July 18, 2021.
Facebook Livestream and Recorded Worship:
Please remember – a virtual service is still available at our Calvary Moravian Church Allentown Facebook page each Sunday. We also will try to put the service on Calvary’s Youtube Channel by Sunday at 1 p.m.
Mask Policy of Calvary: If you come to the church and you’re fully vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask. But please continue to monitor your health and don’t attend in-person worship if you feel ill.
In July we will collect for the local organization Family Promise, which assists children experiencing homelessness and their families by housing families in local churches and providing a day center for them.
Cool Treats, Summer Nights
Each last Wednesday of month (July 28th), join us outside between 7-8 p.m. for a cool treat from Sprinkles Ice Cream truck as well as live music (featuring Grace Hochella and Russ Rentler). Children and Families are welcome to come at 6:30 p.m. for a special storytime, crafts and Free Books from our Reading Room- and stay for ice cream and music!
St Timothy’s Lutheran Church (140 S. Ott St. in Allentown) invites you every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. to an outside worship service featuring a rotating praise band and guest preacher. Every Wednesday is a great choice to worship and hear a different band at St. Timothy’s up to and including Aug. 11th!
The flowers enhancing the sanctuary are presented to the Glory of God
by William Glose III in honor of his wife, Elaine I. Glose.
Church Office Summer Schedule – For the summer, the church office will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 8:30am to 11:30am.
All copyrighted song used with permission from CCLI Copyright License Number 2626163 and Streaming License Number 21081607.
Welcome and Announcements.
Introit: “In The Secret” by Marie Barnett performed by Gary Gipson
In the secret, in the quiet place
In the stillness You are there
In the secret, in the quiet hour, I wait only for You
‘Cause I want to know You more
I want to know You, I want to hear Your voice
I want to know You more
I want to touch You, I want to see Your face
I want to know You more
Call to Worship – Scripture 2 Samuel 7:1-17. Cheryl Ferrich, lay reader.
Message – “Building a House, Making a Home for God”.
Liturgy for Christian Homes pg. 119
Prayers of the People
Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer
Reflection “What does your Spirit need?”
– Mark 6:30-34
Special Music “Breathe” by Michael W. Smith performed by Gary Gipson
Responsive Reading – Psalm 23. (By Dave Hopwood, Engage Worship, used with permission, ©davehopewood/engageworship.org )
The LORD is my shepherd,
My guide, my compass, my personal trainer, my mentor. The one I look to…
I have everything I need.
I want plenty of things, long for so much, desire a world of things. But what Lord, do I need?
He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.
Lord, we burn ourselves out at times, take on too much. Please help us to pause, to find moments of refreshment amidst the busy-ness…
He renews my strength.
We are so tired at times, so wrung out from the day. Renew our strength Lord, please, give us patience and endurance…
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
It’s easy to get lost, to become distracted and lose our way. Please guide us in our decision making this week Lord…
Even when I walk through the dark valley of evil, I will not be afraid,
The news can be bad, it can frighten and overwhelm us. Help us to see it through your eyes, give us comfort, compassion and courage…
For you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
Popular opinion informs us that there is nothing out there, but you promise to always be with us, to never leave us. Help us to remember that Lord in all that happens this week…
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
Enemies appear in many guises – peer pressure, cynicism, rebuffs and negative criticism. Your word offers us a feast of encouragement. Thank you Lord.
You welcome me as a guest, anointing my head with oil.
Help us to keep in mind that we are your prodigal children, welcomed home, forgiven, invited in…
My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and love will pursue me forever. I will live in the presence of the LORD all my days.
Thank you for all the good things in our lives, and the promise of fullness of life with you. Amen.
Hymn 731. “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”