ORDER OF WORSHIP

July 25

10 a.m. 

Prelude     

“Offertoire Sur Les Grands Jeux”  

Francois Couperin

Laura Lea Duckworth, guest organist

 

Welcome 

 

Call to Worship 

One: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

All: God’s mercies are everlasting.

One: They are new every morning.

All: Great is God’s faithfulness. 

                                                           

Prayer of the Day

                                                           

Hymn

#42  

“Your Faithfulness, O Lord Is Sure”      

                                                                       

Call to Confession

Unison Prayer of Confession

All: Trusting you does not always come easy when each day we are faced with the ugliness of the world. We do not believe that love conquers fear. We are not convinced that power comes through weakness. We cannot conceive how you could heal us. Forgive our lack of faith, O God, and renew our trust in you, for we would be disciples of Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen. 

Declaration of Pardon/Law of God

 

Response

#436

“God of Compassion, In Mercy Befriend Us” verse 3 

                       

Prayer for Illumination 

                                                                       

First Scripture Reading

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

 

Duet   

"Troisième Leçon" from Leçons de ténèbres

François Couperin

Lacey Hunter, soprano

Faith Aeilts, alto

 

Second Scripture Reading

Lamentations 3: 22-33 

 

Sermon

Rev. Tara N. Reck

 

Affirmation of Faith - The Apostles’ Creed

All: 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.

 

Hymn

#39

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

 

Prayers of the People 

                                                                                               

Offertory Sentences

 

Offertory Anthem

“What Wondrous Love”  arr. John Dixon

 

Doxology

#606

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving                           

 

The Lord’s Prayer

All: 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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

#435

“There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”


Charge and Benediction

 

Postlude  

“Amen”   

Francois Couperin