August 18, 2019 – 11 am
10th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
GATHERING TO WORSHIP THE LORD
Work of the Church
INTROIT HYMN: “Morning has Broken” VU # 409
CALL TO WORSHIP:
ONE: We come together, as children of God, to worship and praise the Lord.
ALL: We will worship with voices lifted in praise.
ONE: The song-writers of old felt God in their hearts and wrote of His love.
ALL: We still worship with their songs of praise.
ONE: Through the ages many have also felt that love from our God.
ALL: We also sing their words of praise.
ONE: Today, modern writers show their faith in songs of love for our God.
ALL: We sing the songs of the ages to show our love, and thanks, and praise. Thanks be to God, Amen!
NARRATION (Genesis 3:18)
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN: “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing” (on insert)
LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD
Scripture Reading: Luke 5: 1 – 11 … Jane Moores
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN: “Jesus, You have Come to the Lakeshore” VU # 563
NARRATION: (Philippians 4:7)
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN: “It is Well with my Soul”
Songs of the Gospel #92 (on insert)
SHARING OUR GIFTS
And as we know from Jesus words, “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. Our morning offering will now be received. Please remain seated as we sing “There Shall be Showers of Blessings”, and stand as the offering is brought forth.
OFFERTORY HYMN: “There Shall be Showers of
Blessings” – Songs of the Gospel #39 (on insert)
OFFERTORY PRAYER: (In unison)
Thank you, Lord, for the blessings we have received. We ask that these offerings be used to do Your work within our church family, in our community and throughout the world. We ask Your guidance that we can use our other gifts by thoughts and deeds. We ask this in Your name. Amen! 3
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
GOING FORTH TO SHARE GOD’S MESSAGE
CLOSING HYMN: “Wonderful Words of Life” – Songs
of the Gospel #101 (on insert)
COMMISSIONING: (In unison)
We go with the love of Christ in our hearts and souls. We go to share His blessings and love. We go to spread His Holy Name to family, friends and all whom we meet. Praise be to God who loves us all. Amen!
And now may the grace of the Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit go with us and sustain this day, and forever more. Amen, amen and amen!
A Thought to Ponder:
As long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music, in some living form, will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.