WP October 20, 2019

October 20, 2019:  19th Sunday after Pentecost 

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  Psalm 150 (MSG)

Hallelujah!  Praise God in his holy house of worship,
    praise him under the open skies;
Praise him for his acts of power,
    praise him for his magnificent greatness;
Praise with a blast on the trumpet,
    praise by strumming soft strings;
Praise him with castanets and dance,
    praise him with banjo and flute;
Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum,
    praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
Let every living, breathing creature praise God!
    Hallelujah!

 

*OPENING PRAYER 

 

*PRAISE SONGS 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Righteous God, you have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all.  We confess that we have not bowed before him and are slow to acknowledge his rule.  We give allegiance to the powers of this world and fail to be governed by justice and love.  In your mercy, forgive us.  Raise us to acclaim him ruler of all, that we may be loyal ambassadors, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ.  

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

 

(Silence for personal confession.)

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

SCRIPTURE READING  2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5

 

INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVITIES

Welcome to our Intergenerational Active Worship!  During the “Active” part of worship, you may choose to participate in any of the activity stations to reflect on today’s Scripture reading.  As you do so, we hope that you will take this opportunity to engage in conversation with someone of a different generation.  You may also choose to take some time for personal, quiet reflection.  Whatever you choose, it is our prayer that you will hear from God today.

ACTIVITY STATIONS  

Today’s activity stations:

  • Bible Study:  Dig deeper into today’s Scripture and discuss how it speaks to our lives today.
  • Lectio Divina:  Quiet, guided meditation on the Word of God.
  • Song reflection:  Ponder the meaning of the words to the song, “Majesty.” 
  • Craft and discussion:  Make a paper crown, and talk about what makes a good king/queen.
  • Craft and discussion:  Make a shaker, and talk about ways we worship God.

 

* DEDICATION OF OUR TITHES & OFFERINGS 

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.  Amen.

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG  “Majesty”

 

*BENEDICTION