July 4, 2021

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Liturgical  Color: Green

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Welcome to the church we love! As Terre Haute’s first established congregation, we maintain a 194-year tradition of service to God in our community. We pray you will encounter the Spirit in worship with us.

We ask that you sit as nearly as possible where we have placed bulletins. Family units of any size may certainly sit together.

We ask that if at any moment you begin to feel ill, if possible, you immediately leave the sanctuary. 

We offer nursery care for children aged birth through three years. We welcome children of all ages to worship with us throughout the service. Those aged four years through 1st grade may join in the Children’s Worship program, which follows the Children’s Lesson.  This is truly a time of age-appropriate worship.  

Children’s activity bags are available at the back of the sanctuary.  Guest bags are available.

The ushers are available to help with any questions or needs.


125 North Seventh Street   Terre Haute, Indiana  47807

Church website:             (812) 232-5049


Prayer of the Day


Holy God, our guide and home,

you sent Jesus, your living Word,

to show us your wisdom and grace.

Now send us out to be a sign

of your healing power and love

so that all may believe the gospel;

through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Order of Worship for the Lord’s Day



Prelude                        My Country, ‘Tis of Thee                           Turner

Words of Welcome and Concerns of the Church

As we transition into a full in person worship we at this time will sing “conversationally”.  That is, we ask that all sing at a quiet speaking volume. 

Call to Worship  

Please speak all responsive parts aloud but quietly.

     Leader: Give glory to our God,

     People: Who on this day won victory over death.

     Leader: Raising Jesus from the grave,

     People: And giving us eternal life!

     Leader: Let us worship our Lord, Father, Son 

and Holy Spirit.

     All: Let us worship our Lord, the Savior 

of the world!

Hymn #338          O Beautiful for Spacious Skies            materna

God calls us to Confession and Forgiveness

Call to Confession    

     Leader: We worship an omnipotent God, 

whose wrath burns against all forms 

of disobedience. Yet our Lord is also 

abounding in steadfast mercy, 

who has come to live and die among us, 

that he might pay the price necessary 

for our forgiveness.

     All: Let us confess our sins to our Savior 

Jesus Christ.

Confession of Sin

Almighty God, you love us, 

but we have not loved you; 

you call, but we have not listened. 

We walk away from neighbors in need, 

wrapped up in our own concerns. 

We have gone along with evil, 

with prejudice, warfare and greed. 

Great God, help us to face up to ourselves, 

so that as you move toward us in mercy, 

we may repent, turn to you, and receive forgiveness. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

     Leader: Hear the Good News! 

This statement is completely reliable 

and should be universally accepted:

     People: Christ Jesus entered the world 

to rescue sinners.

     Leader: He personally bore our sins in his body 

on the cross;

     People: So we might be dead to sin and alive to all that is good.

     All: Hallelujah!

Response                          Gloria Patri                      gloria patri

Glory 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, amen.


* The Peace                                                  See John 20:19, 21, 26

We will pass the peace in place.  You may turn to extend your wishes to those nearby.

Since God has forgiven us in Christ, 

let us forgive one another.

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

And also with you.

The Word

Children’s Lesson                                     Anna Tilstra-Smith               

            Children, please remain in the pew with your family. Following the lesson children from age 4 years through 1st grade may follow the adult leaders to the side exit for Children’s Worship.  

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Reading                                                        Psalm 132:1-5

O Lord, remember in David’s favor

all the hardships he endured;

how he swore to the Lord

and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,

“I will not enter my house

or get into my bed;

I will not give sleep to my eyes

or slumber to my eyelids,

until I find a place for the Lord,

a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”


Meditative Music       Just As I Am, I Come      arr. McDonald

                       Lacey Nepote & Logan Williams, Soloists


Scripture Reading                                                    Mark 8:34-38

He called the crowd with his disciples, 

and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross 

and follow me. 

For those who want to save their life will lose it, 

and those who lose their life for my sake,

and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 

For what will it profit them to gain

the whole world and forfeit their life?

Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 

Those who are ashamed of me and of my words 

in this adulterous and sinful generation, 

of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed 

when he comes in the glory of his Father 

with the holy angels.”

Sermon         Encouraging the Disciples      Rev. Mike Riggins

Response                                                         The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
          the Father, the Almighty,
          maker of heaven and earth,
          of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
          the only Son of God,
          eternally begotten of the Father,
          God from God, Light from Light,
          true God from true God,
           begotten, not made,
          of one Being with the Father;
          through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
          he came down from heaven,
          was incarnate of the Holy Spirit 

        and the Virgin Mary
          and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
          he suffered death and was buried.
      On the third day he rose again
          in accordance with the Scriptures;
          he ascended into heaven
          and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

      He will come again in glory 

    to judge the living and the dead,
              and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 

        the giver of life,
          who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

          who with the Father and the Son is worshiped 

        and glorified,
          who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic   


            We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness 

    of sins.
      We look for the resurrection of the dead,

    and the life of the world to come.   Amen.

Offering                 It is Well With My Soul          arr. P. Keveren


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 

Praise Christ, all people here below; 

Praise Holy Spirit evermore; 

Praise Triune God, whom we adore.  Amen.

The Lord’s Supper

Sacrament of Communion †

Invitation to the Lord’s Table             

Friends, this is the joyful feast of the people of God!

They will come from east and west,

and from north and south,

and sit at table in the kingdom of God.

According to Luke,

when our risen Lord was at table with his disciples,

he took the bread, and blessed and broke it,

and gave it to them.

Then their eyes were opened 

and they recognized him.

This is the Lord’s table.

Our Savior invites those who trust him

to share the feast which he has prepared.      

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is truly right and our greatest joy

to give you thanks and praise,

O Lord our God, creator and ruler of the universe.

In your wisdom, you made all things

and sustain them by your power.

You formed us in your image,

setting us in this world to love and to serve you,

and to live in peace with your whole creation.

When we rebelled against you

refusing to trust and obey you,

you did not reject us,

but still claimed us as your own.

You sent prophets to call us back to your way.

Then in the fullness of time,

out of your great love for the world,

you sent your only Son to be one of us,

to redeem us and heal our brokenness.

Therefore we praise you,

joining our voices with choirs of angels,

with prophets, apostles, and martyrs,

and with all the faithful of every time and place,

who forever sing to the glory of your name:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.


Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

You are holy, O God of majesty,

and blessed is Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

In Jesus, born of Mary, your Word became flesh

and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.

He healed the sick,

fed the hungry,

opened blind eyes,

broke bread with outcasts and sinners,

and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom 

to the poor and needy.

Dying on the cross,

he gave himself for the life of the world.

Rising from the grave,

he won for us victory over death.

Seated at your right hand,

he leads us to eternal life.

We praise you that Christ now reigns 

with you in glory,

and will come again to make all things new.

Remembering your gracious acts in Jesus Christ,

we take from your creation this bread and this wine

and joyfully celebrate his dying and rising,

as we await the day of his coming.

With thanksgiving, we offer our very selves to you

to be a living and holy sacrifice,

dedicated to your service.

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died,

Christ is risen,

Christ will come again.

Gracious God,

pour out your Holy Spirit upon us

and upon these your gifts of bread and wine,

that the bread we break

and the cup we bless

may be the communion of the body 

and blood of Christ.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

that we may be one with all who share this feast,

united in ministry in every place.

As this bread is Christ’s body for us,

send us out to be the body of Christ in the world.

In union with your church in heaven and on earth,

we pray, O God, that you will fulfill 

your eternal purpose

in us and in all the world.

Keep us faithful in your service

until Christ comes in final victory,

and we shall feast with all your saints

in the joy of your eternal realm.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all glory and honor are yours, almighty Father,

now and forever.

The Lord’s Prayer

And now, with the confidence of the children of God, let us pray:

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 debts, 

as we forgive our debtors; 

and lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. 

For thine is the kingdom, 

and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People


The gifts of God for the people of God.


(All the bread being served during Communion today is gluten free.)

Prayer After Communion                                       

God of glory, in this holy feast

you have made us one with Christ

and with that great multitude of the faithful—

those who hunger and thirst no more

and worship night and day in your temple.

Lead us in the paths of righteousness

and guide us to the springs of the water of life,

until we join the choir of the redeemed,

singing:  Salvation belongs to our God

who is seated on the throne,

and to the Lamb:  Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

*Hymn #733                    We Are All One in Mission     

        es flog ein kleins waldvÖgelein    

* Benediction     

* Postlude                    God Bless America                   J. Berlin


Liturgist:   Brad Bough




10:30 a.m.



11:30 a.m.

Fellowship time



Office closed 


Attendance:  87


Do you know someone who is responsible, caring and enjoys working with young children? We would love them apply for open positions in our church nursery. Must be 18 or older. Contact Ellie Templeton for the full job description and application.


On Communion Sunday members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.  


Attention High School seniors and college students

Applications for the 2021/22 Nancy and Dale McKee Family Scholarship for the benefit of a member of the Central Presbyterian Church will be available at 

from July 1 - August 27, 2021 at 2 PM.  This scholarship requires that you are a member (or regular attendee) of Central Presbyterian Church.  The scholarship is available to all traditional and non-traditional students.


For updated information please consult the main church calendar, which may be found online at our church website ( 

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Church Staff

Rev. Mike Riggins, Pastor
Mrs. Ellie Templeton, Christian Education Dir./Communication Coordinator

Mrs. Sarah Kelsheimer, Secretary

Dr. Mark Carlisle, Choir Director

Mr. Steve McCullough, Organist 

Mrs. Linda Riggins, Kids Hope Director

Mr. Tim Ghogle, Youth Director

Mr. Alvin Stinnett, Caretaker & Bus Driver


Prayers for the Week




O Good Jesu,

Word of the Father,

the brightness of the Father's glory,

whom angels desire to behold;

teach us to do Your will;

that guided by Your good Spirit,

we may come to that blessed city where there is everlasting day.


   -- Gregory the Great (540-604)




The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended;

The darkness falls at Thy behest.

To Thee my morning prayers ascended;

Thy praise shall hallow now my rest.


   -- John Ellerton (1826-1893)

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