Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, August 14, 2016

10:00 a.m.


13th Sunday after


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Sunday, August 14, 2016


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

music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.


   Thought before Worship


We Gather to Worship God


   Welcome & Announcements


   Prelude          “But for You Who Fear My Name” Smith

CCLI Song # 361920

© 1975 New Jerusalem Music


*A Call to Worship


*Opening Prayer

Weaver of life, framer of the ages,

we marvel at your artistry and the trust

you place in us.

From our first cries to our final breaths,

we are your own.

Bind us now to each other in ways beyond

our choosing,

that your purpose might find fulfillment in our

common life and service,

for we pray in the name of Jesus, the firstborn of all creation.



*Hymn #802 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Holy God,

like children long indulged,

we are quick to presume your pardon,

your sanction of the way we live.

We turn away from neighbors in need,

sharing fragments that remain

only after our cravings have been met.

Merciful Maker,

you created us for better use; remake us now.

Where we are distorted

re-center and reshape us,

bring us low and raise us up.

Then fire our hearts

until we shine with your glory

and find our place in your purpose.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” Hymn #286

Breathe on me, Breath of God; fill me with life anew,

that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.


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


Anthem “Seek Ye First” Lafferty

CCLI Song # 1352

© 1972 CCCM Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)

Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing

(Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)


Time with the Children

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


We Listen for the Word of God


Prayer for Illumination


Old Testament Psalm 139:1-10 OT page 577


New Testament Luke 4:1-13 NT page 61

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Sermon “Life-giving Practices for Faith Rev. John R. Hilley

in the Age of the Smartphone”


Time of Reflection


We Respond to God’s Love


*Prayers of the People


*Affirmation of Faith—Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.




Offertory “Beautiful Things” Gungor

CCLI Song # 5665521

Lisa Gungor | Michael Gungor

© 2009 worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)


*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.


*Prayer of Thanksgiving & Dedication


We Go from Here to Serve


*Hymn #29 “O God, You Search Me”


*Parting Words




Postlude “You Never Let Go” Redman

CCLI Song # 4674166

Beth Redman | Matt Redman

© 2005 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)



*Please stand if you are able.


Immediately following today’s service you are invited to gather around the piano for Reverberations - a 10 minute talk back with John and Nate about today’s service. Have a question about what Nate was doing musically or a question or input about John’s sermon? Or have something you would like to share? We’ll take 10 minutes together and be on our way.


To Our Members and Guests: please sign our friendship pad.


For those of you with young children, please check out the shelf of children's Bibles located on the shelves in the Sanctuary. There are several different age-appropriate versions available for their use during the service. Please re-shelve them before you leave the building.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians: the choir, praise band; Liturgist: Rob Montgomery.


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. Interested in joining East Brentwood? Speak to Dave Ford or John Hilley.


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.


Our Mission

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.



Turn Your Everyday Purchases to Work for EBPC! Use the Kroger Rewards Program! The annual Kroger Rewards program participant re-enrollment is during the entire month of August. If you are already enrolled you should receive a reminder email soon on how to re-enroll for this year. This will allow you to simply click a link within the email to directly re-enroll and support your organization. If you have not enrolled in the program or have not received your email from Kroger, you can use the link below to register: https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards. Participants that do not have an email address or computer access can also call 1(800) KROGERS, OPTION 3 or 1(800)576-4377, OPTION 3.


Music in the Grove is getting closer! We hope you have Monday, Sept. 5 circled in red and plan to join us from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We've added an artist to our list: soul singer Maureen Murphy. She will be joining headliner Jason Eskridge and his band. New to our stage is a group called Playing By Air. They are a juggling group that will make the kids and adults alike gasp at the many tricks they can do. And of course, we have our very talented music director, Nate, and his band (Joe Schneider, Joe Ennis, and Laura Mayo) back this year for more great tunes. Make sure you bring your kids and your kids' friends to our Kids' Zone. We'll have inflatables, games, food trucks and more! We expect to see everyone Monday, Sept. 5 for this fabulous day of music and fun. So on this Labor Day, we hope you'll make OUR backyard YOUR backyard.


WE NEED YOUR HELP! The work of the church does not get done without many members and friends of EBPC pitching in. To help facilitate this, we have set-up a Signup Genius page that will be updated regularly. Each week it takes a team of 8-10 people to prepare and implement our worship services. We are asking everyone to review their calendars and the list of volunteer opportunities and find weeks from September 4 through December 18 where you can assist in some fashion with the worship services. Thank you in advance for all of your assistance. If you have questions, please contact the Worship Planning Team Moderator, Liz Beatty at aybeatty@comcast.net. Additionally, if you have something that you would like to add to the list of volunteer needs please let Doug in the church office know. Thank you for your help in keeping our church running smoothly!


LUKE 14:12: TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 will be the first date for our church family to serve lunch for LUKE 14:12 after our break for the summer! Please join us EVERY THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH or come the Tuesdays you are free. It is located at 705 Drexel St. at 8th in downtown Nashville. If you need a ride, we will meet at 11:00 at the church and or you can meet us at Luke 14:12 at 11:30. We are usually finished serving our guests by 12:45. Whether you have been part of this team for years or would just like to come and see what it's all about we would love for you to join us. If you were on the previous volunteer list, you will receive a reminder. If you would like to have your name added or have questions, please contact: Ann Ketch at ketchann2@gmail.com or (615) 440-6124 (call or text). For more information about Luke 14:12 follow this link: http://www.luke1412.org/.



Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, August 14

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion

Tuesday, August 16

11:00 a.m. Luke 14:12—Serving the homeless at RITI

7:00 p.m. Orientation for New Preschool Parents

Wednesday, August 17

9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:30 p.m. Adult Learning Circle

Thursday, August 18

6:30 p.m. Praise Team

Saturday, August 20

11:00 a.m. Youth Fundraiser

Sunday, August 21

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship


Praise and Prayers

Prayers of sympathy and support for Rick and Jeannie Lausten and Katie Lausten-Merhige as they grieve the death of their son and brother, Andy.

Prayers for the family of Scott Marshall, a former EBPC member, who passed away last week.

Prayers for Marisa Miller and her family with the losses and health challenges they have had.

Prayers for continued healing and strength for Steve Bell (our guitarist in the praise band) as he continues recuperating after surgery.

Prayers for healing and comfort for John Philbrick's sister, Anne Isenberg of St. Augustine, Florida, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Prayers of thanksgiving that David Merrell, friend of the Streckers, is home from the hospital and prayers for his continued healing following his surgery.

Prayers for our nation: for elected officials, civil servants, police officers, and first responders.

Prayers for Amy Philbrick, help in balancing family, career, and health with fibromyalgia.

Prayers of encouragement and safety for Juli Liske and her son, Dylan White.

Prayers of healing and strength for Kelly McConnell’s mother and prayers of support for Kelly and her family.

Prayers of sympathy and support for Liz, Yarnell, and Matthias Beatty as they continue to grieve the death of their son and brother, Alex.

Prayers for Don Rice, friend of the Philbrick family who continues to struggle with cancer.

Prayers for Frank and Virginia Galloway (Liz Beatty's parents) who are both dealing with health concerns.

Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who are working in Lusaka.

Prayers for Kelly Rakow, a business associate of Susan Schellhardt, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Prayers for Laurie Byers’s husband, Brent, and his family as he is recovering from surgery for pancreatic cancer. Laurie is a teacher at the EBPC Preschool.


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator by email: recomer49@aol.com or phone: 615.545.5938.