Welcome To Worship

at

East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, September 4, 2016

10:00 a.m.

 

16th Sunday after

Pentecost

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Faith at Work:

Balancing Rhythms

of Work & Rest

Sunday, September 4, 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

 

   Prelude          “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”   Hymn #611

 

   Welcome & Announcements

 

*A Call to Worship

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness! Come into God’s presence with singing.

For the Lord is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever.

God’s faithfulness continues through all generations.

 

*Hymn #719 “Come, Labor On”

 

Call to Confession

 

Prayer of Confession

Leader: Let us confess our sins together.

People: We confess the hostility that turns nation against nation

and neighbor against neighbor.

Leader: Almighty God, forgive us; Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us.

People: We confess our hunger for things that do not belong to us.

Leader: Holy Spirit, forgive us;

People: We confess the greed that exploits human labor and plunders the earth.

Leader: Forgive your flock this day; and help us walk your Way;

and make us righteous; this, O God we pray.

People: We confess our slavery to habits and compulsions that degrade the image of God within us.

Leader: Almighty God, forgive us; Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us.

People: We confess our indifference to all who have no place to call home.

Leader: Holy Spirit, forgive us.

People: We confess the arrogance of presuming we are always right, and our tendency to trust ourselves rather than God.

Leader: Forgive your flock this day; and help us walk your Way;

and make us righteous; this, O God we pray.

 

Time for Silent Reflection

 

Response “Change My Heart, O God” #695

Change my heart, O God; make it ever true.

Change my heart, O God; may I be like you.

You are the Potter; I am the clay.

Mold me and make me; this is what I pray.

 

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

 

Special Music “One Bread, One Body” Foley

Copyright © 1978 and this arr. 2001 by John B. Foley, S.J. and

New Dawn Music, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213.

All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Used with permission.

SOLE SELLING AGENT FOR THIS ARRANGEMENT: ALFRED PUBLISHING CO., INC.

 

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

 

Old Testament Genesis 2:2-3 OT page 2

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

New Testament Matthew 11: 28-30 NT page 12

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

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

Rhythms of Work & Rest”

 

Time of Reflection

 

We Respond to God’s Love

 

Offering

 

Offertory “Let Us Break Bread Together” Hymn #525

 

*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.

 

Holy Communion

 

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.

 

Sharing of the Bread & Cup

 

Communion Music “We Are Hungry” Johnston-Krase

© 2001 Ben Johnston-Krase. All Rights Reserved.

 

Prayer After Communion (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 #182 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

 

*Parting Words

 

*Benediction

 

Postlude

 

 

*Please stand if you are able.

 

The flowers are provided by the Lausten family in honor

of their son, Andy. Yesterday, a Memorial Service

to celebrate Andy’s life was held in our sanctuary.

To Our Members and Guests: please sign our friendship pad.

 

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. The congregation will come forward to receive the bread, which they will then dip into the chalice of grape juice. The ushers will direct the congregation

 

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: Laura Mayo, vocals, Joe Schneider, bass, and Joe Ennis, drums; Liturgist: Kira Hilley.

 

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 is the second week of our 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 spend five-sevenths of your week in a job.

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

Presbyterian Women will begin meeting next Friday, September 9th at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Lunch will follow the study at 11:15. They will be meeting the first Friday of every month again this year.

 

Tomorrow is the big day for our 2nd annual Music in the Grove from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.! We hope your Labor Day plans include joining us for AMAZING music, good food, and fun. Come see old friends and meet new ones too! Music: Headliner Jason Eskridge and his band, Soul Singer Maureen Murphy, Nate Strasser and his band (Joe Schneider, Joe Ennis and Laura Mayo). Juggling Group Playing By Air. Food: Blue Monkey shaved ice, Smokin' Buttz barbecue. Bring your picnic baskets if you want! KIDS ZONE: Inflatables! Games! Activities! Fun! This Labor Day, we hope you'll make OUR backyard YOUR backyard.

 

As a part of our partnership with Ministry Architects, Regina Girten will be serving as our Interim Children’s Director beginning September 5th. She currently works at Brentwood United Methodist Church assisting their Connect and Caring Ministry and is completing her Masters in Religion. She will join us at Music in the Grove on Monday so look for her there.

 

Chris Lee, who went to school at Belmont, was recently named a lead in the Chicago-based production of Hamilton. He will be teaming 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!

 

We need your help! Please remember that we are going totally automated starting this month. Even if you have previously committed to a certain week each month and want to continue in that capacity, you must go on-line to the Sign-Up Genius and select the dates you are willing and available to serve for each position (including 9/4) and hit "submit" at the bottom of the page. We still have quite a few spots to fulfill September through December. Even if you have never volunteered to help in worship, you are encouraged to find some way to participate on those Sundays you are all ready here. (We will train!) Thank you to everyone who has already stepped up to help!

 

 

 

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, September 4—Communion Sunday

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

5:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth at Kelly’s house

Monday, September 5—Labor Day

Office Closed

4:00 p.m. Music in the Grove

Wednesday, September 7

9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:00 p.m. Adult Learning Circle

6:00 p.m. Kid’s Music & Drama Club

6:08 p.m. 608 for Middle School Youth

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Friday, September 9

9:30 p.m. Presbyterian Women

Sunday, September 11

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Room In The Inn Informational Session

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

 

Praise and Prayers

Praise for the birth of Lylian Grace Enfinger, daughter of Stephen and Emily, last week.

Prayers for those struggling with the aftermath of the earthquake in Italy.

Prayers 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 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 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 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.