“the Tenth Sunday of 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 Psalms 138)

Leader: I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;

People: We will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name.

Leader: When I called, you answered me Lord;

People: you greatly emboldened me, God.

Leader: May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,

People: May we sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great.

 

 

*Hymn         “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!” PH# 142

 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

God of all hope and joy, we confess that we continue to live in fear. You make us branches of your vine, but we fail to abide in you. You extend your promise to all, yet we seek to cut off and exclude. Forgive us, God of grace. Sanctify us in your perfect love, the love that casts out all fear, so that we may truly love one another. We pray in Jesus Christ’s 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: 1 Samuel 8:4- 20 & 11:14-15

New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

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

 

Gospel Reading: Mark 3:20-35

 

                                    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

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:    “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” PH# 403

 

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)

Eternal God, take and use these gifts for your purpose in the world— giving food to the hungry, hope to the despairing, and new life to those who are in trouble. Teach us to live each day for you, so that future generations will know your goodness and praise your glory. We pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

*Hymn      “We Will Glorify the King of Kings”  SF# 2087

 

*Charge and Blessing

 

*Going              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.