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The Worship of God

    August 21, 2022

    Join us in-person or online each Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. Below is this week's order of worship. 


    * Please stand as you are able.
    The congregation speaks the text in bold type.

    * Please stand as you are able. | The congregation speaks the text in bold type.

    The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God in honor of our loving Mum & Nana: Joan Van Dyke given by Marty, Susan & Erica Joan Radermacher. 

    The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Ted and Caroline Ridlehuber given by their children and grandchildren. 

    The Prelude 

    “Trumpet Voluntary” | John Stanley
    Gwyn Bacon, organ

    The Welcome and Opening Prayer

    Nancy Johnson

    The Introit 

    “This Is the Day” | THIS IS THE DAY 
    Sung by the Sanctuary Choir 

    *The Processional Hymn 

    UMH 154 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” | CORONATION 
    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. 

    Crown him, ye martyrs of your God,
    who from his altar call;
    extol the Stem of Jesse's Rod, 
    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. 

    *The Affirmation of Faith | “The Apostles’ Creed”

    I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

    *The Passing of the Peace 

    The Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer | Betsy Butler

    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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 

    The Hymn  

    UMH 170 “O How I Love Jesus” | O HOW I LOVE JESUS 
    Verses 1 and 2 

    During the singing of the hymn at 11:00 a.m., children up to grade 2 are dismissed through the front, lectern side doors to attend Children’s Church. They can be picked up at the conclusion of worship in the John Wesley Parlor. 

    The Offertory

    The Offertory Anthem 

    “How Can I Keep From Singing?” | Jeremy Bankson 
    Sung by the Sanctuary Choir; Brandon Craswell and Philip Smith, trumpets 
    The words to this anthem can be found on page 2212 of The Faith We Sing

    *The Doxology  | OLD 100th

    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.

    The Scripture Reading

    Matthew 5:14-16

    The Message

    The Gospel According to You”  | Jeremy Lawson

    *The Hymn of Response 

    UMH 577 “God of Grace and God of Glory” | CWM RHONDDA
    God of grace and God of glory, 
    on the people pour thy power; 
    crown thine ancient church's story, 
    bring her bud to glorious flower. 
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, 
    for the facing of this hour, 
    for the facing of this hour. 

    Lo! the hosts of evil round us 
    scorn thy Christ, assail his ways! 
    Fears and doubts too long have bound us; 
    free our hearts to work and praise. 
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, 
    for the living of these days, 
    for the living of these days. 

    Cure thy children's warring madness, 
    bend our pride to thy control; 
    shame our wanton, selfish gladness, 
    rich in things and poor in soul. 
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, 
    lest we miss thy kingdom's goal, 
    lest we miss thy kingdom's goal. 

    Save us from weak resignation 
    to the evils we deplore; 
    let the search for thy salvation 
    be our glory evermore. 
    Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, 
    serving thee whom we adore, 
    serving thee whom we adore. 

     

    *The Blessing and Congregational Response 

    We Are One in the Spirit” | ST. BRENDAN’S
    We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord, 
    We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord, 
    And we pray that all unity will one day be restored: 
    And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, 
    Yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love. 

    *The Postlude 

     “Hornpipe” (Water Music Suite) | G. F. Handel 

     


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