we gather and approach god

Prelude – Men’s Quartet
“I Saw the Light” 

Notes on the life of the church
Rev. Doug de Graffenried

Call to Worship
Leader: Come, all you who carry heavy burdens, and Christ will give you rest. 
People: For he is gentle and humble in heart: in him we find rest for our souls.

*Hymn of Praise
“America the Beautiful” – Hymnal, No. 696

*Affirmation of Faith
Rev. Chris Winterman

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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at 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 Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

*Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.

We worship through our prayers And our offerings

Pastoral Prayer
Rev. Chris Winterman

Prayer Response
“I Need Thee Every Hour” verse 1 – Hymnal, No. 397

Invitation To The Offering 
Rev. Doug de Graffenried

Offertory Prayer

Offertory – Men’s Quartet
“Amazing Grace”


Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God, all creatures here below:  Alleluia!  Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power up-lifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Hymn of the Gospel
“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing“ – Hymnal, No. 400

we hear god’s word

*Scripture – Romans 7:15-25a

“Didn’t Catch the Name” – Rev. Doug de Graffenried

the celebration of holy communion

The Lord’s 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

we go forth in faith and service

*Hymn of Commitment
“God of the Ages” verses 1,2,4 – Hymnal, No. 698 

Rev. Doug de Graffenried

*Postlude – Deborah Guillory, Organ

*All who are able, please stand.