We worship in a more traditional way at Zion. We do not have rock bands, movie screens, light shows, or theater seating. Rather we sing the classic hymns of the Christian faith from a hymn book. We follow a historic Protestant liturgy that includes responsive readings, reciting the Apostle’s Creed, singing the Gloria Patri, praying the Lord’s Prayer, and observing the Christian calendar. Our Pastor wears a pulpit robe and we strive to emphasize reverence in God’s presence. The Bible is read in every service and a sermon based directly on the Bible is offered. Communion is served throughout the year. We observe Communion by coming forward and being served by the Pastor.
August 19, 2018 – 13th Sunday After Pentecost
Organ Prelude and Service of Acolytes
Greetings and Announcements
Opening Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”
*Call to Worship – Psalm 86:3,5
(Minister) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
(Minister) Be merciful to me, O Lord,
(Congregation) For I cry to you all day long.
(Minister) For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
(Congregation) And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.
*Prayer of Invocation
*Apostle’s Creed (Unison)
*Greet One Another in Peace
Prayer Requests/Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer:
Prayer Response: “Hear Our Prayer O Lord”
*Hymn: “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
Children’s Time (Children dismissed for Sunday School)
Scripture Lesson: Exodus 20:15-17
Minister: This is the Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
Sermon: Honesty, Truthfulness, and Contentment
The Service of Giving
*Doxology: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
*Hymn: “Living for Jesus”
Depart and Serve the Lord with Gladness!
*Indicates when the Congregation would please stand as you are able.