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September 27, 2020
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
11:00A.M.

 

Organ Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements                                                           John Strawbridge

 

Choral Introit May the Words of our Mouths (Donald Moore)

May the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight. Amen.

 

Call to Worship

Jesus told the fishermen,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the tax collectors despised by their neighbors,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the women working on the streets,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the poor, the orphans, the widows, and the lost,
You are beloved in the kingdom of God.
Jesus told the sick and the disabled and the beggars,
Your faith makes you whole and good.
Jesus tells us that no matter who we are, he needs us,
And that we belong to the kingdom of God.
Come, follow Jesus.

 

Opening Hymn “I Love to Tell the Story”                                         UMH 156 Vs. 1, 2 & 3

1. I love to tell the story
of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory,
of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story
because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings
as nothing else could do.
Refrain:
I love to tell the story;
’twill be my theme in glory
to tell the old, old story
of Jesus and his love.

2. I love to tell the story;
more wonderful it seems
than all the golden fancies
of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story,
it did so much for me;
and that is just the reason
I tell it now to thee. [Refrain]

3 I love to tell the story;
’tis pleasant to repeat
what seems, each time I tell it,
more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story,
for some have never heard
the message of salvation
from God’s own holy Word. [Refrain]

 

Epistle Lesson                                                                                Philippians 2:5-11 NIV

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The Word of God….Thanks be to God

 

Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

 

Choral Response Cares Chorus                                                           TFWS 2215

I cast all my cares upon You
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet
And any time I don’t know just what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon You.

 

Gospel Lesson                                                                             Matthew 21:23-32 NIV

23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”
24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”
They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”
27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”
Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks Be To God

 

 

Sermon “Lip Service and Good intentions”                                       Rev. Debbie Scott

 

Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving

 

Offertory Laudamus Te (Gloria – Vivaldi – Elise Volkmann and Madeleine Gray)

We praise You, we bless You, we adore You, we glorify You.

 

Offering Prayer (All)

Faithful God, we gratefully acknowledge that you are the giver of all things. You call us to share these gifts so that we may experience the joy and humility of giving to others. We pray that this very act of offering our gifts to you will enable us to be obedient disciples of your work. We are blessed to receive and to offer the message of salvation. Jesus Christ is Lord. Praise your holy name! Amen.

 

Closing Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness                                           UMH 140

1. “Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
REFRAIN: “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
2. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
REFRAIN
3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
REFRAIN

 

Benediction

To say ‘yes’ to Christ and mean it,
that’s true sophistication.
To mean ‘yes’ and then perform it,
that’s the flow of salvation.
We never leave this house of prayer on our own.
Our help is in the God who made heaven and earth!
The love of God is with us,
the grace of Christ is for us,
the fellowship of the Spirit is around us,
today and always. Amen!

 

Choral Benediction For Your Gracious Blessing (Trad, arr. BSM)

For Your gracious blessing, for Your wondrous Word, for Your loving kindness, we give thanks O Lord.

 

Ringing the Bicentennial Bell

 

Organ Postlude

 

September 27, 2020
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
11:00A.M.


Organ Prelude


Welcome and Announcements John Strawbridge


Choral Introit May the Words of our Mouths (Donald Moore)


May the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight. Amen.

Call to Worship


Jesus told the fishermen,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the tax collectors despised by their neighbors,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the women working on the streets,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the poor, the orphans, the widows, and the lost,
You are beloved in the kingdom of God.
Jesus told the sick and the disabled and the beggars,
Your faith makes you whole and good.
Jesus tells us that no matter who we are, he needs us,
And that we belong to the kingdom of God.
Come, follow Jesus.


Opening Hymn “I Love to Tell the Story” UMH 156 Vs. 1, 2 & 3

1. I love to tell the story
of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory,
of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story
because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings
as nothing else could do.
Refrain:
I love to tell the story;
’twill be my theme in glory
to tell the old, old story
of Jesus and his love.

2. I love to tell the story;
more wonderful it seems
than all the golden fancies
of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story,
it did so much for me;
and that is just the reason
I tell it now to thee. [Refrain]

3 I love to tell the story;
’tis pleasant to repeat
what seems, each time I tell it,
more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story,
for some have never heard
the message of salvation
from God’s own holy Word. [Refrain]


Epistle Lesson Philippians 2:5-11 NIV


5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The Word of God….Thanks be to God


Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer


Choral Response Cares Chorus TFWS 2215


I cast all my cares upon You
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet
And any time I don’t know just what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon You.

Gospel Lesson Matthew 21:23-32 NIV


23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”
24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”
They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”
27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”
Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks Be To God

Sermon “Lip Service and Good intentions” Rev. Debbie Scott



Invitation to Offering


On-Line giving


Offertory Laudamus Te (Gloria – Vivaldi – Elise Volkmann and Madeleine Gray)


We praise You, we bless You, we adore You, we glorify You.


Offering Prayer (All)


Faithful God, we gratefully acknowledge that you are the giver of all things. You call us to share these gifts so that we may experience the joy and humility of giving to others. We pray that this very act of offering our gifts to you will enable us to be obedient disciples of your work. We are blessed to receive and to offer the message of salvation. Jesus Christ is Lord. Praise your holy name! Amen.


Closing Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness UMH 140


1. “Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
REFRAIN: “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
2. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
REFRAIN
3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
REFRAIN

Benediction


To say ‘yes’ to Christ and mean it,
that’s true sophistication.
To mean ‘yes’ and then perform it,
that’s the flow of salvation.
We never leave this house of prayer on our own.
Our help is in the God who made heaven and earth!
The love of God is with us,
the grace of Christ is for us,
the fellowship of the Spirit is around us,
today and always. Amen!



Choral Benediction For Your Gracious Blessing (Trad, arr. BSM)


For Your gracious blessing, for Your wondrous Word, for Your loving kindness, we give thanks O Lord.



Ringing the Bicentennial Bell



Organ Postlude

 

September 27, 2020
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
11:00A.M.
Organ Prelude
Welcome and Announcements                                                           John Strawbridge
Choral Introit May the Words of our Mouths (Donald Moore)
May the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight. Amen.

 

Call to Worship
Jesus told the fishermen,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the tax collectors despised by their neighbors,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the women working on the streets,
Come, follow Me.
Jesus told the poor, the orphans, the widows, and the lost,
You are beloved in the kingdom of God.
Jesus told the sick and the disabled and the beggars,
Your faith makes you whole and good.
Jesus tells us that no matter who we are, he needs us,
And that we belong to the kingdom of God.
Come, follow Jesus.
Opening Hymn “I Love to Tell the Story”                                         UMH 156 Vs. 1, 2 & 3

1. I love to tell the story
of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory,
of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story
because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings
as nothing else could do.
Refrain:
I love to tell the story;
’twill be my theme in glory
to tell the old, old story
of Jesus and his love.

2. I love to tell the story;
more wonderful it seems
than all the golden fancies
of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story,
it did so much for me;
and that is just the reason
I tell it now to thee. [Refrain]

3 I love to tell the story;
’tis pleasant to repeat
what seems, each time I tell it,
more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story,
for some have never heard
the message of salvation
from God’s own holy Word. [Refrain]

Epistle Lesson                                                                                     Philippians 2:5-11 NIV
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
The Word of God….Thanks be to God
Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer
Choral Response Cares Chorus                                                           TFWS 2215
I cast all my cares upon You
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet
And any time I don’t know just what to do,
I will cast all my cares upon You.

 

Gospel Lesson                                                                                     Matthew 21:23-32 NIV
23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”
24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”
They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”
27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”
Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks Be To God

 

 

Sermon “Lip Service and Good intentions”                                       Rev. Debbie Scott

Invitation to Offering
On-Line giving
Offertory Laudamus Te (Gloria – Vivaldi – Elise Volkmann and Madeleine Gray)
We praise You, we bless You, we adore You, we glorify You.
Offering Prayer (All)
Faithful God, we gratefully acknowledge that you are the giver of all things. You call us to share these gifts so that we may experience the joy and humility of giving to others. We pray that this very act of offering our gifts to you will enable us to be obedient disciples of your work. We are blessed to receive and to offer the message of salvation. Jesus Christ is Lord. Praise your holy name! Amen.
Closing Hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness                                           UMH 140
1. “Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
REFRAIN: “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
2. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
REFRAIN
3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
REFRAIN

 

Benediction
To say ‘yes’ to Christ and mean it,
that’s true sophistication.
To mean ‘yes’ and then perform it,
that’s the flow of salvation.
We never leave this house of prayer on our own.
Our help is in the God who made heaven and earth!
The love of God is with us,
the grace of Christ is for us,
the fellowship of the Spirit is around us,
today and always. Amen!

Choral Benediction For Your Gracious Blessing (Trad, arr. BSM)
For Your gracious blessing, for Your wondrous Word, for Your loving kindness, we give thanks O Lord.

Ringing the Bicentennial Bell

Organ Postlude

 

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