Sunday, August 7

Welcome and Announcements
 
Trinity Chimes
 
Prelude                                                      “Because He Lives”                                         Gaither/Hustad
Kathryn Snodgrass, piano; Janet Tolman, organ
 
Call to Worship
 
One: O God, you call us to faith with our whole being!
All: With all our hearts, and all our minds,
One: With all our strength, and all our soul,
All: You call us to be wholly engaged as those who know our
treasure lies with you, so we come to worship, wholly
yours and wholly ready, amen.
 
Opening Hymn                                     “How Firm a Foundation” (1, 2, 3 & 5)
UMH #529                                                                                                                                FOUNDATION
 
1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
 
2. “Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God and will still give thee aid; I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
 
3. “When through the deep waters I call thee to go, the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow; for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
 
5. “The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake.”
 
Scripture
Luke 12:32-40 NRSV
 
Children’s Moment
 
Music of Preparation                                “My Maker’s World”                                          Mark Hayes
Paula Jameson, solo 

 Sermon
Rethink: Scripture
Rev. Beth Rambikur
 
Hymn of Response                                           “Fill My Cup, Lord”
Worship & Song #3093                                                                                                   FILL MY CUP LORD
 
1. Like the woman at the well, I was seeking for things that could not satisfy. And then I heard my Savior speaking – “Draw from My well that never shall run dry.”
 
Refrain:
Fill my cup, Lord; I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.
 
2. There are millions in this world who are seeking for pleasures earthly goods afford. But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.
 
(refrain)
 
3. So my brother if the things that this world gives you leave hungers that won’t pass away, My blessed Lord will come and save you If you kneel to Him and humbly pray—
 
(refrain)
 
Communion – The Great Thanksgiving
 
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. In all places, at all times, in every way you reach out to us declaring your love, offering your grace, seeking our partnership and so we declare together in the words handed down by your people from age to age:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name the of the Lord, hosanna in the highest!

We remember as we gather around this table that you came among us in Jesus, declaring nothing would separate us from your love…(Pastor shares words).. And so we remember and offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living offering in union with Christ as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again!

Pour out your holy spirit on us gathered at this table of mystery, and on these gifts of food and drink, make them be for us the grace and love of Christ so that we might live as the body of Christ extending love to the world. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.

Amen.

Pastor: Let us eat and drink together as one in the body of Christ, as people forgiven and redeemed by God’s love and grace, amen.

Communion Hymn                                   “Seek Ye First”
UMH #405                                                                                                                                       SEEK YE
 
1. Seek ye first the kingdom of God And His righteousness;
And all these things shall be added unto you. Hallelu, Hallelujah!
 
2. Ask, and it shall be given unto you; Seek, and you shall find.
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Hallelu, Hallelujah!
 
3. Man shall not live by bread alone, But by every word
That proceeds out from the mouth of God. Hallelu, Hallelujah!
 
Lord’s Prayer
 
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, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
 
Closing Hymn                              “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart” (1, 2 & 3)
TFWS #2140                                                                                                                                 MCDANIEL
 
1. What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought
since Jesus came into my heart! I have light in my soul for which long I had sought, since Jesus came into my heart!
 
Refrain:
Since Jesus came into my heart, since Jesus came into my heart,
floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll,
since Jesus came into my heart.
 
2. I have ceased from my wandering and going astray, since Jesus came into my heart! And my sins, which were many, are all washed away since Jesus came into my heart!
 
(refrain)
 
3. I’m possessed of a hope that is steadfast and sure, since Jesus came into my heart! And no dark clouds of doubt now my pathway obscure since Jesus came into my heart!
 
(refrain)
 
Benediction
 
“Sarum Blessing”
 
God be in your head, and in your understanding.
God be in your eyes, and in your looking.
God be in your mouth, and in your speaking.
God be in your heart, and in your thinking.
God be at your end, and at your departing.
 
(SARUM LITURGY, ENGLAND, 13TH CENT., ALT.)

Postlude
“Medley of German Hymns” by Larry Shackley
Kathy Snodgrass & Janet Tolman, piano
 
ONE LICENSE A-738133 | CCLI #12393 | PerformMusic #662 | CVLI #03793174
“How Firm A Foundation”
words and music: unknown, 1989
“Fill My Cup, Lord”
words and music: Richard Blanchard, 2011
“Seek Ye First”
words and Music: Karen Lafferty, 1972
“Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”
words: R. H. McDaniel, 2001 composer: Charles H. Gabriel, n.d.