Southminster Presbyterian Church

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost                                   July 16, 2017


Sharing the Peace of Christ

Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.  



Call to Worship

Leader: Jesus Christ, the crucified Lord, calls us to believe the good news of salvation.

People: His grace is sufficient for us.

Leader: Let us enter into God’s new realm rejoicing, not in our own strength, but in power of the Holy Spirit.

People: Let us worship God.

Hymn of Praise             “Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven”                      pg. 619

Call to Confession

Leader: Threats to life pierce us and cause us to doubt God’s love. But God shows love for us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Let us confess our sins and receive new life.

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Holy Three, Holy One, triune God, we confess that we do not believe that you have overcome sin and death. We are more in touch with the pangs of our weakness than we are with the power of your love. In fear, we worship idols; in despair, we collapse in hopelessness; in rage, we seek to dominate others. O God of David, forgive us. O Son of David, have mercy on us. O Spirit of the Living God, grant us peace. Send us out with the good news; nothing can withstand the victory of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Leader: Hear and believe his good news; Jesus Christ, son of Mary, Son of the Most High God, was broken and poured out for our salvation.

People: In Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven. Amen

*Gloria Patri                                                                                                          pg.581

A Time for Children

                                               THE WORD FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

Prayer for Illumination

Savior God, you gave Zion as a stronghold for David. By the power of the Holy Spirit, speak to us through Jesus Christ, your living Word, in whose name we pray. Amen

First Reading                                                                                          Psalm 119: 105-112

Hymn of Inspiration              “O God, Who Gives Us Life”                                 pg. 53

Second Reading                                                                                   Romans 7:21-8:11

Sermon:                        “The Struggle to Do Right”          Rev. Hilaire Henthorne

*Apostle’s Creed                                                                                                    pg.35


Opportunities for Ministry and Fellowship

Invitation to Prayer      Christian Men’s and Christian Women’s Fellowship (Southminster)

(Passing the Fellowship Register)

Visitors: Please also print phone, email & Zip Code

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Prayers of The People and Lord’s Prayer (Traditional)                                   pg. 35


Offering * Doxology       “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”     pg. 606

Prayer of Dedication

Gracious Triune God, we thank you for the suffering love of Jesus Christ and for your presence with us in times of joy and of sorrow, sickness and health, faithfulness and brokenness. We bring these offerings as signs of our gratitude and as tools in the ministry of the church. Use them and us to make known the good news of your healing love and renewing power, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen


*Invitational Hymn                 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”        pg. 366

Charge and Benediction


SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                    301-567-1510

7801 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745                           Fax: 301-567-2803

Web page: www.southminstermd.org

E-mail address: Southminster@Verizon.net

Choir Director: Gail Tyler

THIS WEEK –July 16, 2017

                           TODAY     9:30 a.m.                 Adult Sunday School

                                               10:30 a.m.              WORSHIP SERVICE

                                                Noon                       CWF/CMF Bible Study

                         MONDAY     Church Office Closed

                                                 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Alcoholics Anonymous                                                      

                       TUESDAY     8:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Office Open

                                                 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.    Choir Rehearsal – Shabbath Church

                 WEDNESDAY       8:30 – 1:00 p.m.     Office Open

                                               10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Bible Study

                                                 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    Alcoholics Anonymous

                   THURSDAY      8:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Office Open

                           FRIDAY       8:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Office Open

                                                  8:30 – 9:30 p.m.    Bible Study – Shabbath Church


Pulpit Assistant: Grace Nguhmbi                                                      Coffee Fellowship: I

Ushers: Harry Siedentopf                                                             Flowers: Sandra Whetstone

WELCOME! We are blessed by your presence with us today. We give a special welcome to our visitors. Southminster is committed to growing in faith and being a blessing to our neighbors. We thank God for our diversity of race, theological views and personal background. We invite you to visit with us during the fellowship time after worship and to worship with us again. If you have questions about our ministry, speak with a worship leader. Please print your name, address, zip code, phone number and e-mail address on the visitor’s register.

Upcoming Events: Youth in Service Support…..(Date: T.B.D.)