Worship Service - God's Plan and Our Place In It


Red Oak Presbyterian Church Sunday - 9AM Sunday School, 10:30AM Worship Service

July 04, 2021

10:20 AM

511 E Coolbaugh St Red Oak, IA 51566

July starts our Ephesians sermon series. This week is Ephesians 1:1-14 God's Plan and Our Place In It. Join us for worship service starting at 10:30 a.m. You are always welcome at Red Oak Presbyterian Church!

Worship For the Lord's Day

July 4, 2021

Prelude                                                                                                                 Abby Pedersen

Welcome & Announcements                                                                           Pastor Caryn

Call to Worship                                Celebration Hymnal                              #25

Opening Prayer

Merciful God, we come before You with praise and thanksgiving! Through Jesus Christ, You have lavished on us every spiritual blessing we could possibly imagine! Before the world was created, You already knew us and loved us. You adopted us as Your own children, and redeemed us through the blood of Christ. Even more, You have made us Your heirs, and given us Your own Spirit as a sign and guarantee. How we praise You! Open our hearts and minds to Your presence among us here. May our worship this morning bring You honor and glory, for You alone are worthy of our praise. Amen.

Hymn                                                  In The Garden                                         #635

Call to Confession

Peace is the heirloom promised to us, forgiveness is the inheritance passed on to us through Christ. May we know God's peace, and be healed of our brokenness, as we confess our sins to God.

Prayer of Confession

Why are we always willing to descend into the worst areas life offers to us, but reluctant to come into Your presence, Holy One? Why can we stand on sin's shaky foundations, yet find it impossible to dance in Your joy? Why are we so quick to trumpet our hollow achievements, and do not seem to be able to hear Your whispers of hope for us? Forgive us, and fill us with Your mercy. May we set our hope in Jesus Christ, who came so we might become Your children, inheritors of love, peace, and faithfulness forever. Silent prayer.

Assurance of Pardon

In Christ, God's salvation has come; God's peace kisses our cheeks, wiping away our tears, and faithfulness takes us by the hand to lead us home to God.

God has called us, God has claimed us, God has redeemed us. This is good news for all of creation! Thanks be to God. Amen.

Passing the Peace

Musical Offering                                                                                                  Osiel Pedersen

Moment For Mission

Children's Sermon

Prayer For Illumination

Living God, help us so to hear Your holy Word that we may truly understand; that, understanding, we may believe and believing, we may follow in all faithfulness and obedience, seeking Your honor and glory in all that we do; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 24: Ephesians 1:1-14

Message:             "God's Plan and Our Place In It"                                    Pastor Caryn

Sharing of Joys & Concerns

Prayers of the People

Offering Our Gifts To God

The Lord's Supper

Invitation to the Lord's Table

Communion Hymn          "Let Us Break Bread Together"                                   #460

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

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.

It is truly right...

The Lord's Prayer

The sharing of the bread and juice

Closing Prayer

Closing Hymn            "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"                              #630


Response                      "Grace, Love and Fellowship"                                     #233