Sunday, June 13th
( * = please stand )
Prelude “There is a Fountain”
Welcome and Announcements Elder: Sarah Waby
Call to Worship Elder
One Some boast of their motor cars, and some of their mansions,
but we boast of the name of the Lord of hosts!
All: Should all else collapse in a heap, we shall stand up tall.
One: Do not be impressed by the outward appearance of a person,
for God does not see like we do, but looks into the heart.
All: If anyone travels with Christ, there is a new creation,
old things are obsolete, all things become new.
One: Let us worship this God who looks into the human heart
and through Christ Jesus makes all things new.
Introit “Step Into the Water”
Scripture Psalm 20 (pg. 391)
Open Hymn “There is a River”
Prayer of Confession
One: God of mercy, hear the prayers of your thirsting people.
All: For every time we have attributed your miracles in our lives
to our own hands alone, For every time we promised to trust you but turned to our own way when your response did not come soon enough or in the way we expected, For our silent sins, our quiet acts of violence, and our indifference to the suffering round us,
(Time of Silent Confession)
All: Forgive us, Loving One, and quench our thirst with your grace;
Remake us into vessels of tenderness and compassion.
For Christ’s sake we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
One: Because of God’s great love for us, we have peace with God and access to God’s grace all through Jesus Christ who, while we were still sinners, died to free us from the bondage of sin. Therefore, we may ask of Christ to give us the living water that quenches the dryness of our souls. In this we know we are forgiven.
All: Thanks be to God!
*Gloria Patri #577 Congregation
Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and
ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.
Sharing the Peace (remain seated) Elder
The peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you.
(Please pass signs of peace and forgiveness with those seated around you)
Sharing Joys & Concerns
Pastoral Prayer Rev. Dr. Michael Askew
The Lord’s Prayer (pg. 16, Blue Hymnal)
PROCLAIMING THE WORD
Scripture John 4:11-14 (pg.753)
Sermon “Living Water for the Soul” Rev. Dr. Michael Askew
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
*The Apostle’s Creed (pg. 14) Congregation
Call to Offering Rev. Dr. Michael Askew
Offertory “Drinking from the Springs of Living Water”
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 Rev. Dr. Michael Askew
BEARING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD
*Charge and Blessing Rev. Dr. Michael Askew
We leave now in order to follow God into the world.
All: We will go to bring the healing and peace of Jesus to all.
The Witness and Evangelism ministry is looking for members. If you are interested in serving on this ministry, please contact Betsy Balmer at 850-348-2890 or email questions to email@example.com.