Sunday, July 28,2013 Tenth after Pentecost

Sunday, July 28,2013

Tenth after Pentecost

God Invites Us to Worship


Life and Work of the Church

Lighting the Christ Candle

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

L.  In millions of languages, God speaks.

P.  In millions of hearts our God lives.

L.  Never bound by time or space, never controlled by politics or race, our God hears all prayers, loves all people, rejoices in all life.

P.  We gather to celebrate the diversity of our God, to seek forgiveness for the times we've not recognized Christ's face, and to kneel in the presence of the one who knows us- every hue, every tongue, every pound of doubt, every ounce of faith-and loves us anyway.

L.  Let us pray together the words that have come to mean so much to us, words we will hear repeated many times today

P.  Our Father, who art in heaven...

Hymn:  BOP # 449 “Listen to Your Children Praying” ( x 3)

Words of Assurance:

 L:Prayer is an inner openness to God, which allows his divine

power to be released in us.  Ultimately, the power of prayer is not that we succeed in changing God, but that God succeeds in changing us.   These words, so new and yet familiar, speak to the very heart of our faith. We need God's presence in our lives to live, to grow, to learn, and to love.  Celebrate the freedom we find in the peace and forgiveness of Christ.  

 P: We give thanks for our vibrant God and celebrate the mercy that is showered upon us.  Thanks be to God!

Hymn:  BOP # 634 “Will You Come and Follow Me”:

Children's Time:  God's Dream

Hymn:  BOP # 746 “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”

The Scripture Speaks to Us

First Scripture:       Herein is Wisdom

                                  Thanks be to God

Hosea 1:2-10

Psalm 85                   Read responsively

Second Scripture:  Herein is Good News

                                 Praise be to God

Luke: 11:1-13

Choir:  “Your Will Be Done”

Sermon:  Give us today our Daily Bread

Hymn: BOP# 637 “Take My Life and Let It Be”


God Invites us to Respond

Offering invitation:

Offertory Response: 

Offertory Prayer:

         Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

         praise God, all creatures high and low;
         give thanks to God in love made known;

         Creator, Word and Spirit One.

Prayers of the People

Lord's Prayer

Hymn:  BOP# 377 “Come Children Join to Sing”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:   Amen

         Amen! Amen!

         Hallelujah, Amen

Grace United Church