Welcome To Worship
Sunday, July 19, 2015
8th Sunday after Pentecost
Thought Before Worship
Holy One, thank you for the gift of this new day.
Please help me to stay mindful of your creation
and your teachings as I travel through it.
Empower me to see and spread
the good news of your grace for all people. Amen.
We Gather to Worship God
Welcome & Announcements
Prelude "I Will Praise You in the Morning" Cole
*Call to Worship
Christ says, come away to a deserted place
and rest a while.
God calls us to quiet and rest,
even as we continue to minister to those in need.
May this be such a place. Let us worship God.
Let us worship God together!
*Hymn #452 “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord”
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession Ps. 23:2, 3
God of green pastures,
we confess that we can get so busy and distracted
that we lose sight of your love and care for us.
We forget to live in gratitude
and fail to live lives of goodness and mercy.
Forgive us, heal us, and lead us down gentle paths
that restore our souls. Amen.
Time for Silent Reflection
Response “Make Me a Servant” Willard
Make me a servant, humble and meek.
Lord, let me lift up those who are weak.
And may the prayer of my heart always be:
Make me a servant, make me a servant,
make me a servant today. (2X)
CCLI Song # 33131
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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
We Listen for the Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Psalter Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
Special Music “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!” Hymn #839
Epistle Lesson Ephesians 2:11-22 NT page 192
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
New Testament Lesson Mark 6:30-56 NT page 41
The Word of the Lord. (selected verses)
Thanks be to God.
Sermon DAYENU! John R. Hilley
Dai, da-ye-nu Dai, da-ye-nu Dai, da-ye-nu Da-ye-nu da-ye-nu da-ye-nu Dai, da-ye-nu Dai, da-ye-nu Dai, da-ye-nu da-ye-nu da-ye-nu da-ye-nu
We Respond to God’s Love
*Hymn #727 “The Servant Song”
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.
Offertory “Here I Am to Worship” Hughes
*Doxology #606 Murray
*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication
We Go from Here to Serve
*Hymn #721 “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”
Postlude “He Who Began A Good Work In You” Mohr
*Please stand if you are able.
About Today’s Service
Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Liturgist: Kira Florita Hilley; Musicians: Instrumentalists: Nate Strasser-Piano, David Shupe-Guitar, Steve Bell-Guitar, Joe Ennis-Percussion, Emily Enfinger–Saxophone; Vocalists: Liz Beatty, Jeanie White, Lily Emerson, Kristine Vasilevskis, Emily Enfinger; Francis Daniel, Richard White, Dave Shupe.
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. Today's story is about "The Good Samaritan." Next Week the children will explore the miracle of "Jesus Feeds the 5000."
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 email@example.com.
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 John Hilley or Ashley Purcell.
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.
EBPC Young Adults Gathering: Friday, July 24th at Old Chicago in Cool Springs at 6:00 pm.
EBPC Young Families: this month, we will not meet a second time for a service project, but will instead have an ongoing new/gently used book drive benefiting Book 'Em, an organization that distributes children's books to underprivileged Nashville children. There is a donation box in the Narthex that will be there through July 31st.
Youth Group Activities: 608 goes to Montreat this Wednesday. Meet at the church at 11:00 am. Will return on Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McConnell, Youth Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! MUSIC IN THE GROVE is THIS SATURDAY(!) and we need you to:
· Invite everyone you know. Literally. Everyone. You. Know. Have you mentioned it to your friends, family, and coworkers? Shared it by email or text with your network? Shared it on Facebook and Twitter?
· Do one of these:
· Host a group of your friends and family at the event by bringing a blanket, chairs, and refreshments.
· Volunteer at the event. We have many things that need to be done such as helping people park, keeping the grounds tidy, welcoming people, etc.
Music In The Grove is a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful grounds and our wonderful church family so please let all of your friends and family know about this great event and bring them out for a great afternoon of music and fun! Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic and enjoy this fabulous concert event from 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, July 25th. The concert lineup includes soul/gospel artist Jason Eskridge, bluegrass band Fireball Mail with our very own, newly appointed music director and piano virtuoso Nate Strasser. This promises to be a fantastic event, and we hope all our church and preschool families will come out to support these amazing musicians and our church. For more information about the event and our great musicians, go to www.musicinthegrove.com.
Praise and Prayers
† Prayers for Carol Huffman as she recovers from cataract surgery.
† Prayers for the youth and chaperones attending Montreat starting this Wednesday.
† Prayers for Jackson Enfinger as he has new health struggles and undergoes testing.
† Prayers for the Nominating Committee as they search for nominees for the 2018 class of Elders.
† Prayers for safety for everyone traveling.
† Prayers for Joanna Roberts as she is healing from a recent shoulder injury. She is currently recovering in Bloomington, IN.
† Praise for a successful surgery for a malignant brain tumor for Betty Garrique, cousin of Bill Wolfe, and prayers for her as she is beginning chemotherapy treatments.
† Prayers for comfort and support for the lives that have been touched by the shooting of nine people at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17th.
† Prayers for Lily Paris as she continues her treatment for cancer, fighting infection, and a successful surgery last week.
† Prayers for Sam, Susan, and Annie Paris as they walk with Lily through this journey.
† Prayers for Rob Moser’s father who is battling cancer.
† Prayers for the planning and execution of Music In The Grove and that it would be successful.
† Prayers for Megan Johnson, sister-in-law of Elizabeth and Dave Johnson.
† 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 caregivers of family members and for the unspoken burdens and worries loved ones are facing.
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.
Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance
Sunday, July 19
9:00 am Adult Education
10:00 am Worship
Monday, July 20
11:00 am Staff Meeting
Tuesday, July 21
11:00 am Luke 14:12, Serving homeless guests at Room In The Inn
Wednesday, July 22
11:00 am Youth leave for Montreat
Thursday, July 23
6:00 pm Summer Praise Band Rehearsal
Saturday, July 25
3:00 pm Music In The Grove
Sunday, July 26
9:00 am Adult Education
10:00 am Worship
Lectionary Reading for July 26th
2 Sam. 11:1-15; Ps. 14; Eph. 3:14-21