Sunday, August 1, 2021

Welcome

Call to Worship

Prayer of Adoration

 

“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home:

 

Beneath the shadow of thy throne
thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defense is sure.

 

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received its frame,
from everlasting thou art God,
to endless years the same.

 

A thousand ages in thy sight
are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.

 

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all our years away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

 

Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
be thou our guard while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

 

Prayer of Confession

O sovereign God, whose justice rolls down like water, whose righteousness is like an ever-flowing stream, you have shown us what you require: Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. But we confess that we have not done these things. We have been content with violence and cruelty, with inequality and injustice, and with chaos and destruction.

Create in us clean hearts, O Lord, and renew in us a right spirit that can only be satisfied by truth and justice, so that those we encounter might come to know your love and peace that your Son provides by our words and our actions. Amen.

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

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    (10:30 only)    

 

All Who Are Thirsty

All who are thirsty, all who are weak,

Come to the fountain,

Dip your heart in the stream of life.

Let the pain and the sorrow be washed away,

In the waves of His mercy,

As deep cries out to deep.

We sing…

 

Come Lord Jesus, come

Come Lord Jesus, come

 

Holy Spirit, come

Holy Spirit, come

©1998 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire) Words and Music by Brenton Brown and Glen Robertson.

 

Scripture     2 Samuel 11:26-12:13

Sermon       Beth Putney, Guest Speaker

                   “You Are the Man! Holding a Mirror to the Powerful (and to Ourselves)”

 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Prayers of Intercession, Consecration, 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.

 

Words of Institution

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Life of Columbia

Invitation to the Offering

“Sing and Rejoice”            Columbia Brass Ensemble (9:00 only)

                                                  Garnet Hayes (Saturday & 10:30 Sunday)

 

Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Prayer of Dedication

Benediction