A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

August 18, 2019




“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.” Hebrews 11.3




Prelude                                                                                                             Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Service

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

Choral Introit

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 80)

Leader: Stir up your might, O Lord, and come to save us!

People: Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 463 “How Firm a Foundation”

*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

O Lord, we pray for light, but seem content to wander in the darkness. How often we close our eyes to the Truth that is found only in You. We accept all too readily the wisdom of this world and base our understanding on opinion and the whims of our culture. Forgive us, Father, for failing to anchor our faith and our lives in Your Word. Forgive us for the injustice and unrighteousness among us. Help us this day to fix our eyes upon Jesus and the joy that is found only in serving your Kingdom. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music                                                                                                            Sanctuary Choir

Children’s Sermon

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon)

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Lessons

Old Testament lesson Isaiah 5.1-7 OT 594

New Testament lesson Hebrews 11.1-16 NT 198-199

Gospel lesson Luke 12.49-56 NT 65

Our Worship Reader for this morning is Cindy Camp.

Leader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God

Sermon “By Faith”

*Hymn 817 “We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight”

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

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Tithes and Gifts


*Doxology (Hymn 606)

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

*Hymn 307 “God of Grace and God of Glory”


*Choral Benediction

*Postlude                                                                                                Mrs. Lynn Patterson





USHERS: Tommy Miller, Bob Holler

                Andy Dorsey, Joe Moore