the Twentieth - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time”





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


Welcome and Announcements


Call to Worship: (Adapted from Psalm 19)

Leader: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

People: O Lord, May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight.

ALL: O God, you are my Rock and my Redeemer.


*Hymn         “Let All Things Now Living” PH#554


Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Holy and merciful God,in your presence we confessour sinfulness, our shortcomings,and our offenses against you.You alone know how often we have sinnedin wandering from your ways,in wasting your gifts,in forgetting your love.Have mercy on us, O Lord,for we are ashamed and sorryfor all we have done to displease you.Forgive our sins,and help us to live in your light,and walk in your ways, 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.



Prayer for Illumination                                     

Scripture Reading

Old Testament Reading: Psalms 19

New Testament Reading: James 3:1-12

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


Gospel Reading: Mark 8:27-38

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




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

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.


*Hymn:    “O Jesus, I have Promised” PH#388


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)

Blessed are you, God of all creation; through your goodness we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and for the service of your kingdom. In Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.




*Hymn      “Love Lifted Me” (Insert)


*Charge and Blessing


*Going Forth “Song of Hope” PH #432

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



We follow the light of Christ out into the world.