August 18th, 2019

Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Liturgical SeasonPentecost
Liturgical Week10
Scripture TextLuke 12:49-56 – “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided:
father against son
    and son against father,
mother against daughter
    and daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
    and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
Gist of ScripturePeace? No! Division? “not peace the world can give” True courageous Peacemaking creates division before the calm… Jesus… then the Holy Spirit can come… so to fulfill the Joel prophecy… refiner’s fire
Processional Hymn110 A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Call to Worship
Greeting Hymn658 This is the Day
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 Reading
Children’s Message
Hymn/Choral Anthem:2237 As A Fire Is Meant for Burning
Sermon Title:Making All Things New
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:
Recessional Hymn:707 Hymn of Promise