July 18 Worship Bulletin

July 18 Worship Bulletin

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July 18, 2021 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude – “The Church’s One Foundation” – arr. James Mansfield

Call to Worship

*Hymn – “In Christ There Is No East or West” – UMH #548

  1. In Christ there is no east or west,
    in him no south or north;
    but one great fellowship of love
    throughout the whole wide earth.
  2. In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
    their high communion find;
    his service is the golden cord
    close binding humankind.
  3. In Christ is neither Jew nor Greek,
    And neither slave nor free;
    Both male and female heirs are made
    And all are kin to me.
  4. In Christ now meet both east and west,
    in him meet south and north;
    all Christly souls are one in him
    throughout the whole wide earth.

*Congregational Prayer

Almighty God, you have built your Church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. Join us together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may become a holy temple, acceptable to you: through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture Reading – Ephesians 2:11-22

So remember that once you were Gentiles by physical descent, who were called “uncircumcised” by Jews who are physically circumcised. At that time you were without Christ. You were aliens rather than citizens of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of God’s promise. In this world you had no hope and no God. But now, thanks to Christ Jesus, you who once were so far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Christ is our peace. He made both Jews and Gentiles into one group. With his body, he broke down the barrier of hatred that divided us. He canceled the detailed rules of the Law so that he could create one new person out of the two groups, making peace. He reconciled them both as one body to God by the cross, which ended the hostility to God.

When he came, he announced the good news of peace to you who were far away from God and to those who were near. We both have access to the Father through Christ by the one Spirit. So now you are no longer strangers and aliens. Rather, you are fellow citizens with God’s people, and you belong to God’s household. As God’s household, you are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. The whole building is joined together in him, and it grows up into a temple that is dedicated to the Lord. Christ is building you into a place where God lives through the Spirit.

Special Music – “We Are One, Lord” – Stan Pethel Noreen Kleinstiver

Sermon “The Wrecking Ball Jesus”

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

*Song – “Christ Has Broken Down the Wall” – W&S #3122

  1. Christ has broken down the wall.
    Christ has broken down the wall.
    Let us join our hearts as one.
    Christ has broken down the wall.
  2. We’re accepted as we are.
    We’re accepted as we are.
    Through God’s love all is reconciled.
    We’re accepted as we are.
  3. Cast aside your doubts and fears.
    Cast aside your doubts and fears.
    Peace and love freely offered here;
    cast aside your doubts and fears.
  4. We will tear down the walls!
    We will tear down every wall!
    God has called us, one and all.
    Christ has broken down the wall.

Invitation to Give & Offertory – “We See Christ” – Joel Raney Noreen Kleinstiver

*Closing Hymn – “The Church’s One Foundation” – UMH #545

  1. The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;
    she is his new creation by water and the Word.
    From heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride;
    with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.
  2. Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth;
    her charter of salvation, one Lord, one faith, one birth;
    one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
    and to one hope she presses, with every grace endued.
  3. Though with a scornful wonder we see her sore oppressed,
    by schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed,
    yet saints their watch are keeping; their cry goes up, “How long?”
    And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.
  4. Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
    she waits the consummation of peace forevermore;
    till, with the vision glorious, her longing eyes are blest,
    and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.
  5. Yet she on earth hath union with God the Three in One,
    and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won.
    O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we
    like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee.

*Benediction

*Postlude


Helping Lead Today’s Worship

  • Liturgist: Tom Masters
  • Singers: Ann Jacobs, Cathy Grattan, Tom Norager, Steve Grattan
  • Organ/Piano: Kathy Cay
  • Pastor Drew Hart

Anthem Lyrics

We Are Loved

We are one, Lord, united in your Spirit, we are one, Lord, surrounded by your love, we are one, Lord, one of heart and soul; gathered as your children, we are one. We are free, Lord, free to serve each other, we are filled, Lord; our grateful voice we raise to your name, Lord, as you sustain us now. Gathered as your children, we are one. Though we come from many places, we share amazing grace; though we be of different ages, we share one voice of praise. Though our talents, Lord, may vary, it’s the message that we carry that binds us all together in this place. We are one, Lord, united in your Spirit, we are one, Lord, surrounded by your love. We are one, Lord, one of heart and soul; gathered as your children, we are one. We are one, Lord, united in your Spirit; we are one, Lord, surrounded by your love. We are one, Lord, one of heart and soul; gathered as your children, we are one, gathered as our children, we are one, we are one.

We See Christ

\When we look at the needy, we see Christ. When we reach for the hopeless, we are reaching for Christ. When we feed the thirsty and hungry, when we love the outcast and lonely, when we see a world in need, we see Christ. When we see the lost and homeless, we see Christ. When we comfort the grieving, we bring comfort to Christ. When we give with hearts that are open, when we help the tired and broken, when we see a world in need, we see Christ. We are yours, Lord; make us your instruments of peace, bringing hope where all seems hopeless, filling darkness with your light. We are yours, Lord, you paid the price. And please remind us, Lord, when we see a world in need, we see Christ. We see Christ, we see Christ, we see Christ! We are yours, Lord; make us your instruments of peace, bringing hope when all seems hopeless, filling darkness with your light. We are yours, Lord, you paid the price. And please remind us, Lord, when we see a world in need, we see Christ, we see Christ. When we see a world in need, we see Christ. We see Christ!