First Presbyterian Church

June 20, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Prelude  

Welcome and Announcements                   Rev. Dr. Parrish L. Bridges

Introit            "Near to the Heart of God"                                         Rob Ball

 

Call to Worship                                                                 Carolyn Mankins

Sing praises to the Lord, sing praises. We will declare God’s deeds among the people. Shout for joy, you children of the Most High. God remembers the needy and gives hope to the poor. Sing praises to the Lord, sing praises. We will declare God’s deeds among the people.

Hymn          "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing"                              Rob Ball

Unison Prayer of Confession                                         Carolyn Mankins

Help us, God, for we do not have the wisdom to help ourselves. When the good we have known crumbles beneath our feet and we are mired down in hopelessness and self-pity, we need you. When we cannot hide from the evil that is all around us because some of it is also in us, we cry out for your saving mercy. We confess that it is easier to see the problem than the promise. We have been more ready to complain than to accept your help. O God, we open our hearts to you. We want to be healed. Amen.

Kyrie                                                                                                                                                                   Rob Ball

Declaration of Forgiveness                                            Carolyn Mankins

Friends, hear the good news! God was in Christ, reconciling the world to God’s Self. God no longer holds our misdeeds against us. Friends believe the good news!  In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.           

*Gloria Patri                                                                                      Rob Ball  

Special Music             "Eternal Life"                                                 Rob Ball                                     

Scripture                  1Samual 17:57, 18:16                   Rev. Dr. Parrish Bridges

Sermon                     "A Friend for Life"

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord's Prayer

Hymn                       "Shine, Jesus, Shine"                                            Rob Ball

Invitation to Offering                                         Rev. Dr. Parrish Bridges                                             

Offering Music & Reflection                      

*Doxology                                                                                           Rob Ball

*Prayer of Thanksgiving                                   Rev. Dr. Parrish Bridges

 

Hymn                  “Blest Be the Tie That Binds"                                  Rob Ball

*Benediction                                                         Rev. Dr. Parrish Bridges

*Response                     “God Be With You”                                 

Postlude