WP August 18, 2019

August 18, 2019: 10thSunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING  Create in Me

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

Make a joyful noise to the Holy One, all the lands!

Serve God with gladness!

Come into God’s presence with singing!

For the Holy One is good;

God’s steadfast love endures for ever, 

and God’s faithfulness to all generations.

Let us worship God!

Psalm 100, adapted

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS  E Haku I Ka Pu’u Wai; Make Me A Servant

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Gracious God, we have denied your intentions for us.  We have preferred our way to Christ’s way.  We have served ourselves and things we have made. We have disobeyed your commandment to love others as we love ourselves.  Forgive us, and awaken us to faith and to a life of service; through Jesus Christ, who came not to be served, but to serve, and who served you even to death, for our redemption.  Amen.

Reprinted from Book of Worship©1986 by permission of the United Church of Christ Office for Church Life and Leadership.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING  I Will Serve You

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG  More Like You

 

SCRIPTURE READING  John 13:1-17

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON “Serve Like Jesus”

 

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  They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

 

*BENEDICTION