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June 4, 2023
We Come Together as God’s People
Prelude Praeludium in E Major Vincent Lübeck
Dr. John Allegar, organ (1654-1740)
Welcome Rev. Christopher A. Henry
Footsteps of Faith Commissioning Tom Markey
Choral Call to Worship The Lord Reigns! Dale Wood
Summer Choir; Dr. Michelle Louer, conductor (1934-2003)
The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty!
O let us come into his presence with song!
* Call to Worship Rev. Madison M. VanVeelen
One: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
All: Glory to God, the One who made us:
One: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
All: Glory to God, the Three-in-One who redeemed us:
One: Speaker, Word, and Breath.
All: Glory to God, the blessed Trinity who sustains us still:
One: Holy Lord beyond us, gentle Christ beside us, Spirit of life within us.
All: Glory to God, who was, and is, and is to come.
One: Let us worship the Lord with gladness!
* Prayer of Adoration
* Opening Hymn #138 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! NICAEA
Invitation to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Holy and Triune God,
In your steadfast love you have wonderfully made us.
Yet we neglect your wisdom and turn away from you.
We do not obey your commands:
we fail to love our neighbors in public and in private;
we struggle to worship you in spirit and in truth;
we fall into rhythms of complacency and despair at work and at home.
The sinfulness within us and pressing in around us
keeps us from rejoicing in your abundant grace
or delighting in your magnificent world.
Restore and reorient us, O God.
Help us to be a people quick to celebrate and generous with mercy.
Help us to be a living church,
charged by your great call
and grateful to bear your good news.
Through Christ our Lord we pray. (Silent Prayer)
Assurance of God’s Grace
* Response of Praise Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow LASST UNS ERFREUEN
* Passing the Peace of Christ
* Hymn #293 This Is My Father’s World TERRA BEATA
We Experience God’s Word
The Word with Children
Prayer for Illumination Marilyn Kuhn
First Scripture Lesson Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 (p. 579)
Second Scripture Lesson Matthew 28:8-10, 16-20 (p. 909)
Sermon Rev. Tyler D. Brinks
A Joyful Call
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Moment of Silent Meditation
We Give Thanks to God
Sacrament of Holy Communion Rev. Tyler D. Brinks and Rev. Christopher A. Henry
Invitation to the Lord’s Table
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
One: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them to the Lord.
One: Let us give thanks to the Lord.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Sanctus Holy, Holy, Holy (from Deutsche Messe) Franz Schubert
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.
Breaking of the Bread
Communion of the People
Ushers will extend an invitation to receive communion by pew. Please come forward using the aisle to your right. If you prefer not to take communion by intinction, there is an Elder near the center with a tray of individually packaged elements. All bread at all stations is gluten free.
Communion Anthem Hail, Sacred Feast! Nick Strimple
My God, and is Thy table spread, and does Thy cup with love o’erflow?
Thither be all Thy children led, and let them all Thy sweetness know.
Hail, sacred feast, which Jesus makes! Rich banquet of His Flesh and Blood!
Thrice happy he, who here partakes that sacred stream, that heav’nly food.
O let Thy table honored be, and furnished well with joyful guests,
And may each soul salvation see that here its sacred pledges tastes.
Text: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Prayer after the Meal
Invitation to Discipleship and Generosity
Offertory Ave Maria Vladimir Vavilov (1925-1973)
Caleb Crawford, alto attr. Guilo Caccini (1551-c1618)
Ave Maria. Hail, Mary
* Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH
* Prayer of Dedication
We Go Forth to Serve
* Closing Hymn #429 Lord, You Give the Great Commission ABBOT’S LEIGH
* Charge and Benediction
* Congregational Benediction ABBOT’S LEIGH
Lord, you bless with words assuring:
“I am with you to the end.”
Faith and hope and love restoring,
May we serve as you intend,
And, amid the cares that claim us,
Hold in mind eternity;
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.
Postlude Allegro con brio (from Sonata IV, op. 65) Felix Mendelssohn