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SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

* Those who are able please stand.

WE MEET GOD

Prelude – Tiento/Prelude ....................................................... Jean Langlais Welcome and Announcements Choral Introit (11:00) – Grant Thy Grace ............................... Pierce Getz *Call to Worship ................................................................. Rev. Robinson In an unsettled world, where people long to find their way, to feel secure, from lives of turbulence and rush,

we come, to seek your will, our God, your word to hear, our faith to live.

In an unsettled world, where self-interest rules and greedy systems call the tune, for strength to keep our values straight,

we come, with trust in you, O God, to rejoice in you, to hear your word of grace, and be empowered to live our faith.

(adapted from hymn, Unsettled World, by David Sparks) *Hymn of Praise – God is Here!.................................................... No. 461 *Prayer of Confession

Lord God, We confess that we are divided in our loyalties. We want to have your grace and love, but balk at obedience to your will. We want to put you first in our lives, but not yet. We want to be autonomous, free to choose our own path, and end up enslaved to the values of the world. Make us captive to your matchless love. Teach us to trust that when we lose our lives in your service, we will find our truest selves, through our Lord Jesus, who has conquered sin and evil. Amen.

*Response to Confession – O Jesus, I Have Promised ...................Verse 3

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still, Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will; O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control; O speak, and make me listen, Thou guardian of my soul.

*Assurance of Pardon *Act of Praise – Gloria Patri ......................................................... No. 567

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Amen. Amen. GOD’S WORD FOR US

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Prayer for Illumination Gospel Lesson – Matthew 10:37-42 ................................ Bible Page 10 The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Time with Children (11:00) – Every Tree In The Forest ...................... James Neal Schattnauer Vacation Bible School Participants Epistle Lesson – Romans 6:12-23 .................................. Bible Page 146 The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon – The Paradox of Freedom ........................................ Dr. Banbury *Hymn – Make Me a Captive, Lord Copyright permission granted by OneLicense.net #A-713189

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD

* Affirmation of Faith from A Brief Declaration of Faith

We trust in Jesus Christ, Fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God: preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel. Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal.

Prayers of the People The Lord’s Prayer – (Traditional) .............................................. No. 16

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.

Offering Of Our Gifts, Tithes, and Selves To God

At this time, we ask worshipers to print their names in the friendship pad as it is passed down the pew.

Musical Offering (8:30) – My Spirit Hath Rejoiced .................. J. S. Bach Anne O’Byrne, soprano (11:00) – Sing, My Soul ........................... Ned Rorem Chancel Choir *Doxology Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow ........... No. 592 *Hymn – Fight the Good Fight ....................................................... No. 307 *Charge and Benediction (Please greet those with whom we have worshipped.) *Choral Response (11:00) – A Song of Thanksgiving ....... Mark Patterson *Postlude – Duke Street ................................................. David Cherwein Assisting in worship today are Rosalind Banbury, Associate Pastor for Adult Ministries, and Will Robinson, an ordained Presbyterian minister working on his Ph. D. in New Testament at Union-PSCE. Mary Kay Collins, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care, and Brint Keyes, Parrish Associate, are leading our Open Door service in the rec room.

The flowers in the chancel are given to the glory of God in memory of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Albright, and his brother, Dr. Samuel L. Albright, by Mr. and Mrs. George F. Albright. Our nursery, for infants to three-year-olds, is located on the first floor from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm. Sign-in desk is at room 105. Parents should pick them up there immediately after the service. Children’s Worship Notebooks are available from the ushers for use during the service. Children age 4 - grade 2 who come forward for Children’s Time during the 8:30 am and 11:00 am services, are invited to attend Children's Worship in room 208 afterwards. Personal amplification devices are available for the hard-of-hearing. Please see an usher for assistance and remember to return them to an usher or leave them on the pew after the worship service.

We thank the following officers for their service today:

8:30 Worship Cary Street, Mike Tysinger; Porte Cochere, Debbie Wilkinson; Welcome table/sound system, Carolyn Cockrell. 11:00 Worship Cary Street/assist pastor, Russ Cauble; Porte Cochere, Tom Holloway; Treasurer, Hiter Harris; Assist Treasurer, Lisa Kunz; Contemporary/Coffee Hour, Chip Louthan; Welcome table/sound system, Marilyn Smart. After the Second Service Elders: Wayne Hunter, Cary Street Door; Jay Johnston and Kathy Watson, Porte Cochere Door. Hostess: Circle 6. Ushers: Jon Bruns, David Menges, Gus Mitchell, John Ran Smith, Dwight Buelow, Charles Winkler.

IN OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Let us remember in prayer:

The Presbyterian Church of Pakistan and all Pakistani Christians who live in the midst of persecution.

Those with Special Concerns:

Barbara Bingham, Duncan Owen, Roland Kenney, Anne-Bradford Bugg, Percy Wootton, John Counts, and Anne Miller.

Let Us Rejoice:

Mert and Sue Fowlkes became grandparents for the first time to a grandson, Christian Reed Fowlkes, on Saturday, June 21, 2008. The wedding of Lee Blackwell Garter and Jason Matthew Edmonds.

Those Grieving:

Reed Harrison on the death of her stepmother, Mary Anne Harwell. Sally Brown on the death of her sister, Penny.

BIRTHDAYS We celebrate with our members who are having a birthday this week. Sunday June 29 – July 5: Wednesday

Olivia Garber Anne Jennings Melissa Ashkani Shirley Hatcher

Monday

James Sweeney Paxton Wiggins Samantha Ashkani Blair Burnett TA Hickman Will Robertson

Thursday

Will Grattan Charles Hidell Martha Condyles Meg Crews Anne Preston Farmer Connor Hayes Don Miller Megan Rose Carmen Thornton Bryan Wright

Tuesday

Sarah Elliott Stuart Marth Karen Moore Paul Hood Caroline Kasper Sue Midkiff

Friday

Ryan Slye Ella deVenoge Willie Flohr Nathan Riehl Ellen Watlington

Saturday

Browning Gentry Jaymie Upton

If we have missed your birthday, please call the office or e-mail Cherry Corley at [email protected]

13

th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 29, 2008 ••• 8:30 am and 11:00 am

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