Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

According to the church calendar, Ordinary Time is the time in between liturgical seasons. The period of Ordinary Time after Pentecost marks the passage of time between Trinity Sunday and Christ the King Sunday, which is the final Sunday of the liturgical year. During this portion of Ordinary Time we focus on transformation and growth, which are symbolized by fresh flowers and green linens on the altar. 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Please stand as you are able.
Leader: God rescues the needy.
People: Blessed be the one, holy and living God,
now and forever.
Leader: God provides shade for the tired.
People: Blessed be the one, holy and living God,
now and forever.
Leader: Let us worship the Lord!

YOU RAISE US UP

B. McMartin, D. Blum, M. Durias, B. Cheney © 2016 CCLI #2261432

You came to gather the lost and scattered 
You came to bring us home
No longer strangers, no longer enemies we’re 
Daughters and sons of God

You raise us up into a new creation
Out of the grave, into your life
We stand redeemed
Renewed, restored, forgiven
By the mystery of your love
You raise us up

You turn our mourning into dancing
And our shame to praise
Out of the ashes life is breaking through for you
Are making all things new

RISING SUN

P. Mabury, D. Leonard, K. Lee, L. Jordan © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, CCLI #2261432

Praise him all you sinners
Sing oh sing you weary
Oh praise him all you children of God

We lift high his glory
Shown throughout our stories
We praise him as the children of God

Our Great Redeemer
Glorious Savior
Your name is higher than the rising sun
Light of the morning
You shine forever
Your name is higher than the rising sun
Your name is higher than the rising sun

Praise his name forever
Speak it loud and clear now
Oh praise him all you children of God

A READING FROM EZEKIEL 34:11-16

During the seasons of Ordinary Time, the Word is read from within the congregation, to represent the Lord at work in and through the church. 
Leader: The Word of the Lord!
People: Thanks be to God!

RESPONSORIAL PSALM 23

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 People: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Cantor: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
In verdant pastures he gives me repose; 
beside restful waters he leads me; 
he refreshes my soul.
People: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Cantor: He guides me in right paths for his name's sake. 
Even though I walk in the dark valley 
I fear no evil; for you are at my side 
With your rod and your staff 
that give me courage.
People: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Cantor: Only goodness and kindness follow me 
all the days of my life; 
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD 
for years to come.
People: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

A READING FROM  JOHN 10:11-18

Leader: The Word of the Lord!
People: Thanks be to God!

PRAYER FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


SERMON

 

RESTING IN THE WORD

We spend a few minutes in silence to “rest” in the word God is speaking to us, both individually and corporately; allowing us to listen for the Spirit’s specific direction in our lives and community.

JESUS, I AM RESTING, RESTING

Words: J. Pigott, Music: D. Hampton © 1998 New Spring Publishing, Inc, CCLI #2261432

Jesus, I am resting, resting, in the joy of what thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon thee, and thy beauty fills my soul,
For by thy transforming power, thou hast made me whole.
 
Jesus, I am resting, resting, in the joy of what thou art;
I am finding out the greatness of thy loving heart.
 
O, how great thy loving kindness, vaster, broader than the sea!
O, how marvelous thy goodness, lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in thee, Belovèd, know what wealth of grace is thine,
Know thy certainty of promise, and have made it mine.
 
Simply trusting thee, Lord Jesus, I behold thee as thou art,
And thy love, so pure, so changeless, satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings, meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings: thine is love indeed!

Ever lift thy face upon me as I work and wait for thee;
Resting ’neath thy smile, Lord Jesus, earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory, sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting, fill me with thy grace.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.
PeopleYet, we so often hide in trees 
and cover ourselves with leaves.
Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.
PeopleYet, we struggle to be kind and gentle
toward ourselves.

Silence for reflection.
 

WORDS OF COMFORT AND ASSURANCE

Leader: Let it be said of us, that:
People: We have come to know 
and have believed 
the love which God hasfor us. (1 John 4:16)
Leader: Beloved, may you rest deeply 
into God’s everlasting love.
People: Amen. Thanks be to God!

ABOUNDING IN LOVE

B. McMartin, D. Blum, M. Durias, B. Cheney © 2016 CCLI #2261432

You've worn my weakness
Cried all my lonely tears
Carried my sin and shame
Your endless mercy
Moving my heart to
Call on your name

You, O God, are gracious
Full of compassion
Slow to anger
Abounding in love

PRAYER OVER THE CHILDREN


PRESENTATION OF TITHES & OFFERINGS

Containers for tithes and offerings are in the back by the doors before church. We present these to the Lord during the service as part of our worship of thanksgiving.
Leader: Our God, who is faithful,
blesses us with an abundance of gifts.
People: In gratitude, let us offer again
these gifts and our lives 
for the sake of Christ.

THE LORD’S SUPPER

Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give God thanks and praise.
Leader: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to
            give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
People: Amen.

All are welcome to participate. Wine is available in the center aisle; juice on the left and right. All bread is gluten-free.

You, O God, are gracious
Full of compassion
Slow to anger
Abounding in love
(B. McMartin, D. Blum, M. Durias, B. Cheney © 2016 CCLI #2261432)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Leader: And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say:
People: 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 trespasses, 
as we forgive those 
who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen.

DOXOLOGY

Words: T. Ken, 1711; Music: Louis Bourgeois, 1561. Public Domain.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

BENEDICTION

Leader: The Lord bless you and keep you; 
the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; 
the Lord be gracious to you, turn toward you, 
and give you peace. 
Beloved church, awakening to God, may your life be transformed 
and animated by divine love.
People: Amen. Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!


This liturgy includes selections reprinted from: The Book of Common Prayer, 1979 Public Domain; Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year C, Volume 2, copyright © 2012 Westminster John Knox Press; The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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