Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hopes' Liturgies for July and August

The Order of Worship for the Lord’s Day

The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost (Green, through 11/18) 
July 1, 2018
The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
July 8, 2018
The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
July 15, 2018
The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
July 21, 2018
The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
July 28, 2018
The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
August 5, 2018
The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
August 12, 2018
The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 19, 2018
The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 26, 2018

                                                                                                            Presbyterian Hymnal/Glory to God


Gathering Music:
Welcome & Announcements
*Entrance Song: “All People That on Earth Do Dwell” words: 220/385; music: 423/265

*Call to Worship 

The time is fulfilled,
the Kingdom of God has drawn near,
Repent, and believe the good news. Mark 1:15

*Filling the Baptismal Font 

As many of you as were baptized into Christ 
have clothed yourselves with Christ. 
There is no longer Jew or Greek, 
there is no longer slave or free,
there is no longer male and female; 
for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:27, 28 

In baptism God claims us
and seals us to show that we belong to God.
God frees us from sin and death,
uniting us with Jesus Christ
in his death and resurrection.
By water and the Holy Spirit
we are gathered into the church, the body of Christ,
and sent out into the world 
with the good news of Christ’s love, peace, and justice.

Remember your baptism, and be thankful!


7/1         “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies” 462/662 
7/8          “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” 276/39
7/15 “For the Beauty of the Earth”         473/14
7/22 “Holy God, We Praise Your Name” 460/4
7/28 “All Things Bright and Beautiful” 267/20
8/5         “God of the Sparrow”         272/22
8/12 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”     288/32
8/19 “Praise the Lord, God’s Glories Show” 481/33
8/26 “Come, Thou Almighty King”         139/2

Prayer for Wholeness 

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/28
God of grace
you bring us from death to life,
revealing our essence as your beloved children.
Keep us awake and alert to your saving Presence
within, and among us.
When the world appeals to our fear
with offers of wealth, success, and security:
May we remember that we live by your Word alone,
and that it is by losing our false existence
that we gain our true and eternal life in you.
When the world appeals to our weaknesses and deficiencies
with offers of fame and popularity: 
May we remember that there is nothing that can ever separate us 
from the love you have already given.  
We don’t have to test it.
When the world appeals to our anger
with offers of power:
May we remember how you show us real strength.
By emptying yourself and becoming a servant,
you give us the Way of truth.
The time is fulfilled!
Today is the Day of Salvation!
Your Kingdom is right here!
Let us turn to your Way
and trust in this good news!

8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 
God of love:
By your Word and Spirit
You created all things in goodness and joy.
You placed us in this beautiful garden
with manifold blessings to share,
and more than enough for all.
But by the limitations and liabilities of our mortal nature
we fell into ignorance and fear.
We imagine threats and scarcity all around us.
We hoard and steal your resources, inventing inequalities and poverty.
We resort to violence against nature and each other, 
concocting a world of pain.
We invent systems of deterrence, punishment, and control,  
coercion, retribution, condemnation, and death.
So you come to us in Christ Jesus,
offering forgiveness, blessing, 
and a new way of life in holy community.
Open our eyes to your living presence within and among us.
Make us citizens of your reign of peace and love.

Invocation of the Trinity

By Word and Spirit 
the living God creates, redeems, and sustains all things
in truth, goodness, and beauty.
God is always bringing life out of death 
and light into darkness,
making whole our brokenness,
forgiving us where we fall short,
setting us free from all crippling bondage,
and restoring us to our original blessing.
We are carefully fashioned by our Creator
who embraces us and encircles us
in the Holy Trinity’s timeless and universal dance of love,
overflowing in creation. 
And so we offer our own voices in praise and thanksgiving,
as we sing together our praise of the Triune God: 
“All praise to the Father, from whom all things come.”

*Gloria: “We Are One in the Spirit” (verse 4) ——/300

TF *Procession of the Word

TF A child processes into the Sanctuary carrying a Bible, as the people sing the Gloria.
*The Peace

Christ is in the midst of us.
He is and ever shall be.
May the grace and peace of Christ our God be with all of you.
And also with you.

The people exchange words and signs of God’s peace.

*Response: “Halle-, Halle-, Halleluia” ——/591

Halle-, Halle-, Halleluia!
Halle-, Halle-, Halleluia!
Halle-, Halle-, Halleluia!


TF (Our young disciples depart to continue worship and learning downstairs.)

Prayer for Understanding

Enlighten our hearts and minds by your Word, O God.
Open our eyes to the truth of your saving love, revealed in Scripture,
Move our legs to walk in your way of peace.
Open our hands to do your work,
and our arms to welcome others in your name.
For you are the enlightening of our souls and bodies, O Christ our God, 
and to you we give glory, now and forever.  

Hebrew Scriptures

7/1        Lamentations 3:22-33
7/8         Ezekiel 2:1-5
7/15 (Amos 7:7-15)
7/22 Jeremiah 23:1-6
7/28 2 Kings 4:42-44
8/5         Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
8/12 1 Kings 19:4-8
8/19 Proverbs 9:1-6
8/26 Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18


TF “Come Sing to God” Psalm 30 180/——
LW Psalm 30 Pew Bibles, p. 
7/8 TF
To you I lift up my eyes,
   O you who are enthroned in the heavens! 
As the eyes of servants
   look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maid
   to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
   until he has mercy upon us. 
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
   for we have had more than enough of contempt. 
Our soul has had more than its fill
   of the scorn of those who are at ease,
   of the contempt of the proud. Psalm 123
LW Psalm 123 Pew Bibles, p.
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
   for he will speak peace to his people,
   to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. 
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
   that his glory may dwell in our land. 
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
   righteousness and peace will kiss each other. 
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
   and righteousness will look down from the sky. 
The Lord will give what is good,
   and our land will yield its increase. 
Righteousness will go before him,
   and will make a path for his steps. Psalm 85:8-13
7/22 “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” Psalm 23 172/803
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
   and all your faithful shall bless you. 
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
   and tell of your power, 
to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations. 
The Lord is faithful in all his words,
   and gracious in all his deeds. 
The Lord upholds all who are falling,
   and raises up all who are bowed down. 
The eyes of all look to you,
   and you give them their food in due season. 
You open your hand,
   satisfying the desire of every living thing. 
The Lord is just in all his ways,
   and kind in all his doings. 
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
   to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:10-18
[The Lord] commanded the skies above,
   and opened the doors of heaven; 
he rained down on [the people] manna to eat,
   and gave them the grain of heaven. 
Mortals ate of the bread of angels;
   he sent them food in abundance. 
He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens,
   and by his power he led out the south wind; 
he rained flesh upon them like dust,
   winged birds like the sand of the seas; 
he let them fall within their camp,
   all around their dwellings. 
And they ate and were well filled,
   for he gave them what they craved. Psalm 78:23-29
I will bless the Lord at all times;
   his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
   let the humble hear and be glad. 
O magnify the Lord with me,
   and let us exalt his name together. 
I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
   and delivered me from all my fears. 
Look to him, and be radiant;
   so your faces shall never be ashamed. 
This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,
   and was saved from every trouble. 
The angel of the Lord encamps
   around those who fear him, and delivers them. 
O taste and see that the Lord is good;
   happy are those who take refuge in him. Psalm 34:1-8
8/19 TF “Taste and See” (vv. 1-3) Psalm 34:9-14 187/—-
O fear the Lord, you his holy ones,
   for those who fear him have no want. 
The young lions suffer want and hunger,
   but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. 
Come, O children, listen to me;
   I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 
Which of you desires life,
   and covets many days to enjoy good? 
Keep your tongue from evil,
   and your lips from speaking deceit. 
Depart from evil, and do good;
   seek peace, and pursue it. Psalm 34:9-14
8/26 TF “Taste and See” (vv. 4-7) Psalm 34:15-22
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
   and his ears are open to their cry. 
The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
   to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears,
   and rescues them from all their troubles. 
The Lord is near to the broken-hearted,
   and saves the crushed in spirit. 
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
   but the Lord rescues them from them all. 
He keeps all their bones;
   not one of them will be broken. 
Evil brings death to the wicked,
   and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. 
The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
   none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. Psalm 34:15-22


7/1         Mark 5:21-23
7/8         Mark 6:1-13
7/15 (Mark 6:14-29)
7/22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
7/28 John 6:1-21
8/5         John 6:24-35
8/12 John 6:35, 41-51
8/19 John 6:51-58
8/26 John 6:56-69


Note: we will have a guest preacher on July 15.

*Affirmation of Faith, The Apostles’ Creed p. 14, “Traditional”/p. 35                  

Prayers of God’s Creation and People  


O Great Healer:
let your Spirit swing 
around us and through us,
over us, under us, and among us,
with healing in her wings,
making us whole
and restoring us to our created goodness.


O Deep Mystery:
Bless all of us here today, 
as we offer our worship and praise to you,
and for all those baptized into your Name of every time and place
who have sought to trust and follow you.
We pray especially for disciples chosen for responsibility in your church….

And as we gather we also represent our whole community, especially: 
those chosen for responsibility in government and the courts…
all first responders…
travelers and workers… 
the aged and infirm…
the grieving and abandoned…
the sick and the addicted…
the poor and the oppressed…  
the homeless and the hungry…
the unemployed and the incarcerated…
the undocumented, migrants, and refugees…
indigenous peoples…
victims of war and terrorism… 
victims of natural disasters…
victims of domestic abuse…
victims of slavery and human trafficking…
and all who remember and care for the needy among us…. 

As you commanded, O Lord,
we pray for our enemies and those who wish us harm.

We pray for all experiencing persecution for their faith…

We gather as well with all those who have died in the hope of resurrection,
and are now at rest….

Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
In the communion of all the saints, 
we commend ourselves, one another, 
and our whole life to you, O Christ our God,
and to you we render glory,
now and forever.



The Earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof,
the world and all that dwell therein.            Psalm 24:1 

Offertory Music: “” 

*Doxology: “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” 592/606
7/1, 8/5

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

This is the meal of paradise!
The foretaste of the blessings coming to us,
a sign of abundance and generosity,
forgiveness and deliverance.  

This is the Lord’s table.
Our Savior invites those who trust in him
to share in the feast
which he has prepared.

Communion Preface

We give you thanks, O God,
lifting up our hearts to you in gratitude,
for your love and justice,
your beauty and joy,
revealed and given to us in Jesus Christ.
Give us the vision 
of the commonwealth of peace he establishes. 
Let his resurrection life permeate all we are and do,
as you gather us in holy community.

And so we join our voices 
with those of all your people
in every time and place,
in the angels’ song of praise to you:


Holy, holy, holy Lord
God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is he,
O blessed is he 
who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna in the highest!

Eucharistic Prayer & the Lord’s Prayer (Traditional, p. 16)

God, our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer: 
You breathed the whole universe into being.
You loved your creation so much 
that you gave your only Son 
so that whoever places their wholehearted trust in him 
should not perish, but have eternal life.

On that last night just before he gave his life for the life of the world,
he took bread, blessed it, broke it, 
and gave it to his disciples,
saying, “This is my body.  Do this in remembrance of me.”

The celebrant breaks the bread.

And he took the cup of wine.  
After giving thanks he shared it with them,
saying, “This is the new covenant in my blood.
Whenever you drink it, remember me.”

The celebrant pours the wine into the cup.

Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us 
and upon these your gifts, 
making the bread we break 
and the cup we bless the true and full communion 
in the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

O God,
like chicks fed by a mother-bird,
our mouths are open to receive you.
And so we are bold to pray in the words Jesus taught us,
saying: Our Father….    

The Holy Communion of the People of God

With hearts trusting in an awesome God, 
come to the Table.  
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Receive the Body of Christ:
taste the fountain of immortality.
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

The people come to the Table to share in Christ’s body and blood by intinction:
taking a piece of bread, dipping it into the cup, and eating it.
(The cup contains non-alcoholic juice.)
TF Those who wish to pray with the pastor before or after communion
may meet with him to the side.

May the Body and Blood of Christ our God bring you to everlasting life.  Amen.

Communion Music: 

Closing Prayer

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Gracious God,
we give you thanks
that in Jesus Christ,
who is your Word,
you have emptied yourself,
becoming flesh to dwell among us
full of grace and truth.
He brings good news to the poor,
proclaims release to the captives,
gives sight to the blind,
liberates the oppressed,
makes the lame walk,
welcomes sinners, 
and even raises the dead.
In giving his life for the life of the world
he sets us free from sin and death.
And he gives us your Holy Spirit
by whom he is present with us even now,
gathering us into one beloved community.
and sending us into the world
with the good news of your love.

When we do not celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper:

O God,
like a mother who will not forget her nursing child,
you love us forever.
And so we are bold to pray in the words Jesus taught us,
saying: Our Father….


7/1         “Open My Eyes, That I May See” 324/451
7/8         “In Christ There Is No East or West” 440/317
7/15 “Today We All Are Called to Be” 434/757 
7/22 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” 379/353
7/28 “Lord, You Give the Great Commission”         429/298
8/5          “Spirit, Open My Heart”          ——/692
8/12 “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” 298/435
8/19 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak” 426/722
8/26 “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”         422/716



7/1, 8/5
God spoke all these words, saying, I am the Lord your God.
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol....
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God.
Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet... anything that belongs to your neighbor.         From Exodus 20:1-17

7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
“Hear, O Israel:
the Lord your God is one!
And you shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Jesus says this is the first and the greatest commandment;
and that the second is like it: Mark 12:29-31
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18 

May our lives shine in obedience to these two commandments.


The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord be kind and gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor,
and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

*Choral Benediction: “Goodness Is Stronger Than Evil” ——/750



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