Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Worship Leader: Colleen Groene

God invites Us to worship



Passing of the peace

Hymn: VU#232 “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You”

Call to Worship:

Leader: Look around and see the faces of those we know.

All: Neighbors, friends, sisters, brothers.

Leader: Look around and see faces of strangers.

All: Neighbors we don’t know, friends we forgot, family we sometimes talk to.

Leader: Look around and see all the images God loves.

All: Look around at all the faces God remembers and always loves.

Hymn: VU#402 “We Are One”

Prayer of Approach:

Lord, even though we acknowledge your great love for us every day, we ourselves often struggle with the same commitment .  Grant us the strength to greet our neighbors, family and friends with true meaning in our words and trust that God keeps all promises that are given.

Choir:  “Love is the touch”

Kids time

Hymn: VU# 639 “One More Step Along the World I Go”

The Scripture Speaks to us


         Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33

         Psalm 130: VU852-853

         Ephesians 4: 25  5:2

         John 6: 3-5, 41-51

Message:  “Forgiveness, true or made up”

Hymn: MV#79 “Spirit, Open My Heart”

God Invites Us to Respond


Offering, Invitation,

Offertory Response:

         “We give our thanks to God” (x’s 4)

Offertory Prayer

Pastoral and Silent & Lord’s

Hymn: VU#424 “May the God of Hope Go with Us:


God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

         Amen (x’s 3)

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