WP October 13, 2019

October 13, 2019:  18th Sunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

Leader: God of the exiled, the alien, the stranger:

All: you are our God and we are your people. 

Leader: God of the hungry, the poor, the widowed: 

All: you are our God and we are your people. 

Leader: God of the vulnerable, the powerless, the side-lined: 

All: you are our God and we are your people. 

Leader: God of mercy, justice, faithfulness: 

All: you are our God and we are your people. 

Leader: Where you stay, we will stay; where you go, we will go, for 

All: you are our God and we are your people. 

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

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of all places and all peoples, on this road we meet you and discover you, our travelling companion.  As we cross borders, moving from one place to another, forgive us for the ways we exclude and hurt others, denying them your acceptance and love.  Have mercy on us, for on this journey we have not loved you; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  Travelling God, as we continue to discover the breadth of your love and the diversity of your community, fill us up with your grace.  May we seek the good of others and find the journey together a richer blessing for all.  Amen.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Ruth 1:1-17

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON by Pastor Phil Mark

 

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