A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

Graduation Sunday/Father’s Day

June 20, 2021


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Prelude                                                                                         Mr. Richard Beard

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

Opening Prayer

Morning Introit                                                                            Mr. Richard Beard

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 9)

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion.

People: Declare his deeds among the peoples.

Leader: Rise up, O Lord and be gracious unto us!

People: Let us trust in you and sing praises to your holy name!

*Call to Confession (adapted from Isaiah 59.12-13

Our transgressions before God are many and our sins testify against us. Our transgressions indeed are with us, and we know our iniquities: transgressing, and denying the Lord, and turning away from following our God. Let us seek God’s forgiveness.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

Special Music                                                                                         Mrs. Lynn Patterson

Children’s Sermon Recognition of our High School Graduate

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Mark 4.35-41

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “Lord, do you not care?”                                                                 Dr. Don Scofield

Special Music                                                                                       Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

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.


Postlude                                                                                             Mrs. Donna Scofield