Order of Worship – 4 Pentecost, June 28, 2020

Ward Hill Church of Christ the King – The Lord’s Day, June 28, in the Lord’s Year 2020 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

In Memory of Victoria Bradley (June 22, 2020) and In Dedication to the Memory of Lina Doucette (June 26, 2019)

Please speak bold words and sing italicized words.

Meeting God

Prelude & Quiet Prayer – five minutes before service (9:55-10:00 am)

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

 Hymn 2   O Worship the King                                                                                          LYONS

Invocation

Being Reconciled to God and One Another

Confession of Sin:  Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised to receive us when we come to you. We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you or our neighbors as we should. Forgive us, O God, and grant that in the Holy Spirit we may live and serve you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness & New Life in Christ: If you have repented of your sin and turned in faith to Jesus Christ, I can declare through Christ’s atoning death and life-giving resurrection that you are forgiven in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. If you love God, keep his commandments. Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Response (Hymn 726)                                                                                                     IVERSON

Spirit of the living God, fall fresh on me. Break me, melt me, mold me, fill me.

O Lord, open our lips, and our mouths shall show forth your praise.

Gloria Patri (Hymn 735)                                                         GLORIA PATRI (GREATOREX)

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.

The Peace of Christ  The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Welcome & Announcements; Scripture & Catechism – see Bell Ringer

In Memory of Victoria Bradley (February 11, 1925 – June 22, 2020)

In Dedication to the Memory of Lina Doucette (One Year Anniversary of Death, June 26, 2019)

 Preparing to Hear God

Hymn 640   My Tribute                                                                                         MY TRIBUTE

Collect for Proper 8:  Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Hearing God by Word and Spirit

The Holy Scriptures  Jeremiah 28:5-9          Psalm 89:1-4a,15-18

Romans 6:12-23          Matthew 10:40-42        The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Sermon – “A Useful Tool”

Answering God in Faith, Prayer, and Giving

The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845

I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead: I believe in the Holy Spirit; I believe in the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 Prayers of Thanksgiving, Petition, and Intercession

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 and ever. Amen.

Offering Ourselves and Our Gifts to God

Offertory (Hymn 729)                                                                                 HERR JESU CHRIST

All things are thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer thee; and hence with grateful hearts today, thine own before thy feet we lay.

Doxology (Hymn 731)                                                                                    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.

Offertory Prayer

 

Being Sent with God’s Blessing into the World

Hymn 585   Take My Life, and Let It Be                                                                   HENDON

Benediction

Postlude

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