PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
August 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM Service9th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Les Bishop|
|Life of the Church||Elder Morella Larsen|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||My Tribute||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: I love the Lord, for he heard my voice
Many: He heard my call for mercy
One: Because he turned his ear to me,
Many: I will call on him as long as I live!
One: The Creator is gracious and righteous,
ALL: Sing to the Lord with gladness!
|* Opening Hymn||In Christ There Is No East or West||Hymn #318 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
Holy and Everlasting God, in your infinite wisdom and goodness you call men and women to serve and worship you. We thank you for the gift of music and singing as we lift our hearts and minds before you this morning. Forgive us when we fail to have singing lives and share with others our doubts and fears. Thank you for new life in Christ. By the power of your Holy Spirit, and in the name of Jesus Christ, our risen and living Lord and Savior thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. Amen.
|(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.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||Come, Christians Join to Sing||Hymn #267 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart||Hymn #688 (1&4)|
|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||In The Spirit Of The Lord||solo by Mwanza Furaha|
|Prayer for Illumination|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 50: 1-6, 22, 23||Elder Morella Larsen|
|Hebrew Lesson||Isaiah 1: 1, 10-20|
|Song of Preparation||O Lord, Hear My Prayer||Hymn #471 (all)|
|Gospel Lesson||Matthew 7: 7-14|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Seek And You Shall Find||Rev. Les Bishop|
|* In Response||Great Is Thy Faithfulness||Hymn #39 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Love Lifted Me||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||God Be With You||Hymn #542 (all)|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|