|Sun, Jul 28, 2019|
|Scripture Text||Luke 11:1-13|
|Gist of Scripture||don’t overanalyze, just simply ask… |
overcome fear of rejection
|Processional Hymn||92 – For the Beauty of the Earth|
|Call to Worship||Adapted from Psalm 138|
Liturgist: We give you thanks, O LORD, with our whole heart! We sing your praise;
People: We gather in your sacred space; giving thanks for your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
Liturgist: Each of us have called out to you; you answered us! You continually increase the strength of our soul.
People: Though we walk through trouble, you preserve us; you reach out and deliver us again and again!
ALL: Fulfill your purpose! Your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever!
|Greeting Hymn||2173 – Shine, Jesus, Shine|
|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 11:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)|
He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.”
And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
|Hymn/Choral Anthem:||405 – Seek Ye First|
|Sermon Title:||Midnight Hospitality|
|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:|
|Recessional Hymn:||139 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty|