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SUNDAY

October 24, 2021

Reformation Sunday
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WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTE FOR MISSION “Deacon’s Fund” Mary Suite

CENTERING MUSIC “Be Thou My Vision” Dale Wood

Tune: Slane

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Be still! People: We come to quiet ourselves in this haven of holiness. Leader: Be still and know . . . People: we come to discern the Word that can set us free. Leader: Be still and know that God is . . . People: our Hope, our Help, our Refuge, and our Redeemer.

*OPENING HYMN #450 “Be Thou My Vision” vs. 1,2,3

PRAYER CONFESSING OUR NEED FOR GOD’S GRACE

On this reformation Sunday we invite a reformed way of praying for God’s grace: we invite you into the stillness for a moment of self-reflection. Where are the areas of pain that need our attention? Where are the areas of brokenness that call for God’s love and healing? What are the yearnings of our hearts? Where do we find God in their midst? We invite you into this time of honest looking, knowing that God is with you, holding you, loving you into the courage of self-honesty.

SILENT PRAYER

SONG OF RENEWAL “Come Away With Me to a Quiet Place”

 Come Away with Me to a quiet place

Apart from the world with its frantic pace

To pray, reflect and seek God’s grace.

Come away with me, Come away.

CELEBRATION OF GOD’S GRACE

Leader: Be still and know the good news: God has not forsaken nor forgotten us, but

redeems us.

People: Why should we be afraid? God is in our midst - forgiving, restoring,

sending. Thanks be to God! Amen.

ANTHEM “A Mighty Fortress” Arr. Dan Forrest

Tune: Ein’ Feste Burg Martin Luther

"That word above all earthly pow'rs, no thanks to them abideth.

The spirit and the gifts are ours through Him who with us sideth.

Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also.

The body they may kill; God's truth abideth still.

His Kingdom is forever! "

BLESSING THE CHILDREN AND SINGING TO GODLY PLAY

“This Little Light of Mine”

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Today’s Story: “The Exile and Return”

Teachers: Kathleen Krentz & Jane Moseley

Leader: And as we continue our worship…

Congregation: May God be with you there.

Children: May God be with you here.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Leader: God in your Grace,

People: Hear our prayer.

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

As we pray together the Lord's Prayer, you are invited to say this in whatever version is most comforting and meaningful to you. Here is one possible version (ecumenical version) that you can use:

Our Father, who is in heaven, holy be your name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READINGS: Psalm 51:10-14 (Pg. 458)

John 7:24 (Pg. 867)

1 Samuel 16:1-13 (Pg. 226)

RESPONSE

Reader: The Word of the Lord

People: Thanks be to God.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION, from Psalm 19 – responsively

Pastor: May the words of my mouth

People: And the meditations of our hearts

All: Be acceptable in your sight, O Lord,

Our rock and our redeemer. Amen.

SERMON “Unexpected Callings” Pastor Barbara Barkley

MOMENT FOR QUIET REFLECTION

*HYMN OF REFLECTION #275 vs. 1,2

“A Mighty Fortress”

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

OFFERTORY “Thy Word” Amy Grant & Michael Smith

Arr. Fred Bock

*DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise God, all creatures here below

Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts

Praise Father, Christ and Holy Ghost. Amen

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

We give you thanks, loving and gracious God that you made us the church reformed and always reforming. As we bring our gifts, help our vision of service, of love and of care also be always reforming to fit more closely with your call to love. We pray all of this in the name of the Christ. Amen.

*CLOSING HYMN #458 “Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet”

POSTLUDE “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” Arr. Diane Bish Tune: Ein’ Feste Burg Martin Luther

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*PASSING OF PEACE

Pastor: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And with you also.

Pastor: Let us pass the peace of Christ.

People: The peace of Christ be with you.

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