Welcome To Worship
Sunday, June 7, 2015
2nd Sunday After Pentecost
Thought Before Worship
God asks us to jump from our secure perches, to stop calculating the risks. Jesus bids us, “Take up your cross, follow me. . . . Don’t insist on knowing exactly what comes next but trust that you are in the hand of God, who will guide your life.” - Henri Nouwen Turn My Mourning into Dancing
Welcome & Announcements
We Gather to Worship God
*A Call to Worship
O Lord our God, we come together with songs of praise in our hearts,
because of your unfailing love and faithfulness.
Even though we struggle with life’s issues, your mercy blesses us.
Listening God, we come together with prayers of thanks in our hearts,
because you hear and answer our prayers.
Even though life is sometimes difficult, your strength blesses us.
Welcoming God, we come together in worship filling our minds,
because your faithful love endures forever.
Even though we are fragile people
who sometimes feel lost and abandoned,
God’s love blesses us and never changes.
Thanks and praise be to our glorious God for ever and ever. Amen.
*Hymn #353 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
your word and your promises come to us
when our hearts are full with rejoicing
and when our hearts fall with sorrow for our failings.
The gifts you have given us we have not shared with
By overt acts and by omission, we diminish
We deceive ourselves about our true nature,
and we do not honor your desire for Earth
and all her creatures.
We beg your mercy. Forgive us.
Help us to amend our lives
in accord with your admonitions.
Show us the pathway toward healing
and give us peace,
in the name of Christ, our Savior. Amen.
Time of Silent Reflection
Assurance of Forgiveness
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 RSV)
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 #577
We Listen for the Word of God
Time with the Children
Special Music Celtic Communion arr. Hayes
Prayer for Illumination
New Testament Mark 3:20-35 NT page 37
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Meditation “What’s Your Dawn Wall?” John R. Hilley
Time of Reflection
We Respond to God’s Love
*Hymn #530 “One Bread, One Body”
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.
Response “Trisagion” (sung twice) Ortega
Holy and mighty.
Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy, have mercy on us.
Sharing of the Bread and Cup
Prayer After Communion (concluding 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 #519 “You Are My Strength When I Am Weak”
*Please stand if you are able.
About Today’s Service
Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Liturgist: Liz Beatty; Musicians: Laura Kreiselmaier, Choir.
This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion. 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.
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. Worshipers will return to their pews by the side aisles. Assisting with communion is our newest members, our Confirmation Class.
To Our Members and Guests: Please sign our friendship pad.
Children’s Worship: Children’s worship helps children ages 3 through 2nd grade explore Bible units through hands on, age appropriate, experiential activities that are designed to engage them while also instilling faith formation. We meet upstairs every Sunday following the Time with Children. If this is your child’s first visit, please let us know if there are any food allergies as a snack is served. Theme for the Day: God loves us and takes care of us as shown in Exodus 2:1-10, where he provides care for baby Moses. The children continue to explore the life of Moses. From the tiny baby in a basket in the middle of the Nile River until the Israelites are safely delivered to the Promised Land, the life of Moses is chocked-full of exciting adventures and many of the most memorable stories of the Old Testament. Next Week: Our next series of lessons come from Exodus.
Flowers & Fellowship Food Sign-up: Please consider signing up for flowers, fellowship food, or both in the coming months. New sign-up sheets are in the narthex. If you have any questions please contact Regina Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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? Please speak to John Hilley after the service.
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.
Middle School Youth (608): Jeffrey Rein’s Lake House Overnight on Saturday, June 13th. High School Youth (PYG): Mission Trip Meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 8th. PYG and 608: Nashville Rescue Mission at 4 pm on Wednesday, June 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McConnell, Youth Director, at email@example.com.
Young Families June Service Project: save the date June 14th.
Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School: Grab a pair of sandals, your bathrobe, your sense of adventure, and get ready to escape with the Israelites! At Wilderness Escape, we’ll meet Moses, hang out with the Israelites, and join the amazing adventure of trusting God in the wilderness! July 8-10 9:00 am to noon. There will also be a program on July 12 during worship service. Registration forms are available in the narthex and on the church’s website. For more info, contact Gail Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Session has called a brief Congregational Meeting following the 10:00 am worship service on June 14th for the purpose of electing a Nominating Committee for the purpose of nominating a slate of elders for next year’s Session.
Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance
Sunday, June 7
9:00 am Adult Education
10:00 am Worship (Communion)
Monday, June 8
11:00 am Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Mission Trip Meeting
Wednesday, June 10
4:00 pm Youth Visit Nashville Rescue Mission
6:08 pm 608 Gathering (middle school youth)
Sunday, June 14
9:00 am Adult Education
10:00 am Worship
3:00 pm Miss Martha's Ice Cream Crankin'
Praise and Prayers
† Prayers requested for a dear neighbor and friend of Elizabeth and Dave Johnson.
† Prayers for Megan Johnson, sister-in-law of Elizabeth and Dave Johnson.
† Prayers for the son of preschool teacher, Jen Uptain, who was hospitalized with a rare eye infection and is recovering.
† Prayers for the Phibrick family, including Amy, who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and Whitney with chronic back and knee pain while simultaneously caring for three active children.
† Prayers for Betty Garrique, cousin of Bill Wolfe, who is having surgery for a malignant brain tumor.
† Prayers for strength and healing for Morene Roadman in her continued fight against cancer, mother of Stephen and mother-in-law of Amy Roadman.
† Prayers for healing and comfort requested by Leanna Pound (EBPC Nursery) on behalf of Talan Williams, an 8-year-old, who has bone cancer and is undergoing treatment.
† Prayers for Lily Paris.
† Prayers for Doug Pennington while stationed in Afghanistan. He is expected home soon.
† Prayers for caregivers of family members and for the unspoken burdens and worries loved ones are facing.
† Prayers for the 2015 graduates.
If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share,
please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator
by email: email@example.com or phone: 615.545.5938.
Cover image: Kevin Jorgeson climbing the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan from his Twitter feed @kjorgeson.