10th Sunday after Pentecost August 1, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
*Call to Worship: Psalm 145:10-21 (pg. 621)
*Opening Prayer …………………………………………….. pg. 2
THE OPENING HYMN ------------------------------------------ # 171
“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
*Confession of Sins …………………………….................... pg. 3
*Kyrie & Declaration of Grace ..………………………….… pg. 3
Special Music: Tim Engelland, “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
*Scripture Lessons: 1st Reading: Exodus 16:2-15 (pg. 68)
2nd Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16 (pg. 1161)
*The Gospel: John 6:22-35 (pg. 1059)
*Response to the Word ……………………………………… pg. 3
*Confession of Faith – The Nicene Creed….…………......... pg. 18
*Gloria Patri …………………………………………………. pg. 4
*Response: “Create in Me A Clean Heart O God” ……..….. pg. 17
*Prayers of the Church
HYMN -------------------------------------------------------------- # 234
“God Himself Is Present”
Sermon: “Give a Man a Fish…”
HYMN --------------------------------------------------------------- # 284
“Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”
* Communion Service: The Exhortation ……………………. pg. 6
* The Lord’s Prayer & Words of the Institution.……………. pg. 7
Lamb of God ………………………………………………. pg. 20
Hymns during the distribution of Communion: # 257, 285, 402, 401
*The Benediction & Three-fold Amen ...……………………. pg. 8
THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………...………….. # 390
Organ Postlude (* denotes – Congregation please stand as able)
WE CORDIALLY WELCOME all who have come to worship with us this morning! We ask our visitors to please sign the guest book and let us know how we may assist you in any way. God’s peace and joy be upon you!
Holy Communion: We invite all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and who have received Confirmation or other Biblical instruction on this Sacrament to come to the altar to participate in the Lord’s Supper. All other, including children, are invited to come forward to receive a blessing from the Pastor. We also invite you to prepare yourself by reading “Personal Preparation for Holy Communion,” (hymnal pages 14-15). Please note: The 6 cups in the center ring of the communion trays are Grape Juice for those wanting juice instead of wine.
Food and fellowship at the parsonage this week on Wednesday, August 4th. We will be having tacos and yard games, food and fellowship. All are welcome. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Come as soon as 5pm, food begins at 6pm.
The Church Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 15th , 5:00 p.m. Come and join in some yard games, inflatable for the kids and good fellowship. The meat and drinks will be provided for the meal, congregation is asked to bring salads and desserts.
The Marvin Lau Family would like to thank our church family for all the prayers, visits, cards, & phone calls. Thank you for the generous memorial to the AFLC in memory of Alma. We would also like to thank everyone who brought food for the meal and helped out in anyway. We are all truly blessed to have all of you in our lives.
This Week’s Activities:
4th – Wed. – Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
8th – Sun. – Worship 9:00 a.m.
*Call to Worship: Psalm 145:10-21
10 All your works shall give thanks
to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and kind in all his works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the
praise of the Lord,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
1st Reading: Exodus 16:2-15
2 And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, 3 and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. 5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against the Lord. For what are we, that you grumble against us?” 8 And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.” 9 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’” 10 And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11 And the Lord said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” 13 In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. 14 And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. 15 When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.
2nd Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16
4 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you
to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been
called, 2 with all humility
and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager
to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There
is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope
that belongs to your call— 5 one
Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God
and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace
was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's
gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he
ascended on high he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to men.” 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
*The Gospel: John 6:22-35
22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.