Scripture, Call to Worship & Lectionary

 July 21, 2019 10:15 a.m. Worship Service
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Scripture:  John 15:1-5
The message will be Meditations read by Brad Bond, Elder and Jeanne Thompson:  “Abide in Me” by Rev. Dr. K. Gillett, II and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Linder
Sermon:  “Abide in Me”

 July 21\8, 2019 10:15 a.m. Worship Service
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Scripture:  Luke 11:1-13
The message will be delivered by the Rev. Jenny Wynn
Sermon:  “How Much More”

Weekly Lectionary Readings: Year C

 


 Call to Worship July 21, 2019

Leader: We are the body of Christ!

All: Let us raise our voices in praise of the God who brings us together in one body.

Leader: This morning, let’s Enter the temple gates with thanksgiving and its courts with songs of praise.

All: Give thanks and bless God’s name.

Leader: In Christ the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.

All: Praise God who is our dwelling place.

 Call to Worship July 28, 2019 (Psalm 85)

Leader:  Come! Join the fellowship of God’s people— people who gather as faithful disciples of Christ.

All:  We seek the One who frees us from uncertainty and doubt.

Leader:  Come! Join the welcome of God’s people— people who meet together for justice and peace.

All:  We seek the One who is trustworthy, the One who gives us what is good.

Leader:  Come! Join the celebration of God’s people— people of the One who was, and is, and shall ever be.

All:  We raise our voices in praise and honor to God, and worship the One who is faithful.

 


 Scripture July 21, 2019

 John 15:1-5 (NRSV)
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

 

 Scripture July 28, 2019

 Luke 11:1-13 (NRSV)
I am the true vine, and my

 

 Scripture Snippets:

James 4:16-17 (MSG)

14-16 “Here’s another way to As it is, you are full of your grandiose selves. All such vaunting self-importance is evil. In fact, if you know the right thing to do and don’t do it, that, for you, is evil.

Matthew 7:24-29 (NRSV) 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!”

Philippians 4:6-7 (MGS) 6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Luke 12:48b (NRSV) From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.

Luke 12:48b (NRSV) From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.

Matthew 5:48 (NRSV)   48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect…

 James 1:22-24 (NKJV)  22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

Galatians 3:28-29 (MSG)   In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises.