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The Gift Of Growing Faith - 1 Kings 17:8-24
July 29, 2018


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Today in Worship - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher, Worship Leader, and Children's Message: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Elder: Kevin Schaeg


Welcoming One Another

Remembering Whose We Are
Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Opening Prayer

Opening Songs
"Onward Christian Soldiers"
"Lord I Lift Your Name On High"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Song Of Praise
"That's Why We Praise Him"

First Reading
Ephesians 3:14-21
14  For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15  from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
16  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18  may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
21  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
1 Kings 17:8-24
8  Then the word of the LORD came to him:
9  Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food.
10  So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?"
11  As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."
12  As surely as the LORD your God lives, she replied, "I don't have any bread--only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that wemay eat it--and die."
13  Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son.
14  For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.' "
15  She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.
16  For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.
17  Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing.
18  She said to Elijah, "What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?"
19  Give me your son, Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed.
20  Then he cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, have you brought tragedy also upon this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?"
21  Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this boy's life return to him!"
22  The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived.
23  Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, "Look, your son is alive!"
24  Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."

Sermon

Offering
"Your Name"

In Whom Do We Believe? The 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.  He descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.  From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.
 
Senior Send-Off

Prayer and Care
"How Deep The Fathers Love For Us"
"How Beautiful"
"Only By Grace"

Prayers Of The Day

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. 

Blessing

Sending Song
"Mighty To Save"