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July 28, 2024

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING IN GOD'S NAME

SILENT PREPERATION:  The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.           (Psalm 145:18)

PRELUDE

CHIMES

WELCOME

*CALL TO WORSHIP

All who thirst, come to the water.

Come, all who are weary; come, all who yearn for forgiveness.

The Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ has washed over us, and our gracious and holy God beckons and blesses us. Drink deeply of these living waters.

Glory to you, O Lord, glory to you.

*HYMN                                              “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”                                         #464 BLUE

CALL TO CONFESSION

The psalmist models a transparent faith with these words:

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

We express our longing for God’s leading by our own transparent confession.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

SILENT REFLECTION

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

                                                                              PROCLAIMING GOD'S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may hear your Word with joy. Amen.

SCRIPTURE                                                                                                                           Psalm 145:17-19

SCRIPTURE                                                                                                                               Luke 18:11-14

SERMON                                                       “Just Be Yourself”                                              Matthew 6:5-8

                                                                         RESPONDING TO GOD'S WORD

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                                                                               The Apostles Creed

MOMENT FOR MISSION                                                                Kathy and Dan Dugan, Meals on Wheels

*PREPARATION FOR PRAYER                   “O Savior, in This Quiet Place” (v. 1, 2, 4)                   #390 BLUE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and LORD’S PRAYER (Debts & Debtors) 

INVITATION TO THE OFFERING

OFFERTORY

*DOXOLOGY

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Gracious God, we give our best, lest in gaining the world we lose life itself. As a covenant people, we seek to witness to your will and way. Help us to know more clearly what you would have us do with the wealth entrusted to our care. As we contribute to the needs of your people, we present ourselves as living sacrifices. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

                                                                         GOING IN GOD'S NAME

*HYMN                                           “Your Faithfulness, O Lord, Is Sure”                                      #251 BLUE

*BENEDICTION

*BENEDICTION RESPONSE            “Holy God, We Praise Your Name” (v. 4)                               #460 BLUE

POSTLUDE

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