"New Beginnings"

Worship

  • In Person Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m. (Mask required for all)  This Sunday, we welcome Rev. Lesley Weir to our pulpit.
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NEXT TIME: Readings for next week:  TBA


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PRELUDE | We Walk By Faith | Dunlap's Creek

*CALL TO CONTINUING WORSHIP
One: God said, “I will be your God.”
Many: God has promised. God remembers. God is faithful.
One: God said, “I will lead you in the paths of truth.”
Many: God has promised. God remembers. God is faithful.
One: God said, “I will forgive you.”
Many: God has promised. God remembers. God is faithful.
One: God said, “My kingdom is near.”
Many: God has promised. God remembers. God is faithful.
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*HYMN 475 | Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Nettleton

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy One, you made the Earth and all that is in it. We give thanks for the sky and the seas, the mountains and the valleys, the trees and the flowers, the birds that fly and the fish that swim and all the animals that walk or crawl or creep on the land. You called on human beings to care for Creation, to serve you and praise you by loving all you have made. We don’t always do it well. We remember the story of Noah, and a time when people forgot to take care of the Earth and each other. We ask forgiveness for the ways we fail to love your world with our whole hearts. Help us to do better, one step at a time, just the way Noah built the ark one cubit at a time. (silent prayer)

Amen.

*DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
God made a covenant with Noah, and God keeps a covenant with us. Come into the ark of forgiveness, beloved Children of God! Amen!
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

*THE GLORIA

MOMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN | Rev. Lesley Weir

WELCOME AND CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS
(Instead of passing a pad we ask that you sign the register in the Narthex as you leave, if you haven’t done so already.)


WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE READING  | Excerpts from Genesis 6-9:  The Story of Noah

SPECIAL MUSIC | When Shall I See Jesus (The Morning Trumpet) | Don Hustad

SERMON | " New Beginnings" Rev. Lesley Weir

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*HYMN 738 | "O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee" | Maryton

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH | The Brief Statement of Faith
We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father.
In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community.
But we rebel against God; we hide from our Creator.
Ignoring God’s commandments, we violate the image of God in others and ourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and nature, and threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care.
We deserve God’s condemnation.
Yet God acts with justice and mercy to redeem creation.
In everlasting love, the God of Abraham and Sarah chose a covenant people to bless all families of the earth.
Hearing their cry, God delivered the children of Israel from the house of bondage.
Loving us still, God makes us heirs with Christ of the covenant.
Like a mother who will not forsake her nursing child, like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, God is faithful still.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
…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.

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS

OFFERTORY | " What a Friend We Have In Jesus" Mark Hayes

*DOXOLOGY | 606 Old Hundredth
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
See in our gifts our loyalty to you. We commit ourselves to both show forth and work for your kingdom to come. Amen.


WE GO IN GOD’S NAME

*HYMN 301 | "Let Us Build a House Two Oaks"

*BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE | "Cortege" | Gordon Young

Some people choose to be seated to listen to the postlude. If you need to leave, the pastor and worship leader are glad to greet you at the entrance of the sanctuary.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord! Thanks be to God!

 

Rev. Dudley J. Elvery II, Interim Pastor
Mrs. Mary Ann Wenzelman, Interim Organist/Pianist

 

Flowers are given by Paul Gerrish in celebration of Laura Dillman’s birthday and thanking her for all the love she gives.
Worship Liturgist: Kim Hamilton
Ushers: Earl Anker, Laura Dillman, Ray Nielsen, Wanda Nielsen

Today, we welcome Rev. Lesley Weir to our pulpit as a former resident of Homewood. She was a member and member of staff at Flossmoor Community Church. Following her call into ministry in the Presbyterian Church she became a member at Calvary United Protestant Church and became a candidate for ministry. After ordination Lesley became the pastor of St. Luke
Presbyterian Church in Downers Grove.
She recently retired from that position.

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