Worship Guide - Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Worship Guide

July 24, 2022

Seventh 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: Stefanie

 

Centering Words:

 

If we, who are merely human, give our children the food they need, how much more will the Holy Spirit give to those who are beloved by God?

 

*Call to Worship:

 

Leader:   We gather to hear what the Holy One will speak.

People:  God will speak peace to the faithful, those who turn to love in their hearts.

Leader:   Surely wholeness is at hand for those who stand in awe.

People:  Show us your steadfast love, Holy One, and grant us your wholeness and peace.

Leader:   Let steadfast love and faithfulness meet us today.

People:  Let us worship the God who calls us.

Leader:   Let us pray.

 

ALL: Holy Mystery, in ancient days, you spoke to your prophet Hosea, telling him to give his children names that warned of hard times to come. Even though the people heard, “You are not my people,” you insisted that they remained your beloved children. When his disciples asked him how to pray, Jesus called them beloved children of God, telling them to ask only for each day’s bread. Today, we stand in awe, waiting to hear your word, yearning to know that we, too, are your beloved children. Give us the bread that we need today, so that we might feed a world that hungers for wholeness. Amen.

 

Hymn: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”

 

Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear;

things I would ask him to tell me if He were here;

scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,

stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

 

First let me hear how the children stood round his knee,

and I shall fancy his blessing resting on me;

words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,

all in the love light of Jesus’ face.

 

Into the city I’d follow the children’s band,

waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand.

one of his heralds, yes, I would sing

loudest hosannas, “Jesus is King!"

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

Words of Assurance

 

Hear the good news: If you, who are merely human, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Holy Spirit come to those who ask?

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Glory to God. Amen.

 

*New Testament Reading: Luke 11:1-13

 

1He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come.

3     Give us each day our daily bread.

4     And forgive us our sins,

for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.

And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

5 And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ 7 And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

9 “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12 Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

 

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: “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

 

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all.

 

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

ye ransomed from the fall,

hail him who saves you by his grace,

and crown him Lord of all.

Hail him who saves you by his grace,

and crown him Lord of all.

 

Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget

the wormwood and the gall,

go spread your trophies at his feet,

and crown him Lord of all.

Go spread your trophies at his feet,

and crown him Lord of all.

 

Let every kindred, every tribe

on this terrestrial ball,

to him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all.

To him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all.

 

O that with yonder sacred throng

we at his feet may fall!

We'll join the everlasting song,

and crown him Lord of all.

We'll join the everlasting song,

and crown him Lord of all.

 

Sermon: “Pity on the House” Hosea 1:2-10

 

2 When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.” 3 So he went and took Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

4 And the Lord said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for in a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. 5 On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.”

6 She conceived again and bore a daughter. Then the Lord said to him, “Name her Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. 7 But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God; I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by war, or by horses, or by horsemen.”

8 When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. 9 Then the Lord said, “Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God.”

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

 Hymn: “I Love To Tell the Story”

 

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,

of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;

it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.

 

I love to tell the story,

’twill be my theme in glory,

to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

 

 

I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems

than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.

I love to tell the story, it did so much for me;

and that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.

 

I love to tell the story,

’twill be my theme in glory,

to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

 

I love to tell the story; ’tis pleasant to repeat

what seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.

I love to tell the story, for some have never heard

The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.

 

I love to tell the story,

’twill be my theme in glory,

to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

 

I love to tell the story, for those who know it best

seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.

And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,

’twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.

 

I love to tell the story,

’twill be my theme in glory,

to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

 

Psalter: Psalm 85

 

1    Lord, you showed favor to your land

you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

2    You forgave the iniquity of your people;

you pardoned all their sin.

3    You withdrew all your wrath;

you turned from your hot anger.

4    Restore us again, O God of our salvation,

and put away your indignation toward us!

5    Will you be angry with us forever?

Will you prolong your anger to all generations?

6    Will you not revive us again,

that your people may rejoice in you?

7    Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,

and grant us your salvation.

8    Let me hear what God will speak,

for the Lord will speak peace to his people,

to his faithful, to those who turn to the Lord in their hearts.

9    Surely salvation is at hand for those who fear the Lord,

that glory may dwell in our land.

10   Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;

righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

11   Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,

and righteousness will look down from the sky.

12   The Lord will give what is good,

and our land will yield its increase.

13   Righteousness will go before the Lord,

and make God's footsteps a way

 

“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”

 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise him, all creatures here below;

praise him above, ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Amen

 

Prayers of the People: Joys and concerns

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer   

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”

 

Go, tell it on the mountain,

over the hills and everywhere;

go, tell it on the mountain,

that Jesus Christ is born.

 

While shepherds kept their watching

o'er silent flocks by night,

behold throughout the heavens

there shone a holy light.

 

Go, tell it on the mountain,

over the hills and everywhere;

Go, tell it on the mountain,

that Jesus Christ is born.

 

The shepherds feared and trembled,

when lo! above the earth,

rang out the angels chorus

that hailed the Savior’s birth.

 

Go, tell it on the mountain,

over the hills and everywhere;

go, tell it on the mountain,

that Jesus Christ is born.

 

Down in a lowly manger

the humble Christ was born

and God sent us salvation

that blessed Christmas morn.

 

Go, tell it on the mountain,

over the hills and everywhere;

go, tell it on the mountain,

that Jesus Christ is born.

 

Benediction

 

 
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