Worship Service Jul 7


Gathering and Prelude

Call to Worship 

Response to the Call: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah all

Welcome, Greeting

Prayer of Illumination

Hymn of Praise: My Country ‘Tis of Thee 697

Responsive Reading: Psalm 48  782

Apostles Creed: 881  

Gloria Patri: 71

Offering Dedication and Offertory 

Doxology – hymnal #95 

Life of the Church

Centering Song: In Christ Alone

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Scripture: Ezekiel 2:1-5

Sermon: The Words of the Prophets

Hymn of Response: I Am Thine, O Lord  419

Commissioning and Benediction

Prayers of the People

Leader: Gracious God, we celebrate the blessing of this day.

People: We know that each new day is a gift coming from you.

Leader: For the beauty of creation and the provision of our care we give you praise.

People: For the joy of loving and being loved, we give you thanks.

Leader: For the steadfastness of good friends, we give you we are so grateful.

People: For meaningful work to do and supportive colleagues, we thank you.

Leader: Hear us as individually we confess that we have sinned and seek your forgiveness.

People: Teach us your ways and draw us closer to you. We give thanks for Christ who died for all who will place their faith in Christ for salvation.

Leader: When challenges and hardships overwhelm us, remind us that your grace is all around us, everywhere, to be seen if we just remember to look for it.

People: Let our prayer at the end of this day and each day be gratitude for what you have provided for our care.

Leader: We ask You to help us remain united. We pray for our church and for all of our leaders and our new pastors. We need your holy guidance and protection. Guide us to be your faithful servants. Grant us your strength and wisdom.

People: We pray our church grows stronger in faith, love and mission. Lord make us good stewards of all you have entrusted to our care.

Leader: Lord, hear our prayers for America and ask for forgiveness for not following you wholeheartedly.  Lord, send revival to our land and throughout the world.

People: We pray for the leaders of our nation and those in authority over us.. Give them wisdom and a desire to seek your ways.

Leader: We pray for those who protect our well-being and we ask for their protection and peace for their families.

People: We pray for world peace.

Leader: There are many among us today with special needs in their lives and the lives of those they love. Grant them a special touch of your grace, reassurance as you work in their lives. 

People: We pray that our faith will not fail during these days. Bring healing, hope and restoration.

Leader: As we hear the scripture read and proclaimed, may it touch our hearts, invigorate our minds, and strengthen our discipleship of Jesus Christ. We close our prayer, united together as we pray:

All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen

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