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BULLETIN FOR STREAMING SERVICE
WE GATHER IN GOD’S NAME
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HOMEWOOD
Through the grace of God, faith in Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we prayerfully seek to discern God’s will for this congregation and to reach beyond ourselves to feed the hungry, body and soul. Adopted by Session 7/31/17
PRAYER FOR PEACE
Peace Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
PRELUDE ||| Mary Ann Wenzelman
*CALL TO CONTINUING WORSHIP
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.
Heaven and earth are filled with the glory of God.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
*HYMN 1 ||| Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! ||| Nicaea
CALL TO CONFESSION
The triune God mercifully and graciously invites us into a relationship of wholeness. In humility and truth, let us confess the sin that keeps us from the life God intends.
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Mother, Lover, and Friend, one God in three persons, mutual and whole, we confess our relationships are not that way. We have been too selfish; or we have given too much; or we have accepted too little. Our sin drives us away from one another and from you. Forgive us and restore us. Draw us close that we may know life in all of its fullness.
*DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
God’s love is poured out through the Holy Spirit. This is love from God’s own heart, love that cleanses and renews. This is good news!
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
*THE GLORIA 581
MOMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN ||| Rev. Matt Lang
WELCOME AND CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING ||| Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? 2 On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; 3 beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: 4 ‘To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live. 22 The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. 23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth—26 when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. 27 When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, 28 when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, 29 when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, 30 then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, 31 rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.
SPECIAL MUSIC ||| Mary Ann Wenzelman
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING ||| John 16:12-15
12‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!
SERMON ||| "Many Things To Say" ||| Rev. Matt Lang
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*HYMN 11 ||| Source and Sovereign, Rock and Cloud ||| Aberystwyth
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ||| Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
*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
*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 2 ||| Come, Thou Almighty King ||| Italian Hymn
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am; send me!”
May the blessing of the Trinity—holy, holy, holy Lord—be with you now and always.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord! Thanks be to God!
Rev. Matt Lang, Pastor
Mrs. Mary Ann Wenzelman, Interim Organist/Pianist
Worship Liturgist: Lee Hilario
Ushers: Charlene Hansen, Bob James, Eleanor Steiner
Web Techs: Phil Dillman, Kathie Hazlett, Laura Dillman, Susan Zorns
SCRIPTURES IN WORSHIP – Next Sunday we will be reading 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a and Luke 8:26-39.