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Sunday August 28, 2016

ASBURY-ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

August 28, 2016       15th Sunday after Pentecost               11 AM

CHIMING OF THE HOUR ~ A TIME OF QUIET REFLECTION AND MEDITATION

Liturgical color this week Green

 

 PRELUDE:  “He is Exalted”

                                                                                       

INTRO:         “Be Exalted, O God”

 

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*CALL TO WORSHIP:  All Stand

PASTOR: You have come to a community of love and hospitality.

PEOPLE: Here, God entreats us to see strangers as angels in

                  disguise.

PASTOR: You have come to a community of worship.

PEOPLE: Here, praising God is more important than

                  puffing ourselves up.

PASTOR: Here, you are God’s honored guest.

 

 

 

*PROCESSION OF THE CROSS, GOD’S WORD, AND LIGHT

 

*HYMN# 261 “Lord of the Dance”

 

*INVOCATION

 

 *PSALTER# 803                                                         Psalm 81   1-10

*GLORIA PATRI     “Glory Be to the Father”             Hymnal Pg. 70

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ THE APOSTLES CREED

I BELIEVE IN God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

(Please fill out your prayer requests at this time)

YOUTH SERMON                                                                         REV. SHAW     

 

PRAISE HYMN # 394          “Something Beautiful”

 

FIRST READING                  Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16                     NT Pg. 227

Kelly Powell, Liturgist

 

PASTORAL INTERCESSORY PRAYERS~ JOYS AND

CONCERNS

 

OFFERTORY: “The Longer I Serve Him” Nicholas Turner/soloist             

*DOXOLOGY

 

*HYMN#156 “I Love to Tell the Story”

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God, we come to you today confessing our love of the first chair. The seeds of “healthy competition” sown in childhood have borne misshapen fruit in adulthood. We love the best seats, bask in recognition, and covet the “edge” that brings us honor. Forgive us, God, when our competitiveness yields more pride than excellence. Forgive us, God, when we forget that we work for you, and not for ourselves. Forgive us, God, when we forget that humility and hospitality are close relatives, and that those who would be your disciples are called to hold hands with the stranger. Make us less eager to fight for power and position and more willing to make room for those who have neither name nor strength. Amen.

PASTOR: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

PEOPLE:  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. 

          

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

PASTOR:  Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but those who humble themselves will be exalted. In faith, you have made your humble confession before the living God who continues to offer us forgiveness through Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Amen

PEOPLE:  In the name of Christ, our sins are forgiven!

                 Thanks to you, O God. Amen.

 

 

**Gospel Lesson              Luke 14:1, 7-14                                      NT Pg. 77

SERMON                                                                                      REV. SHAW

                                                                                                                              

*HYMN# 364 “Because He Lives”

 

COMMISIONING AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE: “Bless the Lord”

 

*The Congregation is invited to stand

**The pastor is reading from the NIV Bible

STEWARDSHIP REPORT ________________August 21st, 2016

Total contributions to Date                                         $92,652.94                                      

Church Attendance___66___  ____         _Internet Views__7_

ASJ Café /Church School_16_____    _Sandwich Ministry_100

 

 

*ALTAR FLOWERS*

The altar flowers have been placed in the sanctuary today by Earline Snow in memory of her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fuller.

 

 

~*~JOIN US EACH SUNDAY MORNING~*~

We encourage you to join us each Sunday in the Family Life Center at 9:30 AM.  Come to enjoy a breakfast, fellowship, and the word of God presented by Pastor Tim Shaw.  The lesson plan starts at 10:00 AM.

 

**YOU ARE INVITED**

Paul and Maxine request your presence today for their wedding ceremony this afternoon at 1:30 PM.  A reception will follow after the ceremony in the Family Life Center.

 

~*~THANK YOU~*~

Gail Grooms would like to thank everyone for their prayers, calls, visits, food, and cards that were given after her recent surgery. 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

There are many doors on the campus of Asbury-St. James UMC. If you use a door to any of the buildings (sanctuary, educational building, Family Life Center) on the church property, would you please check to see that each door is securely closed and locked. We want to protect our property and make sure everything is safe.

 

 

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS…

 Edna Earle Richardson~ Bob  & Mickey Lanier

Ermene Graham~ Elvenia Bishop ~ Hazel Westendorff ~ Rosemary Corley ~ Bobby & Shirley Dillard ~ Evelyn Roberston~

Dr. Deek & Skippy Adkins~ ~Herman & Toni Stramm

 

 

Asbury-St. James United Methodist Church

REV. TIMOTHY G. SHAW

 

 

 

____________IN SERVICE TODAY____________

CHOIR MASTER                                                                                                                                             Herb Spear

CRUCIFER                                                                                                                                                            Charles Holder

ACOLYTE                                                                                                                                                                   Luke Shaw

COUNTERS                                                                                                                                     Mary Ann Hilton & Freddie   Bishop                                                                      GREETERS FOR AUGUST                                                                                              Gaye Caddell & June Harrell

NURSERY                                                                                                             Susan Bullock & Carol Champion

INTERNET TECHNICIAN                                                                                                                                          Matt Forsyth

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR                                                                                                                                 Herb Spear

 

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