Front Royal Presbyterian Church (VA)
FRPC Worship- July 07, 2024

Front Royal Presbyterian Church

July 07, 2024, 10:30 am

Liturgist- Marta Steane

Pastor Jaci Smith Patman

Prelude Trumpet Tune from Suite of Ayers     

Jeremiah Clarke/ Doug Wilson

                    Doug Wilson & Charlie Aschmann, natural trumpets

Welcome & Announcements 

Opening Prayer & Gathering   O Lord, Hear My Prayer 

O Lord, hear my prayer.

O Lord, hear my prayer. 

When I call, answer me.

O Lord, hear my prayer.

O Lord, hear my prayer.

Come and listen to me.

Call to Worship 

Let us set aside all distractions and enter this time of worship.

May our hearts and minds receive God’s word to us this day.

Trusting in the Spirit to meet us,

Let us gather to worship God!

Opening Hymn #347 Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, we live in the tension of what we are called to be and our lived reality. We often fall short of the good we intend. Our growth in Christ’s likeness is painfully slow at best. Forgive us, we pray. Offer us your peace that passes all understanding and help us to begin anew. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Children's Sermon

Children are invited to go to Children’s Worship with our Children’s Worship Leader. Children will return to their parents during the final hymn.

Litany of Beginnings

The congregation is invited to respond to individual statements of gratitude with with the words, “We give you thanks, O God.”

Interim Pastor: With God's help, I make this covenant with you: I pledge to be a partner with you in sharing the good news, working with you in the shared tasks of our callings, and assisting you in this time of transition. I pledge to you that I will be a leader among you, helping you to shape a vision for the future. I promise to be a pastor for you, standing with you in joy and difficulty.

Presbytery Moderator: Speaking on behalf of Shenandoah Presbytery, we promise to support you and this congregation with prayer, to encourage you as we share in the life and work of the presbytery, and to welcome you as you begin your work in Front Royal as pastor, leader, and partner.

Clerk of Session: We are aware that this relationship is temporary. We also know that it is an important time for our church. Therefore, we covenant with one another and before God to be faithful to our calling as Christ's people.

Unison: Before Almighty God, we promise to relate to one another with love, respect, and honesty; and to remember the value of real laughter, genuine tears, labor, prayers, and the hard work of addressing difficult issues. Knowing this, we covenant to live together as God's people, safe in God's grace.

Lord, hear our prayer. Amen.

Call to Offering 

Offertory   Adagio from Concert Variations on the Star-Spangled Banner          John Stafford Smith/Dudley Buck


Prayer of Dedication

Prayers of the People

Hymn #2162 Grace Alone

Scripture Reading: Genesis 50:15-21

Special Music                                                                    François Dauverné

Four Trumpet Duets: Moderato, March, Andantino, Allegro

Doug Wilson & Charlie Aschmann, natural trumpets

Scripture Reading: John 20:19-23

Sermon: “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”


This table is open to all who seek to follow Jesus Christ in faith, repentance, and love.


Sung Invitation (all) #2269 Come Share the Lord (vss. 1-3)


Words of Institution


Sacrament Given and Received


Prayer After Communion and The Lord’s Prayer


Closing Hymn #538 Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing (v. 1)




Postlude Prince of Denmark March from Suite of Ayers    

Jeremiah Clarke/Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson & Charlie Aschmann, natural trumpet