WP June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019: Third Sunday after Pentecost 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING  Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty 

WELCOME 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  Psalm 40:3 MSG

Alleluia! 

Praise God!

God taught us how to sing the latest God-song,
    a praise-song to our God.
More and more people are seeing this:
    they enter the mystery,
    abandoning themselves to God.

Let us worship God! 

*OPENING PRAYER 

*PRAISE SONGS  I Give You My Heart; O Magnify the Lord 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God, our God, we celebrate the new life which you have given us.  We have experienced broken lives made whole, old wounds of alienation healed over, and tired spirits rejuvenated with new vision.  Gracious God, we are so grateful for the purpose and possibilities you have placed before us.  Yet there are times when doubt has overcome hope, cynicism has replaced dedication, the world’s values have captured us more than yours.  Forgive us those times, we pray.  Help us let go of the past that we might move joyfully into a new future that points to your love and justice.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Flames of the Spirit, ed. Ruth C. Duck.  ©1985 The Pilgrim Press. 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession) 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING  Be Exalted O God 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST 

*PRAISE SONG  Glory, Glory Lord 

SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 40:1-10

CHILDREN’S TIME 

SERMON  “Life Songs:  Sing a New Song” 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

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. 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE 

*CLOSING SONG  We Will Worship the Lamb 

*BENEDICTION