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June 23, 2024­­­

Acton Community Presbyterian Church

P.O. Box 177, 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510

Message: 661-208-8032 w who ww.actonpc.org

1888 – 2024 Celebrating Heritage and Sharing Hope

“It is the bread of the hungry which molders in thy cupboard; it is the garment of the naked which hangs useless in thy chamber; it is the gold of the poor which lieth rusting in thy chest.” —Basil of Caesarea

WELCOME, ANNOUNCMENTS, GUESTS AND SPECIAL DAYS

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Jesus said: “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
People: “Sell all your possessions, and give to the needy.
Leader: “Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old,
People: “With a treasure in heaven that does not fail, where no thief approaches, and no moth destroys.
Leader: “For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.”
People: Come, let us adore him, who is our great treasure! Alleluia.

OPENING HYMN – #342 Just As I Am, Brown Hymnal

1 Just as I am, without one plea But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

2 Just as I am, and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

3 Just as I am, tho tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

4 Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind - Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find - O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

5 Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Heavenly Father, forgive us for our seeking to serve two masters, both God and money. Lord Jesus, you call us to remember that our lives do not consist in the abundance of our possessions, yet we seem to forget this over and over again. Instead of giving up ownership of all we have to gain the kingdom of God, we try to have the kingdom and hold on tightly to all our wealth, too. But when we clutch mammon, we have a hard time holding onto you. Have mercy upon us, dear Lord. Forgive our greed, our lack of generosity, our selfishness, and our worship of money and possessions. Have mercy upon us, O Lord. Thank you, Jesus, that you died for these sins of ours and all the rest. Renew us in your love, that we may become your generous people, becoming faithful in the little thing of handling money as servants in your kingdom, that we may become faithful in much. All for your name’s sake, we offer these prayers.

SILENT CONFESSION PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Deuteronomy 30:11-20
Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe. See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

The Word of the Lord, Thanks be to God

NEW TESTAMENT READING Romans 9:3-10:13

3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all Israelites truly belong to Israel, and not all of Abraham’s children are his true descendants; but ‘It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named after you.’ This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants. For this is what the promise said, ‘About this time I will return and Sarah shall have a son.’ Nor is that all; something similar happened to Rebecca when she had conceived children by one husband, our ancestor Isaac.13 As it is written, ‘I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau.’ The Word of the Lord, Thanks be to God

SERMON : Dr. Randy Working “The Righteousness of God

CALL FOR OFFERING–Congregation sings

  1. be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father, through Whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man: Who for us, too, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, suffered, and was buried: the third day He rose according to the Scriptures, ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of the Father: He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son: Who together with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified: Who spoke by the prophets. And I believe one holy, Christian, and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and life of the age to come. Amen.

HYMN – #404 The Solid Rock, Brown Hymnal

1 My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

Refrain:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand - All other ground is sinking sand,

All other ground is sinking sand.

2 When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace;
In ev'ry high and stormy gale My anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

3 His oath, His covenant, His blood, Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]

4 When He shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found,
Dressed in His righteousness alone, Faultless to stand before the throne. [Refrain]

HOLY COMMUNION

CLOSING HYMN #383 My Faith Looks Up To Thee? Blue Hymnal

1 My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary, Savior divine:
Now hear me while I pray, Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day Be wholly Thine!

2 May Thy rich grace impart Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire; As Thou hast died for me,
O may my love to Thee Pure warm, and changeless be, A living fire!

3 While life’s dark maze I tread, And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide; Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away, Nor let me ever stray From Thee aside.

4 When ends life’s transient dream, When death’s cold sullen stream
Shall o'er me roll. Blest Savior, then, in love,
Fear and distrust remove; O bear me safe above, A ransomed soul!

BENEDICTION – The Lord Be With You

Congregation sings

God be with you till we meet again, By his counsels guide, uphold you, With his sheep securely fold you God be with you till we meet again.

**Offerings

1. May be deposited in the Offering Box by the Narthex.

2. Processed through “E-Give” online at actonpc.org

3. Send a check to Acton Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 177 Acton, Ca. 93510

The Acton Community Presbyterian Church is the official Grand Marshal

for the Acton 4th of July Parade, A nice honor for our 100th year.

The committee needs people

1. to ride on the float

2. to help decorate on July 3rd

3. a driver for the float who can operate a stick shift.

The parade starts at 9 a.m.; check in for floats is 7 a.m., Crown Valley Road CLOSES (hard closure) at 7:30 a.m. Thanks for any help you can give.

                                                        

 

 

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