Weekly Bulletin

July 3, 2022                                     4th Sunday after Pentecost

Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of living in this great country where we have freedom to openly worship you. May we never take that privilege for granted, but always guard it and treasure it. May we not live in apathy to you, but live in awe of your love and forgiveness freely poured out for us. Allow our light to shine brightly as our hearts turn to you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

*indicates that congregation should stand, if able

ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CALL TO WORSHIP (read responsively) (from Psalm 30)
L: I will extol the Lord, for God has lifted me up.
P: Sing praises to the Lord, ye faithful ones, and give thanks to God’s holy name.
L: Surely the Lord’s anger is but for a moment, but the Lord’s favor is for a lifetime.
P: Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
L: Come, let us worship Almighty God!

*INDEPENDENCE DAY PRAYER (unison)
Almighty God, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom and justice and brotherhood for all who make it great. Guard us from war, from fire and wind, from fear and confusion.  Be close to our leaders, give them vision and courage, as they ponder decisions effecting peace and the future of our world. Make me more deeply aware of my heritage realizing not only my rights but also my duties and responsibilities as a citizen.  Make this great land and all its people know clearly your will, that they may fulfill the destiny ordained for us. In the precious name of the Lord we pray. Amen.

*APOSTLES’ CREED OF OUR FAITH & BELIEF  (#738, red hymnal)

*HYMN: “America”                                                  (brown) 576

NT LESSON: Galatians 6:1-16                            Pew Bible p. 975           
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.

SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS

Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer                page “x” at front of red hymnal

*HYMN: “I Like the Sound of America”                  (brown) 579

KID CONNECTION           

OFFERING
*Doxology                        back cover of brown hymnal
*Prayer of Thanksgiving

*GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20           Pew Bible p. 868

MESSAGE                                          

*HYMN: “America, the Beautiful”                          (brown) 578

*CLOSING PRAYER (unison)
May God empower us to follow in the footsteps of our Lord, who healed the sick and restored the lost to God’s kingdom.  May we go forth filled in the Spirit of compassion and love. May we be messengers of hope and divine promise for those around us who live in darkness and despair.  Amen.

*BENEDICTION
*THREEFOLD AMEN
*POSTLUDE