PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
June 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM Service5th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Pauline Gregg|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship One: This is the day the Lord has made; Many: Let us rejoice and be glad in it! One: We are the children of God who come to praise and sing: ALL: Let us be people of welcome and love!|
|* Opening Hymn||God You Spin the Whirling Planets||Hymn # 23(all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
God, you are our God, and we stand before you as your children, fully human yet created in your image. We are grateful to be yours, people of the Way. We sing praises for the many gifts we have received, and for the victory of the Cross; yet we struggle with our understanding of you. We try to define you by what we know and who we are, and at times feel alienated or afraid of labels and images. Forgive us our distrust, dear Lord, and let our hearts be filled with your steadfast presence and abiding love. Let this light that is you cast out the darkness of doubt and free us to live in the heart of your creation! We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Hear the Good News! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.
|* Singing||Gloria Patri||Hymn #623|
|Love Is the Answer||On Screen (all)|
|Choral Preparation||There is a Balm in Gilead||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer|
Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Prayer for Illumination||.|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 42: 1-5a, 8, 11||Elder Pauline Gregg|
|Hebrew Testament||1 Kings 19: 1-4, 8-15a|
|Song of Preparation||Christ of the Upward Way||Choir|
|New Testament||Luke 8: 26 - 39|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Lessons From My Father||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||This is My Father's World||Hymn #370 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||God Be with You||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|