith ~ Apostle’s Creed – traditional           pg. 14

 

 

 

*Hymn:    “When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise” SF# 2216

 

 

 

Sharing of Joys and Concerns, Prayer Wall

 

Prayers of the People & Lord’s Prayer

 

 

 

Offering Invitation/Offertory                       

 

*The Doxology                                                                    PH#592

 

*Prayer of Dedication (unison)

 

God of mighty miracles, transform these gifts into great works of love and wondrous acts of ministry and grace. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

 

 

 

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

 

 

*Hymn      “The Spirit Send Us Forth to Serve”  SF#2241

 

 

 

*Charge and Blessing

 

 

 

*Going Forth   He Is Lord”

 

He is Lord, he is Lord, he is risen from the dead and he is Lord; every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 

He is Lord, he is Lord, he is risen from the dead and he is Lord; every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 

Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 

 

 

L:  And all God’s people said   C:  Amen!

 

*Postlude                                                          

 

 

 

We follow the light of Christ out into the world