WP September 1, 2019

September 1, 2019: 12thSunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

For mothers and fathers, strangers and foreigners, 
the faithful of past generations,
we give God thanks and praise. 
For their trust in God, now entrusted to us, 
we give God thanks and praise.

For the journey of faith we continue together,

we give God thanks and praise.  Let us worship God!

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*OPENING HYMN  We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder  


PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal and merciful God, you have loved us with a love beyond our understanding, and you have set us on paths of righteousness for your name’s sake.  Yet we have strayed from your way; we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, through what we have done and what we have left undone.  Forgive us, and set us back on the journey of faith. Help us to trust in you and your ways, that we may experience your grace and mercy.  Amen.

Adapted and reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook©2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

RINGING OF CHIME

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Hebrews 11:8-16

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON “Sojourners Together”

 

COMMUNION HYMN  O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee  #442

 

COMMUNION

 

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.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING HYMN  Called As Partners In Christ’s Service 

 

*BENEDICTION