Sunday, October 20, 2013 Twenty-second after Pentecost

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Twenty-second after Pentecost

God Invites Us to Worship

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church

Lighting the Christ Candle

Passing the Peace

Hymn:  MV# 161  "I Have Called You by Your Name"

Call to Worship

L.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
P  And also with you.
L  We gather to worship today and celebrate God's presence.
P  Let every knee bow and every tongue give praise to God.
L  Unite us, bless us, be with us for we all approach you humbly;
And rejoice that your receive us.
L.  Let us rejoice in the Lord and worship him, for He is our God, our strength and our hope.
P. Thanks be to God.  Amen
 

  Hymn:  VU # 642  "Be Thou My Vision"

Opening prayer:

We have come to this moment, O God, because we know that in life there is caring, and hostility, warmth and chill, freedom and burden, peace and anxiety.  And we come to this moment because we know you, O God, are here.  You are wisdom and truth, hope and strength, healing and new life.  From you flows all that we long for and need.  Be with us now as we acknowledge our past, affirm our present, and envision our future.

Amen.

Children's Time: Loretta Mitchell

Hymn:  MV#1  "Let us Build a House"

The Scripture Speaks to Us

Jeremiah 31:  27-34

Psalm 119  VU#840  (part 4)

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Luke  18: 1-8

Response:    This is a Part of Our Story

                        Thanks be to God

Choir Anthem: "Treasure Each Moment"

                                                      * words & music by Joseph H. Martin

Sermon:

God Invites us to Respond

Offering invitation:

Offertory Response:MV#187  We Give Our Thanks to God 

         We give our thanks to God,

            We give our thanks to God,

            We give our thanks to God,

            We give our thanks to God.

Offertory Prayer

Prayers of the People

Lord's Prayer

Hymn:  MV # 138 "My Love Colours Outside the Lines"

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Amen            

         Amen! Amen! Hallelujah, Amen. (2x)

Postlude

        

Scriptures for next week:

Joel 2:23-32

Psalm 65

2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

Luke 18:9-14

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