Stone Chippings
Organized 1783 Built 1796 Issue 26, Monday, 06-26-2017

Old Stone Presbyterian Church ~ Lewisburg, West Virginia
July 9, 2017 ~ 11:00 A.M.
The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude
Welcome, Announcements, and Call to Worship (Please sign and pass the worship register)
Introit “Praise Him! Praise Him!”
Prayer of the Day (unison)
God of summer storms and vulnerable rebirth, teach us to read the signs of your nearness. Open the text of scripture that we might share its story, love its humanity, and answer its witness to your rich and living word; through Hesyus Christ, the everlasting one we pray. Amen.

Hymn #455 “All Creatures of Our God and King” LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (unison)
O Lord our God, we confess that we do not reflect your glory.
We have not prepared our hearts to receive the gift of your Word.
We allow thorns and weeds to grow in the places where you plant the gospel.
Forgive us; restore and reorder our lives by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Accomplish all that you desire in us, so that we may bear good fruit,
to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Gloria Patri Hymn #579
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.

Time with the Young Church
(afterwards all children middle school and younger are dismissed for Sunday School)

 Hymn #327 “O Word of God Incarnate” MUNICH
Prayer for Illumination

Gospel Reading “Luke 8: 19 – 21” page 82
Anthem “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
Gospel Reading “Luke 1: 1 – 4” page 68

Sermon “Article of Faith: The Bible”

Musical Interlude (you are invited to use this time for prayer and personal reflection)


Stone Chippings
Organized 1783 Built 1796 Issue 26, Monday, 06-26-2017

Affirmation of Faith A Declaration of Faith, 1977
The Bible is the written Word of God. Led by the Spirit of God the people of Israel and of the early church preserved and handed on the story of what God had said and done in their midst and how they had responded to him. These traditions were often shaped and reshaped by the uses to which the community put them. They were cherished, written down, and collected as the holy literature of the people of God. Through the inward witness of the same Spirit we acknowledge the authority of the Bible. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are necessary, sufficient, and reliable as witnesses to Jesus Christ, the living Word. We must test any word that comes to us from church, world, or inner experience by the Word of God in Scripture. We are subject to its judgment all our understanding of doctrine and practice, including this Declaration of Faith. We believe the Bible to be the Word of God as no other word written by human beings.

The Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings

Offertory

Doxology Hymn #592
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.

Sharing of Concerns and Celebrations
Call to Prayer “Take Thee Our Minds, Dear Lord”

Prayer of the People and 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.

Hymn #488 “Break Thou the Bread of Life” BREAD OF LIFE
Benediction
Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you

Choral Response “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”

*Postlude


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