August 19, 2018

13th Sunday after Pentecost

10:20AM




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


Gathering




Prelude

Be Still, My Soul

Jean Sibelius


Welcome & Announcements, Joys and Concerns

Call To Worship

Karen Hartnett

L: Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.

P: Great are the deeds of the Lord!

L: Full of majesty and splendor is the work of the Lord,

P: whose righteousness endures forever.

L: Gracious and full of compassion is the Lord,

P: whose marvelous works are to be remembered.

L: Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #12

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*Call To Confession


*Prayer Of Confession

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors and refused to bear the burden of others. In your great mercy, forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and walk in the way of your Son, Jesus Christ.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

* Gloria Patri #581




Musical Offering

“Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains”

F. Mendelssohn





Hearing


Prayer For Illumination


First Lesson


1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

Second Lesson


Ephesians 5:15-20




Sermon

“Wisdom”

Pastor Mindy





Responding


*Hymn #652

“A Grateful Heart”



*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

Thanks Be to Thee, O Lord”

G.F. Handel



*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”


*Offertory Prayer

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




Sending




*Hymn #450

“Be Thou My Vision”

*Benediction



* Hymn #601


“Amen”




Postlude

“Postlude in C, Op.28 No. 8”

Christian Cappelen





*Those Who Can, May Stand



Prayers and liturgy are adapted from the Book of Common Worship.