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16th Sunday after Pentecost

9/25/22

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CENTERING MUSIC         O Mighty God, Great is Thy Love                 Swedish Melody  

                                                        Arr. Harold De Cou

MOMENT OF HOPE

CALL TO WORSHIP  

One: O Give thanks to God for all the goodness we are shown!  God’s steadfast love endures forever!

People: We come from the east and the west, the north and the south, to give God thanks and praise.

One: We once were a wandering people, hungry and thirsty in a desert land.

People: We cried to God to deliver us, and we were led to a new land rich in promise and harvest.

All: We give thanks for God’s steadfast love!  God quenches the thirsty, fills the hungry, and leads us from the desert land to a harvest home.

HYMN      #625   How Great Thou Art, Vs. 1,2

O Lord My God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made,

I see the stars I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: How great thou art!  How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: How great thou art!  How great thou art!

 

When through the woods and forest glades I wander and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: How great thou art!  How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: How great thou art!  How great thou art!

PRAYER CONFESSING OUR NEED FOR GOD’S GRACE

Dear God, it is hard for us to thank you with a head full of worries and a heart full of troubles.  Sometimes we have to complain to you before we feel free to love you.  O God, our lives can be so difficult.  Some of our days have been filled with heartache, loss, confusion, sickness, and death.  Sometimes, God, you have seemed far off and impossible to understand.  God, we wish we could understand why life must be so painful.  We know that the hurt has stretched and deepened us.  And we know that you suffer alongside and with us.  Helps us to know the secret of resurrection; show us how to move on from suffering to rebirth.  Go with us now.  Go with us as we move forward.  Dear God, go with us.  Amen!

(Moment of Silence)

SONG OF RENEWAL   #288  Spirit of the Living God

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me; mold me; fill me; use me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S GRACE

One: Through Christ, Life has been given to us as a new gift for today.

People: We are a new and different people from this moment on!

One: Arise then!  And walk in the Light of Christ! 

ANTHEM                                       Treasures in Heaven                                      Allen Pote

BLESSING THE CHILDREN AND SINGING TO GODLY PLAY

 This little light of mine

      Today’s Story                                    Exodus”        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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Leader:      God in your grace,

People:      Hear our prayer

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

SCRIPTURES       1 Samuel 8:1, 4-18

Acts 17:1-7

John 6:14-20                   

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       Questions of Kingship

MOMENT OF QUIET REFLECTION

*HYMN OF RESPONSE    #802     The King of Love My Shepherd Is   vs. 1,2,5,6

The King of love my shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never;

I nothing lack if I am his and he is mine forever.

 

Where streams of living water flow my ransomed soul he leadeth,

And where the verdant pastures grow, with food celestial feedeth.

 

Thou spread’st a table in my sight; thy unction grace bestoweth;

And O what transport of delight from thy pure chalice floweth!

 

And so through all the length of days thy goodness faileth never;

Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise within they house forever.

MOMENT OF THANKS

OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS

OFFERTORY                                  Andante Cantabile                                     E. Billeton  

                                                                                                                     Arr. Fred Bock                          

*PENTECOST DOXOLOGY: by Roger Lynn                              Tune: OLD HUNDRED

Praise God whose breath fills all the earth

Whose love reveals our sacred worth

Whose Spirit forms one family

Whose grace brings peace and harmony. Amen.

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

For every benefit we praise you, God; for every gift received and for each gift we are blessed in giving.  For all your goodness we give thanks to you: the providence which made and nourishes life; the presence which brings meaning in divine and human love, and the promise that gives hope for each new moment.  Out of faith and into hope we are led by your love, and for these graces we return our thanks, through the mercies of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

*CLOSING HYMN        The King of Glory Comes  (STF 2091)

The King of glory comes, the nation rejoices.

Open the gates before him, lift up your voices.

Who is the King of glory; how shall we call him?

He is Emmanuel, the promised of ages.

 

The King of glory comes, the nation rejoices.

Open the gates before him, lift up your voices.

In all of Galilee, in city or village,

He goes among his people curing their illness.

 

The King of glory comes, the nation rejoices.

Open the gates before him, lift up your voices.

Sing then of David’s son, our Savior and brother;

In all of Galilee was never another.

POSTLUDE                                        Trumpet Tune                               Roger C. Hannahs

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

*PASSING THE 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.   (To one another)

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