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|PRELUDE: I Danced in the Morning | Wilbur Held||- - -|
|INTROIT: | God Is Here Today | Raúl Galeano|
CALL TO CONTINUING WORSHIP
One: I rejoiced with those who said to me,
Many: “Let’s go to the Lord’s house!”
One: Now our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem!
Many: Pray that Jerusalem has peace:
One: “Let those who love you have rest.
Many: Let there be peace on your walls;
One: let there be rest on your fortifications.”
Many: For the sake of our families and friends,
All: We say, “Peace be with you, Jerusalem.”
For the sake of the Lord our God’s house we will pray for your good.
HYMN 275 | A Mighty Fortress Is Our God | Ein' Feste Burg
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
While songs may say, “put on a happy face” or “let a smile be your umbrella” we know that our faces are not always happy and our hearts are troubled. Help us to understand that trying to show our best to God doesn’t always work. God see through and into us and knows our hearts and souls. Help us to be honest with God so we can honestly and openly receive God’s forgiveness and comforting love. Amen.
SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel:
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
THE GLORIA 582 | Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me | Glory to God
PASSING OF THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you
And also with you.
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE 669 | Let’s Sing unto the Lord | Cantemos Al Señor
MOMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN | Rev. Elvery
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING | Psalm 22:1-15
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING | Mark 10:17-31
ANTHEM | I Will Arise and Go to Jesus | arr. Donald Moore
THIRD SCRIPTURE READING | Job 23:1-9, 16-17
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!
SERMON | Fixin’ to | Rev. Elvery
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
HYMN 459 | O Word of God Incarnate | Munich
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH from The Confession of 1967 9.32
The life, death, resurrection, and promised coming of Jesus Christ has set the pattern for the church’s mission. His human life involves the church in the common life of all people. His service to men and women commits the church to work for every form of human well-being. His suffering makes the church sensitive to all human suffering so that it sees the face of Christ in the faces of persons in every kind of need. His crucifixion discloses to the church God’s judgment on the inhumanity that marks human relations, and the awful consequences of the church’s own complicity in injustice. In the power of the risen Christ and the hope of his coming, the church sees the promise of God’s renewal of human life in society and of God’s victory over all wrong.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
…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.
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
OFFERTORY | “Largo” from “Guitar Concerto” | Antonio Vivaldi
DOXOLOGY | Old Hundredth
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Dear God, as the hymn says, “We give thee but thine own, what - e’er the gift may be; all that we have is thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from thee”. Amen.
WE GO IN GOD’S NAME
HYMN 724 | O Jesus, I Have Promised Angel's Story
CHORAL RESPONSE | God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me | Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
POSTLUDE | Toccata in F Major Dietrich Buxtehude