August 19, 2018

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

``The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.’’ (Provers 9:10)


God Gathers Us for Worship



Prayer of Preparation

* Opening Hymn: Praise the Lord, the Almighty (# 575)

* Call to Worship (from Psalm 103)

Praise the LORD, O my soul,

        all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Praise the LORD, O my soul,

        and forget not all his benefits.

Praise the LORD, you his angels,

        you mighty ones who do his bidding,

        who obey his word.

Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,

        you his servants who do his will.

Praise the LORD, all his works

        everywhere in his dominion.

Praise the LORD, O my soul.

* God’s Greeting

* Songs of Praise:            Gracious Spirit (# 320)

The Steadfast Love of the Lord (# 347:2X)

* Prayer of Invocation

Children’s Sermon

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: 1 John 1:8-9

Prayer of Confession (#640)

Kyrie Eleison (# 635)

Assurance of Pardon based on Galatians 3:23-28; 2 Corinthians 5:17

* Song of Thanksgiving: In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful (357:4X)

* We Share the Passing of the Peace

The peace of the Lord be with you.
And also with you.

God’s Will for Our Lives: from Colossians 3:1, 12-14

Prayer of God’s People

We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 9:1–12 (pg. 454)

Psalm 34:9–14

Fear the Lord, you his holy people,

        for those who fear him lack nothing.

The lions may grow weak and hungry,

        but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Come, my children, listen to me;

        I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Whoever of you loves life

        and desires to see many good days,

keep your tongue from evil

        and your lips from telling lies.

Turn from evil and do good;

        seek peace and pursue it.


Music: Francis Patrick O'Brien © 1992 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under # A-704874.

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 5:15–20 (pg. 829)

Gospel Reading: John 6:51–58 (pg. 755)

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message: The Beginning of Wisdom

We Respond with Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: Wisdom Calls (# 54)

Offerings:    1) The Ministries of Hessel Park Church

                        2) CU FAIR (Friends Assisting Immigrants and Refugees)
(please sign and pass friendship folders)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
(Prayer continues)

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn: Be Thou My Vision (# 859)

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Thanks be to God.  Alleluia!

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all..

Alleluia!  Amen.