ORDER FOR WORSHIP
* Congregation stands
BOLD – Congregation responds
PRELUDE Prelude and Fugue in c#-minor J.S. Bach
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* Sanctus (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Dorien Day
In Christ, the God of heaven has made his home on earth.
Christ dwells among us and is one with us.
Highest of all creation, he lives among the least.
He journeys with the rejected and welcomes the weary.
Come now, all who thirst,
and drink the water of life.
Come now, all who hunger,
and be filled with the goodness of God.
* HYMN No. 381 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
in baptism you grafted us into the body of Christ,
promising us forgiveness of sin and newness of life.
But we fail to live as forgiven people.
We keep destructive habits and hold grudges.
We allow our past to hold us hostage
and are reluctant to welcome newness.
In your loving-kindness
have mercy on us and free us from sin.
Remind us of the promises you have made to us in
Baptism so that we may live as your people,
claimed in the waters of promise.
(Prayers of Silent Confession)
Kyrie (sung): Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have
mercy. Lord, have mercy.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON/WISDOM FOR LIFE
Friends, hear the good news!
Though we are unworthy,
we are granted God’s favor in Jesus Christ
and are baptized into the church of his beloved Son.
Friends, believe the good news!
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
ANTHEM God Bless America Irving Berlin
Soloist - Maureen Saepia-Chen
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
as we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America, Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her,
through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
to the oceans white with foam, God bless America
My home, sweet home, God bless America
My home, sweet home.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Response Lord,Jesus Think on Me William Damon’s Psalms
Lord Jesus, think on me
nor let me go astray;
through darkness and perplexity
point thou the heavenly way.
HYMN No. 45 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Prayer of Illumination
Glory be to you, O God,
whom we worship in awe and wonder.
You are the author of all beginnings
and all that is pronounced “good.”
In you both day and night have purpose,
both calm and storm have meaning.
Open the eyes of our imagination,
that we may be ready to receive your gifts
and discern your activity in our midst.
In the name of Jesus,
in whose baptism we too are baptized. Amen
Psalm 73 p. 465
Romans 11:33-12:2 p. 922
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON True Worship Johanna Mason
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Presentation of Charlotte Rose Gonzalez
Confession of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
Do you promise to love, encourage, and support
this beloved sister, by teaching the gospel of God’s love,
By being an example of Christian faith and character, and
By giving the strong support of God’s family
In fellowship, prayer, and service?
Charlotte Rose Gonzalez has been received
into the one holy catholic and apostolic church through baptism.
God has made her a member of the household of God,
to share with us the priesthood of Christ.
Let us welcome the newly baptized.
With joy and thanksgiving
we welcome you into Christ’s church
to share with us in his ministry,
for we are all one in Christ.
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory Withholding Nothing William McDowell.
Soloist - Johanna Mason
I surrender All to you
Everything I give to you
I give you all of me (Repeat)
King Jesus, My Savior
I give you all of me
I give you all of me
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 532 Be Thou My Vision
Response A Gaelic Blessing John Rutter
Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the gentle night to you,
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you,
Deep peace of Christ, of Christ the light of the world to you,
Deep peace of Christ to you.
POSTLUDE Fugue in Eb-Major J.S. Bach
Beginning July 7th, and continuing through Labor Day Sunday, September 1st, the services will begin at 10:00 A.M.
Temporary Office Hours
As we search for a new part-time Office Administrator, the hours for the Church Office will be reduced to noon-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Once the new hire begins, the new office hours will be communicated to the church. We ask for your prayers during this transition period.
The Bargain Boutique is closed for the summer, please hold all your donations until it reopens in September.
Yoga in the Yard
The weekly yoga class has moved out to the church lawn for the summer. The class meets on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. All ability levels are welcome! Mats are available for use. There is no cost for the class or the use of mats.
New Consistory Members
At our May congregational meeting, Angela Brunjes and Irma Schubert were elected to the office of elder and Margret Dougherty was elected to the office of deacon. During our worship service on July 14th, these three will be ordained and installed into their offices and begin serving on consistory.
Looking Ahead – Mark your calendars!
· Tues. July 9 7:30 PM Adult Bible Study
· Sat. July 13 8:30 AM Yoga in the Yard
Remember the following individuals in your daily prayer:
Diane Blagburn, Michael Breazzano, Lillian Calfa, David Cerqueira, Allegra DeMelo, Jolie Dunham, Lucas Ditta, `Joan Dwyer, Matt Field, Frocione family, Jose Gracinda, Jayne Halley, Bernice Herbert, Hotchkiss Family, Ken Hoey, Kimberly Kim, Jason Knese, Jane Lynch, Jorge and Tiffany Martinez, Eva Munoz, Larry Murray, Joan Pearson, Kook Ryo, Janet Stillwagon, Alison Venable, Mel Werbel, Janet Willemain and Dennis Wink