Worship Guide - Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship Guide

July 10, 2022

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Creating Disciples of Jesus who Transform the World

 

ENTRANCE WITH PRAISE

 

Greetings:

 

Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

People: And also with you!

 

Special Music: “Share His Love” Michael

 

Centering Words:

 

God sets a plumb line to judge how we care for our neighbor. Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan to teach us how to be a good neighbor. Everything hangs in the balance.

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all of your mind.

People:  We will worship God, the one we love.

Leader:   Love your neighbor as yourself.

People:  We will open our hearts to all God’s children.

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

 

ALL: God of power and might, turn our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. For only in loving can we lead lives worthy of your calling. Grant us the courage to live with the saints in the glory of your love. And fill us with your grace and peace, that we may know the richness of eternal life in your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Hymn: Seek Ye First”

 

Seek ye first the kingdom of God

and his righteousness

and all these things shall be added unto you.

Allelu, alleluia

 

Ask and it shall be given unto you

seek and ye shall find

knock, and the door shall be opened unto you.

Allelu, alleluia

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

Eternal life is ours when we love the Lord our God with all our hearts, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind;

and when we love our neighbor as ourselves.

Praises be to God.

 

*New Testament Reading: Luke 10:25-37

 

25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.

 

29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.

Leader:   This is the Word of God, for the People of God

People:  Thanks be to God!

 

WORD AND RESPONSE

 

Time with Young Friends: “Jesus Loves Me”

 

Children’s Message: “God Speaks to Me”

 

Hymn: Open Our Eyes Lord”

 

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus,

to reach out and touch him, and say that we love him.

Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen.

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.

 

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus,

to reach out and touch him, and say that we love him.

Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen.

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.

 

Sermon: “What Do You See” Amos 7:7-17

 

7 This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8 And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,

“See, I am setting a plumb line

in the midst of my people Israel;

I will never again pass them by;

 

9   the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,

and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,

and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

10 Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos has said,

‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,

and Israel must go into exile

away from his land.’ ”

 

12 And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; 13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”

 

14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, 15 and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

 

16     “Now therefore hear the word of the Lord.

You say, ‘Do not prophesy against Israel,

and do not preach against the house of Isaac.’

 

17     Therefore thus says the Lord:

‘Your wife shall become a prostitute in the city,

and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword,

and your land shall be parceled out by line;

you yourself shall die in an unclean land,

and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land.’ ”

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Hymn: “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”

 

Why should I feel discouraged?

Why should the shadows come?

Why should my heart be lonely,

and long for heaven and home,

When Jesus is my portion?

My constant friend is he:

His eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me;

his eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me.

 

I sing because I’m happy,

I sing because I’m free,

for his eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me.

 

“Let not your heart be troubled,

" his tender word I hear,

and resting on his goodness,

I lose my doubts and fears;

though by the path he leadeth,

but one step I may see;

His eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me;

his eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me.

 

I sing because I’m happy,

I sing because I’m free,

for his eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me.

 

Whenever I am tempted,

whenever clouds arise,

when songs give place to sighing,

when hope within me dies,

I draw the closer to him,

from care he sets me free;

His eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me;

his eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me.

 

I sing because I’m happy,

I sing because I’m free,

for his eye is on the sparrow,

and I know he watches me.

 

The Nicene Creed

 

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the

giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son

is worshiped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic* and

apostolic church.

 

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen

Gloria Patri

 

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. Amen.

 

Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “Marching to Zion”

 

Come, we that love the Lord,

and let our joys be known;

join in a song with sweet accord,

join in a song with sweet accord

and thus surround the throne,

and thus surround the throne.

 

We’re marching to Zion,

beautiful, beautiful Zion;

we’re marching upward to Zion,

the beautiful city of God.

 

Let those refuse to sing,

who never knew our God;

but children of the heavenly King,

but children of the heavenly King

may speak their joys abroad,

may speak their joys abroad.

 

We’re marching to Zion,

beautiful, beautiful Zion;

we’re marching upward to Zion,

the beautiful city of God.

 

The hill of Zion yields

a thousand sacred sweets

before we reach the heavenly fields,

before we reach the heavenly fields,

or walk the golden streets,

or walk the golden streets.

 

We’re marching to Zion,

beautiful, beautiful Zion;

we’re marching upward to Zion,

the beautiful city of God.

 

Then let our songs abound,

and every tear be dry;

we’re marching through Emmanuel’s ground,

we’re marching through Emmanuel’s ground,

to fairer worlds on high,

to fairer worlds on high.

 

We’re marching to Zion,

beautiful, beautiful Zion;

we’re marching upward to Zion,

the beautiful city of God.

 

Benediction

 
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