June 17, 2018

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

“We live by faith, not by sight.” (II Corinthians 5:7)

God Gathers Us for Worship



Prayer of Preparation

* Opening Hymn: Gather Us In (#529)

* Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-3, 6-7

L:     Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;

P:    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

L:     Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

P:    For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

L:     Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

P:    for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture,

A:    the flock under his care.

* God’s Greeting:

* Songs of Praise: Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing (#206; vv.1,2,5)
Because He Lives (#361)

* Prayer of Invocation

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession: Psalm 130:1-2

Prayer of Confession:

Assurance of Pardon:

                By Grace We Have Been Saved (#675; vv.1,2,5)

Passing of the Peace.

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

God’s Will for Our Lives: (from Ephesians 4:1-6)

Prayer of God’s People



We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 (pg. 202)

Psalm 20:

Piano side:

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
    may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and grant you support from Zion.

Classroom side:

May he remember all your sacrifices
    and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.

P:            May we shout for joy over your victory
       and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

                May the Lord grant all your requests.

C:            Now this I know:
                The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
                 He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
                with the victorious power of his right hand.

P:            Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
                but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

C:            They are brought to their knees and fall,
                but we rise up and stand firm.

Lord, give victory to the king!
 Answer us when we call!

Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 (p. 818)

Gospel Reading: Mark 4:26-34 (p. 710)

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message: With the Eyes of the Heart

We Respond with Thanksgiving

* Hymn of Response:  We Walk By Faith And Not By Sight (See last page)

Offerings for the ministries of Hessel Park Church
(please sign and pass friendship folders found at the end of each row.)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
(prayer continues)


God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Closing Hymn:  Here I Am, Lord (#869)

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Thanks be to God.  Alleluia!

The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds
in the knowledge and love of God,
and of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
remain with you always
Alleluia!  Amen.