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JUNE 9, 2024

The Order for the Worship of God

Follow along by watching our livestream on our YouTube channel at 930a on Sunday.

Let the first tone of the organ be a call to quiet meditation in which all may become aware of God’s presence, and lift up a prayer for yourself and for Faith Church.

Prelude     Fugue in D-minor          Johann Pachelbel

Welcome and Greeting

Preparation of Our Hearts

Call to Worship     

Psalm     # 146     Praise the Lord! Sing Hallelujah!          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession          Front of Gray Psalter Hymnal

Prayer for Illumination          Bert Chapman

New Testament Reading     Colossians 2:8-14     (NRSVUE)   

       8Watch out that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. 11In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by the removal of the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; 12when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. 13And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, 14erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Special Music     Give Me Jesus          Dave Stith 

I don't want anything but You
You're more than every dream come true
All of the things I thought I wanted
Don't come close to knowing You
Now that I'm Yours and You are mine
Our love is the secret that I find
I'll spend forever in the pleasure
I've found looking in Your eyes

Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
You can have all this world

More than silver, more than gold
You are the treasure that I hold
Now that I've tastеd of Your goodness
Nothing else will satisfy

Just givе me Jesus
Give me Jesus
And you can have all this world
You can have all this world
Give me Jesus
Give me Jesus
And you can have all this world
You can have all this world

Children’s Sermon

Hymn     # 4     Be Still, My Soul          (Supplemental Hymnal)

Old Testament Reading     1 Kings 2:1-15

       2 When David’s time to die drew near, he charged his son Solomon, saying: 2“I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, be courageous, 3and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn. 4Then the Lord will establish his word that he spoke concerning me: ‘If your heirs take heed to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you a successor on the throne of Israel.’

       5“Moreover, you know also what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me, how he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether, whom he murdered, retaliating in time of peace for blood that had been shed in war and putting innocent blood on the belt around my waist and on the sandals on my feet. 6Act, therefore, according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace. 7Deal loyally, however, with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty they met me when I fled from your brother Absalom. 8There is also with you Shimei son of Gera, a Benjaminite from Bahurim, who cursed me with a terrible curse on the day when I went to Mahanaim, but when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’ 9Therefore do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man; you will know what you ought to do to him, and you must bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.”

       10Then David slept with his ancestors and was buried in the city of David. 11The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 12So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his kingdom was firmly established.

       13Then Adonijah son of Haggith came to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother. She asked, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably.” 14Then he said, “May I have a word with you?” She said, “Go on.” 15He said, “You know that the kingdom was mine and that all Israel expected me to reign; however, the kingdom has turned about and become my brother’s, for it was his from the Lord.”

Sermon          Pastor Andrew Winter

Gathering of Our Tithes and Offerings

      Response     # 638     The Doxology          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

      Prayer of Dedication

Hymn     # 341     Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

The LORD’s Supper    

       Prayer of Thanksgiving

       Invitation to the Table

       Giving & Receiving the Bread and the Cup


       Prayer of Consecration:

Almighty Lord: we are thankful for all the benefits given us in this bread and wine, this body and blood. As the grain was harvested and the grapes gathered for this food, so may your church in every place be gathered into your household. And as the grain was ground and the grapes crushed, so may our lives be spent in your service, until you return in triumph to gather to yourself the harvest and call us to the marriage feast of the lamb. Amen. 

Hymn     # 500     How Firm a Foundation          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)



Postlude     O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High          arr. Matthew McConnell

That God, the Son of God, should take 

Our mortal form for mortals’ sake!

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