Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church

Sunday, August 13, 2017

10:00 a.m.

19th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 13, 2017


The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service

music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.


We Gather to Worship God


   Welcome & Announcements


   Prelude          “By Faith”

CCLI Song # 5469291

Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty | Stuart Townend

© 2009 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

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*Call to Worship

We gather to worship our God, 
who speaks the words of peace we need in chaotic times. 
We gather to follow Jesus, 
who encourages to never fear, for he is near. 
We gather to be filled with the Spirit, 
who anoints us so we can go to serve our world. 


*Hymn #39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Hear us, O God, you of persistent grace, as we proclaim: in you, the darkness is never too deep, in you, hope is never too much of a risk, and in you, joy is never too far away. There are moments when our faith in you feels fragile, but the sturdiness of your truth is not dependent on our ability to trust it. You are God and we are not. Forgive us when we forget this, and remind us that this is always Good News.


Time for silent reflection


Response “Trisagion” Ortega

Holy God. Holy and mighty.

Holy Immortal One, Have mercy, have mercy on us.


Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.


Passing of the Peace

As God through Jesus has recognized and forgiven each of us, let us now ourselves recognize and forgive each other by sharing God’s peace with one another. The peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you.


*Gloria Patri #581


Time with the Children Lindsey Hinds-Brown

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


We Listen for the Word of God


Prayer for Illumination


Old Testament 1 Kings 19:9-18 OT page 326

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

New Testament Matthew 14:22-33 NT page 16

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Meditation John R. Hilley


Time of Reflection


We Respond to God’s Love






*Doxology #606

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise God, all creatures here below;

praise God above, ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Holy Communion


Invitation to the Lord’s Table


Prayer of Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


...With those who confess you with their lips, 
with those who believe in their hearts, 
we sing our praises to you:


Calm to the waves. Calm to the wind.

Jesus whispers, “Peace, be still.”

Balm to our hearts. Fears at an end.

In stillness, hear his voice.


...As we gather at this Table, 
we sing of our need for him: 


Calm to the waves. Calm to the wind.

Jesus whispers, “Peace, be still.”

Balm to our hearts. Fears at an end.

In stillness, hear his voice.


Sharing of the Bread & Cup


Communion Music “Prayers of the People” The Brilliance

Lord, have mercy; Christ have mercy;

Lord, have mercy; Christ have mercy.

© 2015 Integrity Worship Music/The Brilliance Music (Both ADM Worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK which is ADM by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook Family, songs@integritymusic.com), Brownie Hawkeye Music, Gawain Street Music, (Evan Wickham Publishing Designee)


Prayer After Communion (with the 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin 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.


We Go from Here to Serve


*Hymn #847 “Our Hope, Our Life” vs. 1, 4


*Parting Words




Postlude “What Faith Can Do”

CCLI Song # 5380356

Scott Davis | Scott Krippayne

© 2008, 2009 Word Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, Inc.)

Life Of Rhyme Music Publishing (Admin. by Word Music Group, Inc.)

Pirk Music (Admin. by Words & Music, a Division of Big Deal Music, LLC)

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

CCLI License # 2212591



*Please stand if you are able.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians: the praise band; Liturgist: Liz Beatty.


Today’s Communion is served by intinction. The congregation will come forward to receive the bread, which they will then dip into the chalice of grape juice. The ushers will direct the congregation through the two Communion lines. Gluten-free wafers are available. The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all persons of faith present, remembering that being invited to the Table is not extended to us because of merit, but a grace extended to all. There may be those in attendance today who have not been baptized, but who feel moved to receive the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper and Baptism are inseparable. If you feel called by the Holy Spirit to meet Christ in Communion, we believe that you are also being called to Baptism. We will not turn anyone away from the Lord’s Table, but we do invite you to speak to the pastor or a member of the session about Baptism as soon as possible.


This week in Children’s Worship: Ms. Lindsey and Ms. Ann will lead us in exploring the story of Jesus Walking on the Water. Together we will learn that as long as we keep our eyes on Jesus, we have nothing to fear! Come join us on a flashlight scavenger hunt and make a pair of binoculars to help you remember to keep your eyes on Jesus!


This week in Upwards: Upwards starts back up this week! We will welcome our new 3rd graders and celebrate our new year together. Mr. Yarnell and Mr. Jon will lead us exploring the story of Jesus Walking on the Water as we seek to understand how we fit into God's BIG story. Come join us as we ask, "How do we know God loves us?" and "Why does God want us to be part of His family?" Also, Upwards will begin practicing a skit to be performed in worship on August 27!


Welcome to East Brentwood

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.


To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the calendar of events for dates and times.


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.


Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.


Next Sunday, John and Kira will be away on vacation. We have the privilege of The Rev. Warner Durnell joining us as our Worship Leader and Guest Preacher. Warner is the Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Middle TN. 

Here's our line-up for this year's Music in the Grove! Many of our performers have an EBPC connection so let's have a big turnout to support them!

2 p.m. The Next Door Boys: a local band of middle schoolers - several of them attended EBPC as preschoolers and are members of the church!

3 p.m. Mr. Steve, the Music Man: a perennial family favorite performer who plays at many venues around town including Live on the Green and more!

4 p.m. Nate Strasser and band: A favorite Music Director and amazing musician with his friends will have the crowd groovin’ all day!

5 p.m. Ben Glover: two-time Grammy award winning songwriter and producer who has penned more than 35 #1 hits in multiple genres of music and was named ASCAP’s Christian songwriter of the year in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. Glover wrote the hit country songs, "Hard to Love" by Lee Brice and "Love Don't Run" by Steve Holy along with numerous hits in Christian music including “Flawless” and “Greater” by MercyMe, “Write Your Story” by Francesca Battistelli, and Mandisa’s songs ”Stronger" and “Overcomer,” the latter of which won a Grammy award. 

Additionally, Sky Studios will be on hand for a musical petting zoo, there will be inflatables and food trucks! Ride your bikes, bring your hammocks and chairs and money for the delicious eats from our local food trucks!

Mark your calendars now for our 3rd Annual Music in the Grove concert on September 4th! 


Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, August 13

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

Tuesday, August 15

11:00 a.m. Luke 14:12

Wednesday, August 16

6:30 p.m. Choir

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Saturday, August 19

9:00 a.m. Property Work Day

Sunday, August 20

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship—The Rev. Warner Durnell preaching


Praise and Prayers

† Prayers for peace and the people on the Korean Peninsula.

† Prayers for the families of Brian White and Rebecca Raymond following their deaths recently in a plane crash in California, especially for his parents, long-time church members Richard and Jeanie.

† Prayers of support and strength for Nashville’s Mayor Megan Barry and her husband, Bruce, following the recent death of their son, Max.

† Prayers for our children as they return to school.

† Prayers of thanksgiving for the birth of Leo Strasser, son of Nate and Sarah Strasser.

† Prayers of healing and strength for Debra Swartz, sister of Mary Ellen Hofstetter, who has multiple health issues.

† Prayers for those who have lost hope.


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Richard Strecker at streckr1@aol.com or (615) 720-6262.