Sunday, October 16, 2016

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Morning Worship at 11 o’Clock

The work of man is to respond to the Covenant by obeying the commandments of the Torah, those commandments that can be obeyed here and now.

- David Novak

The Church Gathers

Organ Prelude “Kyrie”   Gregorian Proper

Words of Welcome and Announcements (by the minister)

†   Choral Introit “Piece Name” (BM)   Composer

† Call to Worship

The Church, as the community of the new covenant, participates in Christ’s ministry of grace.
It stretches out to human needs wherever service may convey God’s love and ours.
In our ministry of servanthood this is our ultimate concern:
that all are renewed in the image of their Creator, and all Christians called to serve in deeds and words that heal and free.

† Hymn “We’ve a Story” No. 569

We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.

Refrain: For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright;
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
a song that shall conquer evil
and shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword. (Refrain)

We’ve a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
hath sent us his Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love. (Refrain)

We’ve a Savior to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow hath trod,
that all of the world’s great peoples
might come to the truth of God,
might come to the truth of God. (Refrain)

Morning Prayer (unison)

Help us in this place to live as those who no longer rely on tablets of stone, but upon your Word dwelling richly in our hearts and leading us—teaching us all truth, that all the world will know the love of Jesus. Amen.

To Hear the Word

From the Epistles 2 Timothy  3:14-4:5 Johnny Olszewski is the Liturgist.

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.

Anthem “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”   Richard Kirksen

Rejoice, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high, The cross of Christ, your King.

Hosanna! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!

With all the angel choirs, With all the saints on earth,
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss, True rapture, noblest mirth.

Hosanna! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!

Your clear hosannas raise, And alleluias loud,
While answering echoes upward float Like wreaths of incense cloud.

Hosanna! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!

Rejoice, ye pure in heart! Rejoice, give thanks and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high, The cross of Christ, your King.

† The Psalter Psalm 119:97-104 (responsive)

Oh, how I love your law!  It is my meditation all day long.
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your decrees are my meditation.
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.
I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.
I do not turn away from your ordinances, for you have taught me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

Sermon “New Covenant” Rev. Travis Knoll

Jeremiah 31:27-34:  The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of humans and the seed of animals. And just as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring evil, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the Lord. In those days they shall no longer say: “The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” But all shall die for their own sins; the teeth of everyone who eats sour grapes shall be set on edge. The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

To Respond in Faith

† Hymn “Go, Make of All Disciples” No. 571

Go make of all disciples We hear the call O Lord
That comes from Thee our Father In Thy eternal Word
Inspire our ways of learning Through earnest fervent prayer
And let our daily living Reveal Thee everywhere

Go make of all disciples Baptizing in the name
Of Father Son and Spirit From age to age the same
We call each new disciple To follow Thee O Lord
Redeeming soul and body By water and the Word

Go make of all disciples We at Thy feet would stay
Until each life’s vocation Accents Thy holy way
We cultivate the nature God plants in every heart
Revealing in our witness The Master Teacher’s art

Go make of all disciples We welcome Thy command
Lo I am with you always We take Thy guiding hand
The task looms large before us We follow without fear
In heaven and earth Thy power Shall bring God’s kingdom here

† The Apostle’s Creed No. 881

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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at 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 Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Collection of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory “Jesus Is My Joy”           J.S. Bach

Jesus is my joy, my All; He for me His life has given;
I am His, I hear His call, He hath written my name in Heaven.
Earthly treasures pass away; Jesus I will love for aye.

† Presentation of Tithes and Offerings (unison) No. 99

To God be the glory, to God be the glory, to God be the glory for the things he hath done.
With his blood he has saved me; with his power he has raised me; to God be the glory for the things he hath done.

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

And Scatters to Be the Church in the World

† Hymn “Heralds of Christ” No. 567

Heralds of Christ, who bear the King’s commands,
immortal tidings in your mortal hands,
pass on and carry swift the news you bring;
make straight, make straight the highway of the King.

Through desert ways, dark fen, and deep morass,
through jungles, sluggish seas, and mountain pass,
build now the road, and falter not, nor stay;
prepare across the earth the King’s highway.

Lord, give us faith and strength the road to build,
to see the promise of the day fulfilled,
when war shall be no more, and strife shall cease
upon the highway of the Prince of Peace.

† Dismissal with Blessing

Go, to live and serve in and through relationship with God
We go now, to be God’s people.

† Choral Response “In the Name of Jesus”   Trad. Moravian

In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

† Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

† Organ Postlude “Jubilate”          Thomson

 

 

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