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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 27, 2015
10:00 A.M.
Response (All)
Kyrie
SF No. 2275
*Passing the Peace
The Peace of God be with you all! And also with you!
(You are invited to greet others with words of God’s reconciling peace.)
Chimes
Anthem
Silent Preparatory Meditation
The church confesses its faith when it bears a present witness to
God’s grace in Jesus Christ. In every age, the church has expressed
its witness in words and deeds as the need of the time required.
“The Confession of 1967,” The Book of Confessions
Prelude
Trio in D-major
J. Pachelbel
Gathering Around the Word
*Call to Worship from Psalm 124
If it had not been for God, who was on our side,
we would have fallen prey to those who want to harm us;
we would have been swept away by sadness and fear.
Blessed be the Lord, our protector!
God has broken the snare that took away our freedom.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and
earth. Blessed be God’s holy name!
*Hymn
Now Israel May Say
No. 236
Prayer of Confession (please sit)
God of unity, we live in a world where our lives move between
inclusivity and exclusivity. We often move toward the latter,
trying to oust from our circles those who do not think like us, act
like us, or look like us. Forgive our need to reject and dismiss.
Give us the eyes of our Teacher, who looks at the world with
unconditional love and compassion and sees all as one. Amen.
(Silent Confession.)
Declaration of Pardon
Hear the good news:
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
Walk with Me
arr. Zebulon M. Highben
Proclaiming the Word
Prayer of Illumination
Guide us, O God, by your Word and Holy Spirit, that in your
light we may see light. Amen.
First Reading
Mark 9: 38 – 50
Second Reading
Esther 4
Liturgist: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Children’s Time and then Koinonia Time
Sermon
A Moment Like This
Karen Hill
Responding to the Word
Affirmation of Faith from “The Confession of 1967”
“To be reconciled to God is to be sent into the world as God’s
reconciling community. This community, the church universal, is
entrusted with God’s message of reconciliation and shares God ’s
labor of healing the enmities which separate people from God and
from each other. Christ has called the church to this mission and
given it the gift of the Holy Spirit. The church maintains continuity
with the apostles and with Israel by faithful obedience to his call.”
*Hymn
God of Grace and God of Glory
Presentation of our Gifts
Offertory
Largo in C
No. 420
G. F. Telemann
*Doxology Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
*Prayer of Dedication
No. 592
First Presbyterian Church
Prayers of the People (Joys and Concerns)
After each joy or concern, comes the following response:
Celebrant: God, in your mercy…, People: …hear our prayer.
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer
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 debts,
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory, forever. Amen.
Sending
*Hymn
Canto de Esperanza/Song of Hope
(sing 3 times – English, Spanish, and English)
No. 432
*Charge and Blessing
Postlude
Meine Seele Erhebet den Herren
J. Pachelbel
“*” The congregation is invited to stand.
The Reverend Karen Hill, Pastor
Natascha Reich, Music Director
Cindy Vogel, Liturgist
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September 27, 2015
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