|Sun, Aug 4, 2019|
|Scripture Text||Luke 12:13-21|
|Gist of Scripture||Parable of Bigger Barns: everything has eternal ripple effects, skipping stones of simplicity|
|Processional Hymn||145 – Morning Has Broken|
|Call to Worship||Adapted 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 Hymn||2130 – The Summons|
|Prayer for Understanding||Unison: 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 Reading||Luke 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.”
|Hymn/Choral Anthem:||431 – Let There Be Peace on Earth|
|Sermon Title:||Downward Mobility|
|Prayers of the People:|
|Blessing of Gifts||All 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|