Sunday, August 1, 2021

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August 1, 2021                                     Worship Service                    10:00 a.m.

With Grateful thanks to Milo Morris  for his special music today

Communion Sunday      

Prelude                       “Deep River” Old Negro melody, arranged by H.T. Burleigh


Welcome                     No matter who you are or where you are on your journey,

    You are welcome here!

We are gathered and ready and aware of God’s presence


Gathering Song                         “In the Garden” by C. Austin Miles



2 Peter 2:4                                                                                        Corky Blake

4God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of deepest darkness to be kept until the judgment;

Romans 5:18-19

18Therefore just as one man’s trespass (Adam) led to condemnation for all, so one man’s act of righteousness (Jesus) leads to justification and life for all. 19For just as by the one man’s disobedience all were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience all will be made righteous.

“Run to the Father” by Ran Jackson, Matt Maher, and Cody Carnes

Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I sacrifice my life for a cause, so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious, boastful, or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Help us God, as we seek to interpret what this means for our lives.

Message  “Heaven and Hell

Message Song               He Touched Me” by William J. Gaither

Prayers of the Church                                                                                       Angela Drake

After each petition:  Faith, hope and love abide, but the greatest of these is LOVE

Finally and altogether:

We lift these and all our prayers to you, O God, confident in the promise of your saving love, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.    

 Words of Institution                                                                 Mark 14:22-24 (NRSV)

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it.    He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.

We gather at this table and  remember how on the night when Jesus was handed over,  he gathered with his disciples in the upper room and together they shared in an ordinary meal that had extraordinary implications.

For at this table,

Jesus broke bread and shared wine with one who betrayed him.

At this table,

Jesus broke bread and shared wine with one who denied him.

At this table,

Jesus broke bread and shared wine with  those who fled from him in his time

            of  need. 

At this table,

Jesus broke bread and shared wine with people from all walks of life.

And so whenever we gather at this table to share the bread and the cup in this community of faith, we proclaim Jesus’ life, which affirms there is a place at the table for all people, for the love of God transcends every power that tries to contain it.

The Awakening Church Service


The Lord’s Prayer                                                          ELW (front section) Page 145


Communion servers come forward


Communion                          ~  ALL ARE WELCOME  ~

Come to the banquet where no one is turned away

and there is always enough for everyone.

Communion Song:                      “One Bread, One Body”                                       ELW Hymn No.496

With this piece of bread and sip of wine we remember Jesus

Post Communion Prayer

Gracious God, as we received this bread and wine, we receive the presence and life of Christ within us so that the spirit of Christ might work through us. Amen

Closing  Song:                 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”          ELW  Hymn No.742




Go in Peace and serve the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Postlude                           What a Friend We Have in Jesus—Instrumental


***Extend your hour of worship with an hour of Adult Christian Education.***

Join Pastor Phil in the church library or on Zoom every Sunday,

“Being Christian in the 21st Century—Ch. 3, The Fully Human One”


Please join us for Coffee Hour after service