Buchanan First Presbyterian Church
7th Sunday After Pentecost
July 23, 2017 11:00 AM
Order of Worship
Voluntary Pastor Brad Napier
Announcements and Welcome Elder Toni Stokes
Call to Worship (Responsive) -Psalm 125 Intern Ryan Willey, Liturgist
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion;
Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem;
So the Lord surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore.
Let us worship the Lord, our God.
Praise be unto you, O God!
*Hymn #321 - The Church’s One Foundation
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Patient God, we confess the inadequacy of our devotion and the weakness of our
service. For we have honored you with our lips even when our hearts have been
far from you. We invoke your name for our own glory more than yours. We
obey you only when it suits us. We do not struggle against the things that tempt
us. Our outward appearance masks our inward reality, and the sin within us
defiles us. But you, Holy God, have the power to forgive us. Cleanse us by your
grace, in the strong name of Jesus, that we may truly serve you with all the
strength of our being and bring glory to your name.
And now, Lord, I confess specifically.....(silent prayers)
Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)
Jesus, Lamb of God.
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Bearer of our sins,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Redeemer of the world,
Grant us peace
I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, God has heard our confession, and
forgiven our sins.
Thanks be to God. AMEN.
Passing of the Peace
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
Hymn #332 - The Right Hand of God
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “It Is Well With My Soul” Intern Sean Murphy
The Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 14:15-18; 21-30b
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to you, O Christ.
The Sermon: “Lifeguard” Pastor Brad Napier
“Your way was through the sea, your path, through the mighty waters.”
Worship with Tithes and Offerings
Doxology #606 -Praise God
The Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn #837 - Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
*Benediction and Blessing
End of Worship Service
Ryan Willey: 480.-793-5729, or by calling the church.
Sean Murphy: 765-346-5150, or by calling the church.
The Week Ahead
Wednesday: Lydia Circle, 10:30 am. We will see the DVD musical Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the audio-visual
room. This treat will culminate the six-week study we did on
the lessons from Genesis about how Joseph changed the tide
of the ancient world forever. We need to start promptly at
10:35 am. All re invited to join us even if you did not come to
The focus on giving this month will be Domestic Violence
Shelter. You may leave items in the Angel Room.
Mid-week Holy Communion, Noon.
Thursday: No quilting group.
Boys and Girls Club Board Meeting, Classroom 1, Noon
Friday: Pastor Napier and the interns will be in Abingdon for a meeting of
the Church Development Committee, 10:00 am, at Sinking Spring
Sunday: Intern Sean Murphy’s last Sunday with us for the Summer of 2017.
Sean will preach the sermon. We will have special guests with us
Tuesday, August 1: Intern Sean Murphy leaves Grundy at 8:00 am for
Sunday, August 6: Holy Communion will be served during worship. Intern
Ryan Willey will preach the sermon and Pastor Napier will preside at
the Lord’s table.
The Sunday evening video classes will resume in Classroom 2 at 5
pm. Everyone is invited to share in this time of learning and
Monday, August 7: Buchanan County Ministerial Association Meeting in
classroom 1, 10:00 am.
Tuesday, August 8: Buchanan First will have a table at the Technical and
Career Center for the distribution of school supplies for families in
need. You are asked to bring various school supplies, socks, or
personal care items into the church for Ryan and Pastor Napier to
distribute and invite people to join us for worship.
Thursday, August 10: Ryan and Pastor Napier will have a table at the
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Business and Service Fair, from
11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Monday, August 14: Pastor Napier will leave for three days of study leave
at Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina. He will return on
Wednesday evening. Intern Ryan Willey will serve in the pastor’s
Birthdays, July 23 - 29:
July 24 - Betty McClanahan;
July 27 - Dr. Kay Dales, Louis Holland, Barbara Sutherland;
July 29 - Denys Marcum
Anniversaries, July 23 - 29:
July 27 - Bill & Toni Stokes