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Summer Worship 2017
One Faith, Many Voices

Summer Worship

​One Faith, Many Voices


Morning: Prayers of God's People
Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19 — Dr. Lewis F. Galloway
8:15, 9:30, 11 a.m.

Second@Six: Voices of God's People
Revelation 7:9-12 — Rev. Joshua Stanley
6 p.m.

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August 27, 2017
9:30 & 11 a.m.

Sunday Morning Bulletin

August 27, 2017 — Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

We Come Together as God’s People

Prelude Praeludium in C Major, BWV 547   J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
     Dr. John Allegar, organ

Introit Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty   arr. L.V. Hannah
     Summer Choir

     Dr. Michelle Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts

Open now Thy gates of beauty, Zion, let me enter there
Where my soul in joyful duty waits for God who answers prayer:
O how blessed is this place, filled with solace, light and grace!

Text: Benjamin Schmolck, 1732

* Call to Worship (from John 1) Rev. David A. Berry

Leader: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.

People: What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

Leader: The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

* Prayer of Adoration

* Hymn #455 All Creatures of Our God and King   LASST UNS ERFREUEN
     (Verses 1-4)

Call to Confession
   Silent Confession
   Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise

And everyone of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part.
O sing ye! Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and cast on God your care!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

* The Passing of the Peace

* Hymn #327 O Word of God Incarnate   MUNICH

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church  Rev. Karen L. Lang

We Experience God’s Word

Time with the Children

Prayer of Illumination Elder Carolyn Neubauer (9:30)
   Elder Steve Steffel (11:00)

First Lesson Exodus 20:1-17 (p. 65)
   (Congregation to read with Lay Reader)

Second Lesson Psalm 19:1-6 (p. 488)

Choral Reflection The Heavens are Telling   F.J. Haydn
     (from Creation)

The Heavens are telling the glory of God,
The wonder of his work displays the firmament.

The day that is coming speaks to the day,
The night that is gone to following night.
The Heavens are telling the glory of God,
The wonder of his work displays the firmament.

In all the lands resounds the word,
Never unperceived, ever understood.
The Heavens are telling the glory of God,
The wonder of his work displays the firmament.

Psalm 19:7-13

Leader: The vast creation and the Divine Word give witness to the glory of God. We see God’s glory in Jesus Christ and in the Spirit who dwells in us.

People: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

Sermon      Dr. Lewis F. Galloway

How Do We Know God?

"The heavens are telling the glory of God; And the firmament proclaims God's handiwork." (Psalm 8:1)

We Give Thanks to God

Invitation to Discipleship

* Affirmation of Faith The Apostles' Creed (Traditional) (Hymnal p. 14)

Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer

Offertory Now Shines the Brightest Glory of Heaven  F.J. Haydn
     Samuel Spade, baritone

Now shines the brightest glory of Heaven;
Now spreads the lavish attire of Earth.
The air is filled with soaring processions,
The water swelled by swarming legions;
The ground is trod by ponderous beasts.

But all the work was not complete;
There wanted yet that wondrous being,
That God’s design might thankful see,
And grant his goodness joyful praise.

* Doxology and the Prayer of Thanksgiving (Hymn #592)

We Go Forth to Serve

* Closing Hymn #473 For the Beauty of the Earth   DIX

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response Jehovah's Praise Forever Shall Endure   F.J. Haydn
     (from Creation)

Jehovah’s praise forever shall endure.
Praise the Lord, utter thanks.

* Postlude Psalm XIX Benedetto Marcello

August 27, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Second@Six Bulletin

August 27, 2017 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship Leaders


Rev. Joshua C. Stanley
Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry

Rev. Anna G. Owens
Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry

This evening’s worship service features music by:

Nathaniel Knoblock, soloist
Dr. John Allegar, piano
Organist/Assistant Director of Music and Fine Arts


Gathering Music

Welcome and Concerns of the Church   Anna Owens

Call to Worship

Leader: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is filled with your glory.

People: We rejoice in God’s presence throughout the world and among all peoples.

Leader: Blessed is the Son of God who proclaims good news of great joy for all people.

People: We rejoice in Christ’s presence throughout the world and among all peoples.

Leader: Welcome Holy Spirit who guides us all into the truth

People: We rejoice in the Spirit’s presence throughout the world
and among all peoples.

* Hymn #142 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name! CORONATION

Call to Confession
   Silent Prayer of Confession
   Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Response of Praise Precious Jesus HOLY, HOLY

* Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.


Offertory I’ll Walk with God   Nicholas Brodszky (1851-1929)

I'll walk with God from this day on, his helping hand, I'll lean upon,
this is my prayer, my humble plea, may the Lord be ever with me.
There is no death, though eyes grow dim, there is no fear when I'm near to him.
I'll lean on Him forever and He'll forsake me never.
He will not fail me as long as my faith is strong, whatever road I may walk alone;
I’ll walk with God, I’ll take his hand, I’ll talk with God, he’ll understand;
I’ll pray to him, each day to him, and he’ll hear the words that I say.
His hand will guide my throne and rod,
and I’ll never walk alone while I walk with God!

Text: Paul Francis Webster. Reprinted under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License .

Scripture Reading Revelation 7:9-12 (p. 1122)

Message   Joshua Stanley

The Many Voices of Hope

“After this I looked, and there was a great multitude
that no one could count from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”  
(Revelation 7: 9)

* Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (Traditional)

People: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;

Afrikaans: who was conceived by the Holy Ghost

Greek: born of the Virgin Mary,

Hebrew: suffered under Pontius Pilate,

People: was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

German: I believe in the Holy Ghost

French: the holy catholic Church;

Italian: the communion of saints;

Spanish: the forgiveness of sins;

People: the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting

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 sins as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Communion   Anna Owens and Josh Stanley

Music during Communion Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee   Arlen Clarke (b. 1954)

Jesus, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see
And in thy presence rest.

Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!

O hope of ev'ry contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind thou art!
How good to those who seek!

Jesus, our only joy be thou,
As thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus, be thou our glory now,
And thru eternity.

Text: Attr. to Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153)* Hymn #276 Great Is Thy Faithfulness FAITHFULNESS

Prayer After Communion

* Benediction

Summer Sundays for Children
June - August, 2017

Summer Sundays for Children
June - August, 2017

8:00 AM  Child Care, Rm 240
9:30 AM  Sunday School for Infants - Fifth Grade*
10:30 AM Intermission on the Playground
11:00 AM Child Care; Infants, Rm 240; Toddlers and Twos, Rm 233
Worship in the Sanctuary and Time with the Children
11:15 AM Children's Chapel for Threes - Second Grade, Rm 208
(Third Graders and up are invited to remain in worship with their families.)
6:00 PM Child Care for Infants - Second Grade, 211
*In July – NO Sunday School for 45 Degrees.
Children are promoted to next class on August 6.


Summer Adult Education
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

Adult Education Classes
​Summer 2017


Summer is a time for a change of pace to refresh the Spirit. We encourage you to participate in one of our Sunday morning adult education classes. Join us as we explore God’s word together. All are welcome.
  • Upper Room: Parables of Jesus
    Sunday, 9:30 a.m., PW Room (Room 230)
    The Upper Room is studying the Parables of Jesus.
  • Voices of God’s People: Exploring the Psalms
    Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Room 312
    The Voices of God’s People is studying the particular Psalms that are the biblical focus for morning worship. See class schedule here.


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

8:15 AM — 9:00 AM


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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

This traditional service is a slightly shorter version of the 9:30 and 11 services.

Departments: Worship

Contact: AJ Johnson

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

9:30 AM — 10:30 AM


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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

The traditional sanctuary services abound with praise to God through liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached word. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, and which allows creative use of liturgical elements such as sung response, spoken creeds and confessions. The congregation also regularly celebrates the sacraments of baptism and communion.

Departments: Worship

Contact: AJ Johnson

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: 10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Held each Sunday in Milner Chapel for those who would like to receive the Lord's Supper and join in a reflective time of prayer. This service is led by one of the pastors, as well as one of our deacons or elders, who together invite those who desire to be anointed and prayed for to come forward.

Departments: Worship

Contact: AJ Johnson

Rooms: Chapel

11:00 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 a.m. Worship Service

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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Traditional Worship in a traditional setting with choir.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Catherine Carvey

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Second @ Six Worship - Casual - All Welcome
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Second @ Six Worship - Casual - All Welcome

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Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Second@Six is a casual, slower-paced, less traditional service held in the sanctuary on Sunday evenings. This service, while not "contemporary," desires to be a place where Reformed worship is honored in a relaxed setting. Prayers, Scripture, and the preached Word are always a part of this service, along with the weekly celebration of the Lord's Supper.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Megan Marquardt

Rooms: Sanctuary

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Sunday Intermission!
Meet us on the playground.

10:30-10:55 a.m.

Everyone is invited to meet during 'Intermission' on the east playground. There will be lemonade and donut holes in the shade and plenty of room to run (or stand and chat) safely within the fenced playground. Meet old friends and make new ones! Enter the East Playground near the Multipurpose room on the second level. If it is raining, please join us in McFarland Hall on level three.


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