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.
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE
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.
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
THE GRATEFUL RESPONSE OF GOD’S PEOPLE
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
THE SENDING OF GOD’S PEOPLE INTO THE WORLD
*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.)