WP October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019:  17th Sunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  (Psalm 119:1-2)

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,

who walk according to the law of the LORD.

Blessed are those who keep his statues

and seek him with all their hearts.

Are you ready to seek the LORD with all your hearts?

We are ready!  Let us worship the LORD!

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*OPENING HYMN   #332  The God of Abraham Praise

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, what you want for us and from us is love, compassion, and hope.  Forgive us when our lives are full of commandments and rules and bereft of compassion and love.  Forgive us when the word becomes more than the Word, when our determination to adhere to the word undermines the Spirit of joy and hope.  Show us, gently, humbly, lightly, softly how to follow, how to be guided into obedience and teach us acceptance of your love, your forgiveness and your compassion. Amen. 

Adapted from Spill the Beans, Issue 16, © 2015 Spill the Beans Resource Team


(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-6

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON   “Hear O Israel: Words of Life”

 

COMMUNION HYMN  #30  Break Thou the Bread of Life

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING HYMN  #29  Wonderful Words of Life

 

*BENEDICTION