Worship Bulletin – August 16, 2015
Lord’s Day, August 16th, 2015 – 10:30 AM Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship
We praise you for creating this world in all beauty, for redeeming the world through Christ, our Lord, and for sending us the gift of your Spirit to encourage, instruct, and sustain us.
We long for your Spirit to work among us now, to inspire our praise, to challenge us with your truth, and to equip us for service in your world. Amen.
*Hymn of Praise – “Awesome God” – #179
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
OT Reading – Isaiah 9:1–2 – p. 742
Special Music – “Bless the Lord, O My Soul”
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
Gospel Reading – Luke 1:67–79 – p. 1099
*Hymn of Preparation – “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” – #3
Sermon – “God of Hope” – Pastor Wesley Allen
*Hymn of Invitation – “Thy Word” – #184
August Benevolence: Riverview Estates
This month (and all year long) we encourage you to donate much needed hygiene items to Riverview. All donations can be placed in the bin marked “Riverview” in the Memorial Hall.
White/colored hand towels ~ Washcloths ~ Denture cleaner ~ Denture adhesive
Toothpaste ~ Dove soap ~Hand lotion ~ Deodorant (roll on or spray) ~ Blankets
Twin sheet sets ~ Cotton thermals ~ Boxes of tissues
Garden Fresh! – See something in the garden that would be perfect on your dinner table? Pick it! Take some fresh veggies home today, tomorrow, or whenever they’re ripe! (and if you make something super delicious, feel free to post it to theCBC Facebook page for everyone to share!!)
Sunday Morning Book Study – Beginning on Sunday, September 20, 9:30am we will be reading A Love Worth Giving, by Max Lucado. All are welcome. See Amanda Boulton for more information.
Church Picnic – Saturday August 29, 4pm at 205 Lippincott Ave. Bring the whole family for swimming, games, and food. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Christmas in August? – Come one, come all! Join our Christmas celebration on Sunday August 23 2015 at 7pm. We will end the summer season with cool thoughts, dessert, and Christmas fun, along with preparing the first round of shoe box presents for Operation Christmas Child. Bring items to pack in the shoe boxes appropriate to send overseas (many stores have begun Back to School sales). Wanted item lists will be available soon. See Cathi Johnson for more information.