Use this resource to guide you through worship on Sunday, August 1, 2021.

Welcome and Call to Worship

Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries

Leader: This is the day that you have made, Lord.
People: Help us to rejoice in it and be glad!
Leader: Remind us of the privileges we enjoy as your people:
People: to come to you in these moments, to confess our sins, to receive forgiveness and give it, to pray and sing and listen, to renew our fainting spirits, to rest in all your promises.
Leader: Open our eyes to see you, Lord.
People: Open our ears to hear your Word.
Leader: Visit us through your Holy Spirit,
People: and help us to celebrate our faith. Amen.

Graves Into Gardens | by Brandon Lake
I searched the world
But it couldn’t fill me

Man’s empty praise and treasures that fade
Are never enough

Then You came along
And put me back together

And every desire is now satisfied
Here in Your love

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You

Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

I’m not afraid
To show You my weakness

My failures and flaws, Lord,
You’ve seen them all and You still call me friend

‘Cause the God of the mountain
Is the God of the valley

And there’s not a place
Your mercy and grace won’t find me again

You turn mourning to dancing
You give beauty for ashes

You turn shame into glory
You’re the only one who can

You turn graves into gardens
You turn bones into armies

You turn seas into highways
You’re the only one who can

You’re the only one who can

What a Beautiful Name | by Hillsong Worship
You were the Word at the beginning
One With God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ

What a beautiful Name it is
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ, my King

What a beautiful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

You didn’t want heaven without us
So Jesus, You brought heaven down
My sin was great, Your love was greater
What could separate us now?

What a wonderful Name it is
What a wonderful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a wonderful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a wonderful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

What a wonderful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Death could not hold You
The veil tore before You
You silenced the boast of sin and grave

The heavens are roaring
The praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again

You have no rival
You have no equal
Now and forever, God You reign

Yours is the Kingdom
Yours is the glory
Yours is the Name above all names

What a powerful Name it is
What a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is
Nothing can stand against
What a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Pam Powell, Parish Associate

Holy Father, you see us as we are, and know our inmost thoughts. We confess that we are unworthy of your gracious care. We forget that all life comes from you and that to you all life returns. We have not sought to do your will with our whole hearts. We have not lived as grateful children, nor loved as Christ loved us. Apart from you, we are nothing. Only your grace can sustain us. Lord, in your mercy, forgive us, heal us, and make us whole. Set us free from our sin, and restore us to the joy of your salvation now and forever. Amen.

I Shall Not Want | by Audrey Assad, Bryan Brown
From the love of my own comfort
From the fear of having nothing
From a life of worldly passions, deliver me O God

From the need to be understood
From the need to be accepted
From the fear of being lonely, deliver me, O God
Deliver me, O God

And I shall not want no I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want

From the fear of serving others
From the fear of death or trial
From the fear of humility, deliver me O God
Deliver me O God

And I shall not want, no I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want

I shall not want, I shall not want

Praying for God's World and the Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Offering

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Message

When Jesus Comes to Town | Jonathan Hancock, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Scripture Reading | Mark 10:17-27 (NIV)
As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.” 20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.” 21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

Communion

Lift High | by Eddie Kirkland, Steve Fee
Broken people call His name
Helpless children praise the King
And nothing brings Him greater fame
When broken people call His name

Lift high your chains undone, all rise
Exalt the Son
Jesus Christ the Holy One
We lift our eyes to You

Sinners all exalt the Son
Your ransom paid and freedom won
We will see His kingdom come
When sinners all exalt the Son

Lift up your heads oh, lift up your heads
Look on and lift up your heads, oh
Lift up your heads, look on and

Lift up your heads, oh lift up your heads
Look on and lift up your heads, oh
Lift up your heads, look on and
Lift up your heads, oh lift up your heads
Look on and lift up your heads, oh
Lift up your heads

Lift high your chains undone, all rise
Exalt the Son
Jesus Christ the Holy One

We lift our eyes to You
We lift our eyes to You

Responding to God's Word

Build My Life | by Housefires
Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for you

Jesus a name above every other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for you
We live for you

Holy, there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder
Show me who you are and fill me with your heart
And lead me in your love to those around me

I will build my life, upon your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in you alone
And I will not be shaken

Announcements

Benediction

Today's Musicians

Andrew Sedlacek, guitar and vocals; Jeff Soderberg, drums; Kathryn Profitt, keyboard and vocals; Beverly Hancock, violin; Michelle Mote, vocals; Rex Waters, bass guitar

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