WP July 7, 2019

July 7, 2019:  4th Sunday after Pentecost 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING 

WELCOME 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Who is this God whom we have come to worship?

God is the creator of all.

The creator of birds and trees, wind and sea?

God is the creator of all things seen and unseen.

Then let us worship the God of creation,

the God of all things great and small.

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

*OPENING PRAYER 

*OPENING HYMN  #5  Morning Has Broken

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Creator God, breathing life into our being, you gave us the gift of life.  You placed us on this earth with its minerals and waters, flowers and fruits, living creatures of grace and beauty!  You gave us the care of the earth.  But we violate the earth and plunder it; we refuse to share the earth’s resources; we seek to own what is not ours, but yours.

Forgive us, Creator God, and reconcile us to your creation.  Teach us that the earth and all its fullness are yours, the world and all who dwell in it.  Call us yet again to safeguard this gift of life, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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

(Silence for personal reflection and confession) 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 24:1-2; Genesis 1:1-5; 1:31-2:3

CHILDREN’S TIME

SERMON  “The Earth is the Lord’s” 

COMMUNION HYMN  #2  How Great Thou Art 

COMMUNION 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.  Amen. 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE 

*CLOSING HYMN  #1  For the Beauty of the Earth 

*BENEDICTION