Jul 23, 2023 – The Hope God Brings

Our Livestream will begin at 9:25 for the Summer Hymn Sing!

Summer Hymn Sing – Pastor Stuart

He Rose                        #316

He Touched Me           #367

Prelude – Bill Pacini


But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn – Hail to the Lord’s Anointed – #203

Prayer Concerns ‐ Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – Spirit of the Living God – #393

Pastoral Prayer ‐ Lords Prayer – Pastor Linda

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Anthem – Give Your Heart at Christmas ‐ Rossetti – The Lakeview Choir

Scripture -Isaiah 7:1‐2, 10‐17 – Landon Grote

Offering – Pastor Stuart

Hymn of Preparation – Love Came Down at Christmas – #242

Message – The Hope God Brings ‐ Pastor Dave

Closing Hymn – It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – #218

Benediction & Response – Holly, Holly Spirit

Postlude – Bill Pacini

Thank you for worshiping with us!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!

Isaiah 7:1-2, 10-17 New Revised Standard Version

1 In the days of Ahaz son of Jotham son of Uzziah, king of Judah, King Rezin of Aram and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel went up to attack Jerusalem but could not conquer it.

2 When the house of David heard that Aram had allied itself with Ephraim, the heart of Ahaz and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.

10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying,

11 “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”

12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.”

13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals that you weary my God also?

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son and shall name him Immanuel.

15 He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

16 For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted.

17 The Lord will bring on you and on your people and on your ancestral house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria.”

The prophet Isaiah tries to assure his king of the Emmanuel Gift, “God with us” which can help us to face any problem, any anxiety, any earthly pressure and trouble. Sometimes we have trouble believing & receiving this. The gift of Christmas, even in July, is the hope that defies the present realities of world. We have a hope inspired by God’s presence and help and recognizing God does not forget us.

Summer Hymn Sing

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