Welcome to Worship!

August 19, 2018

Prelude                 “The Old Rugged Cross”         Mary Ellen Patrick

*Call to Worship                 

*Opening Hymn                “Open My Eyes”                       Insert

1.Open my eyes that I may see

Glimpses of truth you have for me

Place in my hands the wonderful key

That shall unlock and set me free

Silently now on bended knee

Ready I wait your will to see

Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine

 

2.Open my ears that I may hear

Voices of truth you send so clear

And while the message sounds in my ear

Everything false will disappear

Silently now on bended knee

Ready I wait your will to see

Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine

 

3.Open my mouth and let me hear

Gladly the warm truth everywhere

Open my heart and let me prepare

Love with your children thus to share

Silently now on bended knee

Ready I wait your will to see

Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine

*Invocation & Lord’s Prayer                          (“…debts as we forgive our debtors…”)

 

Children’s Message                                                  Jim Gongaware

(5th Graders& younger are excused for Kid’s Connection with Carol H. & Jill A.)

Special Music          “Softly and Tenderly”       Vocal Solo & Guitar

 

Morning Prayer

Prayer Response             “Family of God”                Praise Team                              

Presentation of Tithes & Offerings

Offertory                            

*Doxology   “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”  

*Hymn                    “The Old Rugged Cross”                          Insert

1.On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross

The emblem of suffering and shame

And I love that old cross

Where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain

Refrain

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

Till my trophies at last I lay down

I will cling to the old rugged cross

And exchange it someday for a crown

 

2.O that old rugged cross so despised by the world

Has a wondrous attraction for me

For the dear Lamb of God left his glory above

To bear it to dark Calvary

Refrain

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

Till my trophies at last I lay down

I will cling to the old rugged cross

And exchange it some day for a crown

 

Scripture Lesson                                                I Kings 3:1-15 RSV

Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom

Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt; he took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had finished building his own house and the house of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem. The people were sacrificing at the high places, however, because no house had yet been built for the name of the Lord.

Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father; only, he sacrificed and burnt incense at the high places. And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place; Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings upon that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “Thou hast shown great and steadfast love to thy servant David my father, because he walked before thee in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward thee; and thou hast kept for him this great and steadfast love, and hast given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And thy servant is in the midst of thy people whom thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered or counted for multitude. Give thy servant therefore an understanding mind to govern thy people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to govern this thy great people?”

10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11 And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12 behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. 13 I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. 14 And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

15 And Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. Then he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.

THE SERMON                                                    Dr. Hockensmith

“WISDOM NEEDED”

 

*Closing Hymn              “I Surrender All”                            Insert

1.All to Jesus I surrender

All to Him I freely give

I will ever love and trust Him

In His presence daily live

Refrain

I surrender all, I surrender all

All to thee my blessed Savior

I surrender all

 

3.All to Jesus I surrender

Make me Savior wholly Thine

May Thy Holy Spirit fill me

May I know Thy power divine

Refrain

I surrender all, I surrender all

All to thee my blessed Savior

I surrender all

 

4.All to Jesus I surrender

Lord I give myself to Thee

Fill me with Thy love and power

Let Thy blessing fall on me

Refrain

I surrender all, I surrender all

All to thee my blessed Savior

I surrender all

 

*Benediction                                                      

*Postlude

 

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