June 16, 2024

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Father’s Day




Meditation on ‘Showalter’

(Leaning on the Everlasting Arms)

Ben Logan






Opening Music

Beautiful Savior

David Cherwien


Call to Worship (Psalm 100:2,5)

L: Worship the Lord with gladness!

P: We come into God’s presence with singing.

L: For the Lord, our God is good.

P: God’s steadfast Love endures forever.


Opening Prayer



*Hymn #625

“O Lord My God”

How Great thou Art


*Call To Confession




*Prayer Of Confession

God of mercy, we confess that, like the disciples, we set our minds not on divine things but on human things. Doubting your loving care, we seek for more than we need. Doubting your loving purposes, we shrink from living as your followers. Doubting your loving plan, we become stumbling blocks in your creation. Forgive us that we may gain new life in you, for it is in Jesus’ forgiving name we pray. Amen.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon


*Gloria Patri


Prayer For Illumination


first Lesson

See insert

1 Samuel 16:6-13




Second Lesson                                  

          See insert

Mark 4:26-34



“God’s Garden”

Rev. Linda Hora




*Hymn #300

“We Are One in Spirit”

they’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love




Affirmation of Faith                                                                              The 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 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 Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


Pastoral Prayer


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 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.


Call To Offering







An Offering

Cesar Frank








* Unison Prayer of Dedication

Good and Holy God, for your steadfast love and faithfulness we give you thanks and bless your name. May these gifts become songs of gratitude, joy, and praise so that all the earth may know that we are your people, and you are our God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


*Hymn #370

“This Is My Father’s World”








*Choral Amen (526)

Jesus calls us in, sends us out
Bearing fruit in a world of doubt,
Gives us love to tell, bread to share:
God (Immanuel) everywhere!

Jesus lives again; earth can breathe again;
Pass the word around: loaves abound!
Jesus lives again; earth can breathe again;
Pass the word around: loaves abound!




Song of Joy

Christopher Boodle




Reprinted by permission of Westminster John Knox Press from Feasting on the Word® Worship Companion. Copyright 2014.