Bulletin for July 24

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH                   Haydee Teager, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: On this day of worship, we call on God’s name,

People: and hear our own invitation to work for the good of all.

Leader: Gathered with neighbors and strangers, we call on God’s hope,

People: and discover that a lifetime of service seems but a few days.

Leader: In this place of praise and prayer, we call on God’s love,

People: and receive that grace which is as old as creation, yet as fresh as each morning.

*HYMN No. 469 Morning Has Broken

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: We spend so much time accusing ourselves, judging ourselves, punishing ourselves for what we have done, or not done. But God would draw us closer to the Heart of forgiveness, that we might be filled with healing and grace. Join me, as we pray together,

People: What then are we to say about our lives, Searcher of our hearts? We know how often we have duped others with our deceit. We remember how often we promise one thing, only to do the opposite. We struggle to trust you, while we so easily listen to the promises of those who would pull us away from you. Forgive us, Heart overflowing with mercy. Your grace is more powerful than any of our sins, your hope is more durable than our silly choices, your love will traverse any thing which separates us from you. In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we are forgiven. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us,

Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Hear the good news: the One who could accuse us, saves us from sin and death. The One who could condemn us, cradles us in grace. The One who could punish us, prays for us.

People: Now we know, there is nothing, no thing, that can separate us from God. Thanks be to the One who forgives us. Amen.

(Lectionary Liturgies, Pentecost 6 A)

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 306 Fairest Lord Jesus

(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE Genesis 29: 15-28 Old Testament page no. 26 in pew Bible

SERMON           Wife Swap: Reality TV 4,000 Years Ago          by Rev McSpadden

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED

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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 366 Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we will be remembering Kershaw First Presbyterian Church in Kershaw, SC and its 64 members.

RECENT MEMORIALS AND HONORARIUMS:

Building Fund:

Given in memory of Eddie Brunson by Sam and Laine Ardrey

Given in memory of Dillon Denton by Sam and Laine Ardrey

Choir Robe Fund:

Given in memory of Eddie Brunson by Betty Broome

Given in memory of Eddie Brunson by Claudia Thompson

Given in memory of Eddie Brunson by Al and Janesta Williams

GREETERS AND USHERS: George Dobson and George Williams

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