August 4th, 2019

Sun, Aug 4, 2019
Liturgical SeasonPentecost
Liturgical Week8
Scripture TextLuke 12:13-21
Gist of ScriptureParable of Bigger Barns: everything has eternal ripple effects, skipping stones of simplicity
Processional Hymn145 – Morning Has Broken
Call to WorshipAdapted from Psalm 107
Liturgist: O give thanks to the LORD, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever!
People: We agree with our whole heart and voice! We’ve been rescued out of trouble again and again by the LORD!
Liturgist: Let’s thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful ways of working on our behalf!
ALL: He’s quenched the thirst of our spirit and has calmed our grumbling soul. May we be aware of these things, and now consider the steadfast love of the LORD.
Greeting Hymn2130 – The Summons
Prayer for UnderstandingUnison: Lord, Lord, open unto us light for our darkness, courage for our fear, hope for our despair. Lord, Lord, open unto us peace for our turmoil, joy for our sorrow, strength for our weakness. Lord, Lord, open our hearts to receive all your gifts. Amen.
Scripture ReadingLuke 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”
Children’s Message
Hymn/Choral Anthem:431 – Let There Be Peace on Earth
Sermon Title:Downward Mobility
Prayers of the People:
Blessing of GiftsAll that we have, all that we give, becomes the prayer through which we live. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done. Amen.
Great Thanksgiving Setting:12-13
Recessional Hymn:666 – Shalom To You