Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

November 5, 2017

Service Time: 11:00AM

We Gather in God’s Name

 

Ringing of the Steeple Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Prelude                                In the Name of Jesus                    Susan Brewster

                                                         Zundel

Call to Worship  


When we stand at the edge of fear and worry,
God invites us to step into the waters of faith and trust.
When we stand at the edge of the world's pain and need,
Jesus invites us to step into the land of humble service.
When we stand at the edge of our hunger and thirst:
the Spirit invites us to sit at the Table of grace.

Hymn                      All Creatures of Our God and King                       455

Prayer of Confession

Jesus, teacher and Lord,

when we hear your criticism of the behavior

of the scribes and the Pharisees in the gospel today,

we wonder what has changed.  

People still place unwarranted burdens on others,

still demand preferential treatment,

still abuse positions of leadership. 

We are ashamed to confess that this does not only happen

in society at large,

it happens also within the church.
Forgive our participation in practices

which inflate our egos at the expense of others.


Pause for silent reflection


Jesus, forgive us when we parade our piety

and expect favored treatment,

forgetting that you emptied yourself of power

so that you could be the servant and Savior of all.
Forgive us when we care more for impressive outward appearances

rather than inner dispositions shaped by tolerance and love.


Pause for silent reflection


Jesus, forgive us for any behavior

which is experienced or perceived as hypocritical—

any actions which lack integrity and justice.
Renew and refresh us with your gentle and selfless Spirit, Lord,

so that we know what it is to be your followers

not only in name, but in all we do.   Amen

 

Silent Prayer

 

Assurance of Pardon

 

Passing of the Peace

                   Let us greet each other saying:

                                     ‘May the Peace of Christ be with you’.

Gloria

 

Prayer of Illumination

 

Litany- Psalm 107

 

O give thanks to the LORD, for the LORD is good;

God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so.

God has redeemed us from trouble.

Some wandered in the desert,

Dying of hunger and thirst.

They cried out to the LORD;

The LORD heard them and delivered them from distress!

Some sat as prisoners,

 

 

In darkness, loneliness, isolation, and gloom.

They cried out to the LORD;

The LORD heard them and delivered them from distress!

Some are sick, with malaria and AIDS,

Burdened by disease that brings stigma and isolation.

They cried out to the LORD;

The LORD heard them and delivered them from distress!

Some are left to raise and tend siblings,

Orphaned by disease and matured by hardship.

They cried out to the LORD;

The LORD heard them and delivered them from distress!

Some are children of the street,

Left alone to violence, to drugs, to gangs.

They cried out to the LORD;

The LORD heard them and delivered them from distress!

Let those who are wise give heed to these things.

God’s steadfast love endures forever!

 

Scripture                                Psalm 92:12-5

 

Sermon                        Remembering Who We Are                        Joe Kirby

                 

Hymn                            Lead On, O King Eternal                                   447

 

Sharing Joys and Concerns

 

Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

 

Offertory                              Here I Am, Lord                                        Choir

                                                        Schutte

Doxology

 

Hymn                     O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee                         357

 

Benediction

 

Postlude                               For All the Saints                      Susan Brewster

                                                                           Ralph Vaughn Williams

 

 

 

 

 

November 24, 2017

Welcome To All !!

 

 Sunday service begins at 11 am.  Everyone is invited.

 

 

Bible Study and a Light meal is at 6:00 PM to 7:30 on Thursday starting on Thursday, September 28th at the Manse across the street from the Church. 

 

Bible Study also on Sunday Morning at 9:30. Coffee and Bagels provided. 

 

 

 


 

 

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