SERVICE FOR
THE LORD’S DAY

June 16, 2024
The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE

Liturgist, John Lange

CALL TO WORSHIP – based on Psalm 24:7-10                                 

Leader: Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in. 

People: Who is this King of glory? 

Leader: The LORD strong and mighty,
the LORD mighty in battle. 

People: Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in. 

Leader: Who is he, this King of glory?

People: The LORD Almighty — he is the King of glory.

*OPENING HYMN #21 How Great Thou Art

*OPENING PRAYER

*PRAISE SONG Blessed Be Your Name

GUIDED PRAYER

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH — Westminster Confession of Faith 21.7

We believe that it is a law of our natural, earthly life that some appropriate amount of time be set aside for the worship of God. In his word God has similarly commanded all men in every age to keep one day in seven holy unto him as a Sabbath. From the beginning of the world up to the resurrection of Christ, this Sabbath was the last day of the week. Since the resurrection of Christ it has been changed to the first day of the week, called the Lord’s day in Scripture, and is to be continued until the end of the world as the Christian Sabbath.  Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC For the Beauty of the Earth

Karey Garrison & Helen Ford, Duet

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND 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.

WORSHIPING GOD WITH OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

       Offertory 

       *Offertory Response — Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

       *Prayer of Dedication

NEW TESTAMENT READING: 1 Corinthians 16:1-24

Pastor:  The Word of the Lord

People:  Thanks be to God

SERMON: Rev. David Garrison

ONE MORE THING

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Let all that you do be done in love. — 1 Cor. 16:13-14

*CLOSING HYMN #229 Lift High the Cross

*BENEDICTION  

*POSTLUDE

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This Sunday’s Scripture reading:

1   Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. 3 And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. 4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

5   I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia, 6 and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may help me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, 9 for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

10   When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am. 11 So let no one despise him. Help him on his way in peace, that he may return to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.

12   Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but it was not at all his will to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.

13   Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15   Now I urge you, brothers—you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints— 16 be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer. 17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence, 18 for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.

19   The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. 20 All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21   I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. 22 If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

— 1 Corinthians 16:1-24 (ESV)