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