WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE Patty Bell
*PRAISE MUSIC: “Thy Word Is A Lamp” UMH 601
CALL TO WORSHIP
Call: O Lord my God, I cried for you for help, and you have healed me. Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name.
Response: For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for a night, but joy comes with the morning.
Call: Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me! O Lord be my helper!
Response: You have turned my morning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
Call: O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
Response: O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
–based on Psalm 30
God has taken his place in the divine council: in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the; hand of the wicked.” They have neither knowledge or understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. I say, “You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.” Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!
HYMN: “Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters” UMH 605
TIME WITH THE YOUTH
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful Savior, daily we are given opportunities to be a good Samaritan—to show kindness, to express praise, to offer encouragement, to affirm the worth of our fellow human beings. And daily we fail to be the heart and hands of Jesus Christ. We avoid making eye contact with the homeless woman, we are impatient with the slow movement of the elderly, we tune out the curious questions of young children. We make excuses for our rude driving, our short tempers and our self-indulgences. We fail to see that in doing these things, we are leaving those in need stranded along the roadside, refusing to reach out with compassion and bind their wounds. We stand convicted of our attitudes of self-importance and disregard. Forgive us, Lord, we pray, and remove our sin from us so we may walk in newness of life.
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
God’s mercy is sure and everlasting. Receive the Lord’s grace, let your heart
be cleansed and restored and, having been made whole by grace, leave this
place to be a good Samaritan. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING: “My Tribute” UMH 99
To God be the glory, to God be the glory, to God be the glory for the things He has done. With His blood He has saved me; with His power He has raised me; to God be the glory for the things He has done.
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Holy Savior, as we hear the familiar story of the good Samaritan read and preached, give us ears to hear anew your Word to us. We open our hearts to receive your timeless truths, not merely to give intellectual assent but to be changed by what we heat and by experiencing your presence with us.
EPISTLE LESSON: Colossians 1:1-14 PB, pg. 187
GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 10:25-37 PB, pg. 68
*HYMN RESPONSE: “Go Forth For God” UMH 670
*CIRCLE SONG: “Shalom To You” UMH 666
Shalom to you now, Shalom, my friends. May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends. In all your living and through your loving, Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.
*BLESSING please remain standing
Keep an eye out for information on the Family Church Camp this September!
Consider this for your family.
Members of a Valley Prayer group “Awake in the Valley” came in on Thursday to add blessings to our church and the members of Haven and Jerome community.
July 11, 2010
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Vicki Lerdahl
The mission of Haven United Methodist Church:
Reaching out in specific acts of love;
Encouraging spiritual growth—finding a close, joyous relationship with God.