WP August 22, 2019

September 22, 2019: 15th Sunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

Welcome to worship, fellow strugglers on the way!  You are invited to this service, fellow wrestlers on the journey! Greetings to you, who get tired along faith’s rocky road! 

Together we congregate, together we seek God’s face, 

together we help one another
in being strong, in being courageous,
in being attentive 

to the very presence of the Divine. 

Welcome! Let us worship God!

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo.  Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment.  Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook ©2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Genesis 32:22-30

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  “Struggle with God”

 

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