August 29 Worship Bulletin

August 29 Worship Bulletin

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August 29 – Post-Pandemic Memorial Service

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude

Words of Grace & Greeting

*Hymn – “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know” – UMH #163

  1. Ask ye what great thing I know,
    that delights and stirs me so?
    What the high reward I win?
    Whose the name I glory in?
    Jesus Christ, the crucified.
  2. Who defeats my fiercest foes?
    Who consoles my saddest woes?
    Who revives my fainting heart,
    healing all its hidden smart?
    Jesus Christ, the crucified.
  3. Who is life in life to me?
    Who the death of death will be?
    Who will place me on his right,
    with the countless hosts of light?
    Jesus Christ, the crucified.
  4. This is that great thing I know;
    this delights and stirs me so:
    faith in him who died to save,
    him who triumphed o’er the grave:
    Jesus Christ, the crucified.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Time with the Children

Scripture Readings

Isaiah 25:1, 6-9

Lord, you are my God. I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, planned long ago, faithful and sure.

On this mountain, the Lord of heavenly forces will prepare for all peoples a rich feast, a feast of choice wines, of select foods rich in flavor, of choice wines well refined. He will swallow up on this mountain the veil that is veiling all peoples, the shroud enshrouding all nations. He will swallow up death forever. The Lord God will wipe tears from every face; he will remove his people’s disgrace from off the whole earth, for the Lord has spoken. They will say on that day, “Look! This is our God, for whom we have waited—and he has saved us! This is the Lord, for whom we have waited; let’s be glad and rejoice in his salvation!”

Psalm 126

When the Lord changed Zion’s circumstances for the better, it was like we had been dreaming. Our mouths were suddenly filled with laughter; our tongues were filled with joyful shouts. It was even said, at that time, among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them!” Yes, the Lord has done great things for us, and we are overjoyed. Lord, change our circumstances for the better, like dry streams in the desert waste! Let those who plant with tears reap the harvest with joyful shouts. Let those who go out, crying and carrying their seed, come home with joyful shouts, carrying bales of grain!

Special Music – “It Is Well With My Soul” – Philip P. Bliss, Arr. Stephen DeCesare

Scripture Readings

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18

I’m already being poured out like a sacrifice to God, and the time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. At last, the champion’s wreath that is awarded for righteousnessis waiting for me. The Lord, who is the righteous judge, is going to give it to me on that day. He’s giving it not only to me but also to all those who have set their heart on waiting for his appearance.

But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that the entire message would be preached through me and so all the nations could hear it. I was also rescued from the lion’s mouth! The Lord will rescue me from every evil action and will save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and always. Amen.

John 20:19-22

It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

Sermon – “That Was Then, This Is Now”

Prayer of Intercession

Act of Remembrance and Celebration

Invitation to Give & Prayer of Dedication

Offertory – “How Great Thou Art” – Arr. Nichole Chamberlain

Commendation and Lord’s Prayer

*Closing Hymn – “Up from the Grave He Arose” – UMH #322

  1. Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
    waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

Refrain:

Up from the grave he arose,
with a mighty triumph o’er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

  1. Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior;
    vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord! Refrain
  2. Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
    he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord! Refrain

*Benediction

*Postlude


Helping Lead Today’s Worship

  • Liturgist: Bruce Hurd
  • Flute: Jackie Prause & Jane Gladstone
  • Organ/Piano: Kathy Cay
  • Rev. Elisabeth Danielsons (Deacon)
  • Pastor Drew Hart