Order of Worship

6/6/2021
 
Opening praise: “Heart of Worship” by Matt Redman
 
Verse 1: When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart

I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart

Chorus: I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made
When it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus

Verse 2: King of endless worth
No one could express
How much You deserve
Though I’m weak and poor
All I have is Yours
Every single breath

I’ll bring You more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what You have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart

Chorus: I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made
And it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus  (Repeat)
 
Call to Worship:
 
Leader: Why do we gather to worship today?
 
Congregation: Here we find a family of faith where we will always belong.
 
Leader: Why do we gather to worship today?
 
Congregation: Here we find friends who love us, for we are all children of God.
 
Leader: Why do we gather to worship today?
 
Congregation: Here we worship a King who rules with justice and mercy.
 
Leader: Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
 
ALL: We worship our King who welcomes us as children of God!
 
Hebrew Bible Lesson: 1 Samuel 8:4-20

Hymn: “For the Beauty of the Earth” #89
 
Verse 1: For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth over and around us lies:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
 
Verse 2: For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night,
hill and vale and tree and flow’r, sun and moon and stars of light:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
 
Verse 3: For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony linking sense to sound and sight:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
 
Verse 4: For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.
 
Verse 5: For thy church that evermore lifteth holy hands above,
off’ring upon ev’ry shore her pure sacrifice of love:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

Opening Prayer
 
Offering Prayer
 
Morning Psalm: Psalm 138
 
Report on Young Adult Conference: Meghan Knight
 
Joys & Concerns
 
Prayer*
(We will end the prayer with the Lord’s prayer using “trespasses”)
 
Gospel Lesson: Mark 3:20-35

Sermon: “You’re Not Like Everyone Else! And that’s Good!”
 
Hymn: “In Christ there is no East or West” #306
 
Verse 1: In Christ there is no East or West, in him no South or North, 
but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth. 
 
Verse 2: In him shall true hearts ev’rywhere their high communion find. 
His service is the golden cord close binding human kind. 
 
Verse 3: Join hands, then people of the faith, whate’er your race may be. 
All children of the living God are surely kin to me. 
 
Verse 4: In Christ now meet both East and West, in him meet South and North. 
All Christly souls are one in him throughout the whole wide earth. 
 
Benediction

*written by Rev. Andrea Price, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.  http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/