WP October 27, 2019

October 27, 2019:  20th Sunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  Psalm 96:1-2

Sing to the LORD a new song;

   sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Sing to the LORD, praise his name;

   proclaim his salvation day after day.

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Majestic and merciful God, we come to you a wayward people.  We have forgotten your intentions for us; we have rejected the way of Christ; we have disregarded the power of your Spirit; and we have worshiped ourselves that the things we have made.  Forgive us, restore us in the knowledge of whose we are, and make us alive to serve you with faith, hope and love; through Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Touch Holiness, ed. Ruth C. Duck and Maren C. Tirabassi.  ©1990 The Pilgrim Press.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 2:1-12; 18-22 and Matthew 5:17, 20

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  “Break the Old Wineskin/Container” by Rev. Cindy Au

 

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