Welcome To Worship

at

East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, August 21, 2016

10:00 a.m.

 

14th Sunday after

Pentecost

 

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Faith at Work

Sunday, August 21, 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         

 

*A Call to Worship

This is the day the Lord has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Shout aloud and sing for joy,

for great in our midst is the Holy One.

What shall we return to the Lord

for all the good things that God has done for us?

We will lift up the cup of salvation

and call on the name of the Lord.

 

*Opening Prayer

 

*Hymn #14 “For the Beauty of the Earth”

 

Call to Confession

 

Prayer of Confession

God of Life,

you come to us as a consuming fire,

and the one who has consecrated us before time.

You promise us a kingdom that cannot be shaken

and call us to serve you with praise and thanksgiving.

But we forget,

and yield to fear.

We trust in the tangible rewards of this world,

and neglect your promises.

We confess that we are a divided people;

we foster separations and widen rifts

in our families, our communities, and in the world.

Open us to your healing.

Free us from all that distances us from your presence.

Give us your grace

and inspire us to serve you with courage;

through Jesus Christ who comes to save. 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.

 

Time with the Children

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.

 

*Gloria Patri #581

Anthem “Come Away”

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A Division of Shawnee Press, Inc.

 

We Listen for the Word of God

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

Old Testament Isaiah 58:9-14 OT page 688

 

New Testament Luke 13:10-17 NT page 76

 

Response to the Gospel Reading

Just these two words He spoke

Changed my life:

“Enjoy Me.”

What a burden I thought I was to carry -

A crucifix, as did He.

Love once said to me, “I know a song,

Would you like to hear it?”

And laughter came from every brick in the street

And from every pore

In the sky.

After a night of prayer, He

Changed my life when

He sang,

“Enjoy Me.”

-Teresa of Avila, 1515-1582, from Love Poems from God, ed. by Daniel Ladinsky

 

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

 

Time of Reflection

 

We Respond to God’s Love

 

Prayers of the People The Brilliance

Lord, have mercy; Christ have mercy;

Lord, have mercy; Christ have mercy.

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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.

 

Response “Take My Life” Hymn #697, Vs 1, 3

Take my life and let it be consecrated,

Lord, to thee; take my moments and my days;

let them flow in ceaseless praise;

let them flow in ceaseless praise.

 

Take my voice and let me sing always,

only, for my King; take my lips and let them be

filled with messages from thee,

filled with messages from thee.

 

Offering

 

Offertory

 

*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 #450 “Be Thou My Vision”

 

*Parting Words

 

*Benediction “Christ Be All Around Me”

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Postlude

 

 

*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; Liturgist: Aaron Renton.

 

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 week we begin a new 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 you spend five-sevenths of your week in a job.

August 21st: “Faith at Work: Defeating the Binaries in Life”

August 28th: “Faith at Work: Calling and Vocation”

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.

 

Announcements

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. 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.

 

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.

 

Parents of Nursery-5th Graders!!! Please join us for a brief parent meeting after church Sunday, August 28th in the sanctuary immediately following the church service (11:00 am). You will hear information regarding planning for 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!

 

Music at EBPC

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.

 

Chris Lee, recently named a lead in the Chicago-based production of Hamilton will team 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!

 

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, August 21

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Mission & Service Committee

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

Monday, August 22

9:00 a.m. Preschool half-days start

Wednesday, August 24

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, August 27

9:00 a.m. Church grounds cleanup

Sunday, August 28

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Parent’s Meeting for Children’s Ministry

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

 

Praise and Prayers

Prays 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 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.