Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, August 28, 2016

10:00 a.m.


15th Sunday after



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Faith at Work:

Calling & Vocation

Sunday, August 28, 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

“Work, like marriage, is a place you can lose yourself more easily perhaps than finding yourself. It is a place full of powerful undercurrents, a place to find our selves, but also, a place to drown, losing all sense of our own voice, our own contribution and conversation.”  - David Whyte


We Gather to Worship God


Welcome & Announcements


Prelude 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) Myrin, Redman

CCLI Song # 6016351

Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman

© 2011 Atlas Mountain Songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

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

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

CCLI License # 2212591


*A Call to Worship


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn #63 “The Lord is God”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Loving God, forgive me, for I have not trusted your voice.

I have been convinced of my inadequacy. This impacts my neighbor.

I have been afraid of failure. This wounds the world.

I have not recognized the gifts you have given me,

or the grace you have offered me. This breaks your heart.

Whatever you have done, whatever you have failed to do; whoever you are, whoever you may one day still become;

God forgives you and God accepts you.

You are loved unconditionally by the one who calls you into life.

Thanks be to God.


Loving God, forgive us, for we have not trusted your voice.

We have been convinced of our inadequacy. This impacts our neighbors.

We have been afraid of failure. This wounds the world.

We have not recognized the gifts you have given us,

or the grace you have offered us. This breaks your heart.

Whatever you have done, whatever you have failed to do;

whoever you are, whoever you may one day still become;

God forgives you and God accepts you.

You are loved unconditionally by the One who calls you into life.

Thanks be to God. Amen.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Trisagion”

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


Anthem “Eye of the Storm” Fowler, Stevenson

CCLI Song # 7051410

Bryan Fowler | Ryan Dale Stevenson

© Songs Of Emack (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)

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

Capitol CMG Genesis (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

TrueMuse (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)


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 Genesis 12:1-3 OT page 10


Sermon “Faith at Work: Rev. John R. Hilley

Calling & Vocation”


Time of Reflection


We Respond to God’s Love


A Commissioning to Vocation in Daily Life

With this commissioning individuals are invited to come forward into the circle and to reply to these questions, stating your intent and desire to connect your faith with what you do in your daily life.

Leader: My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus: we are all baptized by one Spirit into one Body, and given gifts for a variety of ministries for the common good. In the ministry of your daily life and work, will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

Answer: I will.

Leader: In your daily occupation, will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

Answer: I will.

Leader: In the vocation to which God has called you, will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

Answer: I will.

Leader: Name the occupation for which you seek God's blessing.

(Each person names his or her occupation.) Let us pray.

All: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life shared our toil and made holy our labor: be present with your people where they work. Deliver us from the service of self alone, and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; for the sake of him who came among us as one who serves, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Leader: In the Name of God, I recognize and affirm your commitment to follow Christ in the vocation to which God has called you. May the Holy Spirit guide and strengthen you to bear faithful witness to Christ, and to carry on his work of reconciliation in the world.


Prayers of the People



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.






*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 #69 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”


*Parting Words


*Benediction “Christ Be All Around Me”

CCLI Song # 7016414

David Leonard | Jack Mooring | Leeland Mooring | Leslie Jordan

© 2014 Jack Mooring Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Meaux Jeaux Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Meaux Mercy (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

The Devil Is A Liar! Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Integrity's Alleluia! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI)

Integrity's Praise! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI)


Postlude “Soul on Fire”

CCLI Song # 7032679

Brenton Brown | David Carr | Mac Powell | Mark Lee | Matt Maher | Tai Anderson

© Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Be Essential Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)

Datamama Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)



*Please stand if you are able.


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; Liturgist: John Philbrick.


What does our religious tradition say about faith and work and how do we integrate our spiritual identity with our work identity and the time we spend at work? This is the second week of our series called “Faith at Work” where we explore ethics, values, vocation, meaning, and how we live out our faith in an increasingly pluralistic world and competitive marketplace. Using key passages from Scripture, Pastor John hopes to help you work alongside God in your faith and work whether you are retired or spend five-sevenths of your week in a job.

September 4th: ‘Faith at Work: Labor and Rest”

September 25th: “Faith at Work: Ethics”



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.



Parents of Nursery-5th Graders!!! Please join us for a brief parent meeting after church TODAY in the sanctuary immediately following worship. You will hear information about the future of our children's ministry, meet new faces who will be working with us over the next several months, receive a fall calendar, and register your child to ensure we have updated contact information!


Presbyterian Women will begin meeting next Friday, September 2nd at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Lunch will follow the study at 11:15. They will be meeting the first Friday of every month again this year.


Music at EBPC

We are starting the countdown for our 2nd annual Music in the Grove! We hope your Labor Day plans include joining us for AMAZING music, good food, and fun. Come see old friends and meet new ones too! Music: Headliner Jason Eskridge and his band, Soul Singer Maureen Murphy, Nate Strasser and his band (Joe Schneider, Joe Ennis and Laura Mayo). Juggling Group Playing By Air. Food: Blue Monkey shaved ice, Smokin' Buttz barbecue. Bring your picnic baskets if you want! KIDS ZONE: Inflatables! Games! Activities! Fun! This Labor Day, we hope you'll make OUR backyard YOUR backyard.


Chris Lee, who went to school at Belmont, was recently named a lead in the Chicago-based production of Hamilton. He will be teaming up with our very own Nate to perform a variety of musical selections as well as compositions and improvisations by Nate. The concert will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Childcare will be available!


We need your help! A big thanks to those of you who have stepped up to assume roles on our weekly Worship and Hospitality Support Teams. However, we still have quite a few holes for September to December. Please take a few moments and go to the Sign-up Genius App (by clicking HERE), scroll down the list of openings, identify where you can assist, click on the date and responsibility, and submit.

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, August 28

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Children’s Ministry Parents meeting

4:30 p.m. PYG for High School Youth

Wednesday, August 31

9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:08 p.m. 608 for Middle School Youth

6:30 p.m. Adult Learning Circle

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Saturday, September 3

2:00 p.m. Celebration of the Life of Andy Lausten, visitation to follow immediately after the service

Sunday, September 4—Communion Sunday

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

4:30 p.m. PYG for High School Youth


Praise and Prayers

Praise for the birth of Lylian Grace Enfinger, daughter of Stephen and Emily, on Friday morning.

Prayers for those struggling with the aftermath of the earthquake in Italy.

Prayers for the communities in and around Baton Rouge who were severely affected by the historic flooding and for the households and businesses that sustained damage.

Prayers of sympathy and support for Rick and Jeannie Lausten and Katie Lessard 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 recently.

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 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 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.