First Presbyterian Church
June 20, 2021
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”