The Order of Worship

Sunday, June 20, 2021

This is the 171st Day of 2021.


Today is Father’s Day.


Filled with the Holy Spirit,

we are a people of prayer

committed to love one another

and equipped to share Christ’s love throughout the world.


Prelude: 


Welcome & Announcements:

Remember to focus on your relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And your relationships with His people.


Call to Worship: Love Lifted Me


Responsive Reading: Psalm 9:9-20


The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.


And those who know your name put their trust in you,

for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.


Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion.

Declare his deeds among the peoples.


For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;

he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.


Be gracious to me, O LORD.

See what I suffer from those who hate me;

you are the one who lifts me up from the gates of death,


so that I may recount all your praises,

and, in the gates of daughter Zion,

rejoice in your deliverance.


The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;

in the net that they hid has their own foot been caught.


The LORD has made himself known,

he has executed judgment;

the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.


The wicked shall depart to Sheol,

all the nations that forget God.


For the needy shall not always be forgotten,

nor the hope of the poor perish forever.


Rise up, O LORD! Do not let mortals prevail;

let the nations be judged before you.


Put them in fear, O LORD;

let the nations know that they are only human.


Hymn: How Firm a Foundation …page 529 (all verses)

Verse 1

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

is laid for your faith in his excellent word!

What more can he say than to you he hath said,

to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

Verse 2

“Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,

for I am thy God and will still give thee aid;”

“I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand

upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.”

Verse 3

“When through the deep waters I call thee to go,

the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;”

“for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,

and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.”

Verse 4

“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,

my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;”

“the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design

thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.”

Verse 5

“The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose,

I will not, I will not desert to its foes;”

“that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,

I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”


The Affirmation of Faith: The Apostle’s Creed #881

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord:
who was conceived of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at 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 Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the live everlasting. Amen.


Gloria Patri…Page 70

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen. Amen.


Praise Song: Family Prayer Song

Come and fill our homes With Your presence

You alone are worthy of our reverence

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

We will serve the Lord


Lord, we vow to live holy

Bowing our knees to You only

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

We will serve the Lord


Staying together; Praying together

Any storm we can weather

Trusting in God's Word

We need each other

Fathers and mothers

Sisters and brothers

In harmony and love


As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

As for me and my house

We will serve the Lord

We will serve the Lord

We will serve the Lord

We will serve the Lord

Pastoral Prayer
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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 trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass 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.


Anthem: Daddy’s Hand


Offertory Prayer


Doxology:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen


Children’s Moment & Song (Father Abraham)


Father Abraham had seven sons
Seven sons had Father Abraham

And they never laughed, and they never cried
All they did was go like this:

With a right! (arm)
Father Abraham had seven sons
Seven sons had Father Abraham

And they never laughed, and they never cried
All they did was go like this:

With a right! (arm)
And a left! (arm)
Father Abraham had seven sons
Seven sons had Father Abraham

And they never laughed, and they never cried
All they did was go like this:

With a right! (arm)
And a left! (arm)
And a right! (foot)
Father Abraham had seven sons
Seven sons had Father Abraham

And they never laughed, and they never cried
All they did was go like this:

With a right! (arm)
And a left! (arm)
And a right! (foot)
And a left! (foot)
Father Abraham had seven sons
Seven sons had Father Abraham

And they never laughed, and they never cried
All they did was go like this:

With a right! (arm)
And a left! (arm)
And a right! (foot)
And a left! (foot)
Chin up!
Father Abraham had seven sons
Seven sons had Father Abraham

And they never laughed, and they never cried
All they did was go like this:

With a right! (arm)
And a left! (arm)
And a right! (foot)
And a left! (foot)
Chin up!
Tongue out!


Prayer for Illumination

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.


Gospel Reading - Mark 4:35-41 *Please Stand

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.

A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.

He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”

And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”


Leader: The Word of God, for the people of God!

People: Thanks be to God.


Scripture Reading Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! 

We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see--we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return--I speak as to children--open wide your hearts also.


Leader: This is The Word of God, for the people of God!

People: Thanks be to God.


Sermon:    “Open Wide Your Hearts”








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Final Hymn: Stand By Me …  Page 512 (verses 1 & 5)

Verse 1

When the storms of life are raging,

stand by me; (stand by me)

when the storms of life are raging,

stand by me. (stand by me)

When the world is tossing me,

like a ship upon the sea,

thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me. (stand by me)

Verse 5

When I’m growing old and feeble,

stand by me; (stand by me)

when I’m growing old and feeble,

stand by me. (stand by me)

When my life becomes a burden.

and I’m nearing chilly Jordan,

O thou Lily of the Valley,

stand by me. (stand by me)

Benediction

Postlude


Filled Up and Poured Out


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