Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church
“The Heart of Christ in the Heart of Dublin”
July 12, 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, our minds know what should be done, but our actions fail us. Forgive us of our sins and our neglect. Allow your spirit to move within us. Hear our prayers requesting grace through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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
“Surely the Presence of the Lord” Hymn #17
“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” Hymn #18
*INVOCATION/THE LORD’S PRAYER
God of grace and God of glory, hear the words and the thoughts of your people. As the sun rises higher in the sky over this world, so let your Son rise in the hearts of your children! Fill not only this sanctuary, but also our hearts and souls with your steadfast loving kindness. Our voices pray as Jesus taught 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
All ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
HYMN “Great and Mighty” Hymn #133
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Hymn #135
PROCLAIMING THE WORD
SCRIPTURE Psalm 24
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 “God Bless America” Performed by: Dr. Sylvester Briggs
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
SCRIPTURE Ephesians 1:3-14
SERMON “Divine Initiative” Rev. W. Mark George
INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
*CLOSING HYMN “Just As I Am” Hymn #125
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.