August 16th Worship

We Gather

PRELUDE

Alleluia! Alleluia! Give Thanks - Donald Fishel

Musicians: John Calkins and Matthew Kauffman

WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP

Let us worship God.

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

All who worship God, come here and listen; I will tell you everything God has done for me.

I prayed to the Lord, and I praised God.

If my thoughts had been sinful, God would have refused to listen.

But God did listen and answered my prayer.

Let's praise God, who listened when I prayed!

Let's praise God who is always kind.

May God's amazing grace be with you!

May God's robust peace be yours!

Let us worship our living God!

Let us worship together our God!

TIME OF PRAYER - We Tell the Truth About Ourselves and We Turn to God

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 for our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

DISCIPLES LISTEN TO THE WORD OF THE LORD

CHILDREN'S MESSAGE

THE WORD OF THE LORD

Readings from Genesis 37, 39-45

QUESTIONS

What stands out to you in these verses?

What do you remember of these stories from your Sunday School days?

When was a time you felt like things had gone against you?

When was a time you felt you had to keep using what God had given you even in the midst of the hard of your life?

Where do you hold onto the hope we hear in today's passage?

What points of grace speak to your heart this morning in the scripture and from the sermon?

How might you hold onto those this week?

Read back through the Joseph and his family story this week, Genesis 37-45 is full of God's good work coming through the hard?

How will you live into truth of these verses and story this week?

DISCIPLES RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD AND ARE SENT AND BLESSED TO SERVE GOD

HYMN

Morning Has Broken - Eleanor Farjean

Michael Deni (Geographer), Vocal and Guitar

Morning has broken like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird

Praise for the singing Praise for the morning

Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven

Like the first dew fall on the first grass

Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden

Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight Mine is the morning

Born of the One Light Eden saw play

Praise with elation, praise every morning

God's recreation of the new day

Morning has broken like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird

Praise for the singing Praise for the morning

Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

BENEDICTION & PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

POSTLUDE

Blessings from Laura Story

Thank you for all who helped lead this morning:

Gathering Music, John Calkins and Matthew Kauffman

Welcome & Call Ryan Irmer at Slackwood Presbyterian Church

Confession & Prayers of the People, Rev Nancy Mikoski at Pennington Presbyterian Church

Children's Time Rev Wendi Werner at Dayton Presbyterian Church

Scripture collected and shared Rev James Brumm at New Brunswick Presbyterian Church

Scripture readers Rev Marcus Lambright at First Presbyterian Church Trenton, Elder Sharon Campbell at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church and Rev Sharyl Dixon at Kingston Presbyterian Church

Hymn, Morning Has Broken Michael Deni (Geographer), Vocal and Guitar

Benediction, Rev Marcus Lambright

Postlude Music from Laura Story, Slackwood Presbyterian Church

Edited for worship by Peyton Dixon, Kingston Presbyterian Church

ABOUT US

We believe all persons are MINISTERS: EACH AND EVERY ONE. With God's grace, we seek to be an open and affirming congregation - one that includes all persons.

ADDRESS

57 Sand Hills Road

Kendall Park, NJ 08824

732-297-9182

office@gracepcsb.org