Order of Worship - August 1, 2021

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.

 

OPENING PRAYER 

 

Gracious God,

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.

 

 

CHILDREN'S MESSAGE

 

 

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

 

 

OFFERING

 

 

MUSIC The Lord’s Prayer Albert Hay Malotte

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

BENEDICTION

 

 

POSTLUDE The Rejoicing Charles Callahan 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to guest musicians, Jon Hunt and Alberto Sanchez.