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Liturgy Rundown

Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Rundown

If you want to look ahead and begin meditating on segments of the upcoming service, if you missed our service this Sunday, or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.

Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost

Ordinary Time

August 18th, 2019 | 8.18.2019

Song of Adoration 

   Saved My Soul

Call to Worship – Psalm 100                                

   Mr. Brian Byers

Leader: Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

People: Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Leader: Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us and we are his;

People: we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

People: For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Song of Praise

   Praise To The Lord The Almighty

Confession of Sin

   Mr. Brian Byers

Leader: As God’s creatures we are made in his image to represent him on earth and to live in loving communion with him. By sovereign appointment we are earth-keepers and caretakers: loving our neighbor, tending the creation, and meeting our needs. God uses our skills in the unfolding and well-being of his world. Yet often we neglect our task. Recalling our task leads us to confess our sin and to yearn for God’s forgiveness.

All: Creator God, we confess that material values, rather than kingdom realities, have often determined our relationships. We have indulged our appetites with little consideration for others. We have been more interested in our neighbor’s land than in our neighbor. We have harbored bitterness and resentments because of economic problems. We are not reconciled to some who have hurt us, even members of your body. Lord of the church, have mercy on us. Grant us peace with you and with each other in Christ. Amen.

Song of Comfort

   My One Comfort

Assurance of Pardon – Romans 5:8-9

Leader: God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! May the peace of Christ be always with you.

People: And also with you!

Passing the Peace

   Gloria Patri

Community Life Announcements

Confession of Faith & Scripture Reading

   Mrs. Chelsea Collins

   Apostle’s Creed

 Song of Preparation & Offering

   Behold Our God

The offering is a way for Christians to support the mission and ministry of the church. Christians offer a sacrificial portion of their resources- time, talents, possessions- as an act of faith and gratitude in response to God’s grace. If you are a visitor, please do not feel like you need to give anything. The offering is for those who call City Pres home to express their faith through giving.

Service & Renewed Work

    Genesis 2:4-9, 15

   Rev. Daniel Gettemy

Song of Response

   Take My Life And Let It Be

The Lord’s Supper

Jesus has prepared this table for all who love him and trust in him alone for their salvation. All who see their need for Jesus as their Lord and Savior are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord. (Wine is on the outer circle and juice on the inner circles, gluten free bread is provided on the plate. Young children who do not yet take the sacrament may be brought forward for prayer. If you have any worries about being on camera, please remain seated during this time. The stage and surrounding area is on FB Live.)

Words of Institution

  Minister: The Lord be with you.

  People: And also with you

  Minister: Lift up your hearts!

  People: We lift them up to the Lord.

  Minister: Let us lift up our hearts to the Lord.

  People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

  Minister: Therefore, let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

  People: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come           


  Minister: The gifts of God for the people of God.

Song of Communion

   Grace Alone

Song of Celebration



Leader: May God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the source of all goodness and growth, pour his blessing upon all things created, and upon you, his children, that you may use them to his glory and the welfare of all peoples.

Leader: Let us go forth to love and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!