June 26, 2022

Join us for worship on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The sermon by Dr. Zieman is based on 2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14. Music is provided by Annette White, organ; and the Summer Youth Choir Festival.

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Bulletin for Online Worship Service for June 26, 2022
Livestream at 10:00 a.m.

GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME
Summer Youth Choir Festival Sunday

PRELUDE
“Morning Has Broken” Dale Wood
As the prelude begins, you are invited to begin your personal preparation for worship.

SILENT MEDITATION
“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP
“In Meeting We Are Blessed” Troy Robertson
Nathan Denton, solo

PRAISE AND ADORATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
#641 “When in Our Music God Is Glorified” ENGELBERG
(*Please stand, if you are able.) Stanza 1: All Stanza 2: Women
Stanza 3: Men Stanza 4: Choir Stanza 5: All

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Spirit of the Living God, your fruit includes love, peace, patience and kindness, but we are a divided, hateful people. We turn to violent means and violent words to settle our disputes. We are impatient with each other and fail to honor your commandment to love. Our idols fascinate and distract us from your rightful path. Forgive us. Turn us from our sinful ways. Set us free in Jesus Christ.

SILENT PRAYERS OF CONFESSION AND PETITION

KYRIE ELEISON
#557 (sung by the choir) “Lord, Have Mercy” KYRIE ELEISON (Reindorf)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

GLORIA PATRI
#582 (sung by the choir) “Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me”
GLORIA TO GOD

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON
Galatians 5: 22-26 page 948 of the pew Bible

FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER

JOYS AND CONCERNS

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

ANTHEM
“Ukuthula (African Prayer for Peace)” André van der Merwe
Erin Kalamaja, solo
Zulu translation: In this sinful world. Through the blood of Jesus: We find peace! We are saved!
We are filled with gratitude! We will conquer! We are consoled! We find peace!

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE LESSON
2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14 page 290 of the pew Bible

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON
“The Mantle of Succession” Dr. Zieman

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
from the Belhar Confession, 1996
We believe that God has entrusted the church with the message of reconciliation in and through Jesus Christ; that the church is called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, that the church is called blessed because it is a peacemaker, that the church is witness both by word and by deed to the new heaven and the new earth in which righteousness dwells.

SANCTUS
(#572) “Holy, Holy, Holy”

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY
|”We Are Held” Susan LaBarr & Jim Wilson
Anika Richards and Avery Fuller, solos

“Celebrate!” Keith Hampton
Sara Kalamaja, solo

DOXOLOGY
(#607) OLD HUNDREDTH
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore; Praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Most generous God, you have blessed us with gifts to serve and share. May the offerings we present today, and the offering of our lives, be used to further your kingdom and build your beloved community. Amen.

HYMN OF DEDICATION
#821 “My Life Flows On (How Can I Keep from Singing?)”
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION
“Hands Are Knockin’” Kyle Pederson
(please be seated) Chase van Briesen and Anna Wagner, solos
Arabic translation: We open our minds, thanks to God
We open our hearts, thanks to God
We reach out our hands, thanks to God

POSTLUDE
“Hyfrydol” Healey Willan

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