Gathering Music: “Peace Like a River” Campfire Songbook p. 16
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude: “Eat This Bread and Never Hunger” by Daniel Charles Damon
Call to Worship
Sing to the Lord a new song;
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Do all things for the sake of the gospel.
So may we share in the blessings of God.
Let us worship God!
Prayer of the Day
Gracious God, you call us to follow Christ and spread the good news of your love for all people. Help us to become all things to all people that we might reach many with your good news. Amen!
Song of Praise: “Down In My Heart” Campfire Songbook p. 11
Invitation to Healing
The gift of God’s grace is lavished upon us, through the life and death of the risen Lord. Trusting in the love and goodness of God, let us seek wholeness.
Prayer of Healing
God, you are everlasting, the creator of all that is. Your understanding is beyond measure. We confess to you that we have sinned against you and our neighbors. In your compassion, forgive us, for we place our hope in your steadfast love.
Please continue in prayer:
Hymn #437 “You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy” ~ Pastor Scott
Assurance and Passing of the Peace
Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!
Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. Please share a sign of peace with those with whom you are worshiping.
Sung Response: Hymn #839 “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!”
Celebrating Joys: Where we have seen God at work
Song: “The Thank You God Song” ~ Campfire Songbook p. 22
Prayer of Illumination:
Holy God, speak to us what has been told from the beginning, your Word that is the foundation of the world. Amen.
Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 40:21-31
“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”
Epistle Reading: Psalm 147:1-11, 20c
“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”
Gospel Reading: Mark 1:29-39
“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”
Reflection: “To Speak or not to Speak” ~ Pastor Scott Crane
Please spend several moments in silent reflection
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
Hymn of Response: #507 “Come To the Table of Grace”
Affirmation of Faith: ~ Adapted from James 3:13 & 17
“Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings….” ~ The Message
Intercessory Prayers of the People (“Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers”)
The Lord’s Prayer: “…debts…debtors…” Hymnal p. 35 (Español p. 40)
Invitation to Present Our Offerings
Members, friends, and guests: Church expenses total roughly $1900 a month. Thank you for your commitment and your generosity. Please make checks out to First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650.
Invitation to the Lord’s Supper
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts! We lift them up to the Lord! Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Celebrating the Lord’s Supper
This is the joyful feast of the people of God!
We come from north and south from east and west to sit at table in the kingdom of God.
This is the Lord’s table. Our Savior invites those who trust him to share the feast he has prepared. It is a right and joyful thing to offer thanks to you, O God, the source of all creation. Your holy energy flows in animals and plants, makes them move, and gives them desire to live. You brought forth the world in love, and in your great love creation finds at last its proper end. And so with the hosts of heaven we join the everlasting hymn of praise:
Hymn #552 “Holy, Holy, Holy”
You fill our world with glory and light, and yet our mortal eyes cannot behold so bright a truth. Therefore in time you sent us Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Come to me and never be hungry.” We give you thanks that on the night before he died, Jesus took bread, and after giving thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: “Take, eat. This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Jesus also said: “I am the vine, you are the branches.” “Believe in me and never thirst.” After supper, he poured the cup and said: “This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.” Great is the mystery of faith:
Hymn #553 “Christ Has Died; Christ Is Risen”
According to Christ’s commandment:
We remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory.
Let us pray together:
Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these your gifts of bread and cup, that the bread we break and the cup we bless may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ. Calling on the power of the Holy Spirit, we ask: That we may be made one with the risen Christ and with all God’s people; that we may be faithful as Christ’s body in ministry in the world, that we may live in anticipation of the fullness of God’s realm.
Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen!
All has been prepared and the table awaits. These are the gifts of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God!
Communion of the People
Prayer after Communion
Let us pray together:
Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Closing Hymn #634 “To God Be the Glory”
Go forth into the world rejoicing. Spread the good news of Christ our light and our redeemer.
May the blessing of God, who creates, redeems, and restores, be with you now and always. “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rain fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may you be held in the palm of God’s hand.”
Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” ~ Pastor Scott
Question for Reflection
What does Paul mean when he says that he became all things to all people so that he could save some (1 Cor. 9:22)?
Household Prayer for Morning
In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed (Mark 1:35). As I turn to you in prayer this morning, God, bless me with a sense of purpose. As I go into this day show me what I am to do. Amen.
Household Prayer for Evening
Everlasting God, you have been here from the foundations of the earth. I give to you this day now ending, with all its gifts and failings. As I rest this night, renew my strength and, in my dreams, lift me up on the wings of eagles. Amen.