SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

September 29, 2019

11:00 a.m.

ASSEMBLE TO PRAISE GOD WITH THANKSGIVING

ANNOUNCEMENTS & WELCOME

PRELUDE (QUIET MEDITATION PLEASE “We Shall Behold Him” – Dottie Rambo

STRIKING OF THE HOUR ……………………..…. (Quiet Please).…...........Organist

CANDLELIGHTING....................................................... Zhada Rawls & Lauryn Austin

INTROIT……………..………………“Glorify Thy Name”..………...………Mass Choir

*CALL TO WORSHIP ………………................................................ Rev. Don Johnson

Happy are those whose help is in the God of Jacob whose hope is in the Lord their God. The Lord God reigns forever, for all generations. Praise the Lord!

*OPENING HYMN...................................... “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” - #143

*OPENING PRAYER………………...………................................... Rev. Don Johnson

Eternal God help us to measure our time, in faithful generosity, that Your will be done Your kingdom come, for life everlasting, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CALL TO CONFESSION……………………………....................... Rev. Don Johnson

Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sins, that grace might bridge, and we might cross, the great chasm between us.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison) ...……........................ Trustee Clifford Lawton

We have sinned, O God, hoarding what we have, grasping for more, and ignoring those who hunger and thirst. We stay with our own kind; we are complacent in the face of systems that oppress. Forgive us; purify us; remake us, that we might love as You love. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE …...…………......…………......... Trustee Clifford Lawton

God of the Prophets, by the power of the Holy Spirit speak Your Word to us, and seal it within us, that we may heed Your call. Amen.

* GLORIA PATRI ....….…….….…………………………..…..…………..….….. #579

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE/THE GREETING

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

All: And also with you.

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN Rev. Don Johnson

*OFFERTORY PRAYER.......…………….…………....…….. Trustee Clifford Lawton

We bring nothing into this world, and when we depart from this life, we will take nothing out of it. All that we have is a gift from God; therefore, let us offer our lives to the Lord. Amen.

WORSHIP OF GOD WITH TITHES AND OFFERINGS

THE OFFERTORY……………………………..…“We Have Come this Far by Faith”

*THE DOXOLOGY ……………………………………………………..................#592

PRAYER OF DEDICATION………………………………………...Rev. Don Johnson

God who gives life to all things, and richly provides us with everything, use these, our offerings, to take hold of, and show us, the life that really is. Amen.

LIFT UP THE NAMES OF PEOPLE FOR PRAYER Rev. Don Johnson

PRAYER HYMN....... “It is No Secret What God Can Do”.…. Robert Freeman, Soloist

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Don Johnson

WE HEAR AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURES: OLD TESTAMENT: PSALM 81:1, 10-16 (NKJV)

NEW TESTAMENT: HEBREWS 13:1-8 (NKJV)

HYMN OF MEDITATION……………………………………….“One Day at a Time”

SERMON: “CONTINUE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION”

WE FOLLOW GOD’S WORD INTO THE WORLD

*INVITATIONAL HYMN……….…............................................…….. “Just as I Am”

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (P. 14 FO. Hymnal Rev. J. L. Perry

CLOSING………………….…………………...……………..…... “God Be with You”

GO IN GOD’S NAME

*BENEDICTION………………......................................................... Rev. Don Johnson

Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Take hold of the eternal life to which You were called. Amen.

CHORAL RESPONSE ........................................................................“Threefold Amen”

EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES

(PLEASE BE SEATED FOR A MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER.)

POSTLUDE………………………. “Ye Watchers and Holy One” – Ralph V. Williams

Henry Mack, Musician     

CHORAL RESPONSE ........................................................................“Threefold Amen”

EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES


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