Reverend Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers
(Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
August 22, 2021
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20
Sermon – “The Struggle Is Real”
Hymn: #57 I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Hymn: #S-25 Sweet Hour of Prayer
Hymn: #469 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Welcome & Announcements
*Call To Worship
Leader: As one season presses into the next, the lives we lead are ever changing.
People: Yet our God is steadfast, faithful in every season, every generation.
Leader: When our confidence is shaken or hope is interrupted, where will we find help?
People: Our help is in God, whose love is from everlasting to everlasting. Praise the
Opening Prayer – *Gloria Patri #36
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
*Hymn: #57“I Sing The Mighty Power Of God”
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 read by John Howard
Sermon: “The Struggle Is Real” by Rev. Sunday-Winters
A Time of Silence
*Hymn: #S-25 “Sweet Hour Of Prayer”
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts:” turn to the bottom of page #271 in your hymnal)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise
God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen.
(If you want to give today, please find the offering plate at either entrance.)
*Prayer of Dedication
ALL: Accept our offerings of praise in grateful thanksgiving for your presence in
our lives and the many blessings you bestow upon us. Consecrate our offering, O
God, that it may become bread to fill the emptiness and heal the brokenness of the
lives in this community and beyond. And may we be reminded that our real life
begins when we give with generous hearts to proclaim the gospel in the name of
Christ Jesus. Amen.
*Hymn: #469 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
*Benediction Rev. Sunday-Winters
Go now in peace, never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now
in faith steadfast strong and true, know he will guide you in all you do. Go now in love,
and show you believe, reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there,
watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith and in love. Amen, amen, amen.