A Service of Worship


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PARTICIPATING IN WORSHIP TODAY Rev. Karla Shaw, Senior Pastor Rev. Alex Wirth, Associate Pastor Elder Dr. C. Gresham Bayne Alicia McMillan, Interim Director of Worship and Music/Organist Bryan Verhoye, Pianist/Music Associate Deacon Greeters: Mary-Carol Madison, Kathy Zorn, Eddie Dees, and Stephanie Wylie July Ushers: Mike Long, Eddie Dees, Kathy Zorn, Jean Murphy, Buck Buchanan, Pat Buchanan, Merideth Blair, Beth Roach, Lori Fritzer, Evelyn Cintas Media Ministry: Dave Baker, Kurt Walter, Tyler Cramer, and Jonathan Seifert VISITORS Please complete a Welcome Card from the pew pocket, so that we may become acquainted and serve you. Place the card in the offering or hand to an Usher. We’re glad you are here! PRAYER is a powerful source of comfort and healing. We invite you to bring to our attention those in need by contacting the church office, or noting your prayer request on the Welcome Card. Place the card in the offering or hand to an Usher. TODAY’S FLOWERS are given by Byron Wear in memory of Jonathan Wear, who fought in the revolutionary war at King’s Mountain, North Carolina, ensuring our nation’s independence. The floral arrangements were created by Ellen Mac Vean and Jill Giesick. PRAYER QUILT MINISTRY: Prayer Quilts are gifts of love and prayers for those in special need. Please come forward and tie your prayers into the quilts. To request a quilt, please contact Lynn Spafford at [email protected], or Joanne Albrecht at (619) 222-1585.

A Service of Worship July 1, 2018 Communion Sunday

Classic Worship 10:45 a.m. Sanctuary

DEACONS’ CARE FUND: On Communion Sunday, we draw attention to our Deacons’ Care Fund that provides financial help to a church or community member in a time of crisis. Use the gold envelopes in the pew pockets for your donation and place it in the offering. Forms to request assistance are available in the church office. Rev. Karla Shaw, Senior Pastor Rev. Alex Wirth, Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Chris Lenocker, Parish Associate Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107 ■ (619) 223-1633 pointlomachurch.org

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Order of Worship - 10:45 Please remember to silence your cell phones and refrain from flash photography. Thank you. Prelude

I Love to Tell the Story Bryan Verhoye, pianist

Life of the Church—Birthday Blessing

arr. John Leavitt

Offertory

Welcome and Call to Worship

Pastor Karla

*Songs of Praise

No. 20 (1-3)

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Amazing Love

Invocation Ministry of Music

Scripture Reading

Pastor Alex You Raise Me Up arr. Roger Emerson Molleigh Verhoye and Franny Coughlin 1 John 4:7-16 Elder C. Gresham Bayne Page 241 in the pew Bible

Prayer of Confession (In unison, followed by silent prayer) God of compassion and mercy, you sent us your Son as the savior of the world, and told us to love one another as much as you loved us. Yet we struggle to love each other. We have a hard time loving those who are not like us, who disagree with us, or ask us to face the truth about ourselves. You told us to love one another, because love is from God, but we often do not love those we think are dirty, hungry, lost or undesirable. It is written that perfect love casts out fear, and yet we are afraid, afraid for our safety, our wallets, and how others perceive us. Forgive us, God, and show us how to love the way you command us to love. Release us from our judgement and our fear. Open our hearts so that we might receive your perfect love for us, and offer it to the world. (silent prayer) Amen.

Prelude in b minor

Bach-Siloti

*Doxology with Alleluias *Song of Preparation

Pass It On

Sermon

Love Your Neighbor: All About the Love

Call to Communion

I Come with Joy

The Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper I Come with Joy There’s a Quiet Understanding My Jesus, I Love Thee

No. 739 (1-3)

No. 768 (1-2) No. 768 (3-5) No. 788 (1-2) No. 101 (1-3)

*Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer (sung) No. 632 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. *Benediction Postlude:

The Emperor’s Fanfare

Antonio Soler

*Please stand, if you are able. Pastor Alex is available for personal prayer in Room 1 following worship today. Please ask an Usher if you need directions.

Affirmation of Grace *Response

Invitation to Christian Stewardship

Forever