Order of Worship


June 25, 2017: Third Sunday after Pentecost


Preparation for the Word of God


Prelude:          Sonata in F Major   G.F. Handel

Gigue from Violin Sonata in d minor       F. Veracini

Crosby Woods, guest musician


Welcome and Passing of the Peace of Christ:

One:    The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All:   And also with you.

One:  Let us greet one another with signs of Christ’s peace.


Preparation for Worship


* Call to Worship:  Psalm 69: 7-8, 10-13, 16-18. Margaret Shackell-Dowell

One:  It is for your sake that I have borne reproach, and shame covered my face.

All:    I have become a stranger to my kindred, an alien to my siblings.

One:  When I humbled myself with fasting, they insulted me for doing so.

All:    When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

One:  I am the subject of gossip for those who sit at the gate.

All:    But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord!

One:  At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love —

All:    Answer me.  For your steadfast love is good.

One:  According to your mercy, turn to me.

All:    Draw near to me; redeem me; set me free.

One:  Trusting in God’s love, let us worship God!


*  Hymn #721: “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”        Pescador


Prayer of Confession:

O God: You are God, and we are your children.  In confession, we look to you for true teaching: the gifts of spirit and soul that enlighten our living. We confess the brokenness of our thoughts, the wrongness of our judgments, the mistakes of our actions; the faults of our choices, the smallness of our goals, and the fracturing of our relationships.  We catch only glimpses of your ways, and live only moments within your peace.  Teach us from within, O Lord; cleanse us fully, as only you can, that we may be turned about and made new in your love…

  (Time for Silent Prayer.)


Assurance of Pardon.

One:  …Friends, believe the good news of the gospel:

All:    In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

One:  Thanks be to God. Amen.


Proclamation of the Word of God


*   Hymn #20: All Things Bright and Beautiful” Royal Oak


Children’s Time.

(Sunday School has ended for the year, and will begin again in September.  Following Children’s Time, children may return to sit with their parents or, if they wish, go to childcare in the second floor nursery. Nursery will be open until 11:30 a.m.)


First Reading: Genesis 21: 8-21 17 OT


*  Hymn #450: “Be Thou My VisionHankey


Second Reading: Matthew 10: 24-39 10-11 NT

One:  The Word of the Lord.

All:  Thanks be to God!


Sermon: “In Order to Be Taught” Rev. Kirianne Weaver Riehl

“’A disciple is not above the teacher… for nothing is covered

up that will not become uncovered, and nothing secret that

will not become known.’”  – Matthew 10: 24, 26


Response to the Word of God


Receiving Tithes and Offerings.


Offertory: “Gavotte” J.P. Rameau


* Offertory Response: Doxology to the tune of “All Creatures of our God and King”

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.

Praise Christ, all creatures here below.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Praise Holy Spirit evermore.  Praise Triune God, whom we adore.  Alleluia!


* Affirmation of Faith:

We believe in one God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified;

who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Prayers of the People followed by 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


*  Hymn #852: “When the Lord Redeems the Very LeastI’ll Fly Away


* Benediction.


Postlude: Allegro J.H. Fiocco




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