29 June 2008 Bulletin
The flowers gracing the sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of
my beloved husband Hank Erickson, on our wedding anniversary by Fran and in loving memory of Doris Elmendorf, grandmother of Michelle Paradies, by her family.
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Welcome and Call to Worship: Psalm 117
Praise the Lord all you nations!
EXTOL GOD ALL YOU PEOPLES!
For great is the steadfast love of God toward us,
AND GOD’S FAITHFULNESS ENDURES FOREVER! PRAISE GOD!
*Hymn: “Let Us Talents and Tongue Employ”
Let us be before our God in silence.
Unison Prayer: Jeremiah 20:7ff O LORD, YOU DUPED ME AND I LET MYSELF BE DUPED. YOU HAVE OVERPOWERED ME AND YOU HAVE PREVAILED...YOU ARE WITH ME LIKE A DREAD WARRIOR; THEREFORE MY PERSECUTORS WILL STUMBLE, AND THEY WILL NOT PREVAIL...O LORD OF HOSTS, YOU TEST THE RIGHTEOUS, YOU SEE THE HEART AND THE MIND. LET ME SEE YOUR RETRIBUTION UPON THEM, FOR TO YOU I HAVE COMMITTED MY CAUSE.
LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US.
CHRIST HAVE MERCY UPON US.
LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US.
A Word of Assurance and The Summary of the Law (Mark 12:29b-31)
This is the first commandment:
HEAR O ISRAEL,
THE LORD OUR GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE!
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
WITH ALL YOUR MIND,
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
This is the second commandment.
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.
Anthem "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 42
*GIoria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
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!
The Greeting of Peace & Announcements & Children’s Moment
*Hymn “Ubi Caritas”
Deus ibi est.
Jewish Scriptures: Acts 12:1-11
Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19
The Communion Meditation
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
*Hymn 206 “There is a Redeemer”
The Offering and *Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM ALL WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS;
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST.
The Invitation to the Table
Hymn BB 354 “One Bread, One Body” vs. 1
The Breaking of the Bread
The Great Thanksgiving
*Hymn BB 152 “Jesu, Jesu”
*Response to the Benediction
*Please stand if you are able.
Congratulations to Irina and Igor on the birth of their first grandchild, Matthew, this past Tuesday June 24th! Congratulations to Louise and Bob on the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary!