WP September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019:  16th Sunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

Here in this place where we gather to worship, 

we stand on holy ground! 

Here in this place where songs of praise are sung, 

we stand on holy ground! 

Here in this place where prayers are offered, 

we stand on holy ground! 

Come and hear God speak to us. 

Come and let go of the burdens you carry. 

Come and expect an encounter with God. 

We are fully here in this sacred space.  We stand on holy ground!

Let us worship God!

Adapted from Spill the Beans, Issue 16, ©2015 Spill the Beans Resource Team

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, we approach in awe.  We come into your presence as Moses did: slowly, cautiously, unsure of ourselves, unsure of what, or whom we encounter.
Even as we approach, we become aware of our place, our weakness and our lives. In silence we name our shadows...things which lurk in the darkness, away from your burning light.  
(Silence for personal confession)

Holy God, forgive us we pray, accept our humble petitions so that, freed from our burdens we may worship you in this place, this day.  Amen.

From Spill the Beans, Issue 16, ©2015 Spill the Beans Resource Team

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Exodus 3:1-15

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  “God’s Name”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

THE 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.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG

 

*BENEDICTION