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Worship Bulletin for August 1


PRESERVICE MUSIC

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS!


GATHERING HYMN: 656 Blessed Be the Tie That Binds

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity,☩ one God, the God of manna, the God of miracles, the God of mercy.

C: Amen.

P: Drawn to Christ and seeking God’s abundance, let us confess our sin.

Silence is kept for reflection.

God, our provider,

C: help us. It is hard to believe there is enough to share. We question your ways when they differ from the ways of the world in which we live. We turn to our own understanding rather than trusting in you. We take offense at your teachings and your ways. Turn us again to you. Where else can we turn? Share with us the words of eternal life and feed us for life in the world. Amen.

P: Beloved people of God: in Jesus, the manna from heaven, you are fed and nourished. By Jesus, the worker of miracles, there is always more than enough. Through Jesus, ☩ the bread of life, you are shown God’s mercy: you are forgiven and loved into abundant life.

C: Amen.

PRAYER OF THE DAY (Read in unison)

O God, eternal goodness, immeasurable love, you place your gifts before us; we eat and are satisfied. Fill us and this world in all its need with the life that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.



READINGS

Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15, page 64 in the Old Testament section of the pew Bible

Psalm 78:23-29 (Read responsively)

23So God commanded the clouds above   and opened the doors of heaven, 24raining down manna upon them to eat and giving them grain from heaven. 25So mortals ate the bread of angels;   God provided for them food enough. 26The Lord caused the east wind to blow in the heavens and powerfully led out the south wind, 27raining down flesh upon them like dust   and flying birds like the sand of the seas, 28letting them fall in the midst of the camp and round about the dwellings. 29So the people ate and were well filled,   for God gave them what they craved.

Ephesians 3:14-21, page 185 in the New Testament section of the pew Bible

HOLY GOSPEL

P: The Holy Gospel of John Chapter 6 and I read in Jesus’ name.

C: Glory to you O Lord.

(Reading of the Gospel: John 6:24-35, page 92—New Testament )


P: The Gospel of the Lord

C: Praise to You, O Christ.


CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SERMON

HYMN OF THE DAY: 485 I am the Bread of Life

At Grace: BAPTISM OF Hudson Hayes Nelson (Service in Hymnal: Page 227)

At Trinity STATEMENT OF FAITH: THE APOSTLES’ CREED

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 to the dead; on the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, and 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 life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

P: Hear us, O God:

C: Your mercy is great.


OFFERING

We join Christians all over the world in worshipping God through our giving of financial resources. For members and friends, the mission and ministry of this congregation is completely dependent upon your generous giving. Our offering is a significant act of worship, and we now worship God through our giving. If you have brought your offering with you today, please place it in the basket in the back as you leave. You may send your giving to the church office or give through the link on our website. Thank you for supporting our ministry.

HOLY COMMUNION

P: Christ has set the table with more than enough for all. Come!

C: We are here because Jesus Christ has died; Jesus Christ has risen; and Jesus Christ will come again.

P: The risen Christ is present in bread and wine.

C: We are the body of Christ who wish to celebrate his resurrection presence among us. Holy God, we thank you for your perfect plan to save all humankind from death and sin. We praise you for the saving action of Jesus Christ and his gift of forgiveness.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION (In the night in which he was betrayed . . . )

P: Come, Holy Spirit, and gather us together as your forgiven people who feast together in resurrection celebration of the One who has come among us and the One who will come again.

C: Amen!

LORD’S PRAYER (Read in unison)

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 and ever. Amen.

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

Christ has set the table with more than enough for all. Come!


SHARING THE MEAL

COMMUNION HYMN: 472 Eat This Bread

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

L: Jesus, Bread of life, we have received from your table more than we could ever ask. As you have nourished us in this meal, now strengthen us to love the world with your own life. In your name we pray. Wellspring of joy, through this meal you have put gladness in our hearts. Satisfy the hunger still around us, and send us as joyful witnesses, that your love may bring joy to the hearts of all people, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C: Amen.

BLESSING

L: The blessing of God, who provides for us, feeds us, and journeys with us, be upon you now and forever.

C: Amen.


SENDING HYMN: 655 Son of God, Eternal Savior


BENEDICTION

L: Go in peace. You are the body of Christ.

C: Thanks be to God.


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