*OPENING HYMN “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You” #4 (NCH)
*CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 68 Pastor Ken Fuller
Your solemn processions are seen, O God,
the processions of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—
the singers in front, the musicians last,
between them girls playing tambourines:
“Bless God in the great congregation, the Lord,
O you who are of Israel’s fountain!”
There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead,
the princes of Judah in a body, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
Summon your might, O God; show your strength,
O God, as you have done for us before.
Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings bear gifts to you.
Rebuke the wild animals that live among the reeds,
the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.
Trample under foot those who lust after tribute;
scatter the peoples who delight in war.
Let bronze be brought from Egypt; let Ethiopia hasten to stretch out its hands to God.
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord,
It is God who sustains us when we rise in the morning and go forth to our work; it is his hand that holds us, his enormous hand that holds us so that we cannot fall, his enormous love that surrounds and upholds us like a battalion of guardian angels. It is God and it is his hand and it is his love that rise with us in the morning and go with us to our work and keep us from falling forever and ever. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-29
SERMON Nothing like that Red Stew Jacob Series 1
PASTORAL PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER (Sins):
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 sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
*CLOSING HYMN “If You But Trust in God to Guide Thee” #410 (NCH)
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