Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 17, 2017

Service Time: 11:00AM

We Gather in God’s Name


Ringing of the Steeple Bell


Welcome and Announcements


Prelude                                 Wondrous  Love                 Lucinda Hemmick

                                                    David Maxwell

Call to Worship


Praise the Lord!

With all our hearts, we will praise God’s holy name!

Praise the Lord!

Never forget the good things God has done for us.

Praise the Lord, all the earth—

everyone, everywhere!

We too will praise the Lord!

Hymn                    Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven                     478

Prayer of Confession



O Lord we seek your mercy...

yet we ourselves look for payback when we are wronged.


We think it “only fair” and “what is right” when we retaliate

  and use harsh words

    and withdraw from relationship.


The forgiveness you offer on our account

  is larger than we can comprehend,

    still we withhold forgiveness

      and carry the grudge over petty items.


We are eager to do your judging.

And the worst: we conspire our inner thoughts

  to secure your forgiveness

    while avoiding honest repentance.


Forgive us Lord for the sins we know in our hearts.

Save us Lord from the sins we hide.


Silent Prayer


Assurance of Pardon


Passing the Peace

                      Let us greet each other saying:

                                         ‘May the Peace of Christ be with you.’



Prayer of Illumination


Litany: Psalm 103

Bless Yahweh, my soul!

Bless God's holy name, all that is in me!

Bless Yahweh, my soul;

And remember all God's kindnesses:

In forgiving all your offenses,

In curing all your diseases,

In redeeming your life from the pit,

In crowning you with love and tenderness,

In filling your years with prosperity,

In renewing your youth like an eagle's.

Yahweh, who does what is right,

is always on the side of the oppressed.

Yahweh is tender and compassionate,

Slow to anger and most loving.

Yahweh never treats us wrongfully,

Never punishes us as our sins deserve.

As tenderly as a parent treats children,

So Yahweh treats those who fear God.

Yahweh knows what we are made

Yahweh remembers we are dust,

A human lasts no longer than grass,

Lives no longer than a wildflower.

Yet Yahweh's love for those who fear God,

Lasts from all eternity and forever,

Like God's goodness to their children's children,

As long as they keep the covenant.

Bless Yahweh, all angels,

Heroes attentive to God's Word.

Bless Yahweh, all nations,

Servants to perform God's will.

Bless Yahweh, all creatures

In every part of the world.

Bless Yahweh, 0h my soul.

All that is in me bless God's Holy Name.

Scripture              Exodus 14:19-31        Matthew 18:21-35

Sermon                          Forgiven: Too Poor to Pay        Pastor Richie King


Hymn                                 Be Thou My Vision                                       339

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Offertory               Open My Eyes That I May See (#324)      Chancel Choir


Hymn                     Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah                         281


Postlude                            To God Be the Glory              Lucinda Hemmick                                 

                                                                              Peter Burkhardt






Today’s flowers honor all those who died on September 11, 2001

at the World Trade Center, in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.



September 25, 2017

Welcome To All !!


 Sunday service begins at 11 am.  Everyone is invited.


Sunday School is at 10:00 am to 10:40 pm at the Manse for the older children.


Nursery School for the younger set is a 11:00 am in Fellowship Hall while the older folk are at the Church Service


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. 


The Hanson House next to the Church is "For Sale"  Please see the Hanson House Tab under the News Tab for details. 







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