Marshall Presbyterian Church
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Alex and Carol Brown, Liturgists
Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor
* CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Choose this day
whom you will serve.
All: As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: In body and in soul, in life and in death, our salvation lies in the faith and the hope that we are not our own, but belong to our faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. In Christ, we are forgiven. We are freed from sin. We are given permission to begin again.
All: Thanks be to God. Amen!
* Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
* PASSING THE PEACE
HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Testament: 1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43 Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-20
Gospel: John 6:56-69
One: The Word of God for the people of God!
All: Thanks be to God!
TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES
Message Rev. Melissa Upchurch
* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (From A Brief Statement of Faith – PC(USA))
We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the Church. The same Spirit who inspired the prophets and apostles rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture, engages us through the Word proclaimed, claims us in the waters of baptism, feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation, and calls women and men to all ministries of the Church. In a broken and fearful world the spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in Church and culture, to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace. In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth, praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
* HYMN Red Hymnal #403 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
PrAyers of the People AND LORD’S PRAYER
Sharing the Gifts of God
*Doxology (ca. 1500s)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
*Prayer of dedication And thanksgiving
Almighty God, from whom all blessings flow, help us to be thankful for all your gifts. Accept these offerings as tokens of our thanks and praise.
commitment to serve and worship you as our lived
response of gratitude. Amen
GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME
* HYMN Red Hymnal #526 The Solid Rock