08-02-2020 “Thirst? Thirst No More!”

~ WE GATHER IN GOD’S NAME ~

Greeting and Announcements 

Call to Worship: (Responsively)  

            Pastor:  Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

            People: For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.

            Pastor:  For the Lord is the great God,

            People: the great King above all gods.

            Pastor:  In His hand are the depths of the earth,

            People: and the mountain peaks belong to Him.

            ALL:    Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our

 Maker – amen.

~ WE GIVE ADORATION & CONFESSION TO GOD ~

Prayer of Adoration

Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Out of the depths we cry to you, Father. With you is forgiveness. We abuse the planet. We discriminate against one another. Not trusting in you, we declare all dead. We are quick to complain and lament the present age, believing that human evil is greater than your love. You bring us to life now, but we fail to see how. We choose the flesh-way over the Spirit-way. For the sake of the one who calls us, forgive us. We wait for you, LORD. We wait for your mercy. Let it be, God – let it be.  Amen.

Words of Assurance

~ WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD ~

Prayer for Illumination

Reading from the Pentateuch of the Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7

Sermon: “Thirst? Thirst No More!” (John 4:1-26)

Affirmation of Faith – “The Apostle’s Creed” (Unison)

Out of the depths we cry to you, Father. With you is forgiveness. We abuse the planet. We discriminate against one another. Not trusting in you, we declare all dead. We are quick to complain and lament the present age, believing that human evil is greater than your love. You bring us to life now, but we fail to see how. We choose the flesh-way over the Spirit-way. For the sake of the one who calls us, forgive us. We wait for you, LORD. We wait for your mercy. Let it be, God – let it be.  Amen.

Prayers of the People

~ The Lord’s Supper ~

Holy Communion

            Invitation to the Lord’s Table

                        The Lord be with you.  And also with you.

                        Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

                        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.            

Great Thanksgiving and Lord’s Prayer (Unison)

            Words of Institution

            Communion of the People

            Communion Prayer (Unison)

Holy Father, we thank Thee for Thine unspeakable love revealed anew at the Table of the Lord. Give to us and to all Thy people grace to abide in fellowship with Thee; and fence round our hearts with Thy love and purity, that no selfishness or guile or sloth may stain the ministry committed to our trust, but that in singleness of the heart we may serve Thee to the end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

                                                (BCW, Church of Scotland, 1940)

~ WE GO AND SERVE IN GOD’S NAME ~

Charge & Benediction

 

I.Introduction – Satisfaction.

II. Staying On God’s Route.

III. Seeing Past Your Prejudices.

IV. Knowing the Giver of Living Water.

V. Drinking Living Water.

VI. Worshipping God.

VII.Conclusion.