WP July 14, 2019


July 14, 2019: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING  

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

At the beginning of time and space, God gave us a world.

And God filled it with mystery—

with living cells and dying stars, 

with black holes and the speed of light, 

with human beings.

And God gave us dominion over the earth, 

to till it and to nurture it with curiosity and creativity.

At the beginning of time, God gave us a world.

Let us give praise and thanksgiving to God, our Creator.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook©2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS   

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of all creation, you loved us into being, 

yet we often flee our rightful place in your creation.

We confess that we exploit the gifts you place around us 

and dominate the richness of the natural order.

Forgive our greedy grasping.

We confess our part in the devastation of our planet home, 

mirrored in the violence of cities, and the brokenness of hearts.

Forgive and restore us, O God.

Nurturing God, remind us of other ways to live and of a place called home,

where creation reflects your goodness and each thing lives in balance with all others.

Come and find us, set us right again, and take us home. Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook©2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING   For the Beauty of the Earth

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG  How Majestic Is Your Name

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 1:26-30, 2:15

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  “God’s Creation, Our Responsibility”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

THE 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.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG  Lord Reign in Me

 

*BENEDICTION