Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church
(The Heart of Christ in the Heart of Dublin)
June 14, 2015
GATHERING THE FAITHFUL TO WORSHIP
WELCOME AND RECOGNITION OF FIRST TIME VISITORS
*GREETING ONE ANOTHER IN CHRIST
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Begin with silent confession)
Heavenly Father, all of us possess misguided thoughts. Our desire is to have our own way, and all believe that our way is the correct path to take. Forgive us of our lack of true concern for those of this world that have no place to call home, for those who struggle to find even a tiny bite of nourishment, and for those whom no one calls “friend”. Hear us in confessing our failure to love you, and in our omission of loving our neighbor. Have mercy on us. Amen.
CHORAL AND CONGREGATION RESPONSE
Into my heart, Into my heart, Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Come in today, Come in to stay, Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
*HYMN “We Have Come Into His House” Hymn # 9
*INVOCATION/THE LORD’S PRAYER
Joyful, Joyful, all adore you, God of glory, Lord of love. Our hearts unfold like flowers before you, opening us to your Son above. Bring the wellspring to us of the joy of living, and to the ocean depth of happy rest. Teach us how to love each other, lift us in your joy divine. Our prayer is sounded in the words Jesus showed us; “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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.”
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”
PRESENTATION OF GOD’S TITHE AND OUR OFFERINGS
“We give Thee but Thine own, what e’er the gift may be; all that we have is thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from Thee.”
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.
HYMN “I Need Thee Every Hour” Hymn #157
PROCLAIMING THE WORD
SCRIPTURE Psalm 20
A MOMENT WITH OUR YOUNG DISCIPLES
Come on down to the steps. Come on down to the steps. Bring a pal, any guy or gal and come on down to the steps. Come on down to the steps, come on down to the steps, no need to fear you’re welcome here, so come on down to the steps—Thanks for coming to the steps. Thanks for coming to the steps. Until we see you, God’s love keep you, safe in all of your steps.
CHILDREN IN GRADES 1ST THRU 4TH DISMISSED TO CHILDREN’S CHURCH
SPECIAL MUSIC “Fairest Lord Jesus” Ladies Quartet (Yvonne George, Diane Hendricks, Rose Rhodes, Connie Schultz)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
SCRIPTURE 2 Corinthians 5:6-17
SERMON “Searching for Home” Rev. W. Mark George
INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
*CLOSING HYMN “My Savior’s Love” Hymn #150
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
*AFFIRMATION OF OUR FAITH The Apostles’ Creed (Ecumenical)
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven; He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living 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.
*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
Out of my heart, out of my heart, shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus. Shine out today, shine out always, shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus.