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MEN’S SUNDAY

July 8 2018

FOCUSING
(As soft music is played, recall the strong winds that have swept through your life. Have you become
stronger person because of these?)

APPROACHING GOD WITH OUR BURDENS


Liturgist: Remember, O Lord, what has happened to us; look and see our disgrace.
Young People: We have become orphans and fatherless; our mothers like widows.
Mothers: We must buy the water we drink; the wood can be had only at a price. We get our bread at the
risk of our lives.
Fathers: Elders are shown no respect and are gone from city gate. Young men toil at the millstone, boys
stagger under loads of wood.
All: Because of This, our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim. Our land lies
desolate. Have you utterly rejected us? Are you angry with us beyond measure? (Lamentations 5)

 Hymn of Acknowledgement*…….No. 121 (All vs.)


“A Shutter in the Time of Storm”

 Invocation*……………Liturgist
 Gloria Patri*
 Greetings and Reminders……………Minister
 Song of Praise…………………..LBC Kids

ASKING OF GOD TO HELP US COPE WITH STORMS


Liturgist: When our world seems confused, when we walk with sadness written in our soul, When we
have days in which everything goes wrong…
People: Spirit of God, deepen in us the energy of Your peace.
Liturgist: In Those difficult times when fears threaten to drown our trust in You, during those
experiences of growth when we are tempted to doubt all the ways we have known you…
People: Spirit of God, renew in us the energy of trusting in You.

 Song of Trust………..No 120 (Vs. 1&4)


“Trusting Jesus”

 FORTIFYING OUR CAPABILITY TO OVERCOME


o Through the Read Word……………..Minister
o Through Our Intercessions
o Through the Sung Word……………LBC Choir
o Through the Expounded Word…..Rev. Jenny G. Hupanda

 HELPING TO STILL THE STORM IN PEOPLE’S LIVES


o Through Our Offerings
Call to Offer: Someone out there is floating in a turbulent sea and is struggling to
survive and let our offerings be turned into ways of calming the storms.
 Doxology*
 Thanksgiving Prayer*

 Through our Declaration of Trust*…No. 116 (Vs. All)


“Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

 RECEIVING THE STRENGTH TO MOVE ON


 Minister’s Blessing*
 Threefold Amen*
 PRAYER FOR GOD’S ENERGIZING PRESENCE
 DEPARTURE TO MEET THE STORM OF LIFE

AS WE SERVE..
People are drawn closer to each others in times of tragedy. Stowaway family members stand beside one
another to grieve the death of a loved one. Relatives separated by distance for a long time find
themselves in the presence of each other. A father’s hardened heart is touched by a child’s gasp of
breath. Most, if all of us would never pray for a storm to beat on us. Even Jesus asked that the cup of
suffering be taken away from him. But turbulent times have a way of strengthening our spiritual sinners
and moral fiber. When we are weakened by a tragedy. God’s grace braces us for the next one.