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JUNE 30, 2024

Prelude - Musette on Royal Oak-John Barr


*Call to Worship

Leader: Beloved, when hope is high, abundance surrounds us, and we bask in the goodness of God’s provision, God calls to us…
ALL: Open your heart and your hands.
Leader: When disaster strikes, need overwhelms the senses, and we carry the weight and worry of a perilous present and unknown future, God calls to us…
ALL: Open your heart and your hands.
Leader: When we are moved with compassion, our hearts urging us to reach out to support our siblings in Christ, God calls to us…
ALL: Open your heart and your hands.
Children of God, as we gather for worship today, listen! God call us to open our hearts and our hands to one another in need and in abundance.
ALL: May our worship open our hearts and our hands to one another as we learn to share with one another in all seasons, for we are all one in the Body of Christ. Amen.

*Opening Hymn “Give Thanks” #2036 

*Opening Prayer

Living and faithful Spirit,
the God in whom we live and move and have our being,
 the God who is made known in Christ Jesus,
bless us one and all as we wait on you this day.
Please remove from our minds and hearts
 whatever impediments hinder worship or dampen our joy.
 Increase within us that holy longing for closeness
 which can open our lives to fuller delight
 and to a deeper commitment.
May our hymns and prayers,
 our searching thoughts
, and our hearing of the Scriptures,
 be an exercise in the holiest love making.
By you, with you and for you, may our lives publish your praise.
In the name of Christ Jesus. Amen!

Confession of Faith: Apostles’ Creed #881

Gloria Patri

Children's Chat

Music Ministry and Offertory - "O Worship the King"-Elizabeth Krouse

Doxology and Prayer of Gratitude

Scripture - 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

Sermon Series “Open Your Heart”

Sermon: “In Need and in Abundance”


Hymn “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” #474

Pastoral Prayer/Lord's Prayer

Closing Hymn "Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated" #399

Action Steps & Benediction

Postlude - Improvisation on "Battle Hymn"-Elizabeth Krouse

The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God and in honor of Chris & Dawn Karns' 14th wedding anniversary by John & Cindy Karns.

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