Sunday, June 16, 2024

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Prelude                                                                       Garnet Hayes                                                  


Call to Worship

Prayer of Adoration

Hymn #694

“Great God of Every Blessing”

Great God of every blessing,
Of faithful, loving care,
You are the fount of goodness,
The daily bread we share.
How can we hope to thank You?
Our praise is but a start:
Sincerely and completely
I offer You my heart.


Your Word is our salvation,
The source of endless grace,
In death and life extending
Your covenant embrace.
In Christ we are one body;
Each member has a part:
Sincerely and completely
I offer You my heart.


Your Spirit is our teacher,
The light that guides our search,
Transforming broken people
Into the holy Church.
For feeding us with mercy,
For wisdom You impart:
Sincerely and completely
I offer You my heart.


Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, during difficult seasons, we see so clearly our frailty and powerlessness. Any illusions of strength and grandeur have been stripped away. We see that we are utterly dependent upon you. We see that we are gripped with fear, anxiety, and a desire for control. We see that we have placed our trust in idols that offer security apart from you. We see how desperately we need your grace every day. Move us to a place of deep trust in you, and free us from the burden of our sins. In your mercy, Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Gloria Patri #581

Passing the Peace

Leader: May the peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

The congregation confers peace on one another using the words:

“May the peace of Christ be with you.”


Time with Young Disciples                                           Tifny Mathena

“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all.


Let every kindred, every tribe,

On this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all;

To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all.


Scripture                                                                              Revelation 22:7-21

Sermon                                                                                Pastor Matt Overton


Fear, Speculation, and Control:

The Unholy Trinity of Revelation (and all discipleship!)


Affirmation of Faith                                                          The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.     

Prayers of the People and 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.

Life of Columbia

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings



Prayer of Dedication                                                                        

Hymn #459

“O Word of God Incarnate”

O Word of God incarnate,
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
O Light of our dark sky:
We praise You for the radiance
That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps,
Shines on from age to age.


The church from You, dear Savior,
Received this gift divine;
And still that light is lifted
On all the earth to shine.
It is the chart and compass
That, all life’s voyage through,
Amid the rocks and quicksands
Still guides, O Christ, to You.


O make Your church, dear Savior,
A lamp of purest gold
To bear before the nations
Your true light, as of old;
O teach Your wandering pilgrims
By this our path to trace,
Till, clouds and storms thus ended,
We see You face to face.





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