Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship
June 24, 2018 12th Sunday in Ordinary time


Prelude
Gathering Words:
Leader: This is the day the Lord has made
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Leader:
May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you

Welcome and Announcements
Lighting of the Candles
Verses of Silent Reflection
David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered round him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him. 1 Samuel 22:1-2

*CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 34)
Leader: My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.
People: O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt God’s name together.
Leader: When I bought you, O God, you answered me. You delivered me from all my fears.
People: O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in the Lord, our God.
Leader: We are together God’s people.
People: Let us worship God!

*HYMN A Mighty Fortress Is Our God #151 Celebration Hymnal
*OPENING PRAYER

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: Matthew 12:46-50

CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION(Unison)
Merciful God, we have not appreciated the church family you have given us. We have not encouraged one another or treated each other with love. We have not sought your wisdom. (moment of silent confession) Forgive us, O God, and teach us to love one another. Help us to be willing to be served by our church family. Give us the light of your wisdom and ways. Amen.

THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
CHORAL RESPONSE To God Be the Glory V1 #485

CHRISTIAN GREETINGS

PENNIES FOR PROGRESS

HYMN: They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love #429
Celebration Hymnal
CHILDLREN’S MESSAGE
Our young ones will leave for the nursery and Children’s Church.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER WITH LORD’S PRAYER
There will be moments of silence where you will be asked to pray silently as you are led.

EPISTLE LESSON Acts 2:42-47

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Open My Eyes That I May See V2 #324

SERMON David

CONFESSION OF FAITH Apostle’s Creed

MINUTE FOR MISSION

INVITATION TO OFFERING
OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN Great Is Thy Faithfulness #139
Celebration Hymnal

*CHARGE
Leader: Devote yourselves to the teaching of the Gospel.
People: We will devote ourselves to prayer in love of our Christian
fellowship.
Leader: For together God will lead us to share a glad and generous heart
People: Love for one another will be our highest priority.

*BENEDICTION

*CHORAL BENEDICTION Bless Be the Tie That Binds #426
Celebration Hymnal