Leader: From the beauty and
warmth of summertime, come gather here on this Sabbath day.
People: We come for rest and renewal.
Leader: From the wonders and joys of summertime living,
come gather here as the people of God.
People: We come for inspiration and love.
Leader: From the fun of summertime vacations, come
gather here to celebrate new life in Jesus Christ.
People: We come to encounter the holy and to live out our
ministry day after day.
*Hymn of Praise “His
Name is Wonderful”
Holy, loving, compassionate God, we come here on this warm
summer morning to celebrate good news and to sing your
praises. You, God, the Creator of the universe and the Maker
of the seasons, refresh our lives and renew our spirits here
in this time of worship. Amen.
the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet” TFWS
WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER
Praises, Joys and
Pastoral Prayer and 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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS
offering of tithes and gifts to the lord
and Prayer of Thanksgiving
CELEBRATING THE WORD
SPECIAL MUSIC AND
Pastor: We hunger for your word, O God. We long to be
nourished by what you would say to us today in the
Scriptures of old. Yet as the word is read, we confess our
minds wander from the lakeside to our own plans for the day;
from the food Christ provides to our own menus and grocery
lists. So, keep us alert, we pray, to your word and let us
hear with our ears and listen with our minds and our hearts
open to a familiar ancient story.
People: Grant us the grace to listen as though hearing
this miracle for the very first time. We pray this in the
one who makes all things possible, Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.
"Jesus Loves Me" #