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First Presbyterian Church

“Called to Grow, Share, Serve”

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Welcome & Announcements                                                                           Steve Marks

Gathering to Worship God

Leader:        I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

People:        I keep my eyes always on the LORD.  With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Leader:        Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. 

All:              You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.  Let us worship the living God!

Song of Praise                               Happy Day (Lyrics below)                      arr. Tim Hughes

Confessing Our Sin to God

Prayer of Confession                                                                                     Will Sabillo

By the work of Christ alone, we come before you, O God. By the precious blood of Jesus Christ, we enter the throne room of grace. We come to confess not only what wrong we have done but also the good that you have called us to that we have left undone. We confess of our ongoing bent toward satisfying our own desires. We confess of our ongoing tendency toward self-sufficiency, in focusing on what we can achieve or attain on our own. You have, O God, called us to yourself. You, O God, have called us to your purpose, which we can only accomplish by faithfully walking with you. Help us to see our whole dependence upon you, our need for you every day, and the grace and mercy only you can provide. Even as we confess our unfaithfulness to your call, we remember that you are forever faithful to us. For we offer our prayer to you in the powerful name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.                                                 

Declaration of Pardon
          Leader:                Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel!
          All:                      In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  Thanks be to God!

Congregational Response                    Seek Ye First                                          #175

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,

and all these things shall be added unto you.  Al-le-lu, al-le-lu-ia!”

Passing The Peace                                                                                            
Will Sabillo

                            You are encouraged to text one another and pass Christ’s peace.

Sharing with our Children                                                                                   Erin Fowler

Choral Anthem                      
Healer of our Every Ill                                           Lisa Combs

Listening to the Word of God                                        

                              First Reading:                   Genesis 15:1-6  (Unison)              Steve Marks

                              Second Reading:              Philippians 4:10-14                       Will Sabillo

                                           Leader:           The Word of the Lord.
                                           People:          Thanks be to God!


Word of God Proclaimed

                    Misused or Misunderstood: I Can Do All Things…                            Will Sabillo

Responding to the Word of God

Affirmation of Faith      Apostles’ Creed   

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer                                                Steve Marks

Responding as Faithful Stewards of God’s Good Gifts

Our Tithes and Offerings:As we give to the Lord, we encourage you to give one of two ways:

  • You may send a check directly to the church by mail:
    (131 Big Valley St. Boone, NC 28607)
  • You may go to and click on the “Giving” button, to give online  

Offertory                                  Build My Life (Lyrics below)                      arr. Matt Redman                                                                                    

Doxology                            Praise God from whom all blessings flow;               
                              Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia!
                                              Praise God, the source of all our gifts!

                                            Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts!
                              Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Prayer of Dedication                                                                                      Steve Marks

Going to Serve                          Lord of All Good (Lyrics below)                          #711

Being Blessed to Be a Blessing                                                                        Will Sabillo

Being Sent Into The World             


Happy Day

Verse 1
The greatest day in history

Death is beaten You have rescued me
Sing it out Jesus is alive
The empty cross the empty grave
Life eternal You have won the day
Shout it out Jesus is alive
He’s alive

And oh happy day happy day

You washed my sin away
Oh happy day happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed

Verse 2
When I stand in that place

Free at last meeting face to face
I am Yours Jesus You are mine
Endless joy perfect peace
Earthly pain finally will cease
Celebrate Jesus is alive
He’s alive


Oh what a glorious day

What a glorious way
That You have saved me
And oh what a glorious day
What a glorious name



Build My Life

Verse 1
Worthy of ev’ry song we could ever sing

Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for you 

Verse 2
Jesus the name above ev’ry other name

Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev’ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder

And show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

Verse 2


I will build my life upon Your love

It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken