Worship for July 10, 2022: The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 10

Gathering

Gathering Music: Hymn #19 “God of Great and God of Small”

Welcome and Announcements    

Prelude: “It is Well With My Soul” by Philip Bliss

* Call to Worship 

Love the Lord your God,

With all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind!

Love your neighbor as yourself,

With all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind!

Do this and we will live!

Let us worship God!

And so we pray:

* Prayer of the Day    

Holy God, you call us to live out your justice and righteousness.  Help us to walk in your footsteps, so that we never lose our way.  Enable us to live and love in the way that you have taught us, so that we can act in grace, even with those who we consider our enemies.  In the name of Jesus we pray; Amen.

* Hymn of Praise #305 “Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!”

* Invitation to Forgiveness

Psalm 82 asks, “How long?” how long will we live unjustly and show partiality, instead of loving as God has loved us?  Trusting in God’s love poured out for us, let us request – and submit – to God’s healing touch.

* Prayer of Wholeness

Gracious God, Jesus tells us that our lives are enriched by loving you and loving our neighbors.  We confess that love is hard for us.  Sometimes we are too selfish or too pessimistic, too hollow or too hardened, and sometimes even too broken to give ourselves to love’s demands.  But you are Love, O God!  Cleanse our hearts that we might find the strength to do what love requires and the grace to receive what love has to give.  We pray in the name of Jesus, whose love has no boundary, as we prayerfully sing:

* Sung Response #437 “You are the Lord, Giver of Mercy”

* Assurance of Pardon 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 also love one another. The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

And also with you!

You are invited to share God’s Peace with your neighbors.

* Sung Response Hymn #591 “Halle, Halle, Halle” (chorus 2x)

Celebrating where we have seen God at work

Sung Response: Hymn #647 “Give Thanks”

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

O Holy One in Three: Let this be a time when we quiet hearts and our minds to pay attention; to really pay attention to what you have to say to us today.  Amen.

Hebrew Scriptures: Psalm 82:1-8 p. 726, OT

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Epistle Reading: Colossians 1:1-14 p. 269, NT

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Children’s Message

Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37 pp. 97-98

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Sermon: TL 07-10-2022 P10 YC A Gospel Heart~ Pastor Scott

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

* Song of Response:       “Micah 6:8” (Echo Song)

C

Group 1                              Group 2

God has shown you………..God has shown you*          *originally “He”

F

Belovèd…………………………..Belovèd*,                 *originally “O Man”

                            C                           F                    C

Together: What is good and what the Lord requires of you.

C                     

But to do justice……………But to do justice

                   F

And to love mercy………..And to love mercy

                                    G           F          C

Together: And to walk humbly with thy God. (Repeat all)

* Affirmation of Faith:  A Brief Statement of Faith, section 2, Hymnal p. 37

Intercessory Prayers of the People

Call and response: “Lord, in your mercy:” “Hear our prayers.”

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

Redeemed, we live for giving thanks!  Everything we do and everything we have, comes from God, whose unconditional love lifts us up each day.  In thanksgiving, let us give with grateful hearts from what God has provided.

Offertory: “Children of the Heavenly Father” arr. Kenon D. Renfrow

* Doxology  Hymn # 606 (Using text below)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

Praise Christ all creatures here below,

Praise Holy Spirit evermore;

Praise Triune God whom we adore!  Amen.

* Prayer of Dedication and Thanksgiving:

Thank you God: you are our soil, our food, our water, our sun; everything we need to grow.  We offer these gifts to you, asking for your direction, as we work each day so that your kin-dom of light becomes more and more of a reality in this world. We offer this thanksgiving in the name of Christ, who taught his disciples to pray, saying:

* The Lord’s Prayer “…debts…. debtors…”

SENDING

* Closing Hymn #743 “O God, You Are My God”

* Charge:

Go and bear fruit!  Go and do as you are able!  Live a life that is worthy of the Lord; but above all: Give joyful thanks to God through loving your neighbors, through doing justice, through speaking out, and through defending those who are weak and oppressed, lift up those who are discouraged.

* Blessing

* Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” 

                  Lyrics found on the inside front cover of the hymnal.

Bathrooms and a diaper changing station are located in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join us following worship outside for the tree dedication ceremony and remembrance of friends and members of our church who passed away in the past few years.

Question for Reflection:

How can we bear God’s fruit in the world?  How can we live out the commandment to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves?

Morning Prayer:

Prepare my mind to listen to you today.  Prepare my heart to be filled with your love today.  Prepare my lips, that they can shout your praise today.  Prepare my soul, that I can be attuned to your will today.  Prepare me to feel your presence in the world today!  Amen.

Evening Prayer:

We come together, and this we pray: let us love the Lord our God, with all our hearts, with all our souls, with all our strength, with all our minds, and let us love our neighbor as ourselves. By doing this, O God, we will truly live, because we will live under the guidance of your words, and the rest that your love provides. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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