PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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August 6, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcoming Rev. Sara McCurdy

Life of the Church Elder Christine Lutke

Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude Special Music  Praise Band

* Call to Worship Leader: Sometimes, O God, we feel like Jacob, wrestling with angels. 
 People: Strengthen us. Leader: Sometimes we feel battered and broken. 
 People: Touch us. Leader: Sometimes we grow so weary in the struggle. 
 People: Refresh us. 
 All: Together, let us seek the face of the Divine.

* Opening Hymn God Is Here!  Hymn #409 (all)

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
Lord, give us courage to confront ourselves honestly, to reject the pretense and strip to the real; to act justly with those close to us, and advocate justice for those distant from us to work to heal what is injured in our lives, and to celebrate the wondrous rest. O God, lead us in the narrow way of trust, and accompany us into the awe or ache so deep that we are forced to sort out what matters. Transform us by your grace that we will be confident of your blessing upon our lives and stirred to bless others.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Pardon
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.

* Singing Gloria Patri  Hymn #623

God is My Strong Salvation  Hymn #841 (1 & 2)

Choral Preparation Sweet, Sweet Spirit  On Screen

Prayers of the People & 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.

Anthem Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi  solo by Kelly Reed

Prayer for Illumination .

Psalter Lesson Psalm 17: 1-7, 15 (In Unison)  Elder Christine Lutke

Gospel Lesson Matthew 14: 13-21 

Song of Preparation Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord  On Screen

Hebrew Testament Genesis 32: 22-31 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Alone With God  Rev. Sara McCurdy

* In Response O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go  Hymn #833 (1-3)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Special Music  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

Hymn of Preparation Let Us Break Bread Together  Hymn # 323 (all)

Invitation Rev. Sara McCurdy

The Great Thanksgiving

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People

Prayer after Communion

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response May Your Presence Go With Us  Congregation
If Your presence doesn’t go with us, We don’t want to leave this place
Lord we need You near, As we go from here, To Lead us by Your love and grace.
May Your presence fill us every day, May Your Spirit lead the way
Lord to You we call, Let Your glory fall, And may Your presence go with us.
Let Your glory fall, And may Your presence go with us.
Go with us.

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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