Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship
July 14, 2019 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gathering Words:
This is the day the Lord has made
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
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
This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Hebrews 8:10

*Call to Worship
Leader: Come away from the valleys of misplaced loyalty.
People: We come, seeking to meet the Almighty God.
Leader: We come together that our faith might be strengthened.
People: We come to rejoice that God welcomes us to this time of worship!

*Opening Hymn: As the Deer #626
(additional lyrics on screen)
*Opening Prayer

Old Testament Lesson Exodus 32:1-8

The 10 Commandments
Prayer of Confession
Without your power, O God, we are lost. We have done the things we would avoid, and what you desire, we have not done. (
moment of silent confession) By your purifying fire transform our lives; guide us into honesty and compassion so that filled with your peace our dreams and visions may be one with yours; through esus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 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 #634

Celebration of Baptism Melody Evelyn Hager
Children’s Choir
Baptismal Hymn
Child of Blessing, Child of Promise #486
Christian Greetings

CCM Offering

Hymn: God of the Sparrow #22

Children's Moment
Our children will leave for the nursery
Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Gospel Lesson John 14:6-11

Prayer of Inspiration Your Law, O Lord, Is Perfect #61

Sermon The 2nd Commandment
Statement of Faith
PCUSA Brief Statement of Faith (excerpt)

Invitation to the Offering
*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Closing Hymn: Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven #619

*Charge (Psalm 106)
Leader: Behold, may the Spirit guide us to that which is true,
People: That we may rise above ourselves and live with integrity
Leader: That we may be led to that which is pure and pleasing and commendable
People: That we may seek to do God’s will;
Leader: That we may be led to that which is excellent and worthy of praise
People: That we may praise the name of the Lord forever!

Choral Benediction Our God is An awesome God #616
(sing through twice)