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August 3, 2014

Celebration  of  Worship

18 th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                     August 3, 2014


* * * 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 17    (Read responsively)

You have tried our hearts, You have visited us by night,

You have tested us, and You will find nothing;

We have purposed that our mouths will not transgress.

With regard to the works of man, by the word of Your lips we have avoided the ways of the violent.

Our steps have held fast to Your paths; our feet have not slipped.

We call upon You, for You will answer us, O God.

Incline Your ear to us; hear our words.

Wondrously show Your steadfast love.

You are the Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at Your right hand.


* Affirmation of Faith        “The Apostle’s 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.

* Prayer of Invocation


* Hymn of Adoration                     “Seek, Ye First”    (sing twice)   Red Book # 713


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God   

Lord of all that is seen and unseen, we admit that we have not made the life of Jesus our own way of life. Our trust is often weak and our faith small. We allow ourselves to be a needy folk in the face of Your abundant provisions of grace. Forgive us for not remembering Who You are, Father, and for failing to seek the riches of Your grace. Restore and renew us we pray. In the name of Jesus Christ.   (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!


Time with Young Disciples


Prayers of the People


* * * Responding to God’s Grace * * *


Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings


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

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!


* Prayer of Dedication 


* * * Listening to God’s Word * * *


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON            Genesis 32:22-31                 pew Bible pg. 27


* GOSPEL LESSON                         Matthew 14:13-21               pew Bible pg. 820

MESSAGE TEXT                              Acts 11:1-18                         pew Bible pg. 919


MESSAGE       “A Praise Report from the Mission Fields”     Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Preparation           “Let Us Break Bread Together”       Red Book # 460


* * * The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper * * *


The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

. . .

The Lord's Prayer


Serving of the Elements and Prayer after Communion


* Hymn of Closing                               “The Love of God”                     Red Book # 157


* Receiving the Blessing


* Choral Response                   “Three-fold Amen”                         Blue Book # 586


* Postlude


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


WHETHER you’re 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 remember to sign the blue attendance pad.


Today - We will celebrate the sacrament of 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 the Lord’s table, including baptized children with parental permission.



Flowers Today

are given to the glory of God by Dutch & JoAnn HIntze

in honor of Their Family


Birthdays & Anniversaries This Week

Tuesday:  Dick & Barbara Guthrie and Jubal Mizell     Wednesday: Bill Dahle


Today’s Participants

Liturgist: Elder Don Killmer

Fellowship Hostess: Mun Sparks



Thank God for the gracious gift of the assurance of our salvation,

and pray we never turn that extraordinary grace into arrogance.



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