ORDER FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE: Prelude no. 1 in E minor Heitor Villa-Lobos
SALUTATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* PASSING OF THE PEACE
* SANCTUS (pew card)
* CALL TO WORSHIP Laura Agasian
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
nter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
* HYMN No. 52 I Sing the Mighty Power of God
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
erciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you.
We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy.
We have not loved you with a pure heart,
nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We have not done justice, loved kindness,
or walked humbly with you, our God.
Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving-kindness.
n your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin.
Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit
within us. Do not cast us from your presence, or take your
Holy Spirit from us. Restore us to the joy of your salvation
and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit through Jesus
Christ, our Lord. Amen.
(Prayers of Silent Confession)
Kyrie (sung): Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON/WISDOM FOR LIFE
The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
As a father has compassion for his children,
so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.
For he knows how we were made;
he remembers that we are dust.
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from
everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
ACT OF PRAISE: Presbyterian Guitar John Hartford
Patrick Mahowald, guitarist
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord’s Prayer (pew card)
Response: Threefold Amen Danish
* HYMN No. 593 The Gift of Love
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone,
but by every Word that comes from your mouth.
Make us hungry for this your Word, that it may nourish us
today in the ways of eternal life.
Through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen.
Psalm 85:8-13 p. 473
Ephesians 1:3-14 p. 949
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON Gathered In Alisha Riepma
* CONFESSION OF FAITH:
Apostles’ Creed (pew card)
OFFERING OURSELVES AND OUR GIFTS
Offertory: Mountain Top Brown Bannister
Elizabeth Mahowald, soloist
* The Doxology (pew card)
* Prayer of Dedication
* HYMN No. 60 Great is Thy Faithfulness
Response: God Be With You William Tomer
POSTLUDE: Prelude no. 2 in E major Heitor Villa-Lobos