Bulletin for Sunday, 7/3/22



The Service for the Lord’s Day
4th Sunday after Pentecost
July 3rd, 2022


*When people are prompted to stand, those for whom standing is difficult may remain seated.

Pastor: Rev. Rebecca Gillespie

Youth Director: Grant Hartsell

Church Admin: Tara Melton-Miller

Organist: Mary Warner

Music Director: Mary Dziepak

Sexton: Rick Will

Liturgist: Greant Hartsell


Order of Worship

During the Prelude, silence or turn off cell phones and other electronic devices and enter a period of silent meditation. You may view our 10:00 a.m. service live via the web at Facebook Live or FVPC.SERMON.NET.

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship (Standing*)

Leader: Call upon the Lord!
All: We asked for freedom, and we were given liberty beyond measure! Praise God!
Leader: Sing to the Lord, all you faithful; give thanks to God’s Holy name.
All: Our hearts sing without ceasing! O Lord our God, we will always give you thanks.

Peace (Standing*/Unison)
May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
All: And also with you.
The people may exchange with one another signs of peace and reconciliation.

Hymn
How Great is Our God
Pg. 5

Call to Confession
Come and confess your sins to God and wade into the healing river of mercy.

Prayer of Confession (Unison)
God, you have caught us in our sinful behavior. We come to you with the hope of your restoration. We walk with our heads held high, without noticing others and their burdens. We are even blinded by our own! We keep our mouths and our actions silent when we become so overwhelmed with the needs of the world that we do nothing to overcome them. Fill us with your peace and mercy. Free us from the destruction of sin and restore us to a life lived in you. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
Be at peace, brothers and sisters! In Jesus we are forgiven and restored.

All: Thanks be to God!

Gloria Patri 
Glory to God, whose goodness shines on me, and to the Son, whose grace has pardoned me, and to the Spirit, whose love has set me free. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Amen.

Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Baptism of Elizabeth Hall Appalabhotla

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low. Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known: Creator, Word, and Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Prayer of Dedication (Standing*/Unison)
Help us, O Lord, to use the gifts we offer for the sake of those who have need, and in the giving may we show mercy, love, and wisdom. May these gifts honor you. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Special Music

Proclamation of the Word

Sharing of Joys and Concerns/Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer

First Reading
2 Kings 5:1-14
Second Reading
Galatians 6:1, 1-16

The Word of the Lord
All: Thanks be to God

Sermon
“A Herd Mentality”
Rev. Rebecca Gillespie

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer
(Seated*/Unison) (back page)
The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Communion of the People

Hymn (Screen)
As the Deer
Pg. 554

Charge and Benediction

Postlude


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,
the power, and the glory,
forever and ever.
Amen.