June 30, 2019

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

Remembering our baptism

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

From [Christ] the whole body, joined an held together by every supporting ligament,
grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work..
(Ephesians 4:16)

God Gathers Us for Worship

Prelude

Welcome

Prayer of Preparation

* Call to Worship: Isaiah 43:1, 5-6

* Opening hymn: Gather Us In (# 529)

* God’s Greeting

* Songs of Praise:     We Praise You, O God (# 560)
                                    Oh, How I Love Jesus
(# 676)

* Prayer of Invocation

Children’s Sermon

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Ezekiel 36:25-27

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: Romans 6:3-4

Do you not know that all of us
who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into his death?
Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death,
so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
by the glory of the Father,
so we too might walk in newness of life.

God’s will for our lives: 1 Peter 2:9-12

Prayer of God’s People

We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 (pg. 255)

PSALM 16: Protect Me God: I Trust in You (# 411)

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16 (pg. 828)

Gospel Reading: Luke 9:51-62 (pg. 734)

                        The word of the Lord!
                       
Thanks be to God.

Message:  Remembering Our Baptism: Where We Belong

We Respond with Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response: They’ll Know We Are Christians (# 256:1-2,4)

Ministry Minute: Scott and Lisa Neumann

Offerings:      The Ministries of Hessel Park Church
                        (please sign and pass friendship folders)

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

The Lord be with you
And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
(prayer continued)

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn: Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing (# 933)

* Sending

In the loving of neighbor
and the sharing of love
together we shall go on

In the celebration of life
and the sharing of that life together
together we shall go on

In the caring of the earth
and the sharing of her harvest
together we shall go on

In the variety of people
and the sharing of our talents
together we shall go on

In the laughter we make
and the sharing of the journey
together we shall go on

In the love of this community
and the sharing of our faith
together we shall go on

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
     
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
For you Jesus Christ came into the World;
For you he died and for you he conquered death;
All this he did for you before you knew anything of it.
      We love because God first loved us.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Chris, the love of God,
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.
      Alleluia! Amen.

Announcements

The idea for this sermon series and portions of this service are taken from “Enduring the Race: A Five-Part Series on Baptismal Remembrance”, by Joyce Borger, in Reformed Worship, June 2019, no. 132 (pp. 3-12).

By Rev. Roddy Hamilton, New Kilpatrick Parish Church. From “Enduring the Race.” Use by permission.