PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team
“I Am The Bread Of Life” – By:John Michael Talbot
CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS
L: Blessed be the holy Trinity,☩ one God, the God of manna, the God of miracles, the God of mercy.
L: Drawn to Christ and seeking God’s abundance, let us confess our sin.
God, our provider,
C: help us. It is hard to believe there is enough to share. We question your ways when they differ from the ways of the world in which we live. We turn to our own understanding rather than trusting in you. We take offense at your teachings and your ways. Turn us again to you. Where else can we turn? Share with us the words of eternal life and feed us for life in the world. Amen.
L: Beloved people of God: in Jesus, the manna from heaven, you are fed and nourished. By Jesus, the worker of miracles, there is always more than enough. Through Jesus, ☩ the bread of life, you are shown God’s mercy: you are forgiven and loved into abundant life.
“Here I Am To Worship” -By: Tim Hughes
Light of the World, You stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes,
let me see. Beauty that made this heart adore You, Hope of a life spent with You.
Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely,
altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.
King of all days, oh so highly exalted, Glorious in heaven above.
Humbly You came to the Earth You created, All for love’s sake became poor.
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
L: O God, eternal goodness, immeasurable love, you place your gifts before us; we eat and are satisfied. Fill us and this world in all its need with the life that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
READING – Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
2The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
4Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not.”
9Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’ ” 10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12“I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’ ”
13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.”
SERMON – PR. Karen Behling
SONG OF THE DAY
“I Am The Bread Of Life”
“I am the Bread of life. You who come to me shall not hunger,
and who believe in me shall not thirst.
No one can come to me unless the Father beckons.”
Refrain “And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up on the last day.”
“The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world,
and if you eat of this bread,
you shall live forever, you shall live forever.” Refrain
“Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man
and drink of his blood, and drink of his blood,
you shall not have life within you.” Refrain
“I am the resurrection, I am the life. If you believe in me,
even though you die, you shall live forever.” Refrain
Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ,
the Son of God, who have come into the world. Refrain
“Glory” – By: Geoff Bullock
Glory to The King Of Kings majesty, power and strength to the Lord Of Lords
Verse 1: Holy One, all creation crowns you King Of Kings
Holy One, King Of Kings Lord Of Lords, Holy One
Verse 2: Jesus, Lord with eyes unveiled we will see Your throne
Jesus, Prince Of Peace Son Of God, Emmanuel
L: Go in peace. You are the body of Christ.
C: Thanks be to God.
POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team
“Give Thanks” – By: Don Moen
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The scripture readings are reprinted from the NRSV Bible.