Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

God invites Us to worship

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family

Lighting the Christ Candle

Passing the Peace

Hymn:  VU# 371” Open My Eyes,That I May See”

Call to Worship:

L.  Out of the scramble and busyness, the pains and competing choices of our lives, we come to you now O God.

P. Thank you for this time to ground ourselves once more in our faith

L.  This place gives us freedom from the many conflicting messages swirling around us to consider the question “What must we do to perform your works?”

P.  Thank you for this time to ground ourselves once more in our faith.

L. Quiet us, Holy One.  May we be with you, that in this time of worship we may draw closer to what is truly important in the life you give us.

P. Thank you for this time to ground ourselves once more in our faith. Amen

Prayer of Approach:

Almighty and merciful God, from whom comes all

that  is good, we praise you for all your mercies, given us in Jesus, our Christ:  your goodness that has created us, your grace that has sustained us, your wisdom that has challenged us, your patience that has borne with us, and your love that has redeemed us.  Amen  

Hymn: MV# 79 “Spirit, Open My Heart”

Children’s Time: Number 1

The Scripture Speaks to us

Scripture: 

     2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a

     Psalm 51VU pg. 776

     Ephesians 4:1-16

     John 6:24-35

Sermon:  “Our Daily Bread”

Hymn:  MV# 115 “Behold, Behold, I Make All Things New”

God Invites Us to Respond

Offertory

Offering, Invitation,

Offertory Response:

          “We give our thanks to God” (X4)

Offertory Prayer

VU# 509 “Here I Am Lord”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction: 

                  Amen(x3)

 

 

Grace United Church