First Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
401 Shyla Ln., P.O. Box 431
Bloomfield, IN 47424
June 26, 2022
A Service for the Lord’s Day
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
(*Please stand in body or in spirit)
The Instrumental Prelude and Time for Meditation
Pastoral Greeting, Rev. Hana Elliott
*Call to Worship:
Leader: God, who rules the universe, calls us.
People: Christ, who took up his cross, calls us;
Leader: Holy Spirit, who frees us body and soul, calls us.
People: Let us faithfully answer by worshiping the triune God.
*Hymn #391 “Revive Us Again”
*Call to Confession: (1 John 1:8-9)
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But when we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin before God and one another.
*Prayer of Confession, In Unison
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and be what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy, forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name.
*Assurance of Forgiveness:
The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God!
*The Gloria #108, In Unison
Glory be to the Father
And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning,
Is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen
*Passing of the Peace:
Hear the teaching of Christ: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. May the peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
Prayer for Illumination:
Your word, O God, reveals your will for our lives. By the power of your Holy Spirit, give us each the wisdom to attend to your call every day, and make us ready to hear and obey. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
First Scripture Reading: Psalm 16 (pg. 532)
Second Scripture Reading: Luke 9:51-62 (pg. 1018)
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord
People: Let our thanks and praise be to God!
Sermon: “No Excuses”
*Hymn #406 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”
*Affirmation of Faith, (from A Brief Statement of Faith)
We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God: preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel. Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal. In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth, praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” Amen.
Call to Offering:
As Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem to offer himself for the sake of the world, let us now offer our tithes and gifts in thanksgiving.
Offering of Our Volunteer Mission Hours
Monetary gifts may be placed in the offering plates by the door to the sanctuary or in the narthex. If you have completed any volunteer mission hours this week, fill out a slip of paper about them, and come forward to drop one piece of money (any size coin) in the birthday jar for each hour completed, and place your slip of paper in the offering plate.
Prayer of Dedication
Let us Pray: Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts: our selves, our time, and our possessions. Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love; through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God all creatures here below,
Praise God above ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving & Intercession
….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.
Hear our prayer, O Lord, hear our prayer, O Lord,
Incline tine ear to us, and grant us thy peace. Amen
*Hymn #385 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus"
*Charge & Blessing
*Choral Response: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Mortals, join the happy chorus which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o’er us joining all in heaven’s plan.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life.
*The Choral Amen,
Amen, Amen, Amen.