Scripture, Call to Worship & Lectionary

August 27, 2017 10:15 a.m. Worship Service
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture:  Joshua 1:9 and Revelation 21:4
The message will be delivered by Scott Eubank
Sermon:  THE OPTIMIST CLUB

 Weekly Lectionary Readings: Year C


 Call to Worship August 27, 2017

One: Our help is from God, who made heaven and earth.  Come to worship the One who answers our prayers.

All: If God were not on our side, we could not live.  If God were not for us, we would be swept away.

One: God has gifted each one of us in unique ways.  In our variety, we complement one another.

All: We rejoice in God’s love and faithfulness.  Blessed be our God, whose word is true.

One: In thankfulness, we bring our joyous songs.

All: We are here, seeking to discern God’s will.  We are open to God’s transforming Spirit.

 


 

 Scripture August 27, 2017

 Joshua 1:9 (NRSV)

 9I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 Revelation 21:4 (NRSV)

4he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”

 
Scripture Snippets:

Exodus 3:1-15 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.

Romans 12:9-21   Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Matthew 16:21-28 From the time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed an on the third day be raised.

Exodus 12:1-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that the tenth of this month they are t take a lamb for each family. . .

Psalm 149   Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful. Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.

Romans 13:8-14 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder;. . .

Matthew 18:15-20 “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the members listens to you, you have regained that one.”