July 31

July 31

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements  

Introit 

Liturgy for Discipleship.  Pg. 37    Sam Spagnola 

Prayers of the People     

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts. 

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture  Esther 4:11-17, Acts 5:27-39.  Olga Pirone   

Hymn 641. I, the Lord of Sea and Sky. 

Sermon “Ordinary People”    Jeff Diehl  

Hymn 797   In the Bulb, there is a Flower 

Benediction.  

July 24, 2022

July 24, 2022  

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 


Introit        

Call to Worship. (based on Psalm 138)

© 2012 Joan Stott – “The Timeless Psalms” RCL Psalm Year B, used with permission.

O Lord our God, we come together with songs of praise in our hearts,

because of your unfailing love and faithfulness.

Even though we struggle with life’s issues, your mercy blesses us.

Listening God, we come together with prayers of thanks in our hearts,

because you hear and answer our prayers.

Even though life is sometimes difficult, your strength blesses us.

Welcoming God, let us come together in worship because your faithful love endures forever.

Even though we are fragile people who sometimes feel lost and abandoned, your love blesses us and never changes.  Thanks and praise be to God forever and ever.  Amen.  

Prayers of the People/Pastoral Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture  Luke 11:1-13   Sam Spagnola. 

Reflection   “The Prayer to Guide our Prayers”. 

The Lord’s Prayer Singstunde (Song Service)

Special thanks to Bob Kahle, piano and the liturgy adapted from “Singing from the Heart” ©2010 Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. Used with permission.

O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker. 

For he is our God; we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Let us pray for trust in God, that in all the situations of life we may not be troubled by needless anxiety or doubt, but may come to God as our loving heavenly Creator, hallowing God’s Name in everything that reveals God, both in the natural world and in the Holy Scriptures, given for the guidance and salvation of all. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name

Special Music   “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (Hymn 782) 

Let us pray for divine guidance, that God’s will may be known and done among the nations, so that we and the whole world may come to a fuller knowledge of God’s truth and love, as God’s love is practiced and proclaimed.  

Thy kingdom come. 

Let us pray for faithfulness, not only in great matters, but also in the smallest things, that we may we pattern our lives after Christ’s example and be his holy people to our life’s end. 

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven

Hymn 605  Seek Ye First 

Let us pray for earthly necessities, not only for ourselves, but that all God’s children may be clothed and sheltered and fed. 

Give us this day our daily bread

Special Music. His Eye is on the Sparrow  

Let us pray for forgiveness, that our merciful God may renew his image in us, so that we and all people may be freed from bitterness and malice, forgiving one another as God in Christ has forgiven us. 

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us

Hymn 783.  Amazing Grace. 

Let us pray for strength from above, that God may grant us his power and protection to support us in all the dangers and temptations of life. 

And lead us not into temptation.  

Special Music   “It is Well with my Soul”. (Hymn 754, When Peace Like a River). 

Let us prayer for strength from the spirit within, that God may walk with us on the path of goodness, working toward God’s kingdom on earth. 

But deliver us from evil. 

Let us pray for the constant awareness of God’s presence within each of us and within God’s whole church, that we may be comforted by his love and strengthened for witness and service to all of creation in the name of Christ. 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

Hymn 456 “This is my Father’s World”.  

Benediction   

July 17, 2022

July 17  

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship 

Liturgy for Peace and Justice.  Pg. 148

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture   Genesis 18:1-10, Luke 10:38-42.   Ed Lester.  

Sermon  “Being Present, Being Peace”. 

Hymn 592.  I’ve Got Peace Like a River 

Benediction.  

July 10, 2022

July 10 – Remembrance of the Martyrdom of John Hus 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship  “In remembrance of John Hus”

–  Hymn 391 By All your Saints still Striving. (Vs. 1 and 2a)

Liturgy for All Saints  pg. 105

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Special Music.  “Thy Word”  performed by Gary Gipson 

 (by Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, used with permission, CCLI Account #3902159) 

Scripture    Colossians 1:1-14,  Samantha Karol.   

Message 

Sacrament of Holy Communion in Celebration of the Atonement. Pg. 196. 

July 3, 2022

July 3

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for National Occasions pg. 139. 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture   Galatians 6:1-10,  Luke 10:1-11

Sermon  “What does God’s Presence in our Land Looks Like?”   

Hymn 690  The Right Hand of God 

Benediction 

June 26, 2022

June 26. 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship   Galatians 5:13-14 

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.  For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Liturgy for Servanthood (See Insert).  Pgs. 1-3 

Joyful Noise  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

“Come now, you blessed” pg. 149. 

Scripture/Message (see insert)

Scripture/Message: Parable of the Good Samaritan 

© Bob Hartman/engageworship.org, adapted and used with permission from Engaged Worship. 

Person: Jesus, What must I do to live forever with God? Jesus: What have you been taught? 

Person: Love God – with everything I am, And love my neighbor in the same way I love myself. 

Jesus (smiling) : Good, That’s what I would have said. Person: But who exactly is my neighbor? 

Jesus: Let me tell you a story. There once was a man who went for a walk, from Jerusalem down to Jericho. 

Crowds – Ohhhh, Noooo. … Thats a dangerous road! 

Jesus: Robbers grabbed hold of the man, and beat him, and took his clothes, and left him lying helpless by the side of the road. Soon, a priest walked by. 

Crowds: Hell certainly help! 

Jesus; But the priest didn’t, He walked past the helpless man and left him lying there. Another man who worked at the temple came by next. 

Crowds: He’ll help the man! Dont worry 

Jesus: But he didn’t, either. He walked past the helpless man and left him lying there. Then a Samaritan came by. 

Person: A Samaritan – well, he;’ll never help. There’s no such thing as a Good Samaritan. They aren’t like us. 

Jesus: But he did! He bandaged his wounds. He put him on his donkey. He took him to an inn and paid the innkeeper to take care of him. And he promised to pay even more, if needed, when he returned. 

So which of the three men, was a neighbor to the man who has been beaten? 

Person: The one who showed him mercy and cared for him. 

Jesus: Then you go and be a neighbor, too. 

We don’t know how that person responded, or even if he helped anyone, at all. Think about it for a moment. Who needs your help? Who needs you to be a neighbor? 

Responsive Prayer
God, we confess that we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. You embodied yourself in a human body.
You lived out your life among those who were sick— physically, mentally, and spiritually.
You reached out to touch them, spoke words to comfort them, performed miracles to heal them. 

Help us to love our neighbors, rich and poor, young and old.
Help us to love our neighbors, the earth and its creatures, plants and animals. 

Help us to love our neighbors, and be the one who would stop along the roadway to help.
Help us to love ourselves, and know that we are loved by you, created by you, and have incredible gifts for service and love. 

Amen.
Adapted from: What Would the Good Samaritan Do? on the Baylor 

University website. http://www.baylor.edu/christianethics/ HealthStudyGuide6.pdf 

Jesus: But he did! He bandaged his wounds. He put him on his donkey. He took him to an inn and paid the innkeeper to take care of him. And he promised to pay even more, if needed, when he returned. 

So which of the three men, was a neighbor to the man who has been beaten? 

Person: The one who showed him mercy and cared for him. 

Jesus: Then you go and be a neighbor, too. 

We don’t know how that person responded, or even if he helped anyone, at all. Think about it for a moment. Who needs your help? Who needs you to be a neighbor? 

Responsive Prayer
God, we confess that we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. You embodied yourself in a human body.
You lived out your life among those who were sick— physically, mentally, and spiritually.
You reached out to touch them, spoke words to comfort them, performed miracles to heal them. 

Help us to love our neighbors, rich and poor, young and old.
Help us to love our neighbors, the earth and its creatures, plants and animals. 

Help us to love our neighbors, and be the one who would stop along the roadway to help.
Help us to love ourselves, and know that we are loved by you, created by you, and have incredible gifts for service and love. 

Amen.
Adapted from: What Would the Good Samaritan Do? on the Baylor University website. http://www.baylor.edu/christianethics/ HealthStudyGuide6.pdf

Liturgy for Servanthood (see insert)  pg. 4.   

Benediction

June 19, 2022

June 19 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

–  Call to Worship   Luke 8:26-39  Jeff Diehl 

–  Reflection “Faith, Hope, Music and Love”. 

Introit    Special Music by Scott Marshall

Liturgy for Christian Homes. Pg. 119. 

Prayers of the People 

Prayers and Remembrance of Juneteenth (adapted and used with permission from the ECLA, © 2019 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It recalls how  slavery continued in the states of Louisiana and Texas, even after President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.   They finally received the good news on June 19, 1865.  Now the estimated 4 million enslaved people of African descent in America were freed, and as they celebrated in 1865, we remember their celebrations and the end of the horrific institution of slavery on June 19th with the holiday of Juneteenth

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son. Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred that infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unites us in bonds of love; and, through our struggle and confusion, work to accomplish your purposes on earth; so that every people and nation may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne. 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer 

O God, where hearts are fearful and constricted, grant courage and hope. Where anxiety is infectious and widening, grant peace and reassurance. Where impossibilities close every door and window, grant imagination and resistance. Where distrust twists our thinking, grant healing and illumination. Where spirits are daunted and weakened, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams. 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer 

O God, call us into a deeper relationship to be your church for the sake of the world. Help us to see with new eyes the injustices within church and society. Call us to have a loving heart that respects and uplifts the humanity and dignity of every person; open our ears to listen to and learn from the experiences of people of color. Allow us to see and be with those who suffer from mental illness, and know them as more than their illness.   Join us with others to work for racial equity and inclusion for all people. 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture Galatians 3:23-29.   Jeff Diehl 

Special Music (Scott Marshall) and Reflections  “When Faith Came” 

Benediction 

Special thanks to our guest musician, Scott Marshall, for sharing his gift of music with us this morning.  More about Scott can be found on his Facebook page (Scott Marshall Music) and he’ll be at the Schnecksville Fair on Thurs. June 23 at 7 p.m. 

June 12, 2022

June 12 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Liturgy for Trinity pg. 100. 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Joyful Noise  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture   Psalm 8,  John 16:12-15.   Samantha Karol 

Sermon “Beyond the Literal: How the Trinity can open our hearts”.  

– Meditative Response  (Hymn 388. Father, I adore you )

Hymn 381 “Holy, Holy, Holy”. 

Benediction 

June 5, 2022

June 5 : 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit

Call to Worship.    

John 14:26-27 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

Liturgy for Pentecost.  Pg. 95 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Joyful Noise  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture   Acts 2:1-21  

Message 

Special Music. “Spirit of God who Dwells” (Hymn 490)    Women’s Quartet

Susan Engle, Sharon Ettinger, Barbara Kemmerer, and Mary Venditta. 

Holy Communion in Celebration of the Spirit.  Pg. 222. 

Postlude.

May 29, 2022

May 29

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit

Liturgy for Christian Unity pg. 122 

Prayers of the People 

Memorial Day Remembrance  “Moment of Silence”  

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Scripture.   Acts 1:1-11,  John 17:20-26.    David Venditta 

Sermon 

Hymn 618 “O Christians, Haste”

Benediction