Bulletin by Rev. Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl
Welcome and Announcements Reader
Prelude Holy, Holy (Blue Hymnal, 140)
Opening Prayer (from Psalm 24:4-5 The Living Bible paraphrase)
Show us the path where we should go, O Lord; point out the right road for us to walk.
Lead us; teach us; for you are the God who gives us salvation. We have no hope except in you, O Lord. Amen.
Call to Worship (from Psalm 24:8-10, The Living Bible paraphrase) Reader
One: The Lord is good
Many: and glad to teach the proper path to all who go astray.
One: The Lord will teach the ways that are right and best
Many: to those who humbly turn to him. When we obey him,
One: the path on which God guides us is fragrant with his loving-kindness
and his truth
ALL: THANKS BE TO GOD
*Opening Hymn O Christ, the Great Foundation Blue, 443
*Call to Confession Reader God calls us to tell and live the truth; let us confess our need for God’s forgiveness and grace for the ways in which we do not live up to this call.
Prayer of Confession (unison)
(Silent Confession) Like Herod, we fear the truth of our role in injustice and oppression. We hide the truth of our own pain. We deny the truth of the pain of the voiceless. We close our ears to the truth in favor of what we already believe. When the truth is hidden and twisted, we find it hard to speak up.
Forgive us. Enable us to hear—and speak—the truth.
Words of Assurance (from John 8:32, 34, 36) Jesus promised “you will know
the truth and the truth shall set you free. Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin, but if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
Thank God for the Good News: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Gloria Patri: (Blue #579) “Glory Be to the Father”
Passing of the Peace: The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
Prayers of the People/Lord’s Prayer (traditional) Blue Hymnal, p. 14
Celebration of Birthdays and Anniversaries Reader
Offering Hymn God Is Here! Blue Hymnal, 461
* Doxology (Blue, #592) Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
* Prayer of Dedication (unison) Pastor
Prayer for Illumination Blue Hymnal, 327
O Word of God, incarnate, O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky:
We praise You for the radiance That from the hallowed page.
A lantern to our footsteps, Shines on from age to age.
Scripture Reading: Mark 6:1-39 Reader
Message: Speaking Truth to Power
Communion Hymn Here I Am, Lord Blue Hymnal, 525 *Confession of Faith – The Nicene Creed (Ecumenical) Blue Hymnal, p.15
Invitation to Communion
Prayer of Great Thanksgiving
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
And so together we praise and thank you, O Lord.
Sharing of the Bread and the Cup
Prayer after Communion
*Closing Hymn Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts Blue Hymnal, 510
*Charge and Benediction Pastors Barb and Len
Postlude Lord, Make Us More Holy (Blue Hymnal, 536)
*Stand in body and/or spirit