A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

July 25, 2021

 

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power...” Ephesians 3.17-18

 

Prelude

*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today, in our church and in our homes, in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

Introit

*Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 14)

Leader: Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”

People: The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.

Leader: God is with the company of the righteous.

People: The Lord is our refuge.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 310 “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord”

*Call to Confession (1 John 3.2)

We come before God not as despised sinners, but as beloved children. With the confidence of children of God, let us humbly confess our sin.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

We confess, O God, that we really do not understand the enormity of your infinite power and grace and love. We confess that we are sinners with limited knowledge of your extravagant forgiveness and mercy. Forgive us and set us free. For we truly desire to learn more about you and the wonderful ways you are at work in each moment of our lives. Please allow us, this day, Lord, a glimpse of your glory and the hope of your kingdom yet to come. Send us out to serve in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music                                                                                   Donna and Will Scofield

Children’s Sermon Five Cents-A-Meal Offering

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Lessons

New Testament Ephesians 3.14-21 NT 170-171

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “The Power of Love”                                                                         Dr. Don Scofield

*Hymn 366 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (Page 35)

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Our Tithes and Gifts

*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (Page 35)

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.

*Benediction

*Choral Benediction

Postlude