Order of Worship 7-24-22


Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

July 24th, 2022 Ten Thirty in the morning

Minister: Rev. Aaron Ochart       

Liturgist: Jananne Lankard

Please silence all cell phones. 

Face masks are encouraged for all participants unless leading worship. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit



*PROCESSIONAL HYMN [Blue Hymnal 267]

 All Things Bright and Beautiful             

Refrain: All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful:

The Lord God made them all.

1 Each little flower that opens,

Each little bird that sings:

God made their glowing colors,

God made their tiny wings. (Refrain)

2 The purple-headed mountain,

The river running by,

The sunset, and the morning

That brightens up the sky, (Refrain)


MINUTE for MISSION: Presbyterian Women School Supplies        



ONE: “How countless are your works, Lord! 

MANY: In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”                      


God, you have created us and everything around us, you have a design and purpose for our lives. 

Jesus, our King and Savior. You love us more than we can imagine. 

Holy Spirit, you empower us to share your love with everyone around us. 

Thank you God, Jesus, and Spirit, for creating us, designing us, and empowering us! Amen. 

HYMN               Come! Live in the Light!     WE ARE CALLED

  1. Come, live in the light 

Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord

We are called to be light for the kingdom

To live in the freedom of the city of God


Chorus: We are called to act with justice

We are called to love tenderly

We are called to serve one another

To walk humbly with God


2.Come, open your heart

Show your mercy to all those in fear

We are called to be hope for the hopeless

So all hatred and violence will be no more (chorus)


  1. Sing, sing a new song

Sing of that great day when all will be one

God will reign and we’ll walk with each other

As sisters and brothers united in love (chorus)  






VERSE: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do”

Shout it Out

Dear Lord, Thank you that you created us with Creativity, that you Designed us each with special skills and abilities, and that you Empower us through the Holy Spirit to do your work in the World. Amen


CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                  



Lord God, You are the perfect Creator, and You tell us we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We confess that our pride prevents us from believing this truth. We question Your craftsmanship and often wish that you had made us a different way. Heal us of this sinful tendency. Help us celebrate how You have made us in Your image with perfect purpose and care. Lord, we know that You call us into Your holy service to use our gifts to further Your Kingdom on earth. We confess that we find ourselves using our God-given gifts to further our own agendas instead of Yours. Renew our hearts and strengthen us. Go with us as we do the work You have given each of us to do. In the powerful Name of Christ, Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON                     


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 

world without end, Amen, Amen.


SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                                      Ephesians 2:1-10

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

ONE: The Word of the Lord

MANY: Thanks be to God

SERMON                               “Spark Studio”                 The Rev. Aaron Ochart


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH              Theological Declaration of Barmen 


  Jesus Christ, as he is attested for us in Holy Scripture, is the one Word of God which we have to hear and which we have to trust and obey in life and in death.

    As Jesus Christ is God’s assurance of the forgiveness of all our sins, so in the same way and with the same seriousness is he also God’s mighty claim upon our whole life. Through him befalls us a joyful deliverance from the godless fetters of this world for a free, grateful service to his creatures.

   The church’s commission, upon which its freedom is founded, consists in delivering the message of the free grace of God to all people in Christ’s stead, and therefore in the ministry of his own Word and work through sermon and Sacrament. Amen.





Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen


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


*HYMN [Blue #315]    “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”

Refrain: Every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.

Yes, every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.

1 Upon the mountain, when my Lord spoke,

Out of God’s mouth came fire and smoke.

Looked all around me, it looked so fine,

Till I asked my Lord if all was mine. (Refrain)

2 Jordan river, chilly and cold,

It chills the body but not the soul.

There is but one train upon this track;

It runs to heaven and then right back. (Refrain)


Almighty God, bless your people. Give us your peace, your help, and your love, for we are the sheep of your pasture. Let us be united in your peace— one in the Body, one in the Spirit, and one in the hope of our calling, all through the gift of your endless grace. Amen.


POSTLUDE         Flourish by Alan Bullard

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  


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