July 22, 2018

9th Sunday after Pentecost

10:20AM


Greet your neighbors–Pass Friendship Pad to others in your pew, and then pass it back.





Gathering





Prelude

Ach Gott und Herr

J. G. Walther

Welcome, Announcements, Joys & Concerns

Minute For Mission

Matthew Barany, Jr.

Call To Worship

Renee Aarons

One: Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary

All: Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness

One: Praise him with sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psalter and harp.

All: Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

One: Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #275

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”



*Call To Confession


*Prayer Of Confession

God, you have called us to be your church, the body of your Son. We confess that we enjoy the privilege but not always the responsibility. We treat the church as an end in itself and are slow to reach out with your Word and love. Forgive us and let your Spirit blow through this building and through us so that we may leave this sanctuary today more worthy to be called your church, the body of Christ. Amen.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

*Gloria Patri #581


Children’s Chat

Matt Barany

Music

Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, O Herr

J. F. Alberti





Hearing




Prayer For Illumination


First Lesson

2 Samuel 7:1-7

Second Lesson

Ephesians 2:11-22

Sermon

“Building”

Rev. Linda Joy Hora





Responding


*Hymn #353

“My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”




*Affirmation Of Faith Apostles Creed

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 life everlasting.




Offering



Offertory

“Fughette”

J. C. Bach



*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”



*Offertory Prayer


Prayers of God’s people and the Lord’s prayer





Sending


*Hymn #331

“God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”

*Benediction

* Hymn #601


“Amen”




Postlude

Gott der Vater wohn uns bei

S. Scheidt. 





*Those Who Can , May Stand