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Blountville Presbyterian Church

Worship Service

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

MORNING WORSHIP
July 1, 2018

THE PRELUDE Organist, Don Norman

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

*THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

*HYMN NO. 549 “The Star-Spangled Banner” (vs. 1)

*THE OPENING PRAYER

*HYMN NO. 552 “My Country, ’Tis of Thee”

*LITANY OF CONFESSION AND PARDON

Leader: Eternal God, before you nations rise and fall. Help us to repent our country’s wrong, and to choose your way of reunion and renewal.
People: Great God, renew this nation.
Leader: Give us a glimpse of the Kingdom you are bringing to earth, where death and violence and hunger will be no more, and where all nations gather in the light of your presence.
People: Great God, renew this nation.
Leader: Teach us peace that we may plow up battlefields and pound weapons into building tools and learn to talk across old boundaries as brothers and sisters in your love.
People: Great God, renew this nation.
Leader: Talk sense to us, so that we may wisely end all prejudices and may put a stop to injustice and cruelty, which divides or wounds the human family.
People: Great God, renew this nation.
Leader: Draw us together as one people who do your will so that we may be a light to our nation, leading the way to your promised kingdom, which is even now coming among us.
People: Great God, renew this nation.
All: Great God, eternal Lord, show us there is no law or liberty apart from you; and let us serve you whole-heartedly, as your devoted followers, through Christ our Lord.

*DECLARATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed

*RESPONSE WITH PRAISE Gloria Patri (p. 559 of hymnal)

*HYMN NO. 548 “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE GATHERING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

*RESPONSE WITH PRAISE
God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, my home sweet home

*THE PRAYER OF DEDICATION

THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Psalms 130

THE NEW TESTAMENT LESSON 2 Corinthians 8: 7-15

THE SERMON “The Response” Rev. Brad Palmer

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

*HYMN NO. 553 “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (vs. 1, 3 & 4)

*THE BENEDICTION

*THE POSTLUDE Organist, Don Norman

Welcome Visitors: We are glad that you are worshipping with us today. Please register your attendance on the cards in the back of the pew in front of you. If you are looking for a church home, you will find a loving church family at Blountville Presbyterian Church. Talk with the pastor or any elder.

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