Bulletin info:

“the Twenty- Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

 

GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

 

Prelude                                           

The light of Christ enters our worship with the lighting of our candles.

 

Welcome and Announcements

                                                                                                

Call to Worship: (Adapted from Psalm 106 )

Leader: Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; 

People: for his steadfast love endures forever. 

Leader: Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord, or declare all his praise? 

People: Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times.

All: Remember us, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; and may I rejoice in the gladness of your nation; and may I see the glory in your heritage.

 

*Hymn         “When Morning Gilds the Skies” PH# 487 

 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

God our redeemer, we confess that we remain captivated by sin. We fail in our love for you, forgetting your gracious acts. We fail in our love for one another, forsaking our neighbors in need. Forgive us, God of grace. Let us be no longer bound by sin, but released, restored, set free to worship and serve you in freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. (Please take a moment for silent reflection.)

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

 

*Glory Be to the Father                                                       PH#

 

*Passing the Peace

            The peace of Christ be with you.     And also with you.

 

LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Prayer for Illumination                                    

Scripture Reading

New Testament Reading: Philippians 4:1-9

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Reading: Matt. 22: 1-14        

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Message:

 

RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Affirmation of Faith ~ Apostle’s Creed – traditional           pg. 14

 

*Hymn:    “Fairest Lord Jesus” PH# 306 

 

Sharing of Joys and Concerns, Prayer Wall

Prayers of the People & Lord’s Prayer

 

Offering Invitation/Offertory                       

*The Doxology                                                                    PH#592

*Prayer of Dedication (unison)

God of the harvest, you are continually planting the seeds of your love in our world and in our lives. As we bring our gifts to you, may they be seeds of your grace, peace, and hope, planted deeply in our community. Amen.

 

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

*Hymn      “Christ for the World! We Sing (INSERT) 

 

*Charge and Blessing

 

*Going Forth “Go with Us, Lord” PH#535

 

 

L:  And all God’s people said   C:  Amen!

*Postlude                                                          

 

We follow the light of Christ out into the world.