PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
August 6, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service9th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
Play the whole Service:
|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|
|* 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.
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|