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4th Sunday after Pentcost

Fourth of July

7/04/22

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CENTERING MUSIC                                          Bourrée in E Minor                                                      J. S. Bach   

                                                                              David Kail, Guitar

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: This is a day to celebrate!

People: For God has made us this day!

One: This is a day to rejoice!

People: For we are made new to live lives of fullness!

One: Thank you God for the gifts of nations, and communities, for friends and family.

All: Let us worship in joy and celebration this day!

HYMN      #340             This is My Song

This is my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for lands afar and mine.

This is my home, the country where my heart is; here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine.

But other hearts in other lands are beating, with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

 

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean, and sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.

But other lands have sunlight too, and clover, and skies are everywhere as blue as mine.

So hear my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for their land and for mine.

 

This is my prayers, O Lord of all earth’s kingdoms; thy kindom come; on earth they will be done.

Let Christ be lifted up till all shall serve him, and heart united learn to live as one.

So hear my prayer, O God of all the nations; myself I give thee; let thy will be done.

 

PRAYER CONFESSING OUR NEED FOR GOD’S GRACE  

            by Moira Landlaw

We acknowledge you, O God, as creator and as liberator.

You are the One who brought the captives out of Egypt

and delivered them from the oppression of slavery.

You gave laws which shaped how people were to relate to you,

to each other and to the whole environment.

You implored people to worship only you,

knowing that whatever was put in your place

would become the object of idolatry—

would become the priority of people's lives.

 

In this time of worship, help us to focus on you, O God,

as the priority of our lives.

Remind us of your steadfast love

revealed so clearly in the new commandment of love

which Jesus disclosed with his life and with his death.

Speak to us anew as we offer this prayer and our worship

in Jesus' name and for his sake.  Amen.

 

(Moment of Silence)

SONG OF RENEWAL   #288  Spirit of the Living God

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me; mold me; fill me; use me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

RESPONSIVE ASSURANCE OF GOD’S GRACE

One: Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, your mind and your soul.

People: We will love God with an intensity
such that no substitute will suffice,
the very mention of God's name will be precious
as we cleave to our time of communion with the sacred.

One: Love your neighbor as yourself.

We will respect the wisdom of our elders.
We will protect the lives and the reputations of those around us.
We will cherish the relationships entrusted to us.
We will not take what is not ours.
We will learn the value of enough.

Love the Lord your God.

Amen.

Special Music:                        Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring                            J. S. Bach

                                                               David Kail

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Leader:      God in your grace,

People:      Hear our prayer

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

SCRIPTURES

   Exodus 20:12-16

   Matthew 22:34-40             

RESPONSE                                                   

Reader:      The word of the Lord

People:      Thanks be to God

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION, from Psalm 19 - responsively

Pastor:       May the words of my mouth

People:      And the meditations of our hearts

All:            Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord,

                  Our rock and our redeemer.  Amen

SERMON    The Next Five

MOMENT OF QUIET REFLECTION

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

OFFERTORY

*PENTECOST DOXOLOGY: by Roger Lynn                              Tune: OLD HUNDRED

Praise God whose breath fills all the earth

Whose love reveals our sacred worth

Whose Spirit forms one family

Whose grace brings peace and harmony. Amen.

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

For guiding us with your grace, your love, your faithfulness we give you thanks.  For being our God, good all the time, we give you thanks!  Help us to reflect back to you the love that you give so generously to us, though these our gifts.  Amen.

*HYMN OF RESPONSE    #345    In an Age of Twisted Values

In an age of twisted values we have lost the truth we need.

In sophisticated language we have justified our greed.

By our struggle for possessions we have robbed the poor and weak,

Hear our cry and heal our nation; your forgiveness, Lord, we seek.

 

We have built discrimination on our prejudice and fear.

Hatred swiftly turns to cruelty if we hold resentments dear.

For communities divided by the walls of class and race,

Hear our cry and heal our nation; show us, Lord, your love and grace.

 

When our families are broken, when our homes are full of strife,

When our children are bewildered, when they lose their way in life,

When we fail to give the aged all the care we know they need,

Hear our cry and heal our nation; help us show more love, we plead.

 

We who hear your word so often choose so rarely to obey.

Turn us from our willful wandering; give us truth to light our way.

In the power of your Spirit come to cleans us, make us new;

Hear our cry and heal our nation ‘til our nation honors you.

 

SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION

INVITATION TO THE TABLE

One: The Lord be with you

People: And also with you.

One: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord

One: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

THE COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE: SHARING THE BREAD AND THE CUP

Here at Clayton Valley we practice open communion, and all believers are welcome.  We do not use alcohol so that all may come to the table of our Lord.

Each row will be directed by an usher to come to the front of the sanctuary by way of the center aisle.  Please tear a piece of bread from the loaf.  When offered the cup, dip your bread into the cup.  After receiving the bread and the cup, you may respond, “Amen”. Return to your seat by way of the side aisle. 

COMMUNION PRAYER

*CLOSING HYMN        #339   Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift every voice and sing

'Til earth and heaven ring

Ring with the harmonies of Liberty

Let our rejoicing rise

High as the listening skies

Let it resound loud as the rolling sea

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun

Let us march on 'til victory is won

 

Stony the road we trod

Bitter the chastening rod

Felt in the days when hope unborn had died

Yet with a steady beat

Have not our weary feet

Come to the place for which our parents sighed?

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered

We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered

Out from the gloomy past

'Til now we stand at last

Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast

 

God of our weary years

God of our silent tears

Thou who has brought us thus far on the way

Thou who has by Thy might

Led us into the light

Keep us forever in the path, we pray

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee

Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee

Shadowed beneath Thy hand

May we forever stand

True to our God

True to our native land

POSTLUDE                                        Postlude in D                                        H. Heidler  

                                                     Arr. Harry Rowe Shelly  

 

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*PASSING THE PEACE

Pastor:       The peace of Christ be with you.

People:      And with you also.

Pastor:       Let us pass the peace of Christ.

People:      The peace of Christ be with you.   (To one another)

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