Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship
July 22, 2018 16th 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
Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. James 3:4

Call to Worship
Leader: Let all who love the Lord gather in this house and worship.
People: Let the great and the small and the rich and the poor come.
Leader: Let the mighty and the weak and the proud and the humble come.
People: Let our hearts be focused this day on the glory of the Lord.
Leader: Let us sing with joy that we are all made welcome in God’s house.
People: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

*HYMN Lord You Have Come to the Lakeshore #377
*OPENING PRAYER
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: 1 Samuel 17:40-50

CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION(Unison)
Lord, so often we have failed to realize that special bond you intended us to share as your precious children. We have been unduly critical and judgmental of others instead of showing them your love and generosity. (moment of silence) Forgive us Lord and fill us anew with your love so that we might share it again with others. In Christ we pray. 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:
Break Thou the Bread of Life #329
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
Our young ones will leave for the nursery

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
Leader: Lord, in Your mercy
People: Pour out Your Spirit that we all may be filled. 

GOSPEL LESSON John 6:5-13

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION Spirit of the Living God #322

SERMON The Boy Who Provided the Loaves and Fishes

CONFESSION OF FAITH Nicene Creed

INVITATION TO OFFERING
OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

CHOIR SPECIAL

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

*HYMN I Come with Joy #507
*CHARGE Psalm 104)
Leader: How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all;
People: All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
Leader: When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
People: I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

*BENEDICTION

*CHORAL BENEDICTION Go With Us Lord #535

THE CHURCH WILL GATHER IN THE FRONT OF THE SANCTUARY FOR PRAYER.