PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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July 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service
6th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgical Color: Green
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcoming Rev. Sara McCurdy

Life of the Church Elder John Evans

Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude Special Music  Praise Band

* Call to Worship One: God’s word is a lamp to our feet. Many: And a light to our path. One: God’s decrees are our foundation forever. All: They are the joy of our heart.

* Opening Hymn Fairest Lord Jesus  Hymn #630 (all)

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
Faithful God, your word falls on hardened ground when our worldly anxiety and attachment to wealth crowd out your place in our lives. Forgive our frail and human ways and cultivate in us a spirit of trust and faithfulness, for you are our hope for deliverance. Amen.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Pardon
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.

* Singing Gloria Patri  Hymn #623

Shine, Jesus Shine  Hymn #192 (all)

Choral Preparation Hear Our Prayer, O Lord  on screen

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.

Anthem Special Music  The Palm Stringers

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 119: 105-112 (unison)  Elder John Evans

Old Testament Lesson Genesis 25: 19-34 

Song of Preparation Gentle Shepherd  on screen

Gospel Reading Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Seeds of Grace  Rev. Sara McCurdy

* In Response How Firm a Foundation  Hymn #463 (all)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Special Music  The Palm Stringers

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response Let There Be Peace on Earth  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall
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