Grace Presbyterian Church Mission Statement: : Following Jesus, we love, welcome and serve.

Grace Presbyterian Church WOrship Bulletin

June 4, 2023

Order of Worship

June 4, 2023 - Order of Worship
BE THE CHURCH:  Protect the Environment
Rev. Dr. Joanne Sizoo, Pastor
Mary Louise Connor, Elder on Call

Grace Presbyterian Church
Following Jesus, we love, welcome, and serve.

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude       God of Wonders         arr. Tornquist

Call to Worship:
One:    In the beginning, the Spirit of God moved over the waters
Many:    and God declared it to be good
One:    God said, “Let there be light” and called the light “Day” and the darkness “Night”
Many:    and in God’s eyes they were good
One:    God’s word called to life the soybean and the milking cow, the robin and the earthworm, the honeybee and the gray wolf
Many:    and God’s heart saw them to be good
One:    Then God spoke, making creatures who carry the divine image, us
Many:    and God declared that it is all very good
All:    Come, let us adore the Creator.

**Hymn                 #32   I Sing the Mighty Power of God

**Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and soul and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Hear us as we confess to you our individual failings:        (Silence is kept)
In your mercy, forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

**Assurance of Forgiveness

**Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Time with Young Disciples (10:15 only)

Scripture                          Psalm 24: 1-2

Anthem (10:15 only)          Thanks Be to God            Grace Notes Choir


Choral Response
In your church, Lord, be glorified; be glorified.  In your church, Lord, be glorified today.

Invitation - Prayers of the People with the Lord’s Prayer
Words of Institution - Distribution of Elements - Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us, not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

**Hymn               God, Creation Sings Your Praises                 C.W. Gillette


**Choral Blessing                       (face center aisle to bless one another)
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind blow at your back,
may the sun shine warmly on your face, may the rain fall softly on your field,
and, until we meet again, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of God’s hand.


**congregation standing in body or spirit