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Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship (Psalm 105:1-4)
O give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name,
make known the Lord’s deeds among the peoples.
Sing to the Lord, sing praises to God; tell of all the Lord’s wonderful works.
Glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and God’s strength; seek the Lord’s presence continually.
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Lord, you search our hearts and see the places where they are hardened and resistant to your will. In this time of much upheaval and pain, we frequently turn away from those in need, seeking our own security instead of the well-being of all creation. We let petty differences separate us from one another. We allow self-interest to overwhelm your commandment to love our neighbors. We fail to see your image evident in every person. Forgive us, we pray, and in your mercy redirect us so that we can once again walk in your ways. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.
Friends, believe the good news, through Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
Prayer of Illumination
Let us pray:
Spirit of life, we do not know how to pray as we ought. Meet us in words written, in words spoken; intercede for us with sighs too deep for words, until we shine with the hope that is hidden in our hearts, for we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Lesson: 1 Kings 3:5-12
Scripture Lesson: Romans 8:26-39
Sermon “Called According to God’s Purpose”
Hymn (please sing along at home!) “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”
1 O love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
2 O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.
3 O joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be.
Invitation to the Offering
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures here below.
Praise God above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.