August 2 Worship Order

11:00 A.M.

Chiming of the Hour
David Beaver

Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell

Meditation Music
Holy Ground
Holly Ferguson                          

Litany & Invocation
Dr. Mike

Leader: Good Morning! Welcome to a celebration of God’s love for us!
People: We surely need to see that love; stresses weigh us down.
Leader: You’ve come to the right place. This is a place where all of us can seek God’s presence and share our deepest inmost concerns with God.
People: We are glad to hear that, for we wrestle with our faith far too often.
Leader: Don’t fear! God is with you always, loving and transforming your lives.
People: Lore of mercy and compassion, be in our hearts this day. Help us to reach out with love to others.

Hymn
Standing on the Promises

Standing on the promises of Christ, my King, Through eternal ages let His praises ring;
“Glory in the highest,” I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. 

Standing on the promises that cannot fail, When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. 

Standing on the promises of Christ, the Lord, Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword, Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. 

Standing on the promises I cannot fall, List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all, Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. 

First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
Matthew 14:13-21
Dr. Mike

Trio
Ceaseless Praise
arr. Fettke

Second Lesson
Genesis 32: 22-31
Dr. Mike

Message
Hitting Straight Licks with Crooked Sticks
Dr. Mike

Closing Song
You Are My All in All  

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art:
Thou my best thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

High King of Heaven, my victory won, May I reach heaven’s joys, O, bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.