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August 28, 2016

Celebration  of     Worship

August 28, 2016                                                                                      


* * * Entering Into God’s Presence * * *


 (Please refrain from conversation during the Prelude as we quietly prepare to worship God)


Welcome and Announcements                  (Please Sign and Pass Fellowship Pads)


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


* Call to Worship               adapted from Psalm 81   (responsively)

Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!

I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

"But My people did not listen to My voice; Israel would not submit to Me.

So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.

Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways!

I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn My hand against their foes.

Those who hate the Lord would cringe toward Him,

and their fate would last forever.

But He would feed you with the finest of the wheat,

and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."



* Affirmation of Faith        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.                                           *universal


* Prayer of Invocation


* Hymn of Adoration                 It Is Well with My Soul               Red Book  # 705


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God  

God Who sees all and knows all, we could not hide from You if we tried. You know us and our sin. We go our own way. We do not bear the fruit You desire. We are stub-born when we should repent and turn to You. We are turning to You now, our Father, confessing our sin, because we love You and desire to be in holy fellowship with You. Hear us. O God! Help us as we repent of our sins and turn to You for restoration. Hear us, we pray, for the sake of Christ the Lord.   (silent, personal confession)  AMEN


Assurance of Pardon     

Leader  . . . Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! 

ALL:           In Jesus Christ we are forgiven


* Responding with Praise                     Gloria Patri                    Blue Book # 579

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!


* Hymn of Praise                Room at the Cross for You                Red Book # 487


Prayers of the People and the Lords 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 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, for ever.  AMEN.



* * * Responding to God’s Grace * * *


Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings


* Singing Our Praise and Gratitude        The Doxology             Blue Book # 592


* Prayer of Dedication  


* Hymn of Preparation    Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing    Red Book  # 11

* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON             Jeremiah 2:4-13                   pew Bible  pg. 627


* GOSPEL  LESSON                       Luke 14:1, 7-14                    pew Bible  pg. 873


MESSAGE TEXT                      Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16                pew Bible  pg. 1009


MESSAGE                 Keeping on Keeping on             Ruling Elder James S. Madary


* Hymn of Closing                 Nearer, My God, to Thee               Red Book # 553


* Receiving the Blessing


* Choral Response                   Three-fold Amen                         Blue Book # 586


* Postlude     


* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.

Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of

Louise Summers by David and Cynthia Summers


Birthdays & Anniversaries

Today, Shirley Madary;   Wednesday, Ray & Linda Tear;  Thursday, Inga Pfefferkorn


Today’s Participants

Liturgist:  Elder Don Killmer

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks

WHETHER you are investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship. Please sign the blue attendance pad and join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and light refreshments following the worship service.


FLOWERS – If you would like to sponsor flowers for the chancel in loving memory or honor of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the drinking fountain in the Narthex. Cost: $24/Sunday..


USHERS NEEDED – Please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex to volunteer for one or more weeks. See sheet for details.


NEXT SUNDAY - We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. In the Presbyterian Church (USA), all who sincerely trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone, for the forgiveness of sin, are invited to partake, including baptized children with parental permission.


FIRST SUNDAY - Please remember to bring your contributions for local outreach organizations next Sunday, October 5th and place them in the baskets located under the old pew in the Narthex.

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