I preached at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church today.
June 2, 2019 Sunday service *= stand
*Passing The Peace (Share signs & words of the peace of Christ with those around you.)
*Call to Worship Psalm 103:1-6
Praise the LORD, O my soul! With all that is within me, praise his holy name!
Praise the LORD, O my soul! Do not forget all his kind deeds!
He is the one who forgives all our sins, who heals all our diseases,
who delivers our life from the Pit, who crowns us with his loyal love and compassion, who satisfies our life with good things, so our youth is renewed like an eagle’s.
The LORD does what is fair, and executes justice for all the oppressed.
*Hymn Blessed Assurance #572
Scripture Reading Isaiah 35
1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; 2 it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. 3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8 And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. 9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Tithes and Offerings
Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us, ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of Him who offered Himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture John 9
Hymn Be Thou My Vision #562
Sermon Spit & Dirt Rev. Phillip A. Ross
Service of Prayer
When we are weary, O God, give us bread for the journey.
When we are complacent, O God, set a fire in our bellies.
When we are frightened, O God, put courage in our hearts and hands.
When we are angry, O God, turn our anger into faithful response.
When we are bewildered, O God, help us to see and follow You.
When we stray, turn us around.
When we fail, give us another chance.
When we sin, forgive us. And hear our silent prayers. …
The Lord’s Prayer (“offenses”)
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 offenses, as we forgive those who offend us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness
*Hymn My Faith Looks Up To Thee #539
*Response My Tribute #54/wall