|Sun, Aug 11, 2019|
|Scripture Text||Luke 12:32-40|
|Gist of Scripture||The Father’s Good Pleasure to give you the kingdom: Awareness of the unexpected Kingdom all around us|
|Processional Hymn||100 God, Whose love is reigning o’er us|
|Call to Worship||Adapted from Psalm 33|
Liturgist: The LORD is mindful of us; we who hope in his steadfast love
People: The LORD delivers our souls from despair and breathes new life into us.
Liturgist: Our soul waits for the LORD; The LORD is our help and shield.
People: Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
ALL: Surround us with your steadfast love, O LORD; even as we deepen our hope in you.
|Greeting Hymn||98 To God Be the Glory|
|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||“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.|
“Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
“But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
|Hymn/Choral Anthem:||2126 All Who Hunger|
|Sermon Title:||The Way of Now & Wow!|
|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.|
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|Recessional Hymn:||664 Sent Forth By God’s Blessing|