Sunday, October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020
Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost


Organ Prelude


Welcome and Announcements                                   John Strawbridge


Choral Introit Hear Our Prayer, O Lord (Whelpton)

Hear our prayer, O Lord; incline Thine ear to us and grant us Thy peace. Amen.


Prayer of Invocation (All)

God, you are our refuge. When the world gets to be too much with us, we turn to you for consolation and healing. Help us today to hear your words of compassion. Enable us to be those who would willingly serve all people in need. For we ask these things in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.


Opening Hymn “We Walk by Faith”                        TFWS 2196 Vs1, 2, & 3

1 We walk by faith, and not by sight;
no gracious words we hear
of Him who spoke as none e’er spoke,
but we believe Him near.
2 We may not touch His hands and side,
nor follow where He trod;
yet in His promise we rejoice
and cry, “My Lord and God!”
3 Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;
and may our faith abound
to call on You when You are near
and seek where You are found.


Old Testament Lesson                                                Exodus 33:12-23 NIV

12 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”
14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”
19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”
21 Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

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 22:15-21 NIV

15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?”
18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, 20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” 21 “Caesar’s,” they replied.
Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks Be To God


Sermon “Jesus’ Own Political Debate”                      Rev. Debbie Scott


Invitation to Offering

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Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Your tents will be our home.
Through days of preparation
Your grace has made us strong;
And now, O King eternal,
We lift our battle song.

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
And holiness shall whisper
The sweet amen of peace.
For not with swords’ loud clashing
Or roll of stirring drums
With deeds of love and mercy
The heavenly kingdom comes.

Lead on, O King eternal;
We follow, not with fears,
For gladness breaks like morning
Where’er your face appears.
Your cross is lifted o’er us,
We journey in its light;
The crown awaits the conquest;
Lead on, O God of might.


Offering Prayer (All)

Gracious God, you stamped your love upon this world forever when you chose to enter it in Jesus Christ. In thanksgiving for such love, we offer these gifts and the witness of our lives as we dedicate ourselves anew to making your love visible through all we say and do in Jesus’ name and in the power of your Spirit. Amen


Closing Hymn “Take My Life, and Let It Be”            UMH 399

1. Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise,
let them flow in endless praise.
2. Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee,
Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose,
3. Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne,
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee,



Go forth now, filled with God’s grace.
We will cradle others in God’s peace.
Go forth now, with the words that can transform the world.
We will go to speak up for those who are not heard.
Go forth now, taking the Light of God into the world.
We will go into every shadowed corner with hope lighting the way.


Choral Benediction Hallelujah, Amen (Mason)

Hallelujah, Amen.

Ringing the Bicentennial Bell


Organ Postlude



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