“the Nineteenth 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:

Leader: Come, now is the time to worship.

People: Now is the time to spring forth in faith.

Leader: Give thanks to our God.

People: Sing of God’s praise and glory.

Leader: Seek the Lord.

People: Rejoice in God’s presence. Come, now is the time to worship our awesome God.

 

*Hymn            “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” SF# 2146

                       

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Faithful One, reach out to us with your grace and mercy. Forgive us when we sink into sin, and when we too easily accept our shortcomings. Forgive us when we do not venture forth when you call us forward in faith. As we call upon your holy name, reclaim us with your mercy and grace, that we may be your children forgiven, renewed, and emboldened in the greatness of your living faith. We boldly pray in Jesus’ name. 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: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

New Testament Reading:Romans 10: 5-15

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

 

Gospel Reading:Matt 14:22-33                     

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:    “Here I am, Lord” PH #525

 

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)

Gracious God, your gifts are indeed great, your works a wonder to behold. We thank you for the gift of your amazing grace, as we return a portion of these gifts to you. Bless these gifts, that our giving may become a beautiful message of your love and grace. In Christ’s glorious name, we pray. Amen.

 

 

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

*Hymn      “It Is Well with My Soul”(insert)

*Charge and Blessing

 

*Going Forth “Song of Hope” PH# 432

 

 

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

*Postlude                                                          

 

We follow the light of Christ out into the world.