Sunday, July 24

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Trinity Chimes


Prelude                                                             “Pastorale”                                                     A.F. Schultz


Call to Worship


One: In the stagnate shallows and crumbling tombs,

You arrive O God.

All: As the one who even the wind and waves obey, You arrive

       to speak healing to our troubled and broken places.

One: Our Demons know You, the swirling tempests of our legion

         of problems cry out “have mercy!”

All: And You bring peace to the shores of our lives, calling us

       into our right minds, our whole selves so that we might go

       among all people sharing what God has done. Amen.


Opening Hymn                       “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

UMH #400                                                                                                                                   NETTLETON


1. Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace; 
streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. 
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above. 
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love. 


2. Here I raise mine Ebenezer;hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. 
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God; 
he, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood. 


3. O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee. 
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; 
here’s my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above. 


Luke 8:26-39 NRSV


Music of Preparation                          Shall We Gather at the River?”                                Joel Raney  




What Happened by the Shore  

Rev. Beth Rambikur


Hymn of Response

                                             “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind(1, 2, 4 & 5)

UMH #358                                                                                                                                             REST


1. Dear Lord and Father of mankind,forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives thy service find, 
in deeper reverence, praise.
2. In simple trust like theirs who heard,beside the Syrian sea,
the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word, 
rise up and follow thee. 
4. Drop thy still dews of quietness,till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress, 

and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace. 


5. Breathe through the heats of our desirethy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, 
O still, small voice of calm.


Prayers of the People 

If you have a prayer you would like addressed during this time,
please submit it to us via a prayer card.

Confession and Pardon 

All: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  

Please take a moment of silence. 

Leader: Hear the good news:  

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; 

That proves God’s love toward us.  

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! 

All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.


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                                               “Love Lifted Me”

Worship & Song #3101                                                                                                         LOVE LIFTED ME


1. I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more;
but the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry,
from the waters lifted me; now safe am I.



Love lifted me! Love lifted me! When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me! When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.


2. Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;
he will lift you by his love out of the angry waves.
He’s the Master of the sea, billows his will obey;
he your Savior wants to be – be saved today.






Postlude                                                    “Petite Toccata”                                                     A.F. Schultz


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“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Words: Robert Robinson, 1758

“Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” Words: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872 Composer: Frederick C. Maker, 1887

“Love Lifted Me” Words: James Rowe Composer: Howard E. Smith