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Church Bulletin

Weekly Information

Sunday, July 25, 2021

We're glad you are here. We know you have many choices of what to do with your time. We are happy that you chose to spend it with us this morning. We want you to know that in order to make this the best possible experience for you...


We will go out of our way to:

·       Be clear about Jesus. Present as clear a picture as we can of the positive, hopeful, life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

·       Make sure you feel welcome. Our commitment is to make sure you feel accepted, valued and never judged.

·       Make what you wear a non-issue. You are dressed perfectly. Jesus cares about you, not your clothes. We feel the same way.

·       Let you be anonymous. We won't single you out or make you feel awkward. We'll introduce ourselves, but not be pushy.

·       Talk in words that make sense, and if we use special words, we'll carefully explain them.

·       Not pressure you to give. No guilt. Believe it or not, we don't care whether you give money. You are sure welcome guest today.

·       Take care of your children. We are as nuts about the safety and care of your children as we are about Jesus.

·       Love you. Even if we don't know you yet, we know God loves you and, therefore, so do we.

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;

it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

Psalm 33:1


CONTEMPORARY SERVICE - 9:30 A.M.



MUSIC

Drums and stringed instruments are mentioned in the Bible, and we use them freely in this service. The emphasis is on celebration and great joy.


LORD'S PRAYER - (in unison)

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.  


MESSAGE

God is at work in this world and speaks to us through his Word written and spoken. Through the Scriptures, the Spirit of God works to convict and convert hearts and build up the faith of believers.


SERIES TITLE: Unsung Heroes of the Bible

SERMON TITLE: How Do We Define Ourselves?    

KEY SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:24-31 (NIV)         

BIG IDEA: Clarity on who we are brings clarity to our choices.


CHILDREN

Preschool and Elementary age children are invited to Kid’s Worship where they will hear a lesson based on a Bible passage and have fun with group activities that help the lesson stick. Parents, please sign you children in before 9:30am each Sunday morning. Sign them out when you pick them up at the end of worship.


Ages 18months - 5 years in Room #11

Kindergarten - 5th Grades in Room #10

TRADITIONAL SERVICE - 11:00 A.M.


Gather in God's Name


SILENT PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

O Holy God, like Isaiah the prophet, we stand in awe of your glory, feeling tremendously small and tainted by our sin and the sin of our society. Even so, you touch us with your burning presence, and we are made clean and whole. God, our Creator, continue to build this household of faith into what you want us to be. Christ, our Savior, lead us to do as you will. Spirit, our power, strengthen us for the work of the Kingdom, a worship and a service which is ours today as well as tomorrow. Blessed Trinity, fill this place and these people with your presence. For yours is the power and glory, now and always. In Jesus' name. Amen.           


(All songs, prayers and responses will appear on the screen)


PRELUDE

New Every Morning is the Love - Haan 

Mark Hunter, Organist


CHIME OF THE HOUR


WELCOME & VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jonathan Qualls


RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP - (Based on Psalm 66)                              

Jonathan Qualls


Leader: Shout for joy to God, all the earth!

People: Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.

Leader: Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!"

People: So great is your power, Lord, that your enemies cringe before you.

Leader: All the earth bows down to you, Mighty God. They sing the praises of your name.

People: Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

Leader: Let the people of God stand and worship! 


*FIRST HYMN

“Praise the Lord, His Glories” #4


*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH - APOSTLE'S CREED 

Jonathan Qualls


I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic* Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.   *universal 


*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE - Gloria Patri


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.


UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION     

Jonathan Qualls


Holy Triune God, you so loved the world, continue to love the world and will always love the world. Forgive us for our abuse of your created order and its intended harmony. Forgive us for our violence against our fellow creatures, including those made in your image. Forgive us for our indifference, cynicism, and our insensitivity. Cast out our fear with the faith that you can do all things, and renew a right spirit within us. Amen.


ASSURANCE OF PARDON     

Jonathan Qualls


CHORAL RESPONSE     

Chancel Choir

“Almighty Father, hear our prayer, and bless all souls that wait before Thee.”


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

Jonathan Qualls


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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 


GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS 

Jonathan Qualls


OFFERTORY

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart

arranged by Lloyd Larson

Chancel Choir


*WE GIVE THEE BUT THINE OWN

"We give Thee but Thine own, whate'er the gift may be: 

all that we have is Thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from Thee."


*OFFERTORY AND PROCLAMATION PRAYER

Jonathan Qualls


The Word of God Proclaimed


WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED

Dr. Janice Raymond


SERIES TITLE: Unsung Heroes of the Bible

SERMON TITLE: How Do We Define Ourselves?    

KEY SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:24-31 (NIV)         

BIG IDEA: Clarity on who we are brings clarity to our choices.


*FINAL HYMN 

“Be Still, My Soul” #374


CHARGE AND BENEDICTION 

Dr. Janice Raymond


POSTLUDE

Llanfair 

Mark Hunter


Please stay until the final Postlude of completed. Blessings.


*Please stand, if able.