June 16, 2019
Prelude: Prelude in E Minor J.S. Bach
Chiming of the Hour
Joys and Concerns | Silent Prayer
Introit: Gathered Here Phil Porter
Call to Worship
One: God finds delight in humanity, and in each of us.
Let us rejoice before the majesty of our Creator.
Many: God of grace and glory, who made all things, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Christ calls us, gently and powerfully, to hopeful endurance. We give thanks for a faith that brings shalom.
God of grace and glory, Savior of your people,
How precious is your gift of the Risen One!
The Holy Spirit guides us, animates us, inspires us:
Let us listen that we may hear and do what is true.
God of grace and glory, ever present with us,
How reassuring is the love with which you surround us!
Prayer of Invocation (in unison)
Amazing God, revealed to us in more ways than we can count, yet binding in unity all that was and is and yet shall be, we worship you. Source of mountains and seas, giver of light and darkness, we marvel at the work of your hands. Reconciler and Redeemer, we are awed by the forgiving love that draws us to you and empowers us to care for one another. Spirit of truth, whose guidance is available to us every day, we rejoice in your transforming presence. Triune God, Bless, we pray, this gathering of your discipes. Amen.
Call to Confession
Unison Prayer of Confession
God of Wisdom, our choices have denied you. We drink from the shallow waters of instant gratification when you offer springs of living water from the depths of your love. We pursue our new fame and glory, which crumble into dust when we view the self-emptying and service that build true character. O God, we confess that we have not put first things first. Recall us to awe and wonder and guide us in the ways of truth. Amen.
Moment of Silent Prayer
Assurance of God’s Love
✠ Gloria: #584 Glory, Glory, Glory
Responsive Psalter: Psalm 8
One: O Holy One, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
Many: Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Holy One, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1-5
(Pg. 188 in the New Testament in the pew Bible)
A Blessing for Ministers at Silver Lake
It is our privilege and joy to be partners with you in the service of Christ Jesus, who binds together the universe in the power of love. We thank you for your commitment to the ministries of Silver Lake, to the extravagant wonders of our Creator, and to the holy gift of the creation. We promise to hold you in our prayers, honor your leadership, and we bless you with the Spirit’s power to embolden you in your ministry.
Offering of our Gifts
Musical Offering: Jig J. Kerchoven
✠ Doxology: #607
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise Christ, all people here below;
praise Holy Spirit ever more;
praise Triune God whom we adore. Amen.
Unison Prayer of Dedication
God, we present these offerings that they may be a part of your creative, liberating rule in our world. With them we offer our all our ministries, today and in the days ahead, that each one of us may be part of your answer to the hopes and needs of all creatures that dwell in sea, sky, and earth. In Jesus’ name; Amen.
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
(Pg. 725 in the Hebrew Scripture in the pew Bible)
Sermon: “Deep Wisdom” Pastor John Nelson
Pastoral Prayer| Silent Prayer | Lord’s Prayer
Postlude: Fugue in E Minor J.S. Bach
(✠ The congregation may stand.)
We seek to love God with all our hearts, souls and minds and love our neighbors as ourselves. This Church is Open to all for participation, membership, leadership and employment regardless of race, ancestry, class, gender identity, physical/mental ability or sexual orientation. We Affirm of each individual as a child of God, celebrating the total identity of each person.
As an Open and Affirming Congregation, we commit to work toward ending ignorance, fear, hatred, prejudice and discrimination against any person.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here!
If you are visiting us today, Welcome! Please sign our guest book and introduce yourself to our Pastor or to one of the Deacons. Fill out a welcome card in the pew to be put on our email list!
Please see an usher if you would like to use a hearing device. Join us in the Parish Hall for refreshments and fellowship following worship.
Many thanks to:
The Silver Lake Staff for serving as our lay readers
Kathy Mera & Patricia Palmer for serving as ushers
Dale Sapp, Marty Finkle, Sean Clegg, Bolton Hull, Roberta Fay, J. Kevin Carroll, Siddhi, Evan Adsit, Marty Sorenson, Franny Yerkes, Terry Roy & family, Petee Robinson, Leonard Kaufman, Dick Taber, Tom Splaine, Joe K., Peter & Linda, Paula & Herman, Anne & Bill, Jan & John Hazard, Pauline
Monday: 1 pm Salisbury Duplicate Bridge
Tuesday: 6 pm Parish Hall Piano in Use
Wednesday: 9 am Staff Meeting
Next Sunday: 10 am Worship at Silver Lake
Volunteer Chaplains at Noble Horizons: Speak to the Rev. Eileen Epperson (860-605-6576) no later than this coming Friday, June 21, to get more information about listening to the life stories of the elderly.