Bulletin for July 1

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Jeannie Jamieson, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Come let us worship!
People: We come from our ordinary lives into this community of faith to worship God.
Leader: Come let us share who we are!
People: We come with the stories of our lives, the stories of our faith, the stories of how God has worked in our lives.
Leader: Come let us give thanks!
People: We come with our abundance, giving thanks to God, ready to share what we have.
Leader: Come let us praise God!
People: We come with open hearts and open minds, prepared to meet God as we worship.
Leader: Let us worship God!
(Call to Worship, Year B, Vol 45:1)

*HYMN No. 267 All Things Bright and Beautiful

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
In the mystery of creation, Imaginative God, you shaped beauty and goodness, yet we damage it by our selfishness and anger.
In the mystery of life, Child of Hope, you became one of us, yet all too often we turn our back on you.
In the mystery of peace, Breath of Life, you would gentle our natures, yet we cling tenaciously to our bitterness and hurt. In the mystery of grace, Holy God, you forgive us our sins, that we might embrace others.
In the mystery of mercy, you touch our lips, that we might speak gently to others.
In the mystery of hope, you claim us as family, sisters and brothers of the One who brought new life for all, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Here, in this moment and in this place, the Spirit of gentleness moves in our midst. Mercy, hope and joy are the gifts of God to each and every one of us.
People: No longer lost, we have found our way home, surrounded by God’s peace, by God’s grace, by God’s love. Thanks be to God, we are forgiven! Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, Pentecost 8, Vol. 3, Year B)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Stuart Graham

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 272 God of the Sparrow
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE Ephesians 3:14-21 New Testament Page No. 193 in pew Bible

SERMON
A PLACE OF RENEWAL

SC HOME AT MONTREAT
1912-2012
by Pat Oglesby

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

*DECLARATION OF FAITH (Unison)
God made human beings along with all the other creatures and charged them to care for the earth and all that lives on it. We acknowledge we share in the interdependence that binds together all God’s creation. Yet God gives us power to rule and tame, to order and reshape the world. We hold the earth in trust for future generations of living things. The Lord forbids us to plunder, foul, and destroy the earth. The Lord expects us to produce, to consume, to reproduce in ways that make earth’s goodness available to all people and reflect God’s love for all creatures. The Lord bids us use our technical skills for beauty, order, health, and peace. Amen.
Declaration of Faith, Chapter 2 (3), PCUS, 1977.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 561 My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please Stand

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As we pray today we will be remembering Hebron Presbyterian Church in Blackstock, SC and its 32 members.

Finance Report through the week of 6 – 24 -2012:
2012 Budget $126,855.00
Needed each week $ 2,440.00
Budget amount received past 26 weeks $ 54,327.56
Ahead / (Behind) budget past 26 weeks ($9,112.44)

GREETERS AND USHERS FOR JUNE: Richard and Linda Vaughan

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:
July 4th Celebration at the Community Building
Hotdogs, Chips, and Drinks will be served from 7:30 pm until the fireworks start.
The prices are $2.00 for a hotdog, $1.00 for a soft drink or water, chips are free when you buy a hotdog. Fireworks, sponsored by the Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, will begin as soon as it is dark enough. Bring a lawn chair.
The next regular meeting of the Community Development Club will be held at 7:30 pm on July 3. Crime Watch meetings have been discontinued until September.

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