Welcome To Worship
Sunday, July 31, 2016
11th Sunday after
The theme for the EBPC Preschool Summer Camps
this year was the Summer Olympics
Sunday, July 31, 2016
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 “Lay ‘Em Down” Rinehart, Rinehart
©2009 NeedToBreathe Music (Admin. by Bluewater Music Services Corp.)
Walter Ego Music (Admin. by Bluewater Music Services Corp.)
*Call to Worship
L: Return, beloved of God, to the fold.
God welcomes you to this hour of prayer.
P: God calls us by name and awaits our coming.
God summons us out of hiding.
L: God is like a shepherd, caring for his flocks.
God is like a gardener, carefully tending her vines.
P: Surely God has provided richly for us.
Our lives are sustained by God’s good gifts.
L: Worship the One who longs for our coming.
Sing praise to the One who expects our faithfulness.
P: We call on God, who gives us life.
May God’s face shine on us to save us.
All: Let us worship God.
*Hymn #321 “The Church’s One Foundation” Vs 1, 3, 5
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
O God, after all you have done for us, we have failed to bear fruit for you. We have turned away from your Word and have forgotten to call on your name. People who are weak, lonely, and poor receive little help from our hands because we are preoccupied with our own concerns. Lift us from the shadows of our own deceits and let your face shine on us so we may walk once more in your truth… (our prayer continues in silence)
Time for Silent Reflection
Response “You Are My Strength When I Am Weak” Hymn #519
You are my strength when I am weak;
you are the treasure that I seek; you are my all in all.
When I fall down, you pick me up;
when I am dry, you fill my cup; you are my all in all.
Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name!
Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name!
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
Congregation: God go with you.
Children: God be with you here.
We Listen for the Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
New Testament Hebrews 11:29-12:2 NT page 226
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Sermon “Running Our Olympic Race of Faith” Rev. Scott Huie
Time of Reflection
We Respond to God’s Love
*Hymn 741 “Guide My Feet”
*Affirmation of Faith
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Prayers of the People—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.
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
*Song “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” Lemmel
O soul are you weary and troubled
No light in the darkness you see
There's light for a look at the Savior
And life more abundant and free
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth
Will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace
His Word shall not fail you He promised
Believe Him and all will be well
Then go to a world that is dying
His perfect salvation to tell
CCLI Song # 15960
Helen H. Lemmel
© Words: Public Domain, Music: Public Domain
All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 2212591
Postlude “Our God”
Redman, Myrin, Tomlin, Reeves
2010 Atlas Mountain Songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Vamos Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
worshiptogether.com songs (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, Nate, and Scott 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: Guest Preacher: Scott Huie; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians: Praise Band, Joe Schneider, Joe Ennis; Liturgist: Liz Beatty.
We welcome the Rev. Scott Huie. Scott is the President of the H2O Artist Agency, an entertainment agency representing such contemporary Christian artists as Newsboys, Peter Furler, Ryan Stevenson, Rush of Fools, Seventh Day Slumber, and the Imperials. He is also an ordained Presbyterian minister, having served for the last 22 years as a part-time youth pastor in two churches outside Atlanta. As a recent transplant to Nashville, Scott is a graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary. He has two usually awesome children, Madison, 21, and Jackson, 18, and together they like to ride bikes, play all sports, watch movies, go on church retreats, and cruise down the highway in a convertible listening to great music. Scott himself is passionate about people, especially teenagers, and is humbled by the special privilege it is to preach to God’s people.
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.
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.
Mark your calendars for Monday, September 5, 4:00-7:00 p.m. for our annual Music In The Grove celebration! Our first event last year was a big success and we plan to grow even more this year! Make sure you circle Labor Day in red as we celebrate our fabulous EBPC community and the great music we have in Music City!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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, July 31
9:00 a.m. Adult Education
10:00 a.m. Worship
Monday, August 1
9:15 a.m. Staff Meeting
Wednesday, August 3
6:30 p.m. Adult Learning Circle
Thursday, August 4
6:30 p.m. Praise Team
Sunday, August 7
9:00 a.m. Adult Education
10:00 a.m. Worship
Praise and Prayers
† 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 for a successful surgery for David Merrell, friend of the Strecker family who is still hospitalized.
† Prayers for our nation: for elected officials, civil servants, police officers, and first responders.
† Prayers for those who suffer violence at the hands of others.
† Prayers for Amy Philbrick, help in balancing family, career, and health with fibromyalgia.
† Prayers of comfort and support for Grant and Kristin, friends of Doug Hausken, whose 16-month old son Inde died recently following a complicated heart surgery.
† Prayers for a speedy recovery for Alice Toledo following her recent surgery.
† 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 Lucas, the 20-month old grandson of a friend of Regina Montgomery, who has 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 615.545.5938.