Sunday Worship Service
June 19, 2022
Prelude: Ave Maria by Franz Schubert – Satoko Leisek, keyboardist
Wise Words from John Gaul
*Hymn: “This is my Father’s World”
*Opening of the Word
I will extol You at all times; Your praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in You; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
We shall glorify You together; we shall exalt Your name together.
I sought You, and You answered me; You delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to You are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
A poor person called out, and You heard the cry; You saved the poor person from inner anguish.
Let us taste and see that You are good.
The lions may grow weak and hungry, But those who seek You lack no good thing.
*Invitation to Prayer:
O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our maker.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Amen.
O Lord, our heavenly Creator, whose great love holds a forgiveness for all who desire and seek it: we thank thee for thy gracious assurance that thou art always near and ready to forgive. Pardon and deliver us from all our sins; confirm and strengthen us in all goodness and truth, and bring us into everlasting life; for thy mercy’s sake. Amen.
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.
O Lord, open thou our lips:
And our mouths shall show forth thy praise.
*Praise ye the Lord!
The Lord’s name be praised!
Holy, holy, holy; Lord God of hosts: Heav’n and earth are full of thy glory. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Daniel 6: 13-23, Matthew 6:25-33, Divine Providence, §139 (Swedenborg)
Solo: Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God My Father – Words by Thomas O. Chisholm (1923); Music by William Marion Runyan (1923); Arranged by Dan Forrest – Heather Garland, soloist
Spiritual Message: Taming Our Fears – Rev. Jim Lawrence
*Affirmation of Faith
Great Spirit, Christ, the Compassionate One, Light of the World, You are that which sustains and nurtures our spirit. You draw us closer to Heaven and to each other. Your Divine Love and Wisdom flows into every living soul. You dwell among us and warm every human heart. We acknowledge our need to be fed by your Sacred Spirit, to share in the beauty of life, and to build a Holy City on Earth by giving of ourselves, yet knowing that all that is good and true flows into us from You. Amen.
Prayer of the People/Pastoral Prayer
Invitation to the Offering
Offertory: “The Lord’s Prayer” by Albert Hay Malotte
Praise God the Source of life and birth
Praise God the Word who came to earth
Praise God the Spirit, holy flame
All glory, honor to God’s name. Amen.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn: “Faith of Our Fathers” Vs. 1 & 3
*Closing of the Word
*Sung Response: Nunc Dimittis
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, According to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, And the glory of thy people Israel. Amen.
Postlude: “Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clark