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THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP                                                                                                         JULY 28, 2024

THE SANCTUARY                                                                                                                   TEN-FIFTEEN A.M.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” 

— Psalm 51:10

CHIMES OF THE TRINITY  

PRELUDE — “” ……………………………………………………………………..…. arr. Ogletree

WELCOME TO WORSHIPERS 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

Leader:  May every family in heaven and on earth gather in name and spirit.  

People:  May God pour out courage and compassion on our congregation through the Spirit.  

Leader:  May our minds be open, that Christ may dwell within. 

People:  May our hearts receive the fullness of our faith.  

Leader:  From generation to generation,

People:  God’s grace is abundant!  

*HYMN OF PRAISE …………………………..………………………………………………………………………… No. 43

“Grace Alone” — Brown-Nelson  

We are people of God’s peace as a new creation.  Love unites and strengthens us at this celebration.  Sons and daughters of the Lord, serving one another, a new covenant of peace binds us all together.  

We are children of God’s peace in this new creation, spreading joy and happiness, through God’s great salvation.  Hope we bring in spirit meek, in our daily living.  Peace with everyone we seek, good for evil giving.   

We are servants of God’s peace, of the new creation.  Choosing peace, we faithfully serve with heart’s devotion.  Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, confidence will give us.  Christ the Lord is our defense; Christ will never leave us.  

*THE INVOCATION 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 trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass against us. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;

for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen. 

 THE CHILDREN’S SERMON 

 *OFFERTORY HYMN …………………………………………………………………………………….. No. 285     

“God of Grace and God of Glory” — Fosdick-Hughes  

Put peace into each other’s hands and like a treasure hold it; protect it like a candle flame, with tenderness enfold it. 

Put peace into each other’s hands with loving expectation; be gentle in your words and ways, in touch with God’s creation. 

Put peace into each other’s hands, like bread we break for sharing; look people warmly in the eye:  our life is meant for caring. 

As at communion, shape your hands into a waiting cradle; the gift of Christ receive, revere, united round the table. 

Put Christ into each other’s hands, He is love’s deepest measure; in love make peace, give peace a chance and share it like a treasure.  

*OFFERTORY SENTENCES  

 God’s grace is abundant.  Wherever we wander, God remains our God.  The profoundness of God’s love stands in contrast to the harsh judgment of our world.  In response to this unfailing love, let us bring our time, talents, and treasures to serve the ministries to which we are called. 

  OFFERTORY — “” ………………………………………..……….. Hughes

  *GLORIA PATRI   

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.  Amen, Amen. 

  ANTHEM — “A Willing Heart” …………..……………………………………………………..………. Fettke  

The Sanctuary Choir    

  SERMONIf Looks Could Kill ………………………………………………………………………………  Rev. Ward Page

2 Samuel 11:1-15

(Page 237 in the Old Testament of Pew Bibles) 

  INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP 

 *HYMN OF COMMITMENT …………………………………………………………………..…………. No. 586     

“Grace Greater Than Our Sin” — Johnston-Towner  

We gather here in Jesus’ name, His love is burning in our hearts like living flame; for through the loving Son the Father makes us one:  come, take the bread, come, drink the wine, come, share the Lord. 

He joins us here, He breaks the bread, the Lord who pours the cup is risen from the dead; the one we love the most is now our gracious host:  come, take the bread, come, drink the wine, come, share the Lord.  

We’ll gather soon where angels sing; we’ll see the glory of our Lord and coming King; now we anticipate the feast for which we wait:  come, take the bread, come, drink the wine, come, share the Lord.  

  PRESENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS  

  OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WEEK 

  *BENEDICTION RESPONSIVE READING 

Leader:  Despite our failure, God redeems us and gives us a name.  

People:  We belong to God.  

Leader:  Go forth into the world, assured and confident that you are claimed by the One who gives life.  With all you do, share this grace with all you meet.  In all you do, represent Christ’s magnificent love. 

*CLOSING PRAYER 

*POSTLUDE — “” …………………………………………..………………………… Loret

*The Congregation is invited to stand as they are able.

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Zebulon Baptist Church

400 N. Arendell Ave.
PO BOX 366
Zebulon, NC 27597

919-269-7329