Round Hill Community Church Order of Worship
August 1, 2021
PRELUDE Litany Charles Callahan
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Welcome to a time of wonder
All: and music that calls us home.
Leader: Welcome to hear God’s words that inspire and challenge
All: and reminders that we are offered holy hospitality.
Leader: Hospitality teaches us how to open our lives to others
All: leading us to live with open minds, open hearts, and open doors.
You have shown us that providing hospitality to strangers
opens a doorway into the Kingdom of God.
Remind us that when we offer hospitality to others,
we are receiving Christ into our midst and so fulfilling the law of love.
Open our hearts to embrace the stranger, the friend, the rich, and the poor,
Open our lives to offer a generous heart toward all. Amen
THE LORD’S PRAYER
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
MUSIC Love Divine, All Love Excelling John Zundel
SCRIPTURE Acts 16:11-15 NRSV
We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.” And she prevailed upon us.
SERMON Hospitality’s Home The Rev. Dan Haugh
MUSIC The Lord’s Prayer Albert Hay Malotte
ROUND HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH PRAYER
Our Heavenly Father, shed forth thy blessed spirit upon all our lives. Make each one of us an instrument in thy hands for good. Purify our hearts, strengthen our minds and bodies, fill us with Christian love. Let no pride, no self-conceit, no rivalry, no ill will ever spring up among us. Make us earnest and true, wise and prudent, giving no just cause for offense; and may thy holy peace rest upon us this day and every day throughout the coming week, sweetening our trials, cheering us in our work, and keeping us faithful to the end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
POSTLUDE The Rejoicing Charles Callahan
Special thanks to guest musicians, Jon Hunt and Alberto Sanchez.