Bulletin 7.08.18

Lexington Presbyterian Church
July 8, 2018

Guest Speaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Inman
Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aaron Flucke
Worship Leader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Conder
Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie & Jim

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Prelude: Dawn Taylor

Opening Song: Victory In Jesus, pg. 473

Words of Scripture:  Based on Psalm 118

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good;
People: His love endures forever.
Leader: We cried to the LORD and He set us free.
People: For He is good; His love endures forever.
Leader: The Lord is our strength and our song, He is our salvation.
People: The Lord has saved us, and it is marvelous in our eyes.  Let us rejoice and be glad!

Song: O How I Love Jesus,   pg. 529

Prayer of ConfessionLoving God, you have opened our blinded eyes, healed our broken lives, and cleansed our sinful hearts.  Yet in spite of your grace, we make choices that cool our faith.  We conform to the ways of the world.  We fill our lives with obstacles that keep us from you.  We pick up old sins and we hang on to destructive habits.  Forgive us Lord.  Help us to close the doors that lead us away from you, and help us to open the doors that lead to a burning faith in you.  Let your love in our lives ignite our faith.  Help us to love one another as you have loved us, for the sake of your matchless name we pray.  Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: For God love the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  In Him we are forgiven!

Gloria Patria: words on screen

* Passing the Peace of Christ
        Leader:
The Peace of Christ be with you.
        People: And also with you.

Announcements, Birthdays & Anniversaries and a Time of Prayer: Sharing Joys & Concerns

Returning the Tithe & Giving Our Offerings to God  
             The Doxology & Prayer of Dedication

Offering Song: All I Have is Christ,  on screen

Scripture Reading: 1 John 4:7-21, NT pg. 241

The Message: We Love Because He First Loved Us
                                           Steve Inman

Closing Song: They'll Know we are Christians by our Love    pg. 284

Benediction