Announcements & A Word of Welcome
Gathering and Prelude
Prayer of Adoration and Confession
Guide: Glorious God, whose wonderful works we embrace and whose awesome deeds we declare, may honor and blessing, praise and renown be Yours forevermore.
People: Loving Lord, who sees all that we do and in whose hands we are kept safe, we recognize that we are unworthy of such compassion and devotion. We are sinful and imperfect, selfish and foolish, shallow-minded and hard-hearted. Pardon our proud and stubborn ways. Acquit us of our indifference and intolerance, our insensitivity and ignorance. Hear us now as we confess our sins to You alone.
- Silent Confessions -
Guide: Almighty Father, were it not for Jesus, our lives would be ruined and our souls devastated. Were it not for His obedience and sacrifice, our hopes would be diminished and our faith destroyed. We nthank You for our Savior Jesus Christ, in whose Name we make these pleas and by whose words, we now pray, saying, "Our Father, etc..." THE LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)
Promise of the Gospel
Guide: Jesus was misunderstood at times by His own people. We have been blessed with the holy scriptures and the many generations of faithful people that have witnessed to His power and glory. He is our Savior, the Holy One who forgives our sins, and the True Restorer of all God's people to the Everlasting Kingdom of Grace and Love. Amen.
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. Amen.
Family Sermon (parents and all children, including Elementary school students come forward)
Prayers for Health and Healing
Pastor: Give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His love endures forever. The LORD is with us, we will not be afraid, He will answer our cries and set us free from our fears.
People: The LORD is with us, He is our helper. He can restore our health and overcome our troubles. The LORD is our strength and song. He will provide us with hope and salvation.
Pastor: Let us enter the sacred presence of the LORD and look to Him to heal us of all that harms us in body, mind, heart and spirit. May the LORD do marvelous things in our eyes. May He touch and strengthen all our loved ones, for whom we now pray.
Silent Prayers for others and ourselves. A candle is lit.
Pastor: Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. His love endures forever. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
(Healing prayer based on words & phrases from Psalm 118)
Singing of ‘Jesus, Draw Me Close’
Reader: Holy Spirit, enrich our lives with Christ's teaching. Enhance our faith by enabling to us listen, receive, and apply these sacred words. In Jesus' Name, we pray. Amen.
The Message & The Apostles’ Creed
Offering & Offertory
Dedication (unison): Lord Jesus, quietly we come before You with our gifts and tithes. Take these tokens and bless them for the work of Your church, both here and in other places. Change our lives so that we may love You and dedicate ourselves to Your ministry for God's Kingdom, both now and always. Amen.
Benediction (unison): May Christ empower us to be faithful servants; may we declare the Father's truth with our daily lives; and may the Holy Spirit fulfill the Lord's promises by enabling us to become dedicated disciples of the One, Triune and Living God, both now and forevermore. Amen.
Doxology Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; etc & Postlude