Sunday, October 8, 2017

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Morning Worship at 11:00 am

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let our heart be troubled and do not let them be afraid.
― John 14:27


*Please Stand, As You Are Able

 

Prelude In Paradisum Missa pro Defunctis

 

Words of Welcome and Announcements Lay Leader, John Strawbridge

 

Introit God is Here Cyril Taylor

God is here as we your people meet to offer praise and prayer,
May we find in fuller measure, what it is in Christ we share.
Here, as in the world around us, all our varied skills and arts,
Wait the coming of the Spirit into open minds and hearts.


* Call to Worship Psalm 23 (without musical response) Hymnal 137

L: (1)     The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

ALL:  (2)     He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;

ALL:     He leadeth me beside the still waters.

L: (3)     He restoreth my soul:

L:     He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s Sake.

ALL:  (4)     Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

ALL:     I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

ALL:     Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

L: (5)     Thou preparest a table before me

L:     In the presence of mine enemies:

L:     Thou anointest my head with oil;

L:     My cup runneth over.

ALL:  (6)     Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

ALL:     All the days of my life:

ALL:     And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


* Song Kum Ba Yah Hymnal 494

1. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah. Oh, Lord, kum ba ya!

2. Someone’s praying, Lord.

3. Someone’s crying, Lord.

4. Someone needs you, Lord.

5. Someone’s singing, Lord.

6. Let us praise the Lord.


Pastor’s Time with Young Disciples


Special Music De Profundis Mozart

From the depths I have cried out to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If you, Lord, were to mark iniquities, who, O Lord, shall stand?
But with you is forgiveness, that you may be revered.
I trust in the Lord; My soul trusts in his word. My soul waits for the Lord,
More than watchmen wait for the dawn, let Israel hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities


Scripture Lesson

From the Hebrew Scriptures Jeremiah 8:17-22
Eleanor Packard, Reader

See, I am letting snakes loose among you,
adders that cannot be charmed,
and they shall bite you,
says the Lord.

My joy is gone, grief is upon me,
my heart is sick.
Hark, the cry of my poor people
from far and wide in the land:
“Is the Lord not in Zion?
Is her King not in her?”
(“Why have they provoked me to anger with their images,
with their foreign idols?”)
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended,
and we are not saved.”
For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt,
I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me.

Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
Why then has the health of my poor people
not been restored?

Reader: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.


Sermon “Tragedy, Tears, and Taking Action” Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Sebring

 

* Song Near to the Heart of God Hymnal 472

1. There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God; a place where sin cannot molest, near to the heart of God. O Jesus, blest Redeemer, sent from the heart of God, hold us who wait before thee near to the heart of God.

2. There is a place of comfort sweet, near to the heart of God; a place where we our Savior meet, near to the heart of God. O Jesus, blest Redeemer, sent from the heart of God, hold us who wait before thee near to the heart of God.

3. There is place a place of full release, near to the heart of God; a place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God. O Jesus, blest Redeemer, sent from the heart of God, hold us who wait before thee near to the heart of God.


PRAYERS OF HEALING AND INTERCESSIONS

O God, the giver of health and salvation, we give thanks to you for the gift of oil.

As your holy apostles anointed many who were sick and healed them,
so pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on this gift of oil,
that those who in faith and repentance receive this anointing may be made whole;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please be in an attitude of prayer as individuals receive anointing and while we sing

Prayer Songs
Sweet Hour of Prayer Hymnal 496

1. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! that calls me from a world of care, and bids me at my Father’s throne make all my wants and wishes known. In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief, and oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

2. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! the joys I feel, the bliss I share of those whose anxious spirits burn with strong desires for thy return! With such I hasten to the place where God my Savior shows his face, and gladly take my station there, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

3. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! thy wings shall my petition bear to him whose truth and faithfulness engage the waiting soul to bless. And since he bids me seek his face, believe his word, and trust his grace, I’ll cast on him my every care, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

What a Friend We Have in Jesus Hymnal 526

1. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

2. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he’ll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.

Be Still, My Soul Hymnal 534

1. Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; leave to your God to order and provide; in every change God faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2. Be still, my soul: your God will undertake to guide the future, as in ages past. Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.

3. Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on when we shall be forever with the Lord, when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored. Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer: (You may pray either version printed below or another that you know.)

Methodist Version
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.

Modern Ecumenical Version
Our God in heaven:
your holy name be honored,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from the evil one.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory
are yours now and always. Amen.

Prayer Song Through It All Hymnal 507

Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, I’ve learned to trust in God; through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon God’s word.

 

Glorifying God with our Gifts and Offerings

Invitation to Share in God’s Kingdom Work

 

Offertory O Lord, From Whom All Good Things Do Come (Choir) Gerald Bales

1.  O Lord, from Whom all good things do come, grant to us, Thy humble servants,
that by Thy holy inspiration
we may think those things that are good,
and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same, through our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

2. Extol His name, the Lord is good,
His love attends our ways:
Ingratitude for mercy shown,
We sing to Him our praise.

 

Prayer of Dedication

Ever-present God,
In the midst of chaos, you have spoken your calming word into our hearts.
For your presence amidst all that threatens us and our world, we offer our thanks, that you are not with us only in the good times, but through the worst of times.
Receive these gifts we present, and bless them and us with your Holy Spirit, that we may be a witness to a changeless God, and to the companionship of Christ, our friend and brother who walks with us. Amen.


* Presenting our Gifts I Want Jesus to Walk with Me Hymnal 389

1. God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name, I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name, and in Jesus’ name I come to you, to share his love as he told me to. He said, “Freely, freely you have received, freely, freely give. Go in my name, and because you believe, others will know that I live.”

2. All power is given in Jesus’ name, in earth and heaven in Jesus’ name, and in Jesus’ name I come to you, to share his power as he told me to. He said, “Freely, freely you have received, freely, freely give. Go in my name, and because you believe, others will know that I live.”


* CLOSING WORDS

Pastor: The promise of God is to never leave us nor forsake us.

People: We trust in this steadfast promise.

Leader: As Christ has given us hope, carry hope to the world.

People: May the Holy Spirit help us as bearers of the Good news of Jesus Christ.

ALL: The PEACE of the Lord Jesus Christ be with us always.


Choral Response Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name Edward Hopkins

Savior, again to your dear name we raise, with one accord our parting hymn of praise.
Guard now the lips from sin, the hearts from shame, that in this house have called upon your name.


Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell


* Postlude All in a World of Light James

 

 

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