God s Will? The Bible Says WHAAATT?

God’s Will? The Bible Says WHAAATT? Sunday, July 10, 2016 Welcome to Worship at St. Andrew’s Wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith,...
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God’s Will?

The Bible Says WHAAATT?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Welcome to Worship at St. Andrew’s Wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, you are welcome at St. Andrew’s. Our mission is to “Proclaim Jesus Christ, Live in Christ, Serve!” To learn more, we invite you to the Hospitality Desk in the Atrium for materials describing activities and events, as well as to the St. Andrew’s website (saintandrews.org). Please join us for fellowship after the service. • Listening devices and LARGE PRINT bulletins are available at the door. Please ask an usher. • Children of all ages are welcome in worship. Childcare is available in the Infant and Toddler Rooms. If you have children who become restless, you may view the service with televisions in the Atrium, Library and Infant Room. • We invite you to fill out and put on a name tag which can be found in the pew rack in front of you.

Prelude Largo from “Xerxes” Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness


Handel/Lemare faithfulness

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Leader: All:

We gather in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Call to Worship Leader: All: Leader: All:

Come, let us worship the Lord our God. We come to worship, but at times it is hard to see beyond our own brokenness. Give God all of your fears, pain and loss. God is good and loves all people. Come, Lord Jesus, take our sin.

Time of silence Leader: All:

God has you in the grip of grace and loves you even when you believe yourself to be unlovable. Hear this word — you are loved, you are forgiven. Hallelujah! Thanks be to God!

Leader: All:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you. 3

Hymn Come, Christians, Join to Sing



Prayer of the Day Leader: God of Goodness and Grace, All: for your promise to be here, for nourishing us with your Living Word, for this community and the opportunity to worship and sing your praises, thank you. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that we might do your will and love your ways. In the name of Christ we pray. Amen

Lesson Ephesians 1:3-10 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. WE INVITE CHILDREN TO DOCK AT THIS TIME Please make sure your child is wearing a nametag with name and grade level. ************* See FRONT OF INSERT for Pickup Locations **************

Anthem Farther Along

W.B. Stevens and J.R. Baxter Four Givin’

Psalm 25:8-10 Leader: All: Leader: All: Leader: All:

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

Solo O Rest in the Lord (from Elijah)

Felix Mendelssohn Katherine Scholl Holisky, soloist


Holy Gospel John 10:7-10 All: Glory to you, O Lord.

So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” All: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sacrament of Holy Baptism 10:30 George Eugene Bottini Son of Allison and Patrick Bottini Jackson Peter Linquist Son of Molly and Joseph Linquist

Apostles’ Creed


I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

Hymn It Is Well with My Soul (When Peace Like a River)

Sermon God’s Will?

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Pastor Sarah Breckenridge 7

Offering His Eye Is on the Sparrow

arr. Mark Hayes Katherine Scholl Holisky, soloist

Offertory Doxology

Prayers of the Church Words of Institution for the Sacrament of Holy Communion 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


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We believe that Jesus Christ is truly present in the bread and wine and grants us the gift of God’s grace and forgiveness. All are welcome to receive this gift. White grape juice is available upon request. Gluten-free wafers are available at all stations at the front of the Sanctuary.

Lamb of God Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us peace, grant us peace.

Anthem He Touched Me

Bill Gaither Four Givin’

Please do not applaud during or following Holy Communion.

Hymn Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us


Post-Communion Blessing Leader: All:

The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace. Amen


Post-Communion Prayer Leader: All:

Benediction Leader:

We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through the healing power of this gift of life. In your mercy, strengthen us through this meal in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Leader: All:

Go in peace! Serve the Lord! Thanks be to God!

Hymn On Our Way Rejoicing


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Postlude Etude for Four Timpani - Theme and Variations

Paula Culp Ben Martin, timpani

Please let our Hospitality Desk staff know if you would like a pastor to pray with you following worship.

Today’s Music

Katherine Scholl Holisky, soloist, studied Music at Concordia College with Karen Hamilton and Lucy Thrasher. She has sung with Concordia’s Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The FargoMoorhead Opera Company, Vocal Essence and Minnesota Chorale Ben Martin, timpanist, is a high school junior at Roseville Area Schools where he plays percussion in the Concert Band and the Jazz I band. Ben sings in our Senior High Choir. Four Givin’ Men’s Quartet: Steve Cassavant, Scott Anderson, Bob Storeygard, Pete Nasvik; Ken Denzer, accompanist Bill Chouinard, organist

Next Sunday Sermon: Scripture: Music:

Lord, Have Mercy! 1 Peter 5:6-11; Isaiah 30:18-19; Matthew 11:28, 29 Julie Conzemius, soloist; and the St. Andrew’s Summer Choir Julie, a member of St. Andrew’s Choir, has sung with Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Chorale, and solos with many organizations. She teaches music at Mahtomedi Middle School.


Mike Carlson Lead Pastor

Brian Norsman Pastor of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Sarah Breckenridge Executive Pastor

Erin Morris Diaconal Minister Faith Engagement

John Straiton Discipleship Pastor

Kyle Jackson Pastor of Congregational Care

Tyler Strom Intern Pastor

St. Andrew’s Worship Times Traditional Worship Sunday 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary

Contemporary Worship Saturday 5 p.m. Great Hall Sunday 9:30 a.m. Great Hall

Wednesday Night Worship First Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Sanctuary

DOCK, our children’s Christian education programing, and Nursery at all services. Worship at St. Andrew’s Village 1 p.m.

900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi MN 55115 www.saintandrews.org 651.426.3261 12