Our music team is on vacation for the next few weeks, so we are using music that was previously recorded. The hymns are different than what is in the in-person bulletin, and we are enjoying music that Barbara recorded last year.

July 17, 2022   The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost          



Prelude:   "Idyll"     Flor Peeters


Call to Worship:                 Sandy Green

In the presence of the faithful,

  We will proclaim the good Name of God.

We will give thanks for ever.

  For what the Almighty has done.

Opening Hymn:    "Holy, Holy, Holy"     #64

Prayer Before the Word:    Sandy Green

First Lesson:   Colossians 1:15-28                               

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 


Psalm:    Psalm 52

Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly?

All day long you are plotting destruction.

Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery.

You love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth. Selah

You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue. 52:5 But God will break you down forever;

He will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

The righteous will see, and fear, and will laugh at the evildoer, saying, 52:7 "See the one who would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge in wealth!"

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.

I will thank you forever, because of what you have done.

In the presence of the faithful I will proclaim your name, for it is good.

Gospel Lesson:       Luke 10:38-42                 

L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Sermon:    “The Mystery in the Middle"   Pastor Gilbert Stones  

Hymn:    “I Cast All My Cares Upon You”     David Slater                                   

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory:   "His Eye is On the Sparrow"    Charles H. Gabriel

                      arranged by Jan Bruggenkamp, piano


Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:  “All Things Bright and Beautiful”     #147


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Piano and Organ

Sandy Green -  Liturgy

Rich Bolin and Bob Mott - Music Coordinator & Choir Director

Rich Bolin, Gilbert Stones, Jora Landis, and Cheryl Dove, and the Tom Upton Praise Band - Vocals

Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor