“the Twenty fourth 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 Exodus 15)

Leader: I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.

People: The LORD is my strength and my might, and he has become my salvation;

Leader: this is my God, and I will praise him,

People: He is my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

ALL: The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.

 

*Hymn         “Lead On, O King Eternal” PH# 447

 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Forgive us seven times, seventy times, seventy-seven times, O Lord, even when we neglect to forgive as freely as you forgive us. Forgive us with such abundance and grace, that our hearts may overflow with gratitude and mercy; that we may begin to forgive freely and accept others gladly, as you have forgiven and accepted us. Welcome us into your arms of love, that we may welcome others with compassion and care. In Christ’s name we pray. 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

Old Testament Reading: Exodus 14: 19-31

New Testament Reading: Romans 14: 1-12

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

 

Gospel Reading: Matt 18: 21-35                   

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:    “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian” PH# 372

 

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)

Receive these gifts as offerings of love, O God. Bless them with your grace, that all who receive them may be covered in compassion and led by hope. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.

 

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

*Hymn      “I Know Whom I Have Believed” (INSERT)

 

*Charge and Blessing

 

*Going Forth “Thou Art Worthy” SF# 2041

 

 

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

*Postlude                                                          

 

We follow the light of Christ out into the world.